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CC - Coffee Smiles

CC - Coffee Smiles
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Copyright: Ekaterina N A (katya534) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 687 W: 38 N: 117] (5592)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-02-07
Categories: Daily Life
Exposure: f/14.0, 1/60 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): 70 points or more !, Gouttes d'eau, 50-59 points- Part 6, 100-150 points, Water wonders, Pearls of optimism [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-02-08 4:41
Viewed: 4771
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 115
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Even water smiles when coffee is around. The magic of coffee ... :)

Setup: blue CD, coffee bean, water drops, and white paper with a big smiley drawn on it (unfortunately, I can't draw, so my smiley doesn't have proportionate eyes :().

PP: crop, frame, slight color adjustment and dirt removal.

jacojvr, lebjohnson, wilkinsonsg, JohnTulip, chrisJ, samr, Janice, runs, Palmvig, Biance-, MLINES, wck, emanetkerem, vandana2923, lgfoto, Viking, goonivuz, Rickly has marked this note useful
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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To goonivuz: CC - Coffee Smileskatya534 1 04-18 18:06
To yigithan: CC - Coffee Smileskatya534 1 03-14 11:58
To buzdovan: CC - Coffee Smileskatya534 3 01-24 08:31
To Biance-: CC - Coffee Smileskatya534 1 02-14 21:15
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To runs: CC - Coffee Smileskatya534 1 02-10 16:13
To Werewolf: CC - Coffee Smileskatya534 7 02-10 13:31
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To Jancie: CC - Coffee Smileskatya534 1 02-09 21:44
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To Attila: CC - Coffee Smileskatya534 7 02-08 20:08
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What has happened today:D So much coffee!
This one os emaazing! Bravo!
Perfect drops! Perfect smilies!

your specialty:))

It is so sensitive....look at mine, i'm on fire:)))

hug, Sabina

very nice colours and idea, good shot!

Hi Ekaterina,

Great photo, nice colour and detail.


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  • lucbus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1809 W: 92 N: 1864] (10358)
  • [2006-02-08 6:50]

Hi Katya,
Excellent composition, The colors and lighting are excellent and I like these reflection on the water drops that looks like smile. Very well done.

Amazing macro Katya, see we have some stiff competition here

wow, nice contrast, Katya! The beautiful details and the smileys on the water drops are amazing! Great job! TfS

This is drop of water!?
I were shure that you have put some blue glass rock for aquarium or plants arrangement. I like the result. Something minimalist. Just one bean... Not enough for a very dark and strong coffee :)

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  • letr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1134 W: 420 N: 1093] (6670)
  • [2006-02-08 13:21]
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:-)) very creative Katya , excellent macro shot and a good contribution to the CC ..well done on the creativity here !!


Wonderful Katya how you made this photo...thanks for the tip about the setup ;-)
Have a wonderful evening.


  • Attila Gold Star Critiquer [C: 380 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-02-08 13:55]
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Very feminine! :)))

Sorry, this is not a nudity shot.


Very interesting and a great impact. While this challange is over, I would experiment a bit more with the idea and come up with a stronger composition. But then I see others like this compo, so this may be personal. Nice anyway! Maybe include two more coffee beans hanging into/our of the frame?

Coffe and watter, nice coler!

  • drymd29 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1146 W: 242 N: 659] (7658)
  • [2006-02-08 14:49]
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Very nice blue and glamour shining. I like it. The smile was hard to find to me.
Thanks Ekaterina

Very nice - sharpness is striking, and the colours smashing, sweet smiling drops ;-) Lovely shot, Katya!

LOL, that idea with smileys beneath those drops is great, congratulations! Other game with colors is very interesting, TFS!

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  • Andys Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 118 W: 19 N: 72] (1119)
  • [2006-02-08 18:29]
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What a great effect you have got here, Simple but really clever too, I did not even notice the smile at first, then when you do the shot becomes even more interesting. Lovely colours and a great composition.

What an amazing picture! Very dateiled and some wonderful colors. Those smiles certainly satisfy the conditions of the image. Nicely done...
Andriy Ω

Your smilies look great to me, Ekaterina - much better than I would have drawn! The water drops look like crystal paperweights - just perfect!

Good job!
Gayle :)

Oooooh you clever girl, the macro shot done extremely well. Composition great, focus is fantastic. The little starbursts are magical. You have made my voting decision very difficult.

A well composed presentation, with vivid colours and very fine details!
Pablo -

Very well concieved and executed shot - the 'smiley' adds that extra bit of interest - well done :)

Idea is special this way Kat
Not sure if I pop-in for a coffee..only obe bean seemed a little small to fill a cup. (^__^)
Goodluck in the ''Coffee race-track ''

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2006-02-09 8:17]

Hi Ekaterina

A fantastic color contrast, between the warm red coffee bean & cold blue. Excellent sharpness, lighting, & contrast. Well done!

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  • Yug Gold Star Critiquer [C: 158 W: 0 N: 89] (1864)
  • [2006-02-09 11:23]

Very Nice Ekaterina! Nice colour, sharp image et tight composition. Very well balance and pleasant for the eyes.

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  • samr Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 506 W: 31 N: 401] (3329)
  • [2006-02-09 16:36]

Creative, colourful, soft yet very sharp. Very well thought out and a great result Ekaterina. TFS,

Hello Katya,

Here we have another enjoyable and wonderfully creative photograph for a challenge. The colors are superb and those light refractions are so very special. Great idea Katya and very very well done.

Love and Peace always!

