15 June 2007

Friday Eye Candy Contest

My last contest was so much fun that I've decided to do another! Maybe I'll do one every month; who knows? ;)

Here's another of my husband's great photos.

But is it really champagne? Let me know whether or not it is real champagne, and if you don't think it is real, what you think it really is! Be specific. :) I will take all of the correct guesses and draw a random winner. You have until midnight PST on Tuesday, June 19 to leave your answer in a comment. Have fun with it!

Here is the prize that's up for grabs!

It's a handmade copper heart shawl pin from my Designs by Romi site.

Good luck and have a great weekend! :)

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71 Comments:

Blogger Wendy, the knit'n guru said...

I don't think it's champagne. I think it's Sparkling White Grape Juice.

That's my story and I'm stickin' to it!

10:58 AM  
Blogger SheepsPyjamas said...

Actually, I was thinking it looked like long hair, but it would have had to be a mighty big glass to have the hair draping into it like that... Still, it does look kinda like some of it was braided or crimped, doesn't it?

11:24 AM  
Blogger Helle from Denmark said...

Hehe...I think you are trying to drown some yarn in a glass of Rosé vine!!*GRIN*

11:29 AM  
Blogger Laura A said...

For lack of any brilliant idea, I'll say that it is in fact champagne!

12:14 PM  
Blogger phlame said...

I think it's Alka Seltzer, or something like that...fizzy candy.

12:21 PM  
Blogger kathy said...

I have no clue - a flame maybe? Anyway, what amazing pictures. You and your family are so talented!

12:25 PM  
Blogger Marina said...

It's not real Champagne as from the the Champagne region ;-) Sparkling wine!

12:36 PM  
Blogger LesleyD said...

I'll say sprite. :-)

12:48 PM  
Blogger Lorraine said...

Romi- Though I desperately covet that shawl pin, I'm probably wrong when I say it's cream soda.

1:22 PM  
Blogger amanda said...

Is it craft wire?

1:23 PM  
Blogger del said...

I have nooooo idea, but I'll take a stab...sprite & apple juice. See, I told you I had no idea, LOL.

1:41 PM  
Blogger thursday said...

I think it's champagne. But when the bubbles disappeared soon after pouring...an alka seltzer tablet was added, and the shot taken just after it dissolved! Or it's mineral water (probably Pellegrino, because it's yummy).

1:58 PM  
Blogger sharyn said...

I think it is indeed champagne, or some other type of sparkling liquid - but I think the photo was taken with time lapse photography. As the bubbles rose, the light from the background created the streaks of light through the glass. Please let me be right! I love that pin!

3:27 PM  
Blogger Knit Me said...

I take one for the team and cast my ballot for human hair. The bubbles are clear balloons (yes, small-ish in size). I suspect that the champagne flute is indeed oversized for some advertising/promotion or theatrical reason. It's a fantastic image. I would how it would translate into a sweater....

3:52 PM  
Blogger dale-harriet said...

OK - I think it's beautiful long hair seen THROUGH a glass of some sort of sparkling beverage (I think the flute is normal-sized; the tresses are magnified by it). It's a stunning picture - could it be the photographer's hair? I know quite a few guys with beautiful long hair, and they do tend toward the artistic. (this is FUN!)

4:07 PM  
Blogger Ronni said...

It won't be right but my guess is that it is clear or light colored jello (or gelatin) made with some sort of carbonated beverage. That way the bubbles are trapped. But not all of them so that's why there's lines.

4:30 PM  
Blogger Tina in Houston said...

Hmmm, this is a tough one, but I'm going to out on a limb a guess that this is baking soda in a liquid to make all the bubbles.

Tina in Houston

5:26 PM  
Blogger Tina in Houston said...

Baking soda in a liquid to make the nice big bubbles?

Tina in Houston

5:28 PM  
Blogger Valerie said...

I don't think it's champagne, I think it's hair gel!

6:50 PM  
Anonymous jeanee said...

I think that the 'bubbles' are not really bubbles. They appear to be moving downward instead of upward. Perhaps tiny granules of laundry detergent dropped into a slimy mix of a gelatinous something--and the hairlike look is from the detergent 'scratching' through the gel stuff as it falls- eggwhites, gelatin? Cheers!?
Somehow I've temporarily lost my appetite for champagne *G*

7:15 PM  
Blogger Vicki said...

If it's long hair, maybe the bubbles are really dandruff. ;)

Very cool photo! My guess it had something to do with shutter speed?

