Critique Welcomed The cup that cheers.

Discussion in 'Abstract, Still Life, Specialist and Macro' started by Richard Mullard, Sep 28, 2014.

  1. Richard Mullard

    Richard Mullard New Member

    I'm a great tea drinker, can't stand the smell or taste of coffee, so last night when I was having a cuppa an a smoke I thought I'd get a few quick shots with my 1Ds and 40mm 'pancake' to see what sort of bokeh it produces, if it was no good then I haven't lost anything as my Helios 44-2 produces a good enough (for me) bokeh effect. This morning when I uploaded the shots to my PC I'd see if I can make something of them and I think this has turned out reasonable.

    The cup that cheers.
    par Richard Mullard, on ipernity

    Shot details
    1/200s @ f2.8
    lens profile correction in LR and the 'Toned Mono-Sepia' preset by @Beth Anthony , from the downloads section. I've also uploaded it to my 'NatGeo' page here and I've just checked it on 'NatGeo' and as of 13:11 on 28/09/14, 3 people so far have Favorited it. So there is no accounting for taste.

    Any way let me know what you think good or bad.

  2. Rob MacKillop

    Rob MacKillop Edinburgh Correspondent

    Very nice, Richard. Bokeh looks fine to me. I like the toning too - dare I say it has a slight "coffee" look to it :eek:
  3. Ivar D. Larsen

    Ivar D. Larsen Well-Known Member

    I think it is very fine and it reminds me very much of all the funny places people leave their cups.
  4. Beth Anthony

    Beth Anthony Well-Known Member

    glad you found some use from the action. love the shallow dof and the lines on the brick wall that pretty much point right to the coffee cup handle. nice dof.
  5. Pete Askew

    Pete Askew Admin

    I like it very much also Rich. The contrast between the smooth glaze and the pipe and wall works very well and the DoF is just right. A fine shot all round. :)
  6. Keith Hollister

    Keith Hollister Active Member

    I think this is a great image as well - quirky due to the visual contrast of the smoothly glazed cup in the industrial setting. Nice job on the B&W conversion too.

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