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I colori del godimento
I colori del godimento

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Challenge: Coffee (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark II
Lens: Canon TS-E 45mm f/2.8 MF
Location: Studio
Date: Mar 3, 2011
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/160
Galleries: Food and Drink
Date Uploaded: Mar 3, 2011

with 1.4 extender

[Mar. 10th, 2011 03:12:12 AM]

A validation request? You must be kidding! One of the images I almost did nothing to... Here's the steps:
In LR 3.3:
Brightness 50
Contrast 40
LuminanceSmoothing 5
ColorNoiseReduction 5
Highlight recovery 4
Clarity +10
Vibrance +10

In PS CS3:
levels: auto
curves: linear
canvas size
save for web

Place: 8 out of 86
Avg (all users): 6.2905
Avg (commenters): 7.8462
Avg (participants): 6.2439
Avg (non-participants): 6.3018
Views since voting: 1790
Views during voting: 378
Votes: 210
Comments: 15
Favorites: 2 (view)

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03/18/2011 12:41:45 AM
"A validation request? You must be kidding"

You must underestimate your skills - evidently someone thought this shot was unbelievably good! If I were going to question anything about this image it would be the vibrance +10. To create an image with such rich, saturated colors with just a +10 to vibrance is fantastic. These are the colors that inspire the feelings that make us feel warm, rich and full. These are the colors that we spend a lifetime learning how to create with a camera.

If I were going to critique anything about this image, it would not be the editing. It's exceptionally obvious to me that no advanced editing was done because the specular highlights (or hot spots to be more accurate) detract significantly from the overall image quality; the eye is attracted to bright colors and unfortunately, even though the image is spectacularly vivid, the white hot spots are more eye-catching as viewed from a computer screen. All of the colors are very enjoyable except the white. With no soft light, no advanced editing, and no ingenuity to create either of the above, this image is absolutely as good as it could be. Love it.
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03/16/2011 06:31:24 AM
I really thought you were gonna score much higher with this one. But hey, I am not complaining. ;)

So how about a little side goal to reach beyond just getting ahead of each other. My eye is set on 2nd place this year. I have this desire to get in between this relationship that scalvert and irenem have had a hold on for so long. Think either of us can make it by Dec 31, 2011?
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/15/2011 10:56:15 PM
Colorful and enjoyable photo.
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03/15/2011 11:57:54 AM
I like the colrs and the dof. Bumping up.
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03/15/2011 06:59:04 AM
Yes, I do love this picture! I love the colours, the composition. And it's happy! Good work!
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03/14/2011 05:25:23 PM
love the colours
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03/13/2011 07:43:51 PM
to many cups in this photo
03/11/2011 10:57:11 PM
Wonderfully done. I don't think I would have ever thought to put these brilliant cups on a bed of beans, but it sure works well.
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03/11/2011 04:23:37 PM
Such vibrant colors.
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03/10/2011 04:21:16 PM
I like this shot, not sure about the dof? Love the steam rising. Well done.
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03/09/2011 04:05:20 PM
I'm enjoying all the different colors against the warm brown tones of the wall and the coffee beans. Very bright photo. I like it alot.
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03/09/2011 03:47:37 PM
what a fun grouping of cups...very playful
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03/09/2011 02:30:20 PM
Although I usually like mid-range focus, in this picture I think the focus would have been better suited to foreground. That said, I love the colors and composition! 6
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03/09/2011 12:42:48 PM
Love the coloured cups and the DOF, an excellent setup all around.
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03/09/2011 07:01:06 AM
Very nice Oliver. Trying to catch up again I see. Maybe I can run with you on this one. ;)
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