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Coffee Cup

Serious coffee drinkers only...;)

Serious coffee drinkers only...;)
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Contest Finalist in Covers Photo Contest Volume8
Contest Finalist in For Coffee Lovers Photo Contest
Peer Award
Outstanding Creativity
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Top Choice
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All Star
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Magnificent Capture
Superb Composition
Absolute Masterpiece


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Top ClassTM

Still Life Photo ContestTop 30 class week 1
For Coffee Lovers Photo ContestTop 20 class


3 Comments | Report
Photozackman PRO
Photozackman Feb 04
Loved that movie
donbenderphotography PRO+
Me too!
MaryAnne306 PRO+
MaryAnne306 Mar 25
Funny! Congratulations on being a finalist.
donbenderphotography PRO+
Thank you so much! :D
Byronfairphotography PRO+
Great one.

Behind The Lens

This photo was taken at my home.
This photo was taken at approximately 3 pm.
For this image, I used my Godox V860II-C flash mounted to shoot-through a 33" soft umbrella, positioned approximately 3 feet from the subject and at about 45 degrees downward and to the right.
I used my Canon 80D, with the 50mm f/1.8 set at f/4. As stated above, I used my Godox V860II-C flash mounted to shoot-through a 33" soft umbrella.
I'm both a lover of coffee, and a lover of the movie, "The Princess Bride," from which the saying on the coffee cup is taken/inspired. I got this mug from my daughter as a gift this past Christmas, and I wanted a photo to enter the "Coffee Lovers" contest, so I decided to take this photo!
I made a minor adjustment to the white balance.
In my camera bag
I typically carry my Canon 80D with my four lenses (50mm f/1.8, 10-18mm wide angle zoom, 18-55mm zoom, and 55-250mm zoom). I also have my Haida M10 pro filter holder with a 10-stop ND and 3-stop GND filter. Of course, I always have my standard accessories like spare batteries, lens hoods, memory cards, etc. I also carry a Godox V860II-C flash.
My advice is always simple...soak up everything about where you are, and feel the story that starts to reveal itself about your subject and your surroundings. I'm always amazed that eventually a compelling story begins to emerge, and my job then becomes how best to capture that story. Sometimes that's easy to do, sometimes it's damn hard, and sometimes I'm not able to do it at all. It's those times that I just enjoy the story and the moment, and then later it drives me to get better at my craft so in the future I can perhaps succeed.

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