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Hopefully the thread title got your attention! :D Notice, though, that the wine label includes an old sepia photo, which is kind of cool considering the name of the winery.

Seriously, this should be a very special bottle of wine made of 70% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Franc. The 2005 Bordeaux vintage is widely considered one of the best of the last 20 years. This wine is rated 93 to 95 by the pros with the estimate that it's best to drink it in the next ten years. Its release price was $100 but it's selling for about $150 to $175 these days. It was given to my wife a couple days ago by her employer who decided, for whatever reason, not to include it in their next wine auction that they hold annually as a charity fundraiser.

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The tabletop and background, which were desaturated during post-processing, are two floor tiles of the same model. A small continuous-light lamp was above the subject on the left. A white reflector on the right brightened the shadow tones on that side of the label.


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But they probably call it kah-NAW’

Across the valley at Chateau Nikon, they say it nigh-kon, as they should. 😜

Your bottle looks great Mike. I had my first glass of red of the year at dinner last night, paired with eggplant parmesan. A sangiovese from Sonoma. Delicious!
 
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I looked up the two wineries, Morty, and those two wines seem to have been privately labeled, possibly for the event.
Definitely, you are most probably right.
I get my Champagne privately labelled for family events.
We use a local french Champagne producer who specialises in family events.
Got to have a large order though.
 
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I would not rank this among your top pictures Mike. The off center composition works. I am missing the separation between foreground subject and background. The desaturation and lack of tonal difference between the bottle and tiles blends them together too much for my taste.
 
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Thanks for you ideas, Walter!

I am missing the separation between foreground subject and background. The desaturation and lack of tonal difference between the bottle and tiles blends them together too much for my taste.
I immediately see at a glance the separation between subject and background on my calibrated monitor. The similarity of tones between the subject and everything else is definitely not to everybody's liking, but for me that characteristic works mostly because it makes the one "color" element (the red vintage number) and the sepia photo stand out.
 
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I too can see the seperation between the BG and the FG subject easily Mike and the image is nice as is. The thing is that we all use different monitors and may be some other members see the image darker than it is .
 
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Thanks for you ideas, Walter!



I immediately see at a glance the separation between subject and background on my calibrated monitor. The similarity of tones between the subject and everything else is definitely not to everybody's liking, but for me that characteristic works mostly because it makes the one "color" element (the red vintage number) and the sepia photo stand out.
I see the separation, Mike. My system is also calibrated. The separation just isn't as much as I'm used to seeing. And I'm sure it is a personal taste thing too.
 
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