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Mar 01, 2016 18:02 |  #16

break the rules. The second image with the leading line shadow is rad!




  
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Mar 01, 2016 18:33 |  #17

I like the simplicity of #1 to be honest.




  
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Mar 01, 2016 23:06 as a reply to  @ post 17919750 |  #18

I am kinda getting burned out of the rules of 3rd personally, thats why I shot these centered...I kinda wanted some symmetry of sorts. The second one with the shadow is centered but the shadow weighs the right side down.
Feel free to use it Planet5d.
I ended up rotating it and using it as my phone BG and it think it works well.
Thanks for all your input guys, it really does help see things differently.


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Mar 07, 2016 09:11 |  #19

To follow up

Thanks Buick M for permission to post... I've posted here: http://blog.planet5d.c​om …r-something-to-be-broken/ (external link)


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Mar 07, 2016 15:28 as a reply to  @ planet5D's post |  #20

Very interesting and insightful blog post Mitch!
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Mar 11, 2016 08:14 |  #21

Reshoot with a donut leaning against it and I will call it perfect.


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Mar 11, 2016 09:41 |  #22

I think the first image would make for an interesting one if you moved the light source closer to the cup to create a harsher, more pronounced diagonal shadow.

The second image is sort of interesting, but is the shadow enhanced or added? That's what I don't like about it. Even if it's not enhanced, I think it's too sharp and contrasty. I would like a slightly softer shadow and maybe see some texture from the tabletop come through.

I'm not terribly bothered by the cup being centered in either shot. The crops seem to reveal that the cup isn't sufficiently sharp. I'd reshoot with a larger DOF.

Here's an idea - If you reshoot, use two light sources so you can create two shadows going in different directions. Or you can shoot... move the light source... shoot again... and merge the images. Each shadow can point in the direction of hands on a clock and you can convey your late coffee theme by representing time.


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Mar 11, 2016 15:09 as a reply to  @ Nathan's post |  #23

Nathan, those are freakin' great ideas!
My only problem is that the light source was the Sun and is hard to coerce it into position in short notice. ;-)a

The shadow is real, very little PP...I think I bumped the contrast and saturation a a bit on the entire pic.
I shot it at f11 but I was using this old vintage manual focus Nikon 28mm and I think missed focus on the cup a bit.

I was looking at my coffee cup on my desk and I envisioned a symmetrical top shot, looking down, but I couldn't find an interesting spot.
Then I saw the harsh shadow off a flower pot on the floor by the front glass door and just set my cup down there and took a few shots. We have really cool etched concrete floors in our office.
But I'll try adding some strobes and see if I can get some interesting shadows.




  
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May 17, 2016 01:28 as a reply to  @ post 17914589 |  #24

Rule of thirds work on this. Although I like pic 1. It's tempting me to pick it up in the morning.




  
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May 20, 2016 08:01 |  #25

i like it. i wonder if it would work better if the shadow wasnt so pronounced so it looked like more of a shadow.


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May 20, 2016 17:56 as a reply to  @ mike_311's post |  #26

Thats what i found striking when I saw the scene, that the shadow was so sharp and crisp that it looked un natural.




  
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