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Morning Addiction

Morning Addiction
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Copyright: Werner Dirla (werdir) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1416 W: 147 N: 2654] (11957)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-10-09
Categories: Daily Life, Mood
Camera: Nikon D90, AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G, 67 mm Hoya UV
Exposure: f/22, 1/60 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Friday Theme 2010-10-08 Addiction/Addict [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-10-09 5:29
Viewed: 1444
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I didn’t think I’d come up with anything for the Friday theme, then an opportunity presented itself this morning. I’ve been trying to get the “right” photo of my mom’s old coffee grinder, which has fascinated me since childhood. The black cloth was already draped in the background and underneath it from previous attempts, and when I saw the way the golden morning light was coming through the blinds and hitting it, I knew this was it. I didn’t have enough room to use a tripod, so I had to bump up the ISO to get a decent shutter speed at the small aperture I wanted to use.

Shot in RAW, converted to jpeg, small crop, cloned out a small section of sunlit cloth, curves and unsharp mask.

Have a great weekend everyone!

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Hi Werner..nice light patterns ..good choice of composition with nice exposure and tones...


I like this a lot Werner. It's great how the photo opportunity finally presented itself. The colors on the grinder are so warm with that morning light coming through the blinds. Well observed and well executed.
(have a great weekend. It's Thanksgiving weekend in Canada, so a holiday on Monday. I'm off to a family event at my sister and b-in-law's ranch!)

simple subject made into a very effective image realy nice work those shadows are excellent
tfs regards bryan

Hello Werner

It's a good idea and a right pov.
Perfect capture of light and shadows, I like the result.
I think that the frame was not necessary.
I propose another idea and other addiction in ws.
Have a great week end too
Best regards

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2010-10-09 23:03]


Génail jeu d'mbres et lumière, quelle intimité et doucuer dans cette image, lec captage et la présentation est parfaite, splendide.

Bravo et amitié


This one is particularly well lit Werner - great use of sidelight and shadow! The totally black BG with the shadows running across the grinder make for a very interesting photo...

I hear that coffee is an addiction, but I can't even smell the stuff without feeling sick can you believe!!!!


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  • dbp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 644 W: 9 N: 92] (4132)
  • [2010-10-31 11:41]

great and uniq shot
excelent work with the light.
thanks for comment on "crossing the bridge".

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  • Reflex Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 639 W: 205 N: 43] (1347)
  • [2010-10-31 11:46]

Perfect picture with a good BG and an original composition !
Kind regards

Hi Werner,
Great idea successfully implemented. You handled the light on this one like Caravaggio!

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