7:22 PM  
Blogger The_Add_Knitter said...

Clearly it's tapioca in apple juice. As my 12 yo daughter would say: "der"!

7:49 PM  
Blogger Amanda said...

I'm going to go with sparking grape juice. It's such an intriguing picture!

7:50 PM  
Blogger Melanie said...

It looks like beaded laceweight in a champagne flute, but then everything looks like yarn to me.

8:47 PM  
Blogger catsmum said...

no idea at all not helped by the fact that I don't drink alchohol.Mainly just wanted to tell you how beautiful the photo is.
Oh, what the heck ... apple cider?

2:38 AM  
Blogger Elizabeth Delisi said...

At first I was going to say, the girl sitting in front of you in first class flipped her long hair over the seat and it ended up in your champagne flute. ;-) But on closer inspection, I think it must be yarn of some type rather than hair, as it has a weave or pattern to it. Almost a ladder-yarn appearance in spots.

3:56 AM  
Blogger Monika said...

It's not real since you asked. I think it's some gelatin and some coarse salt grains. Oh, how I wish I was right! That's just what I need for my handspun knit shawl! ;o)

4:02 AM  
Blogger AR said...

I think it's glycerin. I'm always such a bad guesser!

Whatever it is, neat picture!

6:08 AM  
Anonymous Kerry said...

I'm going to say it's not even in the glass. I think it's reflected lights.

8:05 AM  
Blogger rebel knits said...

Looks like molten glass, don't know if that is the correct term. Hot, melted in the process of being hand-blown.

8:24 AM  
Blogger rebel knits said...

Looks like molten glass, hot and melted maybe in the process of being hand-blown. Btw your pins are fantastic and i have been an admirer for quite some time. Good Luck

8:27 AM  
Blogger anne said...

it looks a little bit like thread or yarn dippedinto a glass of liquid with air bubbles coming out!

10:36 AM  
Anonymous terri said...

I think it's some kind of gel with tiny seed beads or other tiny round shiny things in it. Jello? Hair stuff?

11:37 AM  
Anonymous AlisonH said...

Well, there's that googly eyeball at the bottom, and the spots in its vision from the effects of the camera's flash...

1:48 PM  
Blogger Jean said...

Awesome picture! I don't think it's really champagne. My observation of champagne bubbles is that they form narrow columns. These bubbles (if that's even what they are) look more scattered. I agree with Jeanee that it looks like the bubbles are traveling downward, not up. But I'm completely stumped as to what it is. So my official, cop-out guess is Ginger Ale.

2:38 PM  
Blogger Sereknitty said...

I think it's club soda

5:29 PM  
Blogger beadntat said...

Hmmm, let's see: black screen background, incandescent (?candle?) lighting, a champagne flute that may or may not be clear glass/crystal, awesome time-released exposure which captures the tiny bubbles rising to the top such that they resemble fine threads, but what's in the glass? Champagne, I think no. But a local Sonoma winery sparkling wine--very possible, maybe a blush or rose' wine even? Or did the coppery/blush color come from the glass itself? Am I close????

6:11 PM  
Anonymous Knittypants said...

It does look like hair inside. I don't think this counts as a very good answer, but it's very pretty whatever it is.

8:18 PM  
Blogger Heide said...

Sure, why not champagne... or that substitute drank by us average Joe's aka sparkling wine.

9:02 PM  
Blogger KWC said...

Well my thought is a flat liquid with salt or sugar drop into glass while using multi fram photography. You think? Maybe?

Glad you are enjoying my friend "sockpixie" website. She is a great gal. Take care Rosemary.
Kathleen

10:50 PM  
Anonymous Dipsy said...

No champagne, I'd say. More like prosecco! ;)

10:57 PM  
Blogger Judy H in NC said...

It's my daughter's hair right after she's washed it (or "war-shed" it for us Southerns!)

4:01 AM  
Blogger Becka the Spoiled Knitter said...

Can't wait for the answer! I've not clue! I agree that the bubbles are going in a downward motion, don't know what! He is a fantastic photographer!!
My only guess is with Arleta, I thought glycerin with something added, but have no idea what the addition is..........

6:36 AM  
Blogger Susan said...

I think it is first off great photography and I'll guess sparkling water?

6:52 AM  
Anonymous pat said...

