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Morning aromas
Morning aromas
aKiwi


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Scents and Aromas (Classic Editing)
Camera: Canon PowerShot A70
Location: Vaterstetten Germany
Date: Nov 25, 2003
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 50
Shutter: 1.6
Galleries: Still Life
Date Uploaded: Nov 25, 2003

Placed a candle behind the cup to light the steam, and used a candle in the foreground side to light the beans & front of the cup.
Had to Crop more than I wanted due to visible details in the background.
Contrast etc touched a bit.

Statistics
Place: 4 out of 188
Avg (all users): 6.8686
Avg (commenters): 8.0909
Avg (participants): 6.6882
Avg (non-participants): 6.9860
Views since voting: 2681
Votes: 236
Comments: 27
Favorites: 0


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09/29/2008 07:26:44 AM
Just awsome!
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12/05/2003 02:57:25 PM
This one is my favorite in the challenge! Great shot and gongrats on a great finish...
JD
12/03/2003 02:33:06 AM
Good one Pete, looks like coffee was the way to go for scents and aromas.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/02/2003 11:22:40 PM
One of the best around. I would predict a ribbon. 10 from me
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12/02/2003 10:13:05 PM
NIce-- I am guessing theres a flashlight buried under the cup-- very original Looks Great
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12/02/2003 09:42:13 PM
Nicely lit.
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12/02/2003 09:21:03 PM
I like the lighitng here, if a bit on the harsh side. It's very difficult (at least for me) to capture steam--you did it amazingly well.
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12/02/2003 06:48:58 PM
Great use of light and excellent composition. A solid eight I reckon.
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12/02/2003 02:40:55 PM
Nice shot, I can almost smell the coffee..... good work to get the steam rising from the cup too.
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12/02/2003 11:14:28 AM
Excellent shot!!
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12/01/2003 03:15:27 PM
Very evocative and beautifully shot.
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11/30/2003 05:16:15 PM
Gorgeous! I love the steam coming from the top. The colours are very nice, and the way the light is shining onto the picture is great. The only little thing that I would change is the drop at the top of the mug. Great job!
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11/30/2003 04:19:57 PM
Fantastic capture. I'd like to know how you lit this shot.
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11/29/2003 06:46:55 PM
I like this shot. Great lighting here. I also like the steam. Wish the handle was a bit more focused though. I gave this an 8.
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11/28/2003 07:56:07 PM
Interesting use of backlighting. Makes the coffe glow. The steam is interesting. You can smell the coffee from here and the beans are an added edition that helps. 6
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11/28/2003 10:42:50 AM
I love the composition and the colors on this one. I think there may be a bit of room for improvement with the lighting...
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11/28/2003 06:30:31 AM
Very good preparation and lighting. The only thing that bothers me is the reddish aspect of the coffee ... unless it's my monitor ...
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11/27/2003 09:16:52 AM
Very interesting lighting. Nice balanced composition.
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11/27/2003 02:03:47 AM
What a pity. You can see the aroma coming off the cup but the back lighting has caused an unacceptably bright hot spot and the front of the cup and the beans have no real lighting
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11/26/2003 06:27:33 PM
This is a great shot, the black background was a good choice for this shot, the lighting is amazing, the lighting captures the coffee beans at a great angle,
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11/26/2003 05:54:49 PM
Excellent. Very nice picture. And smelly!! 9
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11/26/2003 05:44:43 PM
lighting is just a tad too harsh.. it just needed some more fine tuning on the setup... good idea though ... (7)
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11/26/2003 04:58:47 PM
Nice picture. Liked all aspects of it.
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11/26/2003 03:16:13 PM
Lovely warm colors, good inclusion of the beans, good capture of the steam, emphasising the smell of it. A bit softer backlight (diffused) , more in balance with the sidelight mich have prevented the burned out areas in the handle.
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11/26/2003 03:05:34 PM
My prediction as the winner, not much wrong that I can see and it is right on the make for fitting the challenge. Good luck 10
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11/26/2003 02:19:42 AM
This is good and I like it.
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11/26/2003 12:46:22 AM
Ahh...I see that and immediately think of a rich aromatic blend. Maybe a litttttle on the dark side, but that also somewhat adds to the ambiance. Might have also been nice if the steam trailed up a little higher and more gradually, but now I'm being picky....because I like it though, of course.
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