Open Air Puerh Bundle

One of the intentionally aged teas, Pu-Erh has a loyal following.


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by Salsero » May 30th, '08, 01:13

Dood, link us to smaller files, these take a while to load and hog the screen. Do you use the multiply blending option and a layer mask to apply your vignettes? Looks great, very professional. The ruler is like so in my face!

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by hop_goblin » May 30th, '08, 08:58

MarshalN wrote:Actually... it might not be maocha, but a local tea instead. Take the 1999 claim with a grain of salt. What colour is the tea when you brew it?


Ditto. Looks awfully light green to be almost 10 years.

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by Dizzwave » May 30th, '08, 12:06

Salsero wrote:Do you use the multiply blending option and a layer mask to apply your vignettes? Looks great, very professional.

Ditto on that, those pics look awesome and I'd love to know your Photoshop techniques. :) (u can PM me if that'd be more appropriate... it's not really a photography forum, though I wouldn't mind if it became one!)
-dave

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by Salsero » May 30th, '08, 12:23

Dizzwave wrote:... it's not really a photography forum, though I wouldn't mind if it became one!
Brandon has been inches away from opening a Photographing Tea thread. There is a lot of camera talent on this forum.

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by trent » May 30th, '08, 12:48

About the age:
I was just going off of memory when I said that it was 1999. When I returned to the store, I saw that it was actually a 2004.

About the Photography:

Setup: I placed the tea on a reflective piece of glass (my desk), with a neutral background (my wall), and added side lighting by turning my monitor's brightness to the max and placing a solid white image on the screen. I then shoot the tea (gasp) at an angle where my lens was essentially laying on the glass to accentuate the reflections.

Photoshop work: I actually used photoshop lightroom 2 beta. I manipulated the exposure, highlights etc... to make it look more realistic, and I increased the clarity. Then, for artistic effect, I added a little bit of vignetting, and made sure that the radius was a little bit bigger than the tea

EDIT: if you want to see more of my photos, you can here http://www.flickr.com/photos/trentknebel/

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by Salsero » May 30th, '08, 16:10

trent wrote:EDIT: if you want to see more of my photos, you can here http://www.flickr.com/photos/trentknebel/
Thanks for sharing the technical info and your photos on Flickr. Great pix!

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by edkrueger » Sep 2nd, '08, 18:13

Thats cool! Does this vender sell on line?

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by orguz » Sep 2nd, '08, 18:29

edkrueger wrote:Thats cool! Does this vender sell on line?



not the store as described in this thread but remember this site selling it. a reputable store

http://www.tuochatea.com/loose_leaf_tea.htm

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