Challenge: Local Flavor (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D800
Lens: Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8G ED
Location: Kirkland, Washington, USA - French Bakery
Date: Jun 21, 2014
Date Uploaded: Jun 22, 2014
I live in Seattle and the city is well known for Coffee … Starbucks, Seattle’s Best Coffee, Tully’s … all brands known throughout the world. Seems like there’s a coffee shop on every corner … mighty welcome in the cold and wet we get here so often. So the photo is true to the theme of local flavor.
I wanted something with a little style in it, so I visited my favorite coffee joint, The French Bakery, and said I want to photograph beautiful coffee. They have a coffee artist on staff that decorated my Latte with an octopus (looks more like a clown to me) and to reward myself, I bought a chocolate croissant.
Shot it. I’m happy with it. But …
They import their coffee from Italy, Attibassi, and a croissant is French, right? And the cup says Bologna. Well they’re known for their coffee bars, too. And an octopus upside down does look like a clown.
Okay, “I’ll take mixing my metaphors for $500, Alex.” Hope you like this!
• Convert from RAW (PSCC Camera Raw)
• Reduce Noise (Neat Image)
• Filter layers (OnOne Perfect Effects)
• Remove Distractions (PSCC Clone Layer)
• Crop (PSCC)
• Resize (OnOne Perfect Resize)
• Sharpen (PSCC USM)
• Sharpen Logotext (PSCC High Pass Filter – masked)
• Save for Web (PSCC)
• Date: 2014.06.21
• Camera: Nikon D800E
• Lens: Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8G ED
• ISO: 2500
• Aperture: f/16
• Shutter: 1/80
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