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Strong coffee
Strong coffee

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Challenge: Strength (Basic Editing I)
Camera: Canon PowerShot Pro1
Location: Brisbane
Date: Apr 10, 2004
Aperture: 2.4
ISO: 50
Shutter: 1/80
Galleries: Abstract, Advertisement
Date Uploaded: Apr 11, 2004

Spoons standing up in strong coffee. Held in place with marbles.

Place: 85 out of 282
Avg (all users): 5.3077
Avg (commenters): 6.2143
Avg (participants): 5.1417
Avg (non-participants): 5.4277
Views since voting: 816
Votes: 286
Comments: 28
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/20/2004 09:31:15 PM
04/20/2004 04:18:08 PM
nice concept
04/19/2004 12:37:23 PM
LOL! nice idea. good execution too - I like the 2nd cup in the background.
though the handle (of the front cup) looks a little fuzzy.
04/18/2004 05:29:07 PM
Now that's what I call strong! Interested to know how you kept the spoon upright.
04/18/2004 12:49:34 AM
My gracious, that's strong coffee! Ha! Nice take on the challenge. Having the second cup in the background was a good idea, but the background itself is rather oddly lit, and the cropping around the coffee pot is a bit off for me.
04/17/2004 02:53:31 AM
What a clever idea. Your picture is very nice. I love the colors and focus. It might have been a bit better if you hadn't cropped off the bottom part of the front coffee cup.
04/17/2004 01:24:50 AM
Makes me homesick "New Orleans" Nice lighting
04/17/2004 12:16:34 AM
gave it my extra 'humor' point.
04/16/2004 04:22:12 PM
That's how I like it. Point is taken without the caption. Well-taken. I won't asl how you did it. I'll go and make myself a cup now.
04/16/2004 03:23:00 AM
lol... good idea for good coffee
04/15/2004 02:18:29 PM
LOL, that is strong
04/15/2004 02:00:09 PM
I like the theme and composition, the foreground looks a little under exposed to me. Maybe it's my monitor. I would put a little more light on the spoon.
04/15/2004 01:59:43 PM
Very cute.
04/15/2004 08:49:11 AM
A shame - you have a good idea but the overall quality of the capture is not so high. 4
04/15/2004 08:36:21 AM
got a :) from me (just how I like it!) Technically: I'd like to see a crisper focus on the main elements and the composition is a bit off (the cup cut to get the spoon in is a too tight crop to my taste)
04/15/2004 07:21:31 AM
Good setup and very comic. The lightning seems ok though the WB is litle strange, the pinkish/redish light is litle strange. The cup in the forground could be a litle sharper.
04/15/2004 06:45:11 AM
Just need a horseshoe melting away in the cup. I'm looking at this picture thinking back to my Louis L'Amour westerns talking about coffee, but not with those china cups like that... Wish you could distinguish more of the handle of the spoon as it comes out of the coffee.
04/14/2004 08:00:38 PM
04/14/2004 05:26:37 PM
Ahhh something I can relate to! Good effort, would have removed saucer in bottom right of picture as I feel it distracts.
04/14/2004 04:32:12 PM
Super nice composition, light and good focus. I love the humor. lol Very good. 7 from me.
04/14/2004 04:30:01 PM
oh, I get it now. It's so strong it holds the spoon up. I thought there was some strange perspective thing goin on. Very funny.
04/14/2004 03:37:54 PM
original. i like that,but it could use a bit morelight on the surface of the coffee and the spppn. the spoon is silhouetted and disappears into the coffee - not ideal for the main focus of a pic.
04/14/2004 03:26:05 PM
I need one of that... :)
04/14/2004 11:46:53 AM
Great idea! Nice crop as well. The white balance/hue is a bit strange though, looks pink to me.
04/14/2004 09:13:18 AM
Very clever -- good play on words. I don't like the orange/red cast in the light. This can be improved by shooting in "incandenscent/lightbulb/tungsten" white balance mode (if your camera offers it). It can also be corrected in Photoshop by adjusting the Hue/Saturation or Levels. Both functions offer selective color or per-channel color correction. Additionally, I would like to see some detail in the spoon -- it's just solid shadow, perhaps a white card reflecting a tad of light onto the spoon would be just enough to bring back the detail. I know it sounds like I'm hammering on you, but I really like your image!
04/14/2004 08:48:20 AM
je je, I didn't get it at first... good sense of humor!
04/14/2004 03:04:42 AM
One of the more unique themes for this challenge. Nice layout. 9
04/14/2004 12:07:14 AM
Almost did this one myself but changed at the last minute

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