Mike Patterson  

Cheers by Mike Patterson

November 2019 - Cheers

November 2019 - Mike Patterson


About the Image(s)

We ate lunch earlier this year at a restaurant along California’s Big Sur region. As we were leaving, I looked over the bar and saw these glasses in a case and lit with an attractive golden light. The light shining and reflecting captured my attention. Fortunately I had my camera and grabbed the shot. Taken with a Canon 7D using a 70-300 mm lens. Shot at f/6.3 at 1/60 of a second (I braced myself on the bar to stabilize the camera, not due to overdrinking since I only had sipped iced tea!) Cropping and minimal processing in Lightroom.

This round’s discussion is now closed!
6 comments posted

Marti Buckely   Marti Buckely
Another good image. I sort of think I would have not cropped the left at all and taken more off the right. It seems to me that both those glasses are cut off. I like the lighting effect you got with these. Good job.   Posted: 11/06/2019 14:59:19

Peggy Reeder   Peggy Reeder
Mike, your image and Jerry's are kind of companion pieces. This is beautiful - many shades of gold, lots of reflecting and sparkling lights, gorgeous background. Excellent fulfillment of the assignment.   Posted: 11/08/2019 11:25:23

Al Swanson   Al Swanson
I love the coloration of this image. The artificial light gives it a real genuine glow. My only suggestion would have been to try and crop the entire role of classes on the right that are cut in half by the crop now. I think that symmetry would help the image overall. This is very enjoyable to view.   Posted: 11/08/2019 18:04:43

Jerry Biddlecom   Jerry Biddlecom
Well done image Mike. This has a very warm glow and suggests, with the holidays approaching, festivities just around the corner. I see a big party set to start with champagne about to flow! Cheers!   Posted: 11/12/2019 16:02:59

Joseph J Zaia   Joseph J Zaia
This too is a good exercise in light. For balance, I think that the left side should be cropped to match the right side. I would also like to tone down the background to give the glasses more prominence.
  Posted: 11/22/2019 19:30:18

Kaylyn Franks   Kaylyn Franks
Beautiful festive light. I suggest cropping left and right so that there are only 5 full glasses. I'd tone the highlights down on the middle glass and then darken the background above the rims of the glasses.   Posted: 11/25/2019 08:46:34