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Tea's Up!
Tea's Up!
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Challenge: Recipe (Beverage) (Basic Editing)
Camera: Pentax K10D
Lens: Sigma 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 Aspherical HF for Pentax
Location: Japan, at home
Date: Jul 13, 2008
Aperture: f4.5
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/13
Galleries: Studio, Food and Drink
Date Uploaded: Jul 12, 2008

Recipe: Not very complicated. Boiling water + tea bag.

Lovely cup from Arabia (as in the Finnish ceramics company).

RAW adjustments of shadows, highlights, contrast, etc. Straightened, rotated (duh), cropped, sharpness, resized, bordered in PSE5.

Statistics
Place: 34 out of 111
Avg (all users): 5.9265
Avg (commenters): 6.9444
Avg (participants): 5.7317
Avg (non-participants): 5.9657
Views since voting: 827
Views during voting: 449
Votes: 245
Comments: 20
Favorites: 0


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07/21/2008 04:51:18 PM
very good
07/21/2008 04:40:18 PM
beautiful...love the style
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07/21/2008 08:55:39 AM
It starts you thinking!
Nice picture
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07/20/2008 06:10:22 PM
The shot could have worked if on the normal orientation, which exudes that refreshingly warm feeling especially on cold days where a hot cup of tee would be nice.

Aside from the neck straining angle, over all concept and composition is OK, editing is good although the highlights could have been tweaked a little on the low side (its just me. I score this 6/10. Could have garnered an 7 or 8 if upside down :-)
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07/19/2008 07:57:29 PM
Nice idea. Makes one take a second look.
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07/19/2008 07:46:55 PM
Absolutlely terrific. I believe there was an upside-down challenge a while back, and this would have been a shoo-in for that. It works here too, of course. Well composed and processed and fun for the eyes. An eight for you.
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07/19/2008 02:41:14 PM
you turned a rather mundane image on its head
07/19/2008 12:01:57 AM
lol, made me want to turn my head to see the photo right side up. great contrast, sharpness, dof, ect.
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07/18/2008 05:19:48 PM
I think this is an excellent image, with great lighting and nice composition. I think the rotation wasn't really needed to make it a strong image, but I don't dislike it either, it's just different. Nice work!
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07/18/2008 03:33:43 AM
Cool shot, works well
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07/17/2008 10:01:45 PM
I'm up to it! 10
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07/17/2008 03:41:08 PM
i really like the image, but not sure why you flipped it. maybe just to add more interest, and to tie together with the title better.
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07/17/2008 01:54:44 AM
I'm giving you extra points for your creativity :)
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07/16/2008 05:58:48 PM
i dont like the upside down-nessness of this
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07/16/2008 12:33:15 PM
Nice twist! I like pattern on the china, good job, 8.
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07/16/2008 09:12:00 AM
Good idea and nicely done
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07/16/2008 05:41:20 AM
I like the complementary colours of the beverage and the cup, but i would have really preferred this straight, not upside down
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07/16/2008 04:06:40 AM
Ah, brilliant idea turning if up side down - it makes it an image that turn heads... Okay, I'm done with my poor sense of humour now.
Anyway, I really like it. I do wish that you'd have cropped it tighter at the top (bottom?) since the reflection takes some of the focus away from the tea.
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07/16/2008 12:56:13 AM
Right side up or upside down, this is a photograph I would want in my tea lounge. Great concept, you have captured a moment in time that really alludes to the person who will be receiving this anticipated cup of tea. I can't tell if this tea is hot... steam is very faint? The condensation on the teapot says the tea is hot though! :)
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07/16/2008 12:23:06 AM
Cool idea.
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