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Challenge: Coffee III (Standard Editing)
Collection: Humorous
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark IV
Lens: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
Location: Home
Date: Nov 25, 2017
Date Uploaded: Nov 26, 2017

It has been 14 years since I won my first ribbon. It was called "The Morning After" in the "Oops Challenge". Here is the picture: ' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/0-999/133/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_35791.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/0-999/133/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_35791.jpg', '/') + 1) . '

I thought this challenge was a great opportunity for me to try to improve on that picture. I took in the comments and tried to correct its deficiencies plus add a little extra. I found it to be an interesting and fun challenge. My technique was basically the same (read my description in the original image). I glued 2 coffee cups to a table and set the table at approximately 60 degree angle to the floor. I improved upon the backround and the lighting from the image I took in 2003. I used a lot of sugar mixed in with the milk to give it a more syrupy consistency which gave me better control of the flow of the milk. I had to pour the liquid and push the shutter button at just the right time. I had to get the liquid aimed perfectly so that it would land close to the middle of the cup and before it ran out of the cup. I was amazed and lucky that I was able to achieve an acceptable result after only the 2nd try. Post shot adjustments were minimal. I rotated the image, cropped, levels, sharpened and lightened the stream of milk as the sugar had darkened it slightly. Here is a picture of my setup:' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/0-4999/3306/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_1208560.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/0-4999/3306/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_1208560.jpg', '/') + 1) . '.
I hope this entry is received with as much enthusiasm as the first. It was really fun to do.

Place: 13 out of 32
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12/04/2017 09:07:24 PM
Great illusion and very well done, even better than last time.
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12/04/2017 04:36:36 AM
Nice! Thanks for the explanation and the shot of the setup!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/03/2017 09:48:22 PM
The illusion is well done. The nifty cups ... are nifty.
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12/03/2017 09:39:07 PM
How you did this shot. Incredible!
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12/03/2017 01:21:14 PM
Great effect! Freezer?
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11/27/2017 08:35:37 AM
Amazing, I'd love to know how you did this...
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