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    taken for active assignment weekly - resolutions.

    what it took
    1. cup of black tea
    2. ironing out the newspaper
    3. making the paper sepia from color
    4. re-tries which saw to it that i finish my tea by the time am done with the shot :)

    dkantoro, spikeblacklab, clhxine, and 16 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. wild locks 88 months ago | reply

      ha ha..but I would say times is not the newspaper for that :D
      the sepia effect looks good....

    2. dkantoro 88 months ago | reply

      awesome shot... great idea. it has a really pleasant feel - like sunday morning

    3. magicicada 88 months ago | reply

      I love this photo. Wonderful composition! Between the tea and the newspaper (the sepia is quite stunning), you have captured the essence of something indeed very pleasant and comforting (maybe it is the time of day, or that brief moment of calm as we sit and drink our tea)...

    4. piggley 88 months ago | reply

      Very nice, I think the fact that you ironed the newspaper is amazing.

    5. smilinggypsy 88 months ago | reply

      good shot . I like the color and the calming aspect. I can't believe you ironed it

    6. ari mail 88 months ago | reply

      Beautifully simple. I like the colors on the paper. Why did you have to iron the paper?

    7. piggley 88 months ago | reply

      I voted this "BestOfWeek" (from Active Assignment Weekly group).

    8. spikeblacklab 88 months ago | reply

      LOL... I have the same question as arimail... - Was the paper folded for delivery or something?

      Very pleasing visually - I like the tones and the perspective, especially with reference to the cup of tea. the framing of the paper is perfect... I'd never have thought it was tea unless you said so - looks like black coffee to me... but then I am not a tea drinker! ;^)

      I voted this "BestOfWeek2" (from Active Assignment Weekly group).

    9. [128-10619-13] [deleted] 88 months ago | reply

      hehe and what page on the Times to open too ?! :)
      I usually start from the sports section and end on the commic strips ;-)
      I like the colours here and the ironing technique is intriguing.
      Is it why you have very slight undulations on the paper ?
      Great shot!

    10. [128-10619-13] [deleted] 88 months ago | reply

      I vote this "BestOfWeek" (from the AAW Group).

    11. Melody Harrison Hanson 88 months ago | reply

      This is great and I love this. Saw on today's Explore list. Congrats on that as well.

    12. MattNJohnson 88 months ago | reply

      Nice composition. The soft shadow from the cup is great touch. Very well done, I don't really have any suggestions! Great job!

    13. aloshbennett 88 months ago | reply

      @ wildlocks, i know! i couldnt get a hindu in time for the shot :D
      @daku, it is sunday! somehow that got into the pic
      @ magicicada, thanks! i think the time of the day really did work for this shot.
      @piggley and arimail, it was all folded and creased. throwing too many shadows :-(
      @smiling gypsy, i really did! looks like i didn't do a thorough job though :-p
      @bernadette, black tea works for me :-)
      @ ashwin, i was looking for a page with least ads :D. i generally make sure not to miss the comics. i was actually trying to flatten it out by ironing.
      @ melody, thats great! thanks a lot!!

    14. clhxine 88 months ago | reply

      Alosh, this is wonderful--the ironing and careful post-processing paid off, and the composition and tones are beautiful. This is absolutely one of my favorites this week, and so I'm voting it "BestOfWeek" (from Active Assignment Weekly group).

    15. crazytallblond (中国) 88 months ago | reply

      Amazing shot! Timeless and original!

    16. Dot D 59 months ago | reply

      thanks for sharing this CC licensed! I'm possibly using it on a website for a news post.

    17. Denise Marie Anton [deleted] 45 months ago | reply

      Thank you for making this photo available in Creative Commons. I've chosen it to illustrate the News category of my blog.

    18. ovidiusoft 41 months ago | reply

      I used this photo here:

      novit.ro/2011/05/16/de-citit-link-urile-saptamanii-192011/

      novit.ro/2010/11/22/noutati-din-saptamana-462010/

      Credit given at the end of the post(s). Thanks a lot and keep up the good work!

      Ovidiu

    19. aloshbennett 41 months ago | reply

      ovidisoft, my pleasure!

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