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Coffee Lover
Coffee Lover

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Challenge: Shadows V (Basic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D80
Lens: Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.4D
Location: Home
Date: Dec 21, 2008
Aperture: f/2.8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/30
Galleries: Studio, Food and Drink
Date Uploaded: Dec 20, 2008

Many ideas came to mind but one stood the most, and being a serious coffee addict it already had an extra incentive. Now, this was my first attempt at this type of picture, which at first I underestimated the difficulty of but really enjoyed working with it. Iím not 100% ecstatic about this outcome but relativity OK for a first attempt.

Cropped, adjust color, curves, rotate, sharpen, boarder, save for web.

Place: 4 out of 124
Avg (all users): 6.4244
Avg (commenters): 7.4286
Avg (participants): 5.9184
Avg (non-participants): 6.5833
Views since voting: 2584
Views during voting: 369
Votes: 205
Comments: 16
Favorites: 7 (view)

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01/05/2009 09:00:55 PM
Hey Pete, congrats on your new PB with this great shot! Gotta love Timmies!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/30/2008 08:32:35 PM
Excellent subject and shadow
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12/30/2008 11:39:02 AM
Coffee lover too... photo is pretty good too
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12/30/2008 08:20:03 AM
lovely picture, shame about the fussy border
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12/29/2008 02:18:42 AM
It took me a bit to see the heart, but once I saw it I really liked this image. It's kind of like those ring on a book images, only (in my opinion) a little more unique.
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12/28/2008 01:38:35 AM
beautiful! Love your imagination!
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12/27/2008 04:59:06 PM
this is very good...
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12/27/2008 03:05:44 PM
Good job in creating a heart from the handle shadow. I keep waffling on whether I think the shot would have been improved by use of a plain mug rather than one from Tim Horton's (not a big donut fan myself), but the thin black line around the rim of the mug is nice.
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12/26/2008 11:37:33 PM
nice shadow...but a different cup would have been better
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12/26/2008 06:06:03 PM
This is a great idea, though it took me a few seconds to see it. Initially I only saw a side lit mug, it was only when I looked away and back again that I actually saw the heart. I think the only way you could make it more apparent is to deepen the shadow with a harder light, not sure what that would do to the shot though.

Still, love the idea, 7 from me.
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12/26/2008 11:56:37 AM
I almost missed the heart! Bumping this up a point (of course there's no shortage of heart shadows in this challenge).
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12/26/2008 02:48:38 AM
Nice idea and shot!
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12/26/2008 02:32:29 AM
I love coffee, and I love this shot. Well done.
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12/25/2008 08:03:54 PM
That is a beautiful shadow and your title is so apt.
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12/24/2008 01:30:01 PM
Love the lighting. Good use of the shadow
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12/24/2008 12:25:47 PM
Great eye! Wonderful variation on the ring-on-an-open-book heart shadow. Clean and crips edges. Nice work.
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