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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!
Tray7 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Butter or Crisco or Pam or Olive Oil from a spray can or I give up but that is awesome.
AllexDA Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You've been featured in my Sunday Feature #2
coldpeppermint Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011
I think it is extremely nice and well made
CoffeeToffeeSquirrel Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011   General Artist
Featured in my journal :) [link]
SummerQs Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011
It looks great! I love it! Well done :)

It's been over a year and no one has guessed! Haha nice job :D
My guess would be lemon (like the juice)
zakkiya29 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful shot!!
Annnnddd my guess is mayonnaise?!??
OliviaMichalski Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I featured your wonderful artwork(s) in my newest Square'ish - feature!
Please check it out and give it a favourite, so that it gets more attention.
Have a nice day! :heart:
Aeschae Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011
I'm assuming Chuck Norris is levitating the coffee grinds right next to the cup while you took this picture.
laniVPLK Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011  Student Photographer
awesome concept <3
PolarLynx Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
peanut butter?
M-Musea Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011   Interface Designer
ceva special...imi place poza...dar si coffe
coffeenoir Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You have been featured here!!! [link]
FanTard247 Featured By Owner May 8, 2011
My love of coffee has lead me to this, And I can say...i WANT THAT CUP!

my guess's on how to get the coffee to stick?
paint.glue spray.
or as my darling said, 'Cum' O_o some how I doubt it, and yes, hes rather dirty in his way of thinking.
Not-of-this-age Featured By Owner May 8, 2011
Eeeewwwww..... nope. nope nope nope. Dirty indeed.

Glad you like the shot.
FanTard247 Featured By Owner May 8, 2011
Yep,Hes dirty indeed, but very kind( I wonder why most people don't bother knowing him log enough to find out ;) )

And I really do love it, the colors make me think of the morning, (brown-coffee, purple, sun rise..weird sky's in my area :D )
VampirateLycan Featured By Owner May 1, 2011
Double sided sticky tape.

or (My boyfriend says) Lube lol
Not-of-this-age Featured By Owner May 3, 2011
Nope and Nope. :D
VampirateLycan Featured By Owner May 1, 2011
This is so cool! :D
clarax78 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Featured Here : [link] :D
carolinamiami Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011  Student Photographer
ShabalbaIggy Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011
liquid bandaid?
VampirateLycan Featured By Owner May 1, 2011
Evil evil evil stuff. :/ *shudder*
Not-of-this-age Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011
there is such a thing? dude.... I missed out on the greatest stuff while growing up.
ShabalbaIggy Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011
ahahaha! it's kind of like nail polish but for cuts!
Roys-Elric Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
koclikow Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011
.Waow ! Perfect *-*
autumnat Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011
so creative!
tupilak Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011  Student
Unquestionably creative and very well executed. An instant :+fav: Brilliant!
STLUKA Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011
excellent! :clap:
Vicchy Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fooledsweetness Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011
You have been featured here :) [link]
ShabalbaIggy Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011
was it petroleum jelly?
the picture reminds me of tiramisu! yum.
Not-of-this-age Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011
Hei. Thanks for all the :+fav:s. That's star power for you. :D

Nope, not petroleum jelly though i'm thinking that would work too. And it's funny how I haven't noticed before until you said tiramisu but that's where the edible quality to it comes from. :D
ShabalbaIggy Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011
I tried my best to resist but your photos are all such interesting concepts and I just couldn't help it.
God I love tiramisu. haha
Hrm... was it modge podge?
Not-of-this-age Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011
nope. No modge podge. :hug: :D
ShabalbaIggy Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011
oh oh oh milk that is slightly heated with drops of vinegar. That makes this paste for ceramics.
JenElizabeth Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011
wow thats aamazing and so creative
Not-of-this-age Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011
thank you so much. :D
CAD-TheLucas Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Did you use Higgs Boson particles?
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August 4, 2010
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Shutter Speed
1/60 second
Focal Length
49 mm
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Date Taken
Aug 4, 2010, 10:19:48 AM