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3204 W: 262 N: 7964] (34497)
  • [2006-02-09 21:39]
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Super shot Katya. Stunning! 3 water drops - good number, better than 2 or 4. You show it all so well. Perfect PP work.
But what is the white line at the lower right? I see a very fine line around the photo but it is larger there.
TFS, Janice

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  • bebu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 272 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-02-10 2:30]

Chef-d'oeuvre - Masterpiece


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  • runs Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 71 W: 12 N: 22] (347)
  • [2006-02-10 15:55]
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Hi Ekaterina,

I love this shot ! Wonderfull sharpness on coffee and water. Nice and original composition idea. Perfect shot !


Nice idea, I can see the Smiley, but coffee is associated with WARMTH and the blue is too cold for this image.

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  • Mitra Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1153 W: 70 N: 1116] (16)
  • [2006-02-12 9:18]

Great photo, nice colour and detail.

Hi Ekaterina, this is a very well done addition to the coffee challenge. Nice shadows, reflections and colours.

Have a great day. Yan :)

Hello Katya
Very creative and crisp sharp image. Ligthing well controlled. I think the highlights in the drops adds magic.
PS. Was it flash?

Fantastic macro shot Katya! I never would have thought of purposely adding reflections to the scene... Good work!

wow ... that's great :o)
fantastic :o)
great idea and excellent realisation Katya
many TFS it :o)
ili :o)

What a great idea Ekaterina.

I can't believe a camera actualy took this photo, it's so sharp, and detailed I'd have thought it was made through some sort of design art program. GREAT WORK. And I mean it, the detials are perfect, and I didn't even notice the unproportionate eyes... I still dont! This photo is really, really lovely. The blue and brown, great contrast, and very vivid!



Hi Katya, Beautiful shot. Simple but so effective. Great idea and great lighting.

Best of luck !


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  • MLINES Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1350 W: 102 N: 1081] (9125)
  • [2006-03-13 21:38]

Creative and original. Crystal clear composition. Good colours. Well done.

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  • wck Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 697 W: 36 N: 423] (3851)
  • [2006-04-14 23:18]

Hi Ekaterina, Wooow! superb crisp detail in close up! the mix light layer effect just great! Well made!


Hello Ekaterina
Very nice photo.Good colours.Good composition.Water on the light stars perfect.Beutiful water drops.Good job.
Well done.


Great macro shot absolutelyu stunning result !! I've got to try this setup at home :D Thanks for the method

hi Ekaterina,
Great colours and textures!
Well done and best regards,
Daniel :)

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  • valari Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 948 W: 102 N: 395] (4105)
  • [2006-06-10 12:00]

Fantastic composition!Great photo, nice colour and detail.Very creative ,Katya !
Thank you for your good words to my pics!

Funny and nice picture. Its lovely too see what macro can do with a photo. Nice one!!!

Absolutely beautiful. And I smile too, when there is coffee around. Lovely shot.

What has happened today:D So much coffee!
This one os emaazing! Bravo!
Perfect drops! Perfect smilies!
nice good

dEar Katya,

This is really wonderful,Very Great my friend


Perfect! A coffee grain, for a triple shade of three shades with three drops with three smiles with three smiles more, and it is all in blue and coffee. It's maddening. Rafa.

Imaginative, creative, well done and -:)))


marc L

Hi, Katya.
Good macro shot - great details and colors. Very creative. Well done!

P.S. Btw your smiley is really cute. (",)

Beautiful macro shot. Creative idea, liked the sharpness and colors. :) Vandana


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  • lgfoto Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 210 W: 66 N: 252] (2190)
  • [2007-01-21 14:46]

Wooow Ekaterina, what a nice idea and great finishing! TFS

Darn Katja you are a tough critiquer! But after checking your work i can understend your inclination towards perfection. This image rocks and is worth all given points. But please come visit me again and try to find something worh points giving too;).
Have fun,

Lets lift this ugly lonosome coffee bean over the 100 line shall we:-)
No, its great Take care

Кажется совсем не совместимым, и этим фото интересно!

Whoa, I didn't even notice the smiley until I read your note, but it is so awesome! I lvoe the colors and sharpness. Great job!

Wonderful composition and idea. Nice work.

Great composition,cangratulation
Good luck

Hello Ekaterina,
Great macro here. Excellent focus and colours. I like your POV and how you framed the picture
Thanks for sharing and greetings

Thank you for your comment to my pic. I have been putting pics on TE for the last month or so and I have been finding it a obvious at times. I have been struggling to get started here (TL), I don't know why, because I am normally more interested in the abstract. Your picture here has sparked my inspiration and has presented an endless range of possibilities - probably more so than any other picture I have seen yet.

It is not the best picture I have seen, I could comment on composition, exposure, depth of field, the lighting sources or the tea stain to the left (the smiley acid face, however, is inovative!).

What is does do, is tell me to get up off my arse and create images instead of waiting for the image to come to me. We can all recognise an excellent landscape when we see it, if we are willing to get up at dawn and photograph it numerous times and with numerous exposure AND use HDR s/w we will be blessed with a reasonable picture. BUT your image tells me that there is another process in photography that I have not begun to explore - conceptualisation (I know it is a bit late at night to be coming up with words with more than 5 syllables).

So thank you for your picture - even though I will not be partaking in your late night smiley caffine delerium (as I am off to bed soon).

You've had plenty of feed back for this, so I expect you won't even get round to seeing this one, so for now good night, thank you and good luck.



I'm discovering your gallery, your subjects are realy different from what I like to shoot, but I like it very much. Bravo.


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