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Knitting & Tea - Sweet Solace for Me
Knitting & Tea - Sweet Solace for Me
Sammie


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Comfort (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-10D
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Location: Living Room
Date: Feb 28, 2006
Aperture: F1.8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/1000
Galleries: Emotive, Still Life
Date Uploaded: Feb 28, 2006

Editing: Crop, levels, contrast, curves, noise removal, resize, smart sharpen, save for web.

This is one of a pair of socks I'm knitting for my Mom. Knitting socks is really enjoyable - the new yarns make stripes easy and the wool can be machine washed and dried.

Knitting brings me such comfort as does drinking tea - to sit down to knit with a cup of tea is the most comforting thing I can do. It instantly makes me feel safe and happy. I hope this picture can portray some of the feeling I get from sitting down to knit with a nice cup of tea.

Statistics
Place: 26 out of 253
Avg (all users): 5.8839
Avg (commenters): 6.6957
Avg (participants): 5.5802
Avg (non-participants): 6.0559
Views since voting: 774
Views during voting: 314
Votes: 224
Comments: 25
Favorites: 1 (view)


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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/07/2006 05:44:57 PM
I only wish I had the time.
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03/07/2006 04:25:10 PM
Cozy...I like it.
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03/06/2006 01:01:54 PM
I think this subject is very comfortable. I just can´t work out who this person is, a mum who just got the kids to bed, or a granny, knitting for those kids. A half drunken cup of tea whould suggest that the person is coming back again, and the inclusion op a personal item may help to identify the knitter.
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03/05/2006 06:44:53 PM
Good lighting and exposure, excellent composition. Would be slightly better if DOF encompassed the tea cup, but it's effective as is.
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03/05/2006 02:01:01 PM
Simple yet effective. The title only serves to enhance the feeling. Good work.
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03/05/2006 01:13:04 PM
this meets the challenge really well! I think of "comfort" without looking at a title. Nice texture from the window too. Good job!
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03/04/2006 01:58:55 PM
Very dramatic lighting. Well done!
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03/03/2006 06:14:53 PM
The knitting is gorgeous, the whole scene relaxing and cozy. However, I would prefer to see the cup in better focus, since it's half of the main subject matter, and it moving an inch one way or the other to hide that bit of table leg or show more of it. I find the tiny sliver distracting.
On the whole though, I like it.
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03/02/2006 07:02:15 PM
Could have been better with slightly more depth of field.
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03/02/2006 01:21:38 PM
awww sweet gr8 textures
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03/02/2006 10:40:33 AM
Nice cozy picture. I think you need to have the teacup in better focus.
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03/02/2006 01:44:38 AM
Nice window light. There are two subjects here, but only one is in focus because of the depth of field. They should both be sharp given their importance.
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03/02/2006 01:14:36 AM
Nice lighting, nice subject. All round, a very well composed snap with colours and a scene that portray comfort more than adequately.
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03/02/2006 12:04:29 AM
Excellent concept, nice lighting and composition. 8 Second pass, this really held up. Bumping. 9
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03/01/2006 11:13:27 PM
I like this. Good use of natural lighting!
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03/01/2006 08:28:22 PM
What solace do you seek? Calming image. I see comfort in it, but why solace?
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03/01/2006 06:35:50 PM
nice hand-in-hand comforts. I could use a nice cuppa tea now just from looking at this one!
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03/01/2006 05:51:47 PM
I like the dappled lighting - very simple and pleasing - makes me feel like a cup of tea (but not knitting). Prehaps the composition could have been better, maybe a lower angle and closer would have made it a bit more dynamic?
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03/01/2006 05:28:25 PM
Nice warm lighting adds to the feeling of comfort. Very nice composition.
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03/01/2006 12:32:51 PM
nice light
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03/01/2006 10:23:38 AM
I like the idea and your approach. Good work.
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03/01/2006 08:21:45 AM
Nice shadow play, light and composition.
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03/01/2006 07:25:23 AM
nice lighting
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03/01/2006 02:09:00 AM
love the mottled light but the composition just isn't that interesting to me.
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03/01/2006 12:43:15 AM
I'd find this a touch more artful if the cup and saucer were a solid color, since the yarn and knitted sock are already multi colored and a tad busy. Nicely composed shot and the lighting is pretty through what is apparently lace curtains?
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