I have been staring at this picture way too long!! Is it the back of someone's head with the hair seen through sparkling cider or is it time lapse photography with the bubbles turning into the lines?? Obviously I'm not a photographer! and what is that at the bottom of the glass?? This is a good one!!

11:01 AM  
Blogger Sandy said...

Ok...I'm gonna add this before I read other comments. It looks like bubbly liquid, but it doesn't. I hang out with boyscouts alot, so I think it looks like the reflection of a fire, perhaps from your fireplace, or maybe a firepit. Ok, now I can read what other's think. Great Photo, btw, very pretty!

11:35 AM  
Blogger Ina said...

I dunno. Maybe hot glass? Thanks for sharing an intriguing photo and for a fun contest!

3:57 PM  
Blogger cbknits80 said...

I'm going with gingerale!

5:04 PM  
Blogger Isela: Purling Sprite said...

Hmm, I am going to say it is a liquid and the liquid has a ball of some sort that is making the bubbles. But who knows...hmmm

7:41 PM  
Blogger Marianne said...

Hi, my first time visit over here and I thought I would give it a try too :-)
My guess is that it's either hair or extremely fine yarn photgraphed through the filled glass. So it's actually behind the filled glass that works like some sort of magnifying glass this way it looks much bigger than in reality.
Hope I'm right.

1:47 AM  
Blogger Susan said...

I think it is sparkling grape juice and a small object was dropped in to get the bubbles going.

Knitters-Delight

8:32 AM  
Blogger Isela: Purling Sprite said...

Hmm, I have been thinking about this too much...

Could it be smoke, or the reflection of a fireplace? Is the fireplace behind it?

11:59 AM  
Blogger CjSachiko said...

I think it's water with little bits of crushed alka seltzer being dropped from above.

4:49 PM  
Blogger Tiny Tyrant said...

Korbel Brut Rose Champagne.

And yeah I could be way wrong, but I love your designs.

4:57 PM  
Blogger Tiny Tyrant said...

Korbel Brut Rose

But I could be wrong.

Love your designs by the way. One of theses days I'll actually make a shawl to wear one with.

The one you wore to the Harlot's talk at Copperfield's was gorgeous.

4:58 PM  
Blogger NH Knitting Mama said...

I think it's a glass of "blush" wine.

5:58 PM  
Blogger hege said...

I also think it's ground up Alka Seltzer. :) It's an awesome photo!

6:06 PM  
Blogger Laura A said...

Ooooh, we can enter more than once?

Ok, how 'bout a shirley temple? Sprite or sparkling water with maraschino cherry juice in it?

8:35 PM  
Blogger Janelle said...

I'll guess that it's just water, with salt being dropped into it.
???

9:37 PM  
Blogger Kusum said...

Interesting picture though.

I think it's soda with big grains of salt dropped in.

However that does look like hair.

8:47 AM  
Anonymous Jennifer said...

Hmmmm, I think it's granules, of some sort, sinking down into a liquid. Perhaps it's granules of detergent in apple juice?

10:51 AM  
Anonymous Marisol said...

I don't think its champagne either. It looks like Sparkling Peach cider:)

11:32 AM  
Blogger Knits & Stitches said...

Amazing...it looks like a reflection of a bond fire, and the "bubbles" are sparks...just a wild guess.

12:33 PM  
Blogger Bea said...

Im going to guess it's not liquid at all, but some kind of resin or jello, the bubbles are just air trapped in the solid, and the little track marks are hair or some kind of fiber inserted when the solid was still liquid and then allowed to dry with the liquid.

1:46 PM  
Blogger Liz said...

I'm going with it not being champagne. It looks like some sort of reflection, maybe a light or a flame?

6:56 PM  
Anonymous Dani said...

I think that they are fibre optic wires draped into a champagne flute, and then lit up from the top to make it look like bubble streams

7:07 PM  
Anonymous jeanee said...

Fiber optic wires. I think Dani called it!

10:49 PM  
Anonymous sandra singh said...

I think he some how took a photo of a fire through this glass. Am I right?!

8:50 AM  
Blogger Sandrasingh said...

It looks like your husband took a photo of fire through this champagne glass! Sparks and smoke rising!

8:58 AM  
Blogger Michelle said...

Great photo! My guess is it is definitely someones hair....certainly pretty hair but hair non-the-less.

4:36 PM  
Blogger sarah said...

Doh! I can't believe I missed this contest, I *love* the heart pin!!!! But I never would have guessed it was ginger ale...not in a million years. : )

6:31 AM  

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