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  #93 Coffee
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Camaraderie and coffee       ©2010 Mepo
Panasonic DMC-FZ30       6th place, 91 points
1/25s, f3.6, ISO 200, ?, Aperture Priority, Pattern, no flash
 
Post-Processing: Rotate, flip horizontally, adj contrast, levels, clone out some dirt. USM       Extra Info: The vignette is caused by the barrel of my 90 degree lens adapter. The photo is shot through a mirror in the barrel. It helps me take candid shots as the camera is aimed away from the subject.
 
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Franz07
Dec 1, 2010
    Congratulations Michael! It was my #1...
A wonderful shot.
And I take it together with the cup ... but 5 is too much!!!

Mepo
Dec 1, 2010
    Thanks guys - your support is very much appreciated. I like to say that it is very important to 'consider the source' of an insult or a compliment. In this case I am more than happy with the source(s) :-)

Jade O.
Dec 1, 2010
    You don't do candid much better than this. Congratulations!

wrosenthal
Dec 1, 2010
    I wanted to see this finish higher up. I like the feeling it portrays. Not sure about the vignette. Maybe that threw some people off a bit.

LaRee
Dec 1, 2010
    Still really love this one. I wasn't alone in placing it in 1st place either.

Mepo
Nov 30, 2010
    Franz - The K.M. strikes again LOL Your comments are much appreciated. Very happy you liked it.

As for my "periscope" as you impudently refer to it - I can see that you are just jealous - It is in fact a highly specialized item - hand made by Swiss craftsmen from the finest materials available and machined to exacting tolerances. All yours for $5 or best offer (free coffee cup included). ROFLOL

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Franz07
Nov 30, 2010
    I didn't know it before, but I think you captured exactly one of those great moments I was looking for.
Wonderful shot and full of atmosphere.
...and now give that periscope toy back to your kids... LOL! ;-)

Mepo
Nov 28, 2010
    LaRee - Thank you. I agree 100% but you put it more succinctly than I.

LaRee
Nov 28, 2010
    On first go through, this is my favorite of all the entries in the main challenge. I love the feel I get. Friends having coffee together and talking....the best way to enjoy a cup of coffee!

Mepo
Nov 28, 2010
    Old Finn. Very happy to get your vote. I'm addicted to street photography - I love recording life. I know these guys are not models but I think they are honest, hard working people in from the cold enjoying some companionship with their coffee. We need more people like this. I think the guy on the right is a carpenter - his jacket was covered with wood chips - that was the 'dirt' I cloned off. I hope he would have approved.

I will post a photo of the lens for you after the voting is over.
Edited on Nov 28, 2010

Mepo
Nov 28, 2010
    piman - Thanks very much for commenting; glad you like the image. I liked the vignette from the lens barrel - imo it emphasized the covert nature of the shot but I understand that it might put a few people off.

Old Finn
Nov 28, 2010
    Suits well to the topic. Sharpness, light and colors good.
The vignetting suits here. My 1:st choice.
Is it possible to see a picture of that mirror setup?

piman
Nov 27, 2010
    You've captured a nice moment of interaction with a sharp and well exposed image, but the vignette, not so much.

Mepo
Nov 27, 2010
    Jade - Your comments are dead on but I hope you are wrong about the votes. I wish you would stop editing your comments - I slide lower at every take - 2nd place, 3rd place and now simply tt LOL LOL Maybe you should not vote in the evening when your feminine prerogative seems to be strongest. ROFLOL.
Edited on Nov 28, 2010

Jade O.
Nov 26, 2010
    Spycam? The vignette makes this work. The subjects are perfectly natural and the moment captured. This is, I believe, everyday Ontario, in iconic form --not greatness, just everyman in its modesty. That modesty and sense of commonness belies this uncommon capture so that may not translate into votes. TT.
Edited on Nov 26, 2010
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