splash of color

morning coffee

morning coffee
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Honorable Mention in Coffee Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Coffee Photo Contest
Peer Award
JessicaKG olgazakharova ChasingShadows tafuhrmann denisbrazil naurisdollins ryananta_yossy +9
Superb Composition
JyoScapes sandiedixonwatkins cristinacovas ConnieO ianjames224 Parallel albertrusso +3
Absolute Masterpiece
JMBaker sweetpea72 MariaY Liebeny RuiFarinha_Photography nancela
Outstanding Creativity
SammyGray aanygraphic wideopenspaces fredstein
Top Choice
OliverSteinPhotography draganarani seansylvesterphoto
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Magnificent Capture

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Coffee Photo ContestTop 10 class
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adavies September 02, 2016
Great image! Love the bright, cheery morning colors! If you haven't done so already, please consider joining my Wake Up! challenge:)
mzoom62 September 05, 2016
Thank You for the kind words

Behind The Lens

This image was taken in my home studio.
Photo was taken in the early afternoon hours.
Having great quality light is must for me when composing my images. For this shot I used a skylight that faces toward the north sky and added a bit of fill light with flash.
For this image, I used the Canon 5D MKii with the EF24-70mm f2.8 L USM lens at f2.8 aperture.
Who can resist that smell of fresh brewed coffee the first thing in the morning. It was time to take advantage photographically of a mundane everyday ritual.
I use Adobe Lightroom for my image database, along with adobe Photoshop for post-processing. For this image, I accentuated the natural colors a bit with the vibrance, and saturation adjustments.
In my camera bag
My go to camera these days is the Leica M240 with primes at 25mm, 50mm, 75mm, 90mm, and 135mm. I also have the Sony A7ii body that can accept these lenses with an adapter. When shooting medium format, I use Hasselblad. My everyday bag is the Billingham Hadley Pro.
My advice for anyone starting out trying to increase the quality of their work is to slow down. Thinking out the composition before even taking the equipment out is a great way to visualize the finished image. Think about the setting, the background, the colors ( do they work well together), reflections and most of all the light. For the kind of work I do my camera drive mode is never set to multi (speed) setting. I shoot one image at a time and most of the time I'm focusing manually. Always be thinking about making an image not taking a snap!

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