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Posted by
Mariana Maoduš (Waterloo, Canada) on 27 February 2010 in Food & Cuisine and Portfolio.

- blue detail on white plate is sky and tree reflection ....

Canon PowerShot SX100 IS 1/125 second F/4.0 ISO 80 6 mm


"The moment always dictates in my work. What I feel, I do. This is the most important thing for me. Everybody can look, but they don't necessarily see. I never calculate or consider; I see a situation and I know that it's right, even if I have to go back to get the proper lighting."
~ Andre Kertesz

Chris Pereira from San Jose, CA, United States

excellent point of view!
I haven't gone out for coffee in a while, i think it's a bit overdue (:

27 Feb 2010 5:10am

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

Fabulous composition...the pov is superb and the reflection is stunning! Great shot Marianna!

27 Feb 2010 5:31am

*MЯG* from Tehran, Iran

cool shot with hot title ;)

27 Feb 2010 6:18am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A wonderful take on my favorite beverage. Love that reflection. Bravo!

27 Feb 2010 6:39am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Yes, the reflection is the pole of attention for me, very good composition.
Is this a little spoon or something different?
I'm enjoying my cup of coffee right now looking at your picture :))

27 Feb 2010 7:03am

@Paco Díaz: Enjoy your another coffee now while I am replying :)) NO, no spoon, but a chocolate stick !

pascal from bollene, France

une invitation ? si seulement.....

27 Feb 2010 7:12am

Ekios from Une des iles du salut, Guyana

Ooooooooooooooooooh LOVE that one !!! Woaouw !

27 Feb 2010 7:16am

NANNE from Damwoude, Netherlands

I am drinking coffe at this moment...., MARIANA.
Saturdaymornig, 08.15 h.


27 Feb 2010 7:40am

@NANNE: I am drinking my coffee too .... 9:50 in the morning :))

Jean-Luc from Lyon, France

a very original angle , S !
yes , a coffee break , good idea.
Black , without sugar for me , please ;-)
And mu@@@@@ -----> enjoy your week end

27 Feb 2010 7:42am

@Jean-Luc: without sugar ? o, no .. For me - triple, triple ... if possible vanilla ice-cream, some more cream, all what is sweet :))

k@ from Paris, France

Super(b) close-up, the lighting is just perfect ! Love the puddle of light & colors under the cup & knife, like a little lake. I just love coffee too, but this seems to be a bowl ? Oh you do love it so ! ;)

27 Feb 2010 7:48am

@k@: bowl, of a big mug - that is the way people drink coffee here :)) was funny to see it , but since I love coffee it did not take me long to get used to it :)

El pare from Prepirineu, Spain

Me too, Mariana. Great pic. Have a nice week end.

27 Feb 2010 7:51am

PATRICK from miramas, France

great capture
have a good week-end

27 Feb 2010 7:54am

Yvon from Orleans, France

excellent capture, artistic work

27 Feb 2010 8:06am

✿ Anina ✿ from Auckland, New Zealand

Lovely shot. Great POV. Very creative. Well done

27 Feb 2010 8:30am

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

I love the close-up framing and the beautiful reflections ! nice composition and colors ! I need a coffee now ;-)

27 Feb 2010 8:37am

larans from Lund, Sweden

Wow, stunning composition and capture! Thought i should see you and the camera in the reflexins of the cup though :-)!

27 Feb 2010 8:37am

Nazzareno from Rome, Italy

I love this light of ...eternity

27 Feb 2010 8:44am

Ddo from Verdun, France

J'aime ton cadrage et les tons chauds qu apportent la lumiere. les reflets sont un "must"

27 Feb 2010 8:57am

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

Very nice close-up

27 Feb 2010 9:12am

yiannis krikis from thessaloniki, Greece

very beautiful detail and colors

27 Feb 2010 9:27am

Richard T from Leicester, United Kingdom

Ha! Mariana this is a delightful coffee cup image .

I'm very much into good coffee myself and have dozens and dozens of coffee shop images which I periodically post in series.

Now I must tell you straight Mariana; plagerism is unforgiveable ;-)) . You have stolen this composition from me, yes from me Mariana ... and and er um ... it's a compliment .
See my posting 25th Nov 2007 (archive page 25). It was one from my early days .

Ha ha ...I 'm joking about lots that I have written of course M'.

cheers richard

27 Feb 2010 9:47am

Thierry Masson from orly, France

when i see the photo, I understand why...

27 Feb 2010 10:10am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Well observed and captured

27 Feb 2010 10:23am

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Love coffee also, nice photo with beautiful reflections and colors.
The coffee from this cup will taste fine

27 Feb 2010 10:43am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Extraordinary from the ordinary - well done.

27 Feb 2010 11:13am

Jaap from Friesland, Netherlands

Excellent POV and great compo. Nice colors.

