Beautiful shot! Congratulations on your well deserved win.
Ben O Connor: The Bike, to civilize world back again. Beuatifull looking city Transport wehicle
Thank you Ben.
Ian Johnston: The link to "View this photo in Stefano M's gallery" does not work.
Great photo though, captured the moment nicely.
Thanks Ian, I appreciate your comment.
The Mick: Congratulations, Stefano! Nice capture!
Thank you Mick, I'm happy that you like it.
Kokeen4231: Congratulations on winning!
Thank you Kokeen4231.
chj: I think the RX100 needs to be disqualified. Just kidding of course, I'm just jealous. :)
Thank you chj for your comment.
Very nice photo! I agree with thanasaki for the composition, framing and lighting. I would say that the real beauty here is how the photo is crafted and not only the posing woman. Congratulations!
Simple, elegant and well composed: perfect as a book jacket. Congratulations!
This was my favourite. Congratulations!
Nice photo, well composed and beatiful colours. Congratulations!
Beautiful! Congratulations for your well deserved win.
Steve Throndson: Great photo for the challenge. Looks like a very dark future indeed. I'd love to know how you did the lightning - if you feel like sharing. PM me if you would. Thanks.
Great shot! Congratulations.
I perfectly agree with Wildbegonia: both the composition and lights are simply beautiful. Congratulations for the well deserved win.
Veramente bella! Peccato non abbia avuto più consensi.
Well, this is no-doubt out of place! Congratulations.
Awesome picture! I really like it. Congratulations for your deserved win.
The Mick: This is excellent, Stefano! If you don't mind sharing, did you use candles as the light sources?Cheers,Mick
Thank you Mick for your kind words, very appreciated.
Thanks Mick. I put the wine glass on a small round mirror (about 20 cm diameter) that was leaning on a tripod at about 80 cm height. The camera was fixed on a tripod at the same height of the glass. I used four small led light sources at about 1.5 meters from the glass: one on the right and one on the left for the lateral borders reflections; the other two at about 45° from each other behind the subjet (for some more reflections). In post-processing I worked on gamma and shadows for leaving nothing more than the borders and the reflections. I finished it applying a digital star filter. Why did I use a XZ-1 for this picture? Just for fun, I was curious to see what I could get from it. By the way, please forgive my english, I hope that the explanation above is understandable.Cheers,Stefano
pen araneae: Oh, I forgot to mention the strong composition too. I like how the streaks of clouds radiate from the center just above the skyscrapers in the distance.
Thanks again for all your compliments, I'm glad for all your appreciation.