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Challenge: Coffee (Basic Editing)
Collection: 2011
Camera: Nikon D700
Lens: Nikon AF Nikkor -S DX 18-105 f3.5-5.6
Location: Mecca, CA
Date: Mar 6, 2011
Galleries: Candid
Date Uploaded: Mar 8, 2011

Taken on the last day of my photo safari with ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_N.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_N.gif', '/') + 1) . ' melethia at the Salton Sea. Our stop at this Starbucks after dawn shoots was as much a ritual for us as the morning coffee ritual represented by this man.

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[Mar. 11th, 2011 06:29:35 PM]

Lots of comments about the crop. Yup, I tried cropping out the beams, the table on the left, etc. But it seemed that when the crop was clean, the balance and composition were off. Since it's a candid, I didn't think these elements hurt the image too much. But I've been bouncing over and under a 6 all week, so I guess they did.

[post challenge]

Thanks for the votes and the most excellent comments. "Dustin Hoffman" LOL!!!

Statistics
Place: 15 out of 86
Avg (all users): 6.0905
Avg (commenters): 7.7692
Avg (participants): 5.6744
Avg (non-participants): 6.1976
Views since voting: 1254
Views during voting: 388
Votes: 210
Comments: 24
Favorites: 2 (view)


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03/21/2011 12:44:37 AM
This got a 7 from me... I really love this, Johanna.
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03/18/2011 02:33:38 PM
This is excellent, love it, colors are spot on.
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03/18/2011 10:27:10 AM
Great colors and capture. Kind of reminds me of ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' LevT's ' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/30000-34999/30214/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_507699.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/30000-34999/30214/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_507699.jpg', '/') + 1) . '. It would be nice to be able to get rid of some of the stuff around the edges, but as you say it's a candid.

I gotta disagree with ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/31_N.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/31_N.gif', '/') + 1) . ' onwsk8r. This guy is typical of the crowd that buys a cup of something and then spends hours staring at his computer. I've tripped over their backpacks trying to get to the register to order.
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03/18/2011 12:54:43 AM
I want to know what he's looking at. I'm left completely unsatisfied from this image; what is he looking at? Why is he there? He is NOT a typical sbux customer. Looks like he's headed to the moon after he finishes checking his GMail. I can't even be bothered by the imperfections in this image - the deal on the bottom left, the fact that everything in the image (excepting the subject) is arranged just perfectly, etc - because the subject is that fascinating. Amazing capture - twice in a lifetime.
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03/17/2011 09:33:05 PM
What a unique fellow.
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03/16/2011 07:25:44 AM
Oh - this is so good!! Glad it landed on the fun side of 6, but still think it should have scored higher.
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03/16/2011 02:24:23 AM
Love this. Wish it were mine, too.
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03/16/2011 02:18:07 AM
Still wish this was mine. Much much better than what I entered.
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03/16/2011 12:42:51 AM
robbed.
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03/16/2011 12:22:38 AM
Oh I like this! It's Dustin Hoffman, right? He's given up running for a stunning little skidoo.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/15/2011 11:51:40 PM
Nicely done
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03/15/2011 10:55:49 PM
Very interesting composition and interesting subject. Like the color and detail.
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03/15/2011 11:22:54 AM
The lighting here is excellent. Very nice image.
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03/15/2011 08:06:40 AM
Wow.
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03/14/2011 09:08:25 PM
Ah, coffee and computers. What a pairing :) 8
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03/11/2011 04:43:55 PM
Great capture, I wish the table on the left was cropped out.
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03/10/2011 10:55:55 PM
Fabulous shot!
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03/10/2011 08:09:55 PM
Great idea and well done.
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03/10/2011 04:45:59 PM
Great shot, perhaps a slightly tighter crop to eliminate distractions.
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03/10/2011 06:31:49 AM
Good candid capture, lovely colors.
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03/09/2011 03:37:31 PM
looks like a nice coffee shop, might have cropped out the beams over head..JMO
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03/09/2011 08:35:49 AM
This looks like a Starbucks ad. My only nit would be the bur in the lower left. Oh, and straighten the "horizon" a smidge. It's slightly tilted to the right. :)
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03/09/2011 06:59:56 AM
Wish this was my image.
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03/09/2011 12:22:14 AM
I like this, the red is vibrant.
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