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Wabi Sabi Ceremonial Tea
Wabi Sabi Ceremonial Tea

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Challenge: Wabi Sabi (Standard Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Sony Alpha a7 II
Lens: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
Location: Homemade Studio
Date: Apr 18, 2017
Aperture: 5.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/100
Date Uploaded: Apr 19, 2017

The Matcha Tea is my prefer tea because his properties are exceptional to keep a good health

Place: 12 out of 61
Avg (all users): 6.1373
Avg (commenters): 7.0000
Avg (participants): 5.8438
Avg (non-participants): 6.6316
Views since voting: 166
Views during voting: 98
Votes: 51
Comments: 4
Favorites: 0

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05/04/2017 08:11:13 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club!

Haha wouldn't you know it, haven't written a crit for weeks and the first one I get is one of yours, Marcel! And congrats on making me do my homework and see what appears to constitute Wabi Sabi. Very spare and minimalistic treatment of everyday objects, as they are found and not staged, seems to be the way to go. So let's take a look.

First off I personally love the way the bars and areas of light and the design on the cutting board/table(?) play across the objects in the picture, whose tones and visual size/tones all complement each other beautifully. The objects in the pic are separated by a generous amount of white space. And hey, look around, you even beat out ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Neat...she usually does very well in challenges like this! Technically this is an excellent shot.

However, from what I've seen of the Wabi Sabi entries who beat you, I think you may have tried a little too hard...there is a definite sense of staging the shot here, and as Wabi Sabi seems to favour minimalism and simple treatment of everyday objects, as they are found...the comp in your entry is almost too perfect! Perhaps a slight bit of mess, maybe taken after the tea was made with some loose matcha powder on the board etc. But an excellent effort anyway and you should be proud of where you placed. Very good work, keep it up! :-)

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04/28/2017 01:38:35 AM
this is so lovely! I rated it much higher than the average and can't believe it ended up behind my own entry...
Maybe it was too perfect and not enough Wabi Sabi?
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/27/2017 12:31:22 AM
Gorgeous light and composition, my top pick!
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04/26/2017 04:06:19 AM
very beautiful presentation.
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