Here a brandy glass was rigged up and filled with some green liquid in a photo I call “Losing Containment.”

 

SOOC

(Straight Out Of Camera)

2016-07-15-17-26-45-sooc

EXIF:

Nikon D810
Nikon 105mm f/2.8
f/16
800 ISO

 

Lightroomed

 

2016-07-15-17-26-45-lr-1-levels-crop

  • Cropped
  • Exposure and blacks lowered
  • Contrast, highlights, shadows, whites raised
  • Clarity, vibrance and saturation raised

 

2016-07-15-17-26-45-lr2-tone-curve

  • Tone curve added

 

2016-07-15-17-26-45-lr3-sharp-noise-lens

  • Sharpening raised
  • Noise lowered
  • Lens Corrections

 

Photoshopped

 

2016-07-15-17-26-45-levelsed-for-spot-removal

  • Sometimes to really get rid of problem specs I add a levels adjustment to make them more obvious, then I delete it after I fix any problems

 

2016-07-15-17-26-45-ps-1-cleanup

  • Fixed any specs or major background issues
  • Got rid of most flash reflections

 

2016-07-15-17-26-45-ps-2-background-repair

  • Repaired the background further by painting and cloning over it

 

Losing Containment

  • Levels, vibrance and Saturation adjustments added

 

2016-07-15-17-26-45-ps-4-revamp

  • Expanded the canvas to re-center the glass

 

Final Thoughts

I’ve done a lot of these kinds of shots. The cleanup is a headache, not only the actual splash, but the Photoshopping afterwords.
I’m kind of burnt out on these, so next time I try this it will be more of “a glass getting thrown” type photos…

Other Shots

 

Losing Containment

 

Losing Containment
Losing Containment

 

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