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Vampire Wine Glass
Posted by: Dennis James on 04/26/2013 - 10:43 AM
Using a variegated wine glass made it impossible to use the actual reflection. All I got from the reflection was the shape and position. I had to create a complex curved blend of colors that actually looked like the wine as well as a liquid. I first did the shot with just the glass and it looked okay but it needed something that reflected to add to the illusion that the glass has disappeared so I added the cork after the fact.
The cork reflection is added to the glass, the bottom curve of the stem and the rim of the base. The ghost shadow of the cork was also adjusted to match the proportion of the glass of the fake mirror.
I was torn between whether the cork should reflect in the solo wine spot and gave up trying to figure out what the Vampire reflection paradigm mean in this example.
That had to take some time.
I also have to sheepishly admit that you got me. I went "Vampire Glass?" Oh yea. No reflection. :D
Funny thing, I asked my 10 year old, "Is it werewolves or zombies that don't reflect in a mirror?" He looked at me like I was a zombie and said, "Vampires."
If there was a "Like" button here...consider it clicked and that comment. I guess I should say I took about an hour to shoot and 45 minutes in Photoshop.
OMG, I read the title on this earlier and didn't get it until now...lol, awesome, great work and fits!
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