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Word of the week Photo Challenge: Beverage

Posted by joeabbott on February 10, 2013

096I wish I were a better photographer; or at least someone who cared about being better at photography. When I was composing this shot, simple as it is, I knew there were a number of issues with it but didn’t bother to correct them.

I wanted to snap the picture on a dark, neutral surface, so our countertop was perfect; I’d even gave it a perfunctory cleaning with a nearby dish towel. But when I saw imperfections in the glass I was using, I was too lazy to grab another glass from the cupboard, being happy to just turn the glass and hope such things weren’t noticed.

Then, as I was shooting, I tried to avoid distracting things in the background, but only gave it a half-hearted effort. With a half-hearted result.

But, the color came out well, a few bubbles were caught in the image, and it leaves one wondering what it is. Could it be a sparkling cider? Perhaps a wine of some sort in an atypical glass? Nope, it’s a Monster Energy drink, their “Lo-carb” variety.

I wouldn’t call myself a big “energy drink” fan, but I have enjoyed this beverage since my nephew, David, introduced me to it some years back. And, that Costco carries it in bulk certainly doesn’t hurt: the easier to bring home by the case.

But that’s my pic of the week. Hopefully by taking shots and sharing them out I’ll continue to spot the defects and issues, and then make the necessary improvements to hone my habits in the craft of photography.



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