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Coffee : Treat for the eyes, nose and the tongue
Coffee : Treat for the eyes, nose and the tongue
arati_halbe


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: The Five Senses (Basic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D80
Lens: Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D
Location: Home
Date: Jul 26, 2011
Aperture: f/8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/10 sec
Galleries: Still Life, Food and Drink
Date Uploaded: Jul 26, 2011

Setup

white styrofoam sheet in the background, lit with a studio light at 45 degrees Reflector on the other side.

triggered with a timer while I poured coffee in the cup

Statistics
Place: 15 out of 78
Avg (all users): 6.0633
Avg (commenters): 7.1250
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Views since voting: 927
Views during voting: 234
Votes: 158
Comments: 10
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AuthorThread
08/03/2011 02:07:07 AM
Thank you so much for the very nice comments. It is amusing to note that some people prefer the movement in the frame while some prefer it static. Maybe a reshoot with rule of thirds will turn out worthwhile!

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Maybe I should have made the coffee tad lighter :)
 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/02/2011 11:45:37 AM
That's some dark coffee! My husband only likes the dark roast. Love the textures you brought to the photograph!
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08/02/2011 03:46:37 AM
I really like the composition of this, and the way the light falls on the coffee beans creating very pretty lit and shadowed areas. I would've preferred for the cup to be still, as opposed to something being poured into it because IMHO it makes it look a bit awkward.
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08/01/2011 02:00:57 PM
Mmmm, that looks really thick and black. Is that even real coffee? Don't tell me, I'd drink it anyway!
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08/01/2011 12:46:45 PM
nice job including a bit of movement in this photo. It's interesting how you have two different colored light sources. I'm not sure if I would have gone that way.
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07/30/2011 12:09:26 PM
If the coffee cup wasn't dead center I'd like it better (rule of thirds). Nice lighting and focus.
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07/29/2011 02:16:29 PM
Beautiful shot, could be a foldgers commercial. The artist in me thinks if you added a pile of sugar next to the cup, or some cinnamon sticks hidden in the sea of coffe beans it would add a more artistic and slightly less commercial feel to this picture. You can also play with the color of the lighting, with warm reds to imply a warm cup of coffee or cool blues for a cold morning for coffee.
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07/28/2011 10:48:49 AM
Beautiful product shot. I'm drinking my treat right now :-)
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07/27/2011 07:37:54 PM
This is well photographed and a treat to look at. While I wish it was not centered in the frame, that's relatively minor in the scheme of things.
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07/27/2011 04:33:37 PM
You managed to capture 3... wait, I can hear it being poured right now & can feel its warmth... 5 senses!! Like the set-up.
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