27 Feb 2010 11:49am

Marie-Jezaria from Paris, France

Coffee time ! :-) I'm drinking a coffee at this present time ! funny no ? I'm in Paris, it's the begenning of the afternoon here, I drink a coffee and when I open your blog, hop I find a cup of coffee ! :-)))) Nicely angle ! Love the tranquil spirit of this pleaseant break ! ;-)

27 Feb 2010 12:21pm

Elena Kotrotsou from Drossia, Greece

Nice POV!

27 Feb 2010 12:25pm

6ft5 from stockholm, Sweden

Love the shadows and colors! Well done. Now I have to make me some coffee too :)

27 Feb 2010 12:26pm

Oscar from Barcelona, Spain

A very good frameset, i like the tonality

27 Feb 2010 12:37pm

vu@granby - Wolfgang from Granby, Canada

Excellent close-up, bravo!

27 Feb 2010 12:42pm

mohkum from Muscat, Oman

Great concept! Enjoy the reflections and the processing

27 Feb 2010 12:47pm

Jean-Luc T from Juignac, France

Tiny things and great capture. Bravo Mariana. I love!

27 Feb 2010 1:32pm

Florence from Paris, France

Love it too. I can drink 4 or 5 italien coffees per day. I can assure you it worths vitamins. :-)
Lovely curved reflect Mariana.

27 Feb 2010 1:57pm

KriKridesign from Cully, Switzerland

great reflect, Mariana...Dream of spring in a automn color drink,,,

27 Feb 2010 1:59pm

Don from spokane, United States

Good eye to see the potential for a picture in this close up. I'd probably be so taken with the coffee as to be oblivious! :-) The close image has fine color and even detail in the reflection. Fine shot.

27 Feb 2010 2:16pm

Stephen Phillips from San Francisco, United States

Fabulous! - Beautifully composed and a most original composition. I love this, Mariana.

27 Feb 2010 2:30pm

Gregory Kowalski from Beijing, China

nice macro shot.. I like the most ... left side.. where is red texture on doors..

27 Feb 2010 3:13pm

madagasca from singapore, Singapore

this is so funny. like the way you took this. well done.

27 Feb 2010 3:31pm

@madagasca: why funny ? this is so sweet , full of cream and sugar :))

B.Held from Santa Fe, United States

a beautifully constructed composition

27 Feb 2010 3:31pm

Tagazou from France

I love this sunny light!
I love summer coffees taken outside...

27 Feb 2010 3:42pm

Morten Pedersen from Norway

Me too!

27 Feb 2010 3:45pm

Magrat from Nordhausen, Germany

Hmmm... love coffee, too... ;) Wonderful close-up with funny reflections.... never had thought of sky and trees...

Wish you a nice weekend!

27 Feb 2010 4:07pm

@Magrat: I knew it was a reflection , but when looked at the photo it looked like blue plate :) That is why I wrote a little note above ! Thx . Great weekend to you too ;)

Michael Skorulski from Cigel, Slovakia

Certainly is an unusual and original view of this cup of java. An ant's eye view perhaps.

27 Feb 2010 4:17pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Nice. I like the textures. And I especially like the colors in the saucer.

27 Feb 2010 4:25pm

fabrizio from rome, Italy

very interesting light and colors reflex well done

27 Feb 2010 4:28pm

Jeremie from Brooklyn, New York, United States

Breakfast time ! It reminds me of those summer mornings when the temperature is so nice that you can have your early morning breakfast on a terrass, heated up by the sun. Nice feeling...

27 Feb 2010 4:39pm

chuck from valdosta,ga., United States

Ahhh yes, this is the life, warmth, colors, scent, and a camera lens reflection in your coffee. Thanks for the feeling Mariana. Perfect! P.S. look closely for the lens.

27 Feb 2010 5:18pm

@chuck: yes..yes.. I saw it .. and do not like to see it here :)) I was trying to avoid it , but could not !!

faisal from New York City, Bahamas

great choice of composition. creative.

27 Feb 2010 5:25pm

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

Skyscape in a saucer. best...jerry

27 Feb 2010 5:34pm

Fade ToBLACK from tehran, Iran

I like this

27 Feb 2010 5:41pm

philippe from dijon, France

I love café ! lol bravo et merci pour toutes ces images Mariana

27 Feb 2010 5:46pm

Dulcie from Danville, CA, United States

Me too...and I love this shot. Wonderful little areas of reflections in the cup. Bravo !

27 Feb 2010 5:49pm

amirreza from tehran, Iran

nice view

27 Feb 2010 6:04pm

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

I love coffee (sipping some now) and I love this photo.
Just a side bar, if I leave my coffee mug unattended my cat will have a sip or two.

27 Feb 2010 6:07pm

SOUL AFLAME from The bosom of Mother Nature, United Kingdom

Ah yes, a caramel machiata for me please M, with one of those chocolate sticks. A seat by the window and a view over a lake would be rather nice...... and a slice of Peach pie. A little light conversation and my camera at my side, it doesn't take much to make me happy.

27 Feb 2010 6:34pm

António Pires from Lisbon, Portugal

The shapes and lines lead to the red panel in the bg. Good extreme close up.

