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Roast, Grind, Brew and Enjoy!
Roast, Grind, Brew and Enjoy!

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Before and After (Classic Editing)
Camera: Kodak DX3900
Location: My Kitchen
Date: Feb 2, 2003
Aperture: F 2.8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/32
Date Uploaded: Feb 2, 2003

I roast my own coffee beans from green beans. These are Ethiopian Harrar Longberry beans that I like to roast dark. Actually the ground coffee on the right is some old ground stuff that I had laying around as it is not really dark enough if I had ground it. The coffee maker on the right is called a French Press which I use occasionally. I usually use a drip Coffee Maker. The Grinder in the middle is only a prop as well. I use a burr grinder which uses less friction and doesn't burn the beans. That is your coffee lesson for the day!!

Place: 32 out of 64
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Avg (commenters): 6.1667
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Views since voting: 913
Votes: 101
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02/10/2003 12:14:31 PM
Critique Club Assignment:

Composition: Alot of elements. Alot to look at... too much possibly. For instance.. A coffee cup with the progression of the beans to the ground coffee I think would have been more than enough. The angle is a bit skewed, and might even be more effective from lower down perspective with the display of beans and grounds fanned out a bit more with the coffee cup at a point in the back of that. Now I have made a different photo haven't I? LOL . Sorry. :P

Technical: Could be sharper initially. It appears it was over sharpened in post processing. The lighting is not very appealing. It is causing harsh shadows, and glints on the metal.

Overall: It tells a story which is confusing to sort out at first. I think the idea was great though.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/09/2003 09:30:14 AM
This photo effectively shows the process of making coffee, but I think there is too much in it to have a high impact. It's more of a diagram, something that could illustrate a page in a book on coffee making or something. It's well photographed, but not appealing.
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02/08/2003 10:59:21 PM
Don't think you needed the equipment in the back. Make it completely tech by removing the beans. I think by trying to show both versions of the progression at once you dilute some of the impact unnecessarily. I like the idea and exposure; might be worth trying it again (or trying a different frame if you have alternates).
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/05/2003 09:57:01 PM
i get the impression this was lit by your celing light. i think you would have done better with sun light or some directional lamps
02/04/2003 10:17:06 AM
Good composition, well lit. Nice shot.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/03/2003 04:49:44 AM
Its 4:45am. Wow that looks good right about now. Reminds me, I think my coffee is done. Great contrast between the beans themselves and also with the cups. Good luck - Inspzil
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/03/2003 12:45:32 AM
good shot...well done!

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