Phoneography Challenge: Macro – A Bottle of Bubbly

Who can resist a nice bottle of bubbly known as Italian spumante, the Bel Paese’s effervescent answer to French champagne. Uncork, pour and enjoy a taste of la dolce vita.

For more examples of macro phoneography — this week’s Monday Phoneography Challenge — visit Sally’s Lens and Pens by Sally, Polly’s Watching The Photo Reels Go Round and Round and Gracie’s Frames and Focus.

And, if you sometime shoot with an i-thingie, join in the fun. There’s a rotating new phoneography challenge each and every Monday, rain or shine.

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    1. Meredith — I always have a bottle or two of sparkling in the ice-a-box, mostly Prosecco, but occasionally spumante, too. I’m still scratching my head on how I received this bottle. I’ll drink it and toast the Anonymous Venetian I guess. I’ll bet it goes really well with gorgonzola dolce on fresh, crunchy artisan Italian bread. Coming over? 🙂

    1. Thanks Beth. The iPhone5 works pretty well as a “real” camera substitute when you don’t want to pack all the gear. Glad you like this series. Btw, this was not an endorsement for Berlucchi spumante. 🙂

      1. Forgot to ask, how did you light these shots? Lighting glass and bottles can be tricky because of reflections. I believe your background is in photography. Any “light” you can shed is appreciated.

      2. Beth — I just used the natural light that came in through the window to the object’s right, and kept moving the camera to rid shadows and over light. Ran all the photos through sepia enhancement and did a bit of sharpening. That’s about it.

      1. Me, 2! It doesn’t surprise me that Prosecco might be hard to find in France. The Italian bubbly is giving Champagne fits on the global marketplace, and I’m sure the “fair market” in France might be a bit biased against all wines attempting to “invade” from the Bel Paese. Prosecco is the preferred aperitivo in my neck of the woods. Cin cin!

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