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La Pavoni manufactures some of the finest and most recognized manual lever espresso machines in the world. Crafted in Italy since their introduction in 1961, these works of art are as beautiful as they are functional.


the pavoni espresso maker is certainly the most beautiful on the market. it looks like it's right out of a 1920's milan bar.a combination of style, quality and reliability. but it's not easy to use. this isn't for push-button automatic types. everything, from what coffee you use to how you measure and pack it, to how much pressure you exert, to how long you let the water run, will affect the final outcome. it takes weeks of practice till you get the hang of it and more practice till you learn how to make coffee to match your tastes. once you get the hang of it you've got a gorgeous piece of italian design that makes a near-perfect espresso (face it, at home you'll never match a italian barrista). but it takes work
have a great WEEKEND

thanks for looking



oliver


all images Nikon D 200 /LB original /f2,8 except the middle image = f4

Camera:Nikon D200 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:lensbaby original
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:the espresso maker
Username:bliba bliba
Uploaded:5 Mar 2010 - 7:54 AM
Tags:Black, Black & white, Close-up / macro, Coffee, Espresso maker , Italy, Lensbaby original, Photo journalism
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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7431 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1015 Constructive Critique Points
5 Mar 2010 - 8:04 AM

Deep sighs of contentment... Perfect rich deep coffee tones, satisfying tchnology, a quiet atmosphere for conversation - this says it all.. 8am is the perfect time of day to open an image like this, my mind is drifting into espresso Happy-Land.
Moira

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franken
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5 Mar 2010 - 8:04 AM

A different and interesting montage.

Ken

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Petro_Conradie

Love it, beautifully done
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rontear
rontear e2 Member 11rontear vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
5 Mar 2010 - 8:19 AM

Expertly taken, ollie. Enjoy a coffee ! Ron.

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DiegoDesigns
5 Mar 2010 - 9:20 AM

If anyone needed a lesson in how to make an inanimate object look romantically attractive, then this would be it. A classic, Ollie, masterful... Dave

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5 Mar 2010 - 10:34 AM

There's such a magical quality to your lensbaby images Ollie.

Al.

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jarendell
jarendell e2 Member 795 forum postsjarendell vcard Spain2 Constructive Critique Points
5 Mar 2010 - 10:35 AM

HI Ollie,
Just back-tracked through your previous uploads and enjoyed myself (visually!) Been to England for a few days where I had some rather poor offerings in coffee,and this reminds me of my times spend on holiday in Italy many years ago,mind you,the austrians know how to make a good coffee, once you´ve waded through the baffling choice!

James

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Chant57
Chant57 e2 Member 8372 forum postsChant57 vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
5 Mar 2010 - 10:59 AM

An excellent set of images, the deep rich coffee tones suiting the subject to perfection. Excellent work from conception to execution Ollie.
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Joline
Joline e2 Member 8Joline vcard United States51 Constructive Critique Points
5 Mar 2010 - 12:00 PM

I hope they have hired you to do the advertising photos.....you have made this into a work of beauty.

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woolybill1
woolybill1 e2 Member 7woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
5 Mar 2010 - 1:21 PM

This superb. The LB has imparted a sense of romance to the machinery. Mind you, it required a true romantic to think of it! Beautiful tones and perfect toning, Oliver.

Have a great week-end!
Regards
Bill

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MilanaG
MilanaG  8 Bulgaria
5 Mar 2010 - 2:02 PM

...I can smell the coffee Smile...like the idea and the realization !
Have a great weekend!
Milena

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NevP
NevP  9853 forum posts Canada13 Constructive Critique Points
5 Mar 2010 - 3:09 PM

A gorgeous set of shots very well set up here. Atmospheric and wonderful. Have a great weekend.

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SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 64426 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
5 Mar 2010 - 4:48 PM

The components hang together very well, aided by that superb toning.
Chris

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Francois Lepinay

Have a great wekend too. Francois

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7431 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1015 Constructive Critique Points
5 Mar 2010 - 5:41 PM

Back to this again, it's all about craftsmanship, yours, the manufacturer's, the barrista's. Coffee-making in the UK has improved beyond recognition in recent decades but it's still viewed as a job for students and work-experience kids, not a serious art. That's our tragedy.
Moira

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JohnH37
JohnH37  8 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Mar 2010 - 6:46 PM

Excellent
-John

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backbeat
backbeat  8134 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Mar 2010 - 8:21 PM

i don't drink that much coffee, but this has made me fancy a cup..lol

phil

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Frontier
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5 Mar 2010 - 10:26 PM

Amazing images and compilation
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dusted
dusted  9505 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Mar 2010 - 8:24 AM

wonderful image.... amazing attention to detail ..could only be yours

and I drink my own body weight in coffee most days so love it even more !

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davidhu
davidhu  8 United Kingdom19 Constructive Critique Points
6 Mar 2010 - 3:10 PM

Excellent work Ollie, beautifully constructed and the toning works a treat. Harks back to some of your earlier montages. My pic of the week so it gets my gong.
Dave

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Adrian_Reynolds

A tone to suit the subjects Ollie, excellent work,
Adrian

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Mynett
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6 Mar 2010 - 6:04 PM

love it...

Linda

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7 Mar 2010 - 3:51 AM

enjoy your expresso maker what fun & friendship they bring....

di

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Rende
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8 Mar 2010 - 10:57 PM

Wonderful, atmospheric montage.
Rende

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photophantom
8 Mar 2010 - 11:33 PM


Quote: Wonderful, atmospheric montage.
Rende

indeed

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DRicherby
DRicherby  5269 forum posts United Kingdom725 Constructive Critique Points
19 Mar 2010 - 11:12 PM

So, it's kind of like the lensbaby of coffee machines, then. Wink

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SueTurner
SueTurner  981 forum posts England3 Constructive Critique Points
21 Mar 2010 - 7:03 PM

superb - so well put together to make such an interesting image

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John_Humphreys
30 Mar 2010 - 11:01 PM

You've done full justice to this beautiful utensil with your pictures. John

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MediumSizeUnavailable

Fantastic work Oliver

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