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Cup a Tea

Cup a Tea
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Copyright: Laura Cee (laura4) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 13 W: 0 N: 24] (123)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-04-22
Categories: Food
Exposure: f/5.6
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-05-08 6:56
Viewed: 1314
Points: 2
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I was trying different things one Sunday morning and this is what I ended up with, the reflection was not planned. I was a little disappointed at first but then after looking at it I ended up liking that aspect. I tried to fix the white edges but couldn’t find anything I liked.

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To seneca77: Tea any onelaura4 3 05-13 02:21
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Hi Laura,

I like what you've created here, abstract yet familiar. It's funny, at first - before I read your note - I didn't care for the reflection, and thought about how it could be cloned out. But then, it kind of grew on me, and now I like it. Turns out you had much the same reaction to the finished image.

What you may want to try is a taking a self-portrait, and superimposing the image in the liquid - just a thought.

What aspect of the white edges were you trying to fix? Maybe someone will take a stab at a workshop.

But all in all, I wouldn't change too much here. I like the circular shape inside the square-ish frame, and the orange/brown of the tea surrounded by the bright white, against the greenish background. Very simple, yet effective composition and color scheme.

Perhaps cropping the top of the photo closer to the handle, to more closely match the other edges, would look less awkward, but just a minor point.

Well done!

- Bob

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