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Challenge: Local Flavor (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Nikon D800
Lens: Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8G ED
Location: Kirkland, Washington, USA - French Bakery
Date: Jun 21, 2014
Aperture: f/16
ISO: 2500
Shutter: 1/80
Date Uploaded: Jun 22, 2014

Photographer’s Notes[/u[
I live in Seattle and the city is well known for Coffee … Starbucks, Seattle’s Best Coffee, Tully’s … all brands known throughout the world. Seems like there’s a coffee shop on every corner … mighty welcome in the cold and wet we get here so often. So the photo is true to the theme of local flavor.

I wanted something with a little style in it, so I visited my favorite coffee joint, The French Bakery, and said I want to photograph beautiful coffee. They have a coffee artist on staff that decorated my Latte with an octopus (looks more like a clown to me) and to reward myself, I bought a chocolate croissant.

Shot it. I’m happy with it. But …

They import their coffee from Italy, Attibassi, and a croissant is French, right? And the cup says Bologna. Well they’re known for their coffee bars, too. And an octopus upside down does look like a clown.

Okay, “I’ll take mixing my metaphors for $500, Alex.” Hope you like this!

[u]Post Processing

• Convert from RAW (PSCC Camera Raw)
• Reduce Noise (Neat Image)
• Filter layers (OnOne Perfect Effects)
• Remove Distractions (PSCC Clone Layer)
• Crop (PSCC)
• Resize (OnOne Perfect Resize)
• Sharpen (PSCC USM)
• Sharpen Logotext (PSCC High Pass Filter – masked)
• Save for Web (PSCC)


Camera Data
• Date: 2014.06.21
• Camera: Nikon D800E
• Lens: Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8G ED
• ISO: 2500
• Aperture: f/16
• Shutter: 1/80

Statistics
Place: 9 out of 76
Avg (all users): 6.2692
Avg (commenters): 7.0000
Avg (participants): 6.1707
Avg (non-participants): 6.3784
Views since voting: 440
Views during voting: 153
Votes: 78
Comments: 7
Favorites: 0


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06/30/2014 03:31:07 AM
Nice finish, Doc! Congrats on top ten!:)
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06/30/2014 12:04:20 AM
Originally posted by godot:

What is that black jelly-like spread called inside the bread? I remember eating that. It is sweet, right? Nice photo.


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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/26/2014 09:21:38 PM
I want to go there!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/26/2014 04:59:07 PM
I want a coffee like this!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/26/2014 02:33:38 PM
What is that black jelly-like spread called inside the bread? I remember eating that. It is sweet, right? Nice photo.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/23/2014 08:32:17 AM
Nice touch with the reflection being the same tonality as the coffee and the croisaint
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/23/2014 01:02:18 AM
nice simple shot.
  Photographer found comment helpful.


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