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Coffee's On !

By chase
My first real attempt at light painting.
I was up at sparrow o'clock whilst it was still dark outside, set up my stuff (which I have been planning for a while) and my camera set to bulb (I think...the exif will tell).
I adapted a small torch so the beam was as small as I could get it...black card,elastic bands and a bit of tape later... focused in the light, light off and on went the torch, exposure button pressed and away I went.
I set up and lit one of those smelly stick things to see if I could capture some of the smoke...to look a bit like steam, well I got it and hope it had the right effect.
A couple of naughty highlights, especially on the sugar cubes but that could be improved with practice, hopefully.
Not 100% happy with this so your views would be helpful.
So, work very much in progress.
Raw file converted in Lightroom, finished in Photoshop.
Not much post processing done, levels adjusted, colour balanced and a slight crop all round.

Thanks for taking the time to drop by and read my description.
Constructive critique and mods very welcome.
Janet xx

Tags: Still life Smoke Coffee Light painting Pewter Biscuits sugar cubes

Voters: woolybill1, Badgerfred, viscostatic and 45 more

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viscostatic 13 45 5 United Kingdom
3 Oct 2019 8:41AM
Very impressive. A well planned and beautiful still life. I can smell the coffee from here.

Phil.

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chase Plus
14 1.3k 272 England
3 Oct 2019 8:47AM

Quote: I can smell the coffee from here.

Yes, I can too the smell has filled the house and I hate coffee Sad
ColleenA Plus
7 440 6 Australia
3 Oct 2019 8:50AM
Wow, so much effort but so worth it as itís an amazing shot, well done
chase Plus
14 1.3k 272 England
3 Oct 2019 9:35AM
Many thanks folks.
Colleen and Angela, great to have your User Awards on this, very encouraging, thank you.
Janet xx
3 Oct 2019 10:59AM
Beautiful.
Sylvia
Irishkate Plus
9 41 115 United Kingdom
3 Oct 2019 11:09AM
Wow an award for sheer effort and effect!
KateGrin
chase Plus
14 1.3k 272 England
3 Oct 2019 11:11AM

Quote:Wow an award for sheer effort and effect!

Thank you Kate...appreciated.
Janet xx
3 Oct 2019 11:21AM
Superbly done, i had tried a similar kind of technique several years ago, i had uploaded here at the beginning of my membership here in the name ' Friends '...It was really challenging and you have done very well...
chase Plus
14 1.3k 272 England
3 Oct 2019 11:54AM
I see that Somnath, thank you and yes, challenging is an understatement but... I will get it right, I do have images from another photographer to aspire to.
bricurtis Plus
14 2.3k 50 England
3 Oct 2019 12:24PM
Beautiful set up Janet, the theme comes over well with great objects. I'm not to sure about the smoke/steam effect ..........but I would not know how it should look in reality.Smile
Brian.
chase Plus
14 1.3k 272 England
3 Oct 2019 12:29PM

Quote:but I would not know how it should look in reality

Thanks Brian, I wouldn't know either, it was pitch dark, guess I got lucky for once Smile
capto Plus
7 5.9k 13 United Kingdom
3 Oct 2019 2:37PM
A difficult technique and a great result.Smile
ivor
chavender Plus
9 403 1 France
3 Oct 2019 3:32PM
Very nicely controlled lighting Janet.
A well put together still life.
Bill
chase Plus
14 1.3k 272 England
3 Oct 2019 4:58PM
Thanks everyone.
Ivor and Bill, so nice to ave your UAs, especially on this image.
Janet xx
chase Plus
14 1.3k 272 England
3 Oct 2019 6:49PM
Thank you Ivan, great to have your UA.
chase Plus
14 1.3k 272 England
3 Oct 2019 10:06PM
Thank you Somnath, your valued UA is appreciated.
Lillian Plus
10 23 17 United Kingdom
3 Oct 2019 10:16PM
a great still life
and your lighting is spot on
chase Plus
14 1.3k 272 England
4 Oct 2019 7:18AM
Thanks Lillian, lovely to have your UA.
Janet xx

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