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Submitted on
August 4, 2010
Image Size
1.3 MB


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Shutter Speed
1/60 second
Focal Length
49 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Aug 4, 2010, 10:19:48 AM
Cup OF coffee I by Not-of-this-age Cup OF coffee I by Not-of-this-age
Been having fun with the concept of a cup of coffee made of coffee. It was fun to shoot but a pain to set up. First in a 3 part series.

:bulletblue: To those of you who bought a print I'm sending out my love. There's no higher compliment than wanting my work on your wall to look at daily.

:bulletred: Previous guesses on what I used to stick the coffee to the cup:

:bulletorange: Make-up and others: :bulletwhite:lipgloss:bulletwhite: hairspray:bulletwhite:hair gel:bulletwhite:hair wax:bulletwhite:hair mousse:bulletwhite: rimel/mascara:bulletwhite:glue for fake eyelashes:bulletwhite:nail-polish:bulletwhite:face cream:bulletwhite:foundation:bulletwhite:tooth paste:bulletwhite: soap:bulletwhite: shampoo:bulletwhite: conditioner:bulletwhite:shower gel:bulletwhite: vaseline:bulletwhite: bronzer:bulletwhite: suntan lotion:bulletwhite: body lotion:bulletwhite: eye lotion:bulletwhite: aloe vera:bulletwhite: cough syrup:bulletwhite: theater makeup.

:bulletyellow: Food and other stuff : Jam:bulletwhite: water:bulletwhite: sugar-saturated water:bulletwhite: sweet drink:bulletwhite: syrup:bulletwhite: Coffee(that would have been awesome but it didn't work):bulletwhite: water with flour:bulletwhite: egg yolk:bulletwhite: egg white:bulletwhite: honey:bulletwhite: butter:bulletwhite: milk:bulletwhite: glue(quite obvious but no):bulletwhite:MightyPutty :bulletwhite: Sugru(this could be a made up name since I have no idea what it is or does) :bulletwhite: wallpaper paste:bulletwhite: spit(aka saliva to us well brought up folk):bulletwhite:oil :bulletwhite:coconut oil :bulletwhite: ionic charge(I wish).

:bulletpurple: Wacky guesses that I loved and will get their authors featured::bulletwhite: a mix of magic and willpower :bulletwhite: steam which would make this a steampunk coffee :bulletwhite: souls of the innocent :bulletwhite: ssspiirit gum :bulletwhite: well obviously, the cup was self-stick to begin with :bulletwhite:

I'm updating as fast as i can guiz. I have 250+ comments to get through. The one who gets it right gets a great big journal feature from me. All guesses get 1 llama.
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Given 2010-09-09
Cup OF coffee I by *Not-of-this-age - "Such a creative take on the morning cup of joe! How many of us say/see/drink it daily and never thought to make it a cup OF actual coffee. The great crop and perfect colors complete the picture. Mouthwatering." ( Featured by Katerina423 )
Critique by CarolynViolet Aug 26, 2010, 4:21:59 PM
What a really creative idea! I've never seen anything like it - a wonderful twist on the sometimes cliched coffee shot.

The colours are perfect, purple and brown always remind me of chocolate, so when i first viewed this piece it made me think of Cadbury's. The simple, non distracting background works brilliantly and is very complementary. The crop is also very nice. Square photographs work brilliantly when they are well composed like this one. I don't like the white border, but this is just my personal preference. I've found that some artists think adding a white border improves the look of their photos - this piece simply doesn't need it and it stops me from getting lost in the scene.

I have a small problem with the focus. The image could look very delicate with a smaller depth of field and have a great impact with a wider one; but here the focus on the foreground loses it's impact because of the sudden blur between the saucer and the curve of the cup. Also, when i look closely at the grains on the edge of the saucer and immediate foreground they seem a little oversharpened and pixelated.

At first i wasn't sure about the reflective surface of the inside of the cup, as the flash of colour seemed to be distracting at first. But the more i look at this piece the more i like it. I feel without it, the colours could become boring. It's also quite complementary to the purple. Good choice of prop!

I'm impressed by the effort you went to to get the coffee to stick to the cup. It must have been a pain to wash up! It was totally worth it though, because this image is very inspiring, extremely creative and worth every comment and fave it has! Keep up the great work!
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Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013
Very original and the purple background is a nice touch! :coffeecup:
claremanson Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:iconstill-life-stills: features you here [link] have a lovely day :)
TehAngelsCry Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Wow, the purple and brown work really well here! Gorgeous photograph :D
lieveheersbeestje Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013
:bulletpurple: Hello, your photography is featured in this purple color feature :bulletpurple:
Have a nice day :rose:
NotaFullDeck Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I think the cup was made of caramel and you wet it before dusting it
TexasDreamer01 Featured By Owner May 4, 2012
Darkthrop Featured By Owner May 4, 2012
cred ca o sa ajung la spital cu prea multa cofeina in sange, dar fie:D
SprayCaint123 Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is outrageously creative... Wonderful job. :thumbsup: :star: :star: :star: :star: :star:
HectorVrl Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I see what you did thar
Tinkerbird08 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
this is cool!
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