We are accused of “Party Pooping” today as a glass full of fake wine is taken out, after a few glancing blows…


This glass was harder to break then usual…

The ball bearing I was throwing at it kept bouncing off…

Then I managed to just hit the top of the glass… No joy.


I couldn’t  believe it when I hit the top again!

This time I hit it lower, but the glass still was barley broken. Since I had one clean photo of the base, I thought I may as well keep smashing…

The final result was somewhat overwhelming… Lets get to Photoshop photo-fans!


(Straight Out Of Camera)


Nikon D810
Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8
800 ISO


  • Raised exposure, contrast, highlights, shadows and whites
  • Lowered blacks
  • Raised clarity
  • Raised sharpening with masking
  • Raised noise reduction
  • Added lens corrections


  • Cleaned up any background issues
  • Used curve adjustments to target brights and darks
  • Used a high pass filter to sharpen edges


Final Thoughts

I like that the photo has a bunch of mess at the base, but lets try to take this photo and fix the base to see if that’s a better photo.

I don’t think that’s any better. It makes more sense… Why would something get smashed when it was already all over the place?

It might just be because Ive made too many clean shots that the messier one is more interesting.


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