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Ice Tea Condensation by Snow323 Ice Tea Condensation by Snow323
I HATE THAT SMUDGE ugghh, but I was in a store and it was a late "this could be a good photo!!" sort of shot so yeah..also the lighting on the right side is NOT FAKED, its how the light was coming in :P

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Taken with: Canon EOS Rebel T3 + 18-55 kit lens
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Hello, I'm from group #39 from the Feedback Frenzy!

First I would like to say that this is a very neat photo. I like the condensation quite a bit. Also, the brown coloring goes well with the white and blacks to the right.

Some things that you could try to change:
This photo is one that many individuals like to do, so that's why I voted for originality so low. If you added in some extra things like maybe trying to stand above it and drop water droplets near where it is in focus it would definitely make it stand out from normal shots like these.

Second, I'm sure you know but the smudge is quite a bit distracting. Next time I would recommend moving the glass so that you can't see it in the photo.

I also think that if there was more black to the right it would make the photo have a bit more depth to it.

I hope this helped! :)
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NominalFees Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi! ~NominalFees again, here to critique your piece for Team #29 in #FeedbackFrenzy feedback week!

This is a very nice photo. It brings focus to all the right places with a really solid composition. The edge of the glass makes a really nice divider for the frame, cutting between the background and the glass. It draws the eye well to a solid surface.

The depth of field also adds to the good framing of the photo that sticks the eye to one place, but I think in this case, it's actually too shallow. It would have been nice to get a depth of field that covered the entire glass, for a very sharp, solid structure in the front (because while the condensation is nice, it's still only a part of the photo.)

Again, this photo bothers me because of how cliched it is. I mean, the fact is that we all take cliched shots at one time or another because we think they look good, but in truth, it's really very repetitive. A nicer shot might have come out of, say, pointing the camera up or down the side of the glass. This is just "boring" and "I've seen it before."

Once again, you seem to have your technique down enough to be able to get a good shot out of another angle, I think you just need to improve your photographer's eye!
Snow323 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks for the comment. and yeah i just wanted to test how good the camera is for close-ups really.
it was also one of those spontaneous shots, but I guess I shouldve tried more views lol.

I shall try be more original in future photos. thank you!
PattiPix Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:wave: Hi - critique for Feedback Frenzy - The concept of this shot is interesting, When I first viewed it, the condensation at the top, really caught my eye, the play between the light and dark - My only suggestions would be the composition and cropping - and this is really just a personal idea - as there is nothing wrong with how you have cropped it - I think it would be very interesting to play with a close crop, to make the image even more abstract - come in really tight and close to the top portion with only a slight edge of the color from the tea - Great job!
Snow323 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
oohh that is actually not a bad idea at all!! haha, but honestly I didnt crop it and especially that way because I was afraid it would looked pixelated and the such :P

thank you for the feedback though :)
amaliabastos Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Critique for FF: Firstly, I like the idea behind the shot. It works very well as a macro photo. The lighting is good and increases the effect of shadows and highlights (increasing contrast) in the water droplets. However, it is not extremely original. Next time, you could experiment with different coloured lights or the reflection of objects out of the photo on the droplets.
A slight problem with composition is that the cup was held and the condensation droplets were destroyed at one point, near the bottom-left corner of the image. Next time it might be a good idea to hold the cup by whatever part will not be appearing in the photograph. The f/5.6 works well as exactly the right portion of the glass is left in focus.
However, composition-wise, I would have attempted a portrait (and not landscape) photograph, so the glass would fill in most of the frame and its shadow could also be experimented with.
Great work, overall, you are on the right track! Keep shooting and practicing! :D
Snow323 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
yeah I didnt use a macro lens so I couldnt get any reflections although I tried and also the store I was in had extremely low lighting so :shrug: yeah I was annoyed about that smudge as well, but it was a flimsy plastic cup :cry: the photo was just impulse/spontaneous so I guess I wasnt careful enough :P
ah yeah I was gonna do portrait style but the other side of the cup's condensation was almost non-existent (weird I know)

but thank you for such great insight!!! really means ALOT :)
amaliabastos Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Well, being in a shop and such means you couldn't really control many of your elements (lighting, background, etc). That's perfectly alright! :D
Next time I'd suggest experimenting at home, you'll see the difference it makes when you can, in fact, change these. :)
Snow323 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
ahh yeah i should totally try this at home!! thanks very much!! :)
amaliabastos Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome!
Snow323 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
powerswithin Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012   General Artist
EPIC CONDENSATIONNNNNZ!!! The lighting is really nice :D
Snow323 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
yeesss <3 the lighting is what makes this photo pretty awesome I think, i get such good luck when it comes to awesome lighting for random spontaneous photos :P
powerswithin Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012   General Artist
LoL Good natural lighting is always the best TvT Can't fake that well in photoshop =P
Snow323 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
IKR?? haha well im sure a pro can fake that lighting but im such a damn noob i cant LOL
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Jun 16, 2012, 1:28:11 PM
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