Kristen McKain 7/22/2004 3:50:35 AM

excelent, Daniel! #150314

Daniel L. KONGOS 7/22/2004 12:20:25 PM

Thank you Kristen. Comments are always appreciated.

Danny #664677

Duncan M. Hill 7/22/2004 4:43:56 PM

Great photo Daniel. Crystal clear detail. I would like to know what kind of lighting you used. Thanks!

Daniel L. KONGOS 7/22/2004 6:33:47 PM

Hi Duncan,

I just used an old SB-24 flash and I had strong sunlight coming from a large window behind me. I used a very short burst from the flash because I had all the sunlight behind me. I think the trick was having lots of natural light. I also aimed the flash at the ceiling to make it a bit softer. After that though, I did take the contrast up and the brightness down in photoshop. This made the cups look more like gold.

Danny #664980

Debra Booth 7/23/2004 2:35:52 PM

Cool image, Danny! #666242

Daniel L. KONGOS 7/23/2004 5:25:42 PM

Thanks Debra #666464

Kristen McKain 8/15/2004 5:50:49 AM

Congrats! #711758

Daniel L. KONGOS 8/15/2004 1:21:45 PM

Thank you again Kristen.

danny #712810

Gregory K. Peterson 8/15/2004 3:40:42 PM

What was the speed of the lens? #713080

Daniel L. KONGOS 8/15/2004 7:20:12 PM

It was and 80-200 f 2.8, but the lens speed was irrelevant because I used a flash.

danny #713466

Kelly Abernathy 8/16/2004 10:49:51 AM

Congratulations on your win! -K #715165

Daniel L. KONGOS 8/16/2004 6:45:51 PM

thank you much K.


Pu Chen 8/19/2004 3:26:44 PM

Very cool shot, Daniel! Congratulations! #721580

Daniel L. KONGOS 8/19/2004 4:06:08 PM

Thanks Pu. More and better to come (hopefully)


Diane Dupuis 8/19/2004 5:40:36 PM

Fantastic! Congrats on a well deseved win! #721882

Daniel L. KONGOS 8/19/2004 6:05:37 PM

Hi Diane...

and thank you for all of your responses on my photos. It's nice to know that you looked around my member gallery. I checked out your gallery, and I think that "purple" is my favorite of your photos. It's a flower photo that stands out in my mind and I usually forget about flower photos instantly. I love the blending in of the white backround. Thanks again,


P.S. If you want to see more of my photos at a higher resolution go here."

Kevin Anderson 8/19/2005 2:12:35 AM

love it!! #1733723

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