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Morning Coffee       ©2010 Franz07
Panasonic DMC-LX3       1st place, 146 points
1/40s, f2.8, ISO 80, 57mm, Normal Program, Pattern, no flash
 
Post-Processing: cropped
raised highlights in Picasa's tuning tool to the end of the scale
then converted to black and white
and then raised highlights again and shadows a little bit to get back some contrast
downsized for the upload
      Extra Info: Mmm... a hot cup of coffee in the morning!
I very much enjoy this moment, just a few minutes before everyone gets ready for the day. ;-)
 
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Mepo
Nov 5, 2010
    Franz - It's a wise and happy husband who does not count his wife's shoes. ROFLOL

Franz07
Nov 4, 2010
    Thank you Mike. I'm really happy with this wonderful result...
...that could easily cost me another pair of new shoes. :-D

Edward48
Nov 4, 2010
    A great double Franz. I hope you pay your model the going rate :)

rafinmelb
Nov 2, 2010
    congratulations I liked the two high key shots

Franz07
Nov 2, 2010
    Yee Ha!!! Oh Wow! A double. That's cool!!! :-DDD (imagine I'm dancing a jig around the living room - LOL!!! come and join in)
Hi friends! Thank you all very much for your nice comments and your votes.
Puh, I don't know what to say...
I've always mixed emotions when I enter pictures of people. Some day I have to tell them, if the shot came off well... Thank you all so much for helping me out this time! ;-)

mark6229
Nov 2, 2010
    Congratulations on the win.

akebono
Nov 2, 2010
    Congratulations!
Cheers
Akebono

drivingback
Nov 2, 2010
    Congratulations on your double win Franz! =)

mrsawyer
Nov 1, 2010
    Wow Franz! A double winner! Congrats!

Jade O.
Nov 1, 2010
    Great shots' great double!!!

Lo
Nov 1, 2010
    Congratulations Franz - a well deserved double!

Mepo
Nov 1, 2010
    Double congratulations Franz - Well deserved. You will not be allowed any more holidays if this is what the result is ! LOL
Double congrats to your beautiful model also.

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Franz07
Nov 1, 2010
    LOL! Michael, you are amazing. Thanks a lot!
Lo nailed my intention. Both of my shots came out a bit too dark, and the colors seemed to detract from the main thing. The high key effect fixed it, imo. Although her eyes have really beautiful colors, I liked it better this way.

Thank you all very much for your nice comments!

...Alby, me too...
Edited on Nov 1, 2010

Mepo
Nov 1, 2010
    This one just grabs me. Love the blown area - it really works! The thumb and finger are just right. I'm guessing this is the mother of all those beautiful kids!

Ronoz
Nov 1, 2010
    Yep, that is what coffee is meant to do ...interesting use of overexposure ...TT

Lo
Oct 31, 2010
    Love what you accomplished by working with the highlights to turn this into black and white - I think the lack of colour really brings the attention to these beautful eyes

boar76
Oct 31, 2010
    Emh...I think i'm falling in love with those eyes....
Superb model!...And a great capyion too!
My n 1 surely

Jade O.
Oct 29, 2010
    The huge blown area which basically bisects the image (never a good effect unless it is for an obviously deliberate purpose) really hurts this otherwise well conceived and executed image. As it is, it makes my TT, but just.

rafinmelb
Oct 29, 2010
    So from low key to high key. Well done, the main element the eyes are perfect and the photo tells a common story we can all relate to. High in my TT.

forkcandles
Oct 29, 2010
    so much fun with digital photoshopping
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