Dirty coffee cups in sepia with texture by Elana Bailey

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These dirty coffee cups were taken with a 5 × 4 medium format camera and tripod. The black and white film was developed by me in the darkroom and printed. I then scanned the print and changed it to sepia. I then added a layer of texture too.

These were taken at Grange Beach, at the cafe, in South Australia, Australia. 1860+ views and 14 faves.

This shot was featured in the ‘Happy Haven’ group, the ‘All Things Coffee’ group and the ‘South Australian Artists’ group.


5 x 4 medium format camera, analogue, coffee, dirty coffee cups, film photography, grange beach, layer of texture, sepia, south australia, still life

Elana Bailey is a multi award winning South Australian Photographer. She has a Diploma in Commercial Photography and her passion is for travel, street, architectural, real estate, landscape, portrait and wedding photography.

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  • midzing
    midzingabout 5 years ago

    love this,,, great treatment,,, feel free to add this to the all things coffee group,,, well done Elana

  • Didn’t know there was such a group, so thanks I have now joined. Many thanks so very much and also for adding this one to your faves. Cheers Elana.

    – Elana Bailey

  • Christine  Wilson Photography
    Christine Wil...about 5 years ago

    really well done this works really well

  • Many thanks so very much and also for adding this one to your faves, Christine. Cheers Elana.

    – Elana Bailey

  • DeviousLili
    DeviousLiliabout 5 years ago

    Fantastic stuff, Elana! Love the results of such diligent work!!

  • Many thanks so very much and also for adding this one to your faves, Stephanie. When you think of it, there was a lot involved…lol. Cheers Elana.

    – Elana Bailey

  • Aleksander
    Aleksanderabout 5 years ago

    an interesting concept Elana!

  • Many thanks very much indeed, Aleksander. Cheers Elana.

    – Elana Bailey

  • deborah brandon
    deborah brandonabout 5 years ago

    Fabulous comp – love the treatment – instant fav – love medium format film – great clarity & detail – came across a blog on developing film in coffee on blogger – sounds interesting !! :)

  • Many thanks so very much and also for adding this one to your faves. I read something about that too. Looks heaps of fun. The detail and clarity with 5 × 4 film is indeed fab. Cheers Elana.

    – Elana Bailey

  • Phil Thomson IPA
    Phil Thomson IPAabout 5 years ago

    Excellent image, Elana !!! Great composition and leading lines, wonderful editing including the sepia and fine clarity with the medium format camera & film !!

  • Many thanks very much Phil and glad you appreciate all of the work. Cheers Elana.

    – Elana Bailey

  • helmutk
    helmutkabout 5 years ago

    Great work !

  • Many thanks very much indeed, Helmut. Cheers Elana.

    – Elana Bailey

  • Andrew  Makowiecki
    Andrew Makowi...about 5 years ago

    A lovely pic Elena. I bet this would look beautiful as a print.

    Green with envy of your 4 by 5 what are you using. I am hoping to get a Speed Graphics soon.

  • Andy, the 5 × 4 isn’t mine, unfortunately. I used it when I was studying Commercial Photography at college. I am thinking of getting this done as a print, too. Many thanks very much indeed. Cheers Elana.

    – Elana Bailey

  • Tony Waite-Pullan
    Tony Waite-Pullanabout 5 years ago

    Great work Elana . looks a lot like the tea room where i work after a visit from the #*%^() SALES REPS………….

  • Tony, you are funny….Many thanks so very much. Cheers Elana.

    – Elana Bailey

  • Len Bomba
    Len Bombaabout 5 years ago

    Super work! I have no idea what all of steps were that went into this shot Elana, but the outcome is divine. Len

  • That’s cool, Len. Many thanks very much indeed. Cheers Elana.

    – Elana Bailey

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