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This is dedicated to my Father, a great man who always sees life in a positive way. God bless him.

A photo I took in Greece a few days ago with the Samsung NX10

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It's Time to Wake Up

A poem by Peter S. Quinn

The days are going by,
Motionless black sea;
Through open unknown sky,
Into new times delivery.
The hours were strangers,
Joints are made of waves;
Burgeoning tracks and changers,
Thoughts that no one craves.

The sun flower's coming up,
In dancing shadows dying;
There is no ending or a stop,
Only the brief hours flying.
Borders of dim to follow,
Seeking some reflection veils;
Ancient light now hollow,
Fresh morning of other avails.

Switching off blinking stars,
Dancing dawn now rising;
The peaceful going memoirs,
Into colors of life devising.
Slowly the falling night skies,
Road is awaken with living;
It's time to wake up and rise,
Moments of morning giving.
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Critique by AmethystWinds Nov 4, 2010, 6:42:55 PM
A FANTASTIC photo, truly a work of art! The cup is very crisp and clear, very real...I have a hard time believing I am looking at a two dimensional image rather than the real object. I also love the way it is just the slightest bit off-center - this arrangement gives the impression of early morning, when one is just waking up and is not quite at the full momentum that full awakening brings.

The is a very gentle, but eye grabbing photo. The way the background is smoothly blurred sets off the foreground of the cup, and at the same time establishes a calm mood in the viewer's imagination.

Then finally, there is the dominate yellow. Having yellow as the main color ties all the elements together. It also allows one to feel the warmth of that morning sun.

Just gorgeous work. I have nothing negative to say.
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This is simply amazing. I love the light you've captured and the monotone colour is brilliant. It looks like you put time in finding the perfect time of day for this photo.

The view in the background is also beautiful, but blurred enough that it does not distract from the photo, but instead adds to it. This would be a gorgeous view to wake up to!

I especially like the tones captured in the saucer holding the cup. The shadows and highlights are so smooth and lovely there.

The only critique I have is a very small one, and mostly based on opinion. It's that the cup isn't exactly centered (which is fine), but it also isn't quite off center enough to look like it was done on purpose. I feel like if it was pushed slightly more to the right it would make for a better composition. I think some people like the positioning, though, so that may just be my view.

Overall, a beautiful photo! Keep it up!
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ambnas Featured By Owner May 18, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
MJ-Hanane Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013
OMG! That's really amazing! *.*
JamesonAnna Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Professional Photographer
I love it! ja is so!
federicoGraphic Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Student General Artist
fantastic photo and i also like the tone !
aidaabozaid Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012
buenos Dias a tod@s.......... :)
Amitanchan Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011
The best part of waking up...
TheAppleScientist Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2011
Featured [link]! :iconpinklilyplz: :iconsun-plz:
aRtUSSELL Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This shot depicts everything I wish my morning cup of coffee would be.

MaddyJordan Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, very pretty. I love the color.
LostThenFound Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011
Featured: [link]
Pepper779 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2011
woow again! :p
Great shot!
Muhalovka Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010
i loooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooove this
sotakeabreath Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2010
Fantastic, as the photos tell stories ..
SketchedExistence Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010  Student General Artist
This is such a warm looking piece... seems like a great way to start one's morning. Sit at a balcony with a cup of tea/coffee and watch the sun break over the waves...

You've really captured the wonderful lighting. The play of light and shadows on the cup and saucer makes me feel like I could reach through and take a sip. The water seems to be incredibly flat and glass-like... I think I would have liked this even more, if you could see more of a hint of waves. At the same time, that indistinct background is what makes the cup stand out.
Purusottam Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010  Student Digital Artist
vey very nice :)
gir-fan10 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010
very nice!
mrbajwa Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
i lovbe the light
KaosAdventus Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010  Hobbyist Filmographer
[I'm not able to write Critique yet, so I'll do it this way]

The picture is very nice. As AmethystWinds mentioned, yes, its was a great idea to keep the cup to the right just a bit. It gives it a more unique look. And the colour just goes so perfectly with it- The orange-tone against a cream-toned cup.

It suggests calm, subtle, bucolic and majestic.

Its a very prodigious piece of work. = )
pvalentega Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010  Professional Photographer
love this... well done...
Tekuu Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010  Hobbyist
A very nice photo indeed, but why is this in :iconthe-camera-obscura:?
'-' You know, that is a group for a horror-game and thus it seems a bit weird to see it there...
Still nice upload though ♥
TheSaeSeries Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010
Finally someone says it for me xD
Rhonda-Young Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wonderful! :)
xxfrozenflamesxx Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2010
Amaaazing! :D
LizaAvelino Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010
Love the warm colors <3
Georgiannee Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2010
Hei! You've been featured here: [link] :clap:
gingado Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2010
This work is featured in my "MOMENTS OF INTENSITY 4" - hope you like it...[link]
preciousfozi Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2010
beautiful.!! love the coloors!!!!:)
mtsofan Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Yes, please.
MoonLove5 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010
u are very talented.
Yerfdog5 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Wonderful colours - well captured.
Themoose50 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2010
Stunning, thats all I can say
guilhermegn Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2010
nice shot! I would tryed another angle too... with the sun in the hole :)
AndreaVictoria Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2010  Professional General Artist
You cant imagine how much this actually lights my mood up. =)
Great shot!
SMerle Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2010  Professional Photographer
nicely done! :clap:
DreamDaze000 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2010
willchick Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2010
Makes you feel like that cup is full of something good and hot.
rocky-loves-emily Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Marius-Creb Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I wouldn't mind waking up to a view like that.
sadistikid Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Leave it to you to make something as simple as a tea cup look beautiful..
Great shot!
sarita123 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2010
es una imagen realmente calida y relajante
me encantan los colores
Isis12 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2010
I love the title. Wonderful shot. Love the Soft Orange glow from the sun and this picture definatly makes me want a cup of coffee in the morning. :)
aminkzDesign Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2010  Professional Photographer
nice idea...!!
ONEANDAhalfMEN Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2010
great shot ben,love the colour.
YukikoShijima Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010  Professional General Artist
I could only wish my morning cuppa always looked like that.
renthead217 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010
BluDrgn426 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
now that feels comfortable
justamom Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010
It speaks my language :)
lostNyetjoyful Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010
love it! :) The colours are beautiful!
Deborah-Valentine Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Ben, you are amazing. I love the stories of your travels and also, and most of all, your art.
imba1 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010
And another great shot! :D
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