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Coffees On (*)
November 3, 2004 Tracy Ferrero

Coffee's On (*)

Canada

I've been busy documenting a rather large antique sterling silver collection recently, and thought this closeup of a coffee urn would fit nicely with the challenge.


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Guest 06-Nov-2004 01:45
Hey everyone... thanks for all your positive feedback, tips and links. I will definitely check them all out, but I'm just not sure I'll have time before the challenge ends. Thanks again!
Tracy!
Guest 06-Nov-2004 01:45
Hey everyone... thanks for all your positive feedback, tips and links. I will definitely check them all out, but I'm just not sure I'll have time before the challenge ends. Thanks again!
Tracy!
Nugar06-Nov-2004 00:10
Nice picture, Tracy! Here's a smoke tutorial that may help you:http://www.polykarbon.com/tutorials/effects/smoke.htm I found it here:http://www.pslover.com/index.php
Rod 05-Nov-2004 12:00
Lovely shot Tracy, maybe you need your white frames back again then nobody would notice the steam;-) Also well done on keeping the blown highlights out of the spout, as they seem so common on this sort of shot. Well done.
ctfchallenge05-Nov-2004 01:37
tracy, i like the simplicity of the photo. very nice contrast. as far as the the steam goes, you might be able to improve it by giving it a different path. maybe start with it rising first and then moving over to the left. of course since i haven´t tried it myself and have no idea what it would look like, it might be a silly suggestion but who knows! - atothev ...another thought, maybe some tonal value to the steam also.
Guest 05-Nov-2004 00:53
Hi Tracy. Lovely shot, I think it would've also been a good minimalistic shot. I like the little touch of steam that you added. I think you should keep it, or you can try another PS brush. Deviantart.com has tons of PS brushes you can download, they should have the one you need.
Guest 04-Nov-2004 23:34
Thanks Shu and Iso... and yup, you're 100% correct iso... I never was any good at putting paint to paper, or pen to tablet... think I should remove it? Tracy!
iso320004-Nov-2004 21:35
I like the composition of this a lot. Is that steam real? Looks a bit like a brush in PS. I hope I'm not being insulting! I'll gladly be proved wrong :)
ctfchallenge04-Nov-2004 19:37
Tracy--Your image is so clever with the reverse S-shaped spout and a hint of steam coming from its mouth.......really nice! Shu