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Challenge: The Username Challenge III (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-40D
Lens: Canon EF 28-135mm F/3.5-5.6 IS USM
Location: Driveway
Date: Jul 25, 2009
Aperture: f/6.3
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/3200 sec
Galleries: Humorous, Action
Date Uploaded: Jul 26, 2009

Looks like she never voted, never posted, never looked at a single picture. Did look at some profiles though. So in honor of her, I broke a cup. This is actually tougher than it looked. I had the camera set to high speed drive. 6.5 frames per second. I got one usable image out of the whole bunch.

Place: 126 out of 169
Avg (all users): 5.4894
Avg (commenters): 7.0000
Avg (participants): 5.3636
Avg (non-participants): 5.6000
Views since voting: 699
Views during voting: 282
Votes: 141
Comments: 6
Favorites: 1 (view)

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08/05/2009 02:01:06 AM
Greetings from the Critique Club

First Impression: Creative take on this username. I like the idea very much, although it possibly falls into the "water drop" category.

Composition: The composition works well, although possibly I would like to have seen more background to give a bit more context.

Technical: Here I think there is some room for improvement (when considering a higher score on DPC). I expect unless you had a whole cupboard full of cups that you were prepared to break into smithereens, that you didn't have too many chances to get this bang on the money! For me the lighting seems very flat and makes the image quite dull. I'm not sure how you could overcome that without blowing the highlights in the cup. (I'm not that technically competent that I can offer solutions). I do think this is the main reason why it only scored mid-5.

Overall I like the image, it's a good subject for this challenge and with some improvements in lighting/processing I think it could have scored higher. It did not realise it's potential.

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08/03/2009 12:14:05 AM
Truly underrated. I thought this was a great capture - especially with the coffee stream flying. Plus it doesn't look like a studio shot which really should give it some bonus points.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/31/2009 04:13:00 PM
Hello teammate! Great post-processing, the subject pops out nicely now. I guess voters are more used to aesthetic water drop pictures and do not appreciate a real splash anymore...
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07/29/2009 07:47:46 AM
Great shot... timing couldn't be more perfect!
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07/28/2009 07:33:58 AM
Great timing!
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07/27/2009 01:38:17 PM
I realy want to know how many cups you got through to get this great shot
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