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Challenge: Zen Photography (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Nikon D50
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 ED
Location: garage
Date: Jul 30, 2006
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/30
Galleries: Advertisement, Food and Drink
Date Uploaded: Jul 30, 2006

I don't actually drink coffee, but I thought most people collect their thoughts and prepare for their days over a cup.
Worked raw three times, once for shadow on left, once for coffee, once for white areas, curves, NI, curves USM. cloned out a couple spots and dodged some on the top right. Lightly burned over shadows on cupholder. Resize, save for the Web. Shot with indirect light from a window, some light from an open door and a 500 watt light that I aimed at the ceiling which was at an angle.

Statistics
Place: 137 out of 329
Avg (all users): 5.6808
Avg (commenters): 7.4444
Avg (participants): 5.6754
Avg (non-participants): 5.6869
Views since voting: 1095
Views during voting: 319
Votes: 213
Comments: 14
Favorites: 2 (view)


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08/08/2006 08:18:30 PM
This is my idea of Zen. My "zen" requires a functioning brain which this cup of dark coffee provides. The only thing I would point out is the shadows in the coffee cup and on the table. Some lighting or editing may have been able to take care of this, but otherwise it's a well executed and creative shot on a difficult challenge.
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08/07/2006 03:18:23 PM
as mentioned, white lines are somehow melting, but still the concept makes it a perfect zen; i would expect it to end higher

(and i dont drink coffee - in the morning - too :-)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/06/2006 10:54:10 PM
Now that is my kind of Zen 10!
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08/06/2006 11:10:20 AM
wonderfully composed and zenlike image! Nice work!
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08/06/2006 04:28:29 AM
good colour
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08/04/2006 11:49:33 PM
I like it. I wish the plate was plain and have it sharper. Good luck. 7
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08/03/2006 10:12:57 AM
simplicity, yes.
peace, no. 5
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08/03/2006 08:01:59 AM
Zen AND B/W in colour! :o) Wish I'd had this idea last week lol Nice composition and I like the choice of saucer as it contrasts with the B/W line :o)
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08/01/2006 07:59:49 PM
Very creative!! Nicely composed!
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08/01/2006 07:57:02 PM
nice composition.
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08/01/2006 06:01:10 PM
morning silence! nice
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08/01/2006 02:06:31 AM
fantastic balance, well done
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07/31/2006 08:23:39 PM
nice idea
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07/31/2006 07:17:40 PM
A little color somewhere in this and I would have given it a higher score. 7
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