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By LyraWhite
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Shutter Speed
10/40 second
Focal Length
8 mm
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Date Taken
Jun 21, 2011, 3:42:18 PM
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:star::star::star::star-half::star-empty: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Vision
:star::star::star::star-empty::star-empty: Originality
:star::star::star::star-half::star-empty: Technique
:star::star::star::star-half::star-empty: Impact

Let me start off by saying that this is a very nice photo that I enjoyed viewing! I also know that this photo is relatively old, so many of the point I make could be things you've already corrected in your future works. I apologize for that ahead of time.

Vision: I can totally see what you were going for here, and I like it. I think the vision is really the strong point of the photo. You have a definite theme or concept to depict and you did a very nice job of achieving that.

Originality: I scored you lowest in originality, because the tea-and-sweeties thing is done a lot. That's not necessarily a bad thing, and it doesn't mean that you shouldn't take photos like that, it's just that you didn't put much of a twist on it here. I think your biggest point of originality is the use of the glass and reflection, so I do commend you on that. I just think it could have been better. You could have tried different angles and compositions that are less common or added more elements/details around the tea cup. Just something to think about. <img src="…" width="15" height="15" alt=";)" title=";) (Wink)"/>

Technique: There's not really anything wrong with your technique at all. I think the main thing is that the focus could be a lot sharper. If you weren't using a tripod, I'd have done that. If you don't have one, look into getting a cheap one and try to use (very, very stable) things around your house to prop your camera on. It makes still life shots loads easier and crisper.

Impact: The impact is pretty nice. When I look at this, it makes me think of the quiet joy of hot tea in the morning. That brings with it all sorts of indefinable feelings. So good job on this aspect.

Overall, a very nice shot. I hope this critique can be of some help for you or at the very least motivate you in some way. <img src="…" width="15" height="13" alt=":heart:" title="Heart"/>
makinmuffins17's avatar
oooooooooh i like the effect. it's pleasant
SaraJ3an's avatar
I have featured this photo in my journal! Thanks for sharing this great shot with us!
LyraWhite's avatar
thank you for the featured
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storytellerscosplay's avatar
Eu amo esses efeitos que só quem trabalha com fotografia sabe dar. A imagem fica mágica. Eu amei cada detalhe desta foto, você acertou um cheio! Só tente acertar um pouco mais a centralização, como se trata de uma xícara, e ainda tem um cookie para fazer peso, a imagem pende um pouquinho para a direita e isso causa um leve desconforto no olhar do espectador. Mas no geral, o seu trabalho está muito bom. Quero ver mais!
xXKrissumXx's avatar
This is really cute and the way you tinted the picture was perfect :3
DismayedSense's avatar
Ooohh I love this picture! :love:

I'm a sucker for reflections.
XxepIkzxX's avatar
Loving the vintage effect and also, the reflection of the cup on the table :aww:
Great work!
kjtgp1's avatar
well done. love the colors and composition!
Tjoepoe's avatar
Nice colors.

I don't have any Premium Membership so I will write my critic here :
I think the color just work perfectly. But, the positioning just too plain. No taste at all. Like drinking a plain water. It would be great if you placed it on unusual spot such on the top left or bottom right. And, you don't have to make it too level.
qui3ton3's avatar
I want that cookie... Other than that, this is a great photo. :) I love the color and the reflection on the table.
xBloodkissed-Dreamsx's avatar
Oh this looks wonderful :D
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