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Kristen McKain July 22, 2004

excelent, Daniel! #150314

Daniel L. KONGOS July 22, 2004

Thank you Kristen. Comments are always appreciated.

Danny #664677

July 22, 2004

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

Daniel L. KONGOS July 22, 2004

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 July 23, 2004

Cool image, Danny! #666242

Daniel L. KONGOS July 23, 2004

Thanks Debra #666464

Kristen McKain August 15, 2004

Congrats! #711758

Daniel L. KONGOS August 15, 2004

Thank you again Kristen.

danny #712810

Gregory K. Peterson August 15, 2004

What was the speed of the lens? #713080

Daniel L. KONGOS August 15, 2004

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

danny #713466

Kelly Abernathy level-classic August 16, 2004

Congratulations on your win! -K #715165

Daniel L. KONGOS August 16, 2004

thank you much K.


Pu Chen August 19, 2004

Very cool shot, Daniel! Congratulations! #721580

Daniel L. KONGOS August 19, 2004

Thanks Pu. More and better to come (hopefully)


Diane Dupuis August 19, 2004

Fantastic! Congrats on a well deseved win! #721882

Daniel L. KONGOS August 19, 2004

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 August 19, 2005

love it!! #1733723

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