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I'll Take Mine With Cream
1st PlaceI'll Take Mine With Cream

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Challenge: Coffee, Tea, or Cocoa? (Standard Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS R
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Location: Home
Date: Mar 28, 2020
Aperture: f/3.5
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/80
Date Uploaded: Mar 28, 2020

Thanks for all the votes and kind comments! I'm really happy this did well since I don't really do too many of these product-type shots.

It was a pretty easy setup...

The cup is a small espresso cup on a silver saucer that came with it. The cup is on a sheet of 1/4" glass that's painted black underneath, it's one of the shelves from an old school stereo component rack. The background is a cardboard box that's a matte black and I have the single flash about 8" above it, set a bit behind the cup pointing down angled slightly towards the cup. The light you see behind the cup is the flash bouncing off the glass onto the background. I think I have a picture on my phone of the setup, I'll upload it if I do.

I also tried to see if I could get a better shot the following weekend with the same setup but couldn't get anything better. I even tried using all kahlua and a mixture of coffee and kahlua so the coffee would be darker but no luck. Getting to drink each cup after each attempt was a plus though :)

Thanks again for taking the time to vote and comment and I hope everyone is staying safe.

Here's the setup shot. I didn't want to post it before the "What's on your walls" challenge ended because my living could've been recognized from this. As you can see, it's a simple setup for someone that isn't very good at setups. I'm just glad the shot turned out the way that it did. I should add that when I took the shot the blackout curtains were close so I could get even, consistent lighting on the cup and not having reflections from the window on it.

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Place: 1 out of 28
Avg (all users): 7.2453
Avg (participants): 6.8182
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Views since voting: 642
Views during voting: 118
Votes: 53
Comments: 20
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04/18/2020 09:43:56 PM
By the way I think would be excellent at stock photography and, if you’re bored maybe you can set up a few more and send them to some stock company.
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04/18/2020 01:48:12 PM
Congratulations, Mark!

Such a fabulous image. What a job!
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04/17/2020 10:29:23 AM
We photographers all have a need to create, even stuck indoors. The lack of any horizon lines really brings out the main subject. Can't really do a long exposure with this one!
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04/17/2020 08:15:58 AM
Terrific Mark, so clean and executed so well; my highest score.
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04/17/2020 06:13:03 AM
too fabulous, Mark!
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04/17/2020 05:52:12 AM
Wry nice lighting here. Great image.
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04/17/2020 05:14:09 AM
Fantastic image Mark, top pick for me too. Many congrats on your Blue.
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04/17/2020 02:14:26 AM
Ha, I knew this would win!
Huge Congrats on the Blue, superb shot!
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04/17/2020 12:42:27 AM
Congrats on the blue, Mark. So good!
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04/17/2020 12:05:45 AM
Well done Mark, this was my top pick!
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04/17/2020 12:03:44 AM
many congratulatione on the blue .. this was a real standout in the challenge and one of my favourites .. you have made that drink look so delicious .. and such a wonderful photo .. i feel i could reach into the screen and grab that yummy beverage .. thanks for nothing .. !! .. lol .. ;)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/16/2020 10:48:36 PM
Wonderful! I love the swirling going on in that cup. Top shot. 10
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04/16/2020 10:29:32 PM
Much virtuosity but the crop of the reflection is a bit unfortunate
Voted already
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04/16/2020 04:05:32 PM
That is the setup I envisioned when I first saw the challenge theme - but I'm not able to produce something as perfect as this.
Simply wow. I can see that right at the top

voted earlier
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04/16/2020 01:40:05 PM
LOVE that drop and stream of cream!

And the DOF.

And the BW with a spot of color.

And... well... everything, actually.
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04/15/2020 09:35:28 PM
this is WONDERFUL .!!.
loving the swirly bits .. the background .. so blurry .. just fantastic .. brilliant image .. :)
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04/15/2020 01:29:25 PM
My pick for yellow in this challenge.
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04/13/2020 11:03:54 AM
Love the light, the atmosphere and the motion.
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04/12/2020 10:53:01 AM
Well done! One of my top picks!
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04/10/2020 08:07:04 PM
Now this is winner!
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