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Valentine's Coffee

Valentine's Coffee
Photo Information
Copyright: David Quintelier (dquintel) Silver Note Writer [C: 3 W: 0 N: 13] (209)
Genre: Places
Medium: Black & White
Date Taken: 2006-02-07
Categories: Experimental
Camera: NIKON D 70, AF-S Nikkor 18-70mm, SanDisk Ultra II, UV Filter
Exposure: f/11, 1/90 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-02-08 12:41
Viewed: 4088
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 45
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Cup of coffee, lighted with the SB-600.
I added a lighting effect to create the impression of a spot, on the left upper corner.
The heart is cloned in PS, and the edge of it was selected to change the opacity.

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  • Great 
  • Djozz Silver Note Writer [C: 2 W: 0 N: 46] (928)
  • [2006-02-08 12:55]

goed gevonden David. Een topper voor Valentijn

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  • Sans1 Gold Star Critiquer [C: 463 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-02-08 13:23]

great creativity- nicely done!

wow ... lovely :o)
very well done David :o)
TFS it
ili :o)

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  • Dawn Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1101 W: 98 N: 3374] (17650)
  • [2006-02-08 14:11]

Excellent !!!!!!!!!!!

Well Done.

Great idea

Funny! LOve of coffee. NIce lightplay.
Good work David.

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  • Yug Gold Star Critiquer [C: 158 W: 0 N: 89] (1864)
  • [2006-02-08 15:24]

Well seen David!

Delicious lighting
Superb idea.
The fabric background adds to the romance

Bravo!!! this is my favourite so far!! I am putting it into my fav (for luck ;D), thanx for this lovely photo!Your work on the light is perfect, and congrats on making the heart by cloning!

Excellent shot with well balanced light. Mood is great and thanks for this heart (which is also done in a very creative way).
Great photo, TFS!

Verkoop hem als poster voor Valentijn...en geef me ook een exemplaartje ;-) Knap gedaan!



Good one David ! It will spare you to make another picture when the day comes :)
Almost spotless...except for two drops on the saucer ;)
The heartshape turns out very well, just the edges are a bit sharp to be realistic.
Interesting background-texture.

A valentine coffee if we could say!
Good work! It's look natural! for the light effect and the way you play with heart!

Wow! Very creative and timely, David! I love the color of your drape, especially with the white cup & saucer and the coffee. It's all very well put together. Nice lighting, too.

Gayle :)

I think I'm out of points. :( sorry!

Very topical, and very well done - the limited colour range adds impact :)

  • Great 
  • lucbus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1809 W: 92 N: 1864] (10358)
  • [2006-02-09 5:12]

Hi David,
Excellent composition for both the valentine day and this coffee challenge. Very creative and an excellent realisation. TFS

this is simply a very good compo and super idea, the cloning of the little heart is done so very well, the light is well-balanced too.

Nice lighting and dark background. Also very creative idea in making the heart cut out and centring it in the cup. Good work.
Cheers Joan

Good use of light, gives the warm feeling of a hot coffee and the heart.. you did so well, looks so natural. Congrats, so nice idea, perfectly presented!

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  • Mitra Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1153 W: 70 N: 1116] (16)
  • [2006-02-15 4:43]

very well done. Superb idea.

Congratulations with the result. The light is very good!

Super gewoon !

Hello david.

Excellent image, nice composition, very good detail.

Jose luis.

nice lighting! great composition!

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