1. How did you make the theme your own?
I didn't want to do something cliche, and I didn't want to take the inspiration too literally, so I tried to put my own spin on it. What is comforting on a cold snowy day where you're forced to stay inside? A nice hot cup of tea.
2. What do you like about your photo?
I like the colors and the simplicity of it.
3. What would you change?
I wish I could have captured steam, but I couldn't get it to show up in a way that I liked. I also wish I had a better background, but this was all I had to work with at my house.
4. What actions did you run and what did you do with these actions?
I ran nice and easy and use that to heighten the contrast and color saturation. I also ran high pass at a higher pixel to get a really sharp image.
The first photo is before editing, the second is after.