27 Feb 2010 6:40pm

tataray from St Laurs, France

Au début j'ai cru voir du chocolat, tellement j'aime ça !...
Bonne soirée.

27 Feb 2010 7:19pm

JoeB from Brampton, Canada

Do like fancy cups or mugs especially for cappuccinos, the reflection on the saucer is like a painted bonus.

27 Feb 2010 7:54pm

lili from Narbonne, France

very nice reflects and light for this beautiful composition. I ll take one sugar please :)

27 Feb 2010 8:14pm

Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

A work of art Mariana! A very interesting composition. The first plane with a delicious cup of coffee and the bottom the door. The reflections and shadows are very interesting! Good Sunday! Greetings, Adela

27 Feb 2010 8:34pm

@Fonts: thanks Adela ! Have a great Sunday !

itzmedeepa from kerala, India

love the shadows

27 Feb 2010 8:46pm

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

This is so pretty. I love all the colors in the saucer.

27 Feb 2010 9:06pm

philippe from moselle, France

Comment résister à un bon café, difficile non ?
belle compo, Mariana, j'aime bien les couleurs de fond , bien vu ....

27 Feb 2010 9:24pm

theys from Charleroi, Belgium

Very good presentation, and visual angle, cheer!

27 Feb 2010 9:38pm

chuck from valdosta,ga., United States

Camera reflection or not, so many are having fun with this anyway. Sometimes its just like that. Let it flow.

27 Feb 2010 9:44pm

Gary from Cochise County, United States

I believe I'll join you. This is a very relaxing image. Have a great weekend!

27 Feb 2010 10:56pm

ajoeh from Mataram, Indonesia

nice angle.. but I don't drink coffee (maybe the only here?:))

27 Feb 2010 11:12pm

Larry Lefever from Lititz, United States

Beautiful splash of color on the saucer. Sweet!

27 Feb 2010 11:24pm

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

Very cool! The physics behind these reflections would fill quite a few books. :o)

28 Feb 2010 12:24am

Ken from United States have made a coffee mug look like a work of art!

28 Feb 2010 12:53am

Terral from Ponoka, Alberta, Canada

Beautiful. Love the colors.

28 Feb 2010 1:45am

Bishop from Houston, United States

lovely blue colors on the saucer! :)

28 Feb 2010 1:57am

Erika Melisa from Singapore, Singapore

i love this composition. if not for the title, it looks like a bowl of noodles. nice!

28 Feb 2010 2:44am

Ajay from Pune, India

Amazing catch of reflection. That plate really stands out so well with the reflection.

28 Feb 2010 2:48am

Satvik from Columbus, United States

Amazing shot ! Love the composition and the lighting.

28 Feb 2010 5:17am

Peter from Amsterdam, Netherlands

I like the compo and the colours very much. The coffee-mug makes me think of the typical French bol de café, with the dimension of a (dim sum)soupbowl.

28 Feb 2010 11:11am

POBSB from Tilburg, Netherlands

good composition, fine shot

28 Feb 2010 12:41pm

Scotfot from Kabul, Afghanistan

my sort of superbowl! Stunning colours!

28 Feb 2010 1:13pm

rian from mobile, United States

nice perspective, i do like how huge this looks.. :D

28 Feb 2010 3:50pm

Fusao from Tokyo, Japan

coffee with lovely painting! wonderful capture!

28 Feb 2010 4:16pm

dideban from mashhad, Iran

Very nice colour

28 Feb 2010 7:27pm

K.B.R from Switzerland

beautifull colors, love this style!
Excellent light

28 Feb 2010 7:58pm

Vitor Martins from Lisboa, Portugal

This is a very intersting detail. Great light and colors.

28 Feb 2010 10:31pm

Stu from Scotland | Residing in Kyoto, Japan

Such a cool and unexpected pov! Marvellous!

1 Mar 2010 3:35pm

Martin from North Platte, United States

ahhh this is the one you wanted a comment on, O yes I noticed it right off, Im wondering what you are doing to even think of taking this shot to start with? But Im very glad you did, as always im impressed with the purity of the photo, and by that I mean the true colors and shaped, looks as it should in real life, un worked so to speak, my fav part of this one is that dash of color, the reflected sky, showing its a bright beautiful day, and adds to the over all good feel of the shot, what can I say, I Adore your work, think you know that by now :)

3 Mar 2010 2:28am

Earnest from Oklahoma, United States

I enjoy the reflections of the sky in the saucer.....

3 Mar 2010 12:52pm

Howard F. from South Pasadena, Calif., United States

Like it, yes the blue reflection is beautiful, well seen!

3 Mar 2010 7:24pm

eme chiquilla from sevilla, Spain

wow! to see an impressionist painting of a tree in a cup of coffee it is a really lovely coffee :D Great tones and composition!

3 Mar 2010 9:01pm

Manubhai from Bangalore, India

Good reflection on the surface....

5 Mar 2010 10:08am

Canon PowerShot SX100 IS
1/125 second
ISO 80
6 mm