DPChallenge: A Digital Photography Contest You are not logged in. (log in or register
 
Challenge Entries
Portfolio Images
 Classic Soda Shoppe Banana Split
Classic Soda Shoppe Banana Split
CNovack


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Recipe (Food) III (Basic Editing)
Collection: Food
Camera: Olympus C-8080
Location: On porch
Date: Jul 13, 2008
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 50
Shutter: 1/10
Galleries: Studio, Food and Drink
Date Uploaded: Jul 13, 2008

466157.jpg

RECIPE

One banana split down the middle
Three scoops of ice cream: Chocolate Fudge, Vanilla & Strawberry.
Chocolate syrup
Sprinkles
Whipped Cream
One Cherry on the top

Enjoy!

Notes: The kids LOVED this photo shoot - the reason is that over the two day shoot they both got to have banana splits for lunch:-)

Second shoot I set the freezer to the max setting to really freeze the ice cream. Used a plastic cookie boat cut from the containers that hold oreo cookies to elevate the three scoops of ice cream higher. Spent the night trying to build up a good thick layer of chocolate syrup - opening the freezer every 30 minutes to pour on another layer. Did not really work well so I used the sprinkles to cover some of the thin spots. First shoot proved that whipped cream just doesn't work well with food photography - add lights and heat and that sucker is gonna melt in 15 seconds flat. So I admit a little fudging by using white cake icing. The icing topping I also froze. The banana I sliced and carefully inserted 10 minutes before the final shoot (a banana frozen for over an hour gets a slight yellow tint). I utilized the natural lighting, two spotlights placed on either side, and the camera flash (covered with tissue paper to minimize shadows). The background is wrapping paper - it makes me think of the classic game Twister. Learning from my first attempt, before bringing out the 3 scoop twister banana split out onto the porch I fired off some test shots to get the focus, white balance, lighting, aperture setting and shutter speed just right. Once the Banana Split was brought out I managed 20 pictures. In 3 minutes later it was all over when it started to melt.

Statistics
Place: 15 out of 134
Avg (all users): 6.3316
Avg (commenters): 7.2667
Avg (participants): 5.9000
Avg (non-participants): 6.4857
Views since voting: 2528
Views during voting: 316
Votes: 190
Comments: 17
Favorites: 1 (view)


Please log in or register to add your comments!

AuthorThread
07/23/2008 01:12:22 AM
I like this better than the outtake. The sundae looks perfect! I love how the background conveys that soda shop feel but I think the busyness of it took away from the yummy stuff. I'd say your commenters and the voters were pretty happy with it!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/22/2008 10:23:58 PM
The ice cream looks good. Good detail and idea. The background competes with it a little too much though.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/22/2008 07:37:24 PM
yummy
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/22/2008 12:42:46 PM
nice fun look to it, but the nana looks a teeny bit nekkid...maybe some chocolate sauce drizzled over it next time? 8
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/21/2008 08:55:50 PM
Love the background - it sets a great, fun, delicious tone for the banana split. My top favorite so far. 10
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/21/2008 02:11:50 PM
Simply looking at this picture undid my 25 mile bike ride from yesterday.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/19/2008 10:56:06 PM
perfect background! nice shot
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/19/2008 10:47:41 AM
colorful!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/18/2008 06:38:53 PM
Well, I must admit.... I am quite angry with you..... until now, I WAS on a diet.... sigh. :)

Nice shot, hopefully you ribbon with this one.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/18/2008 01:00:19 PM
Nice! I can see a few wrinkles in the wrapping paper (top left corner) but other than that, nice shot. Lighting is very good.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/16/2008 06:12:48 PM
This is a very cheerful image. I think the food is overpowered, though, by the busy background.

Well shot, though.. .and wonderful focus and DOF and lighting.
Also, brought back many good memories of when I still allowed myself treats like this! *smile*
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/16/2008 10:56:18 AM
the background is way too busy, i really like the subject and the colors, maybe a different background would have been better
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/16/2008 10:52:18 AM
Looks delicious, but gets a little lost in the background.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/16/2008 09:02:33 AM
yummy
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/16/2008 05:06:19 AM
nicely done, especially like the backdrop.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/16/2008 03:12:59 AM
I like how the background matches with the sprinkles and cherry - nice composition
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/16/2008 02:25:04 AM
Very fun! 8
  Photographer found comment helpful.


Home - Challenges - Community - League - Photos - Cameras - Lenses - Learn - Prints! - Help - Terms of Use - Privacy - Top ^
DPChallenge, and website content and design, Copyright © 2001-2018 Challenging Technologies, LLC.
All digital photo copyrights belong to the photographers and may not be used without permission.
Proudly hosted by Sargasso Networks. Current Server Time: 07/15/2018 03:57:47 PM EDT.