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Cranberry and Blueberry Muffins
01/22/2009 11:02:36 AM
Cranberry and Blueberry Muffins
by shudson

Comment by ScooterMcNutty:
i personally think you did very well on this photo and wished you had gotten a better score. i also think that you did better than a number of people on this challenge. i wasn't able to give this photo a score but i promise that i would have given it a 9. i hope that you place higher in your next challenge! (they look pretty good too! wish i had some!)

~Sofia

Message edited by author 2009-01-22 11:03:18.
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Cranberry and Blueberry Muffins
01/19/2009 05:32:34 PM
Cranberry and Blueberry Muffins
by shudson

Comment by Tygerr:
I don't think the pastel green background compliments the colours of the muffins. Almost makes the blueberries look like mould growing...
Cranberry and Blueberry Muffins
01/18/2009 10:47:12 AM
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Cranberry and Blueberry Muffins
01/15/2009 11:29:10 PM
Cranberry and Blueberry Muffins
by shudson

Comment by jomari:
I like the pov on this.
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Cranberry and Blueberry Muffins
01/15/2009 02:24:44 PM
Cranberry and Blueberry Muffins
by shudson

Comment by geinafets:
The angle is a bit low. I would have liked to see more of the tops of the muffins.
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Cranberry and Blueberry Muffins
01/15/2009 05:13:46 AM
Cranberry and Blueberry Muffins
by shudson

Comment by Art Roflmao:
Not a fan of the background color. The muffins look good though. Mmmmm.
Cranberry and Blueberry Muffins
01/14/2009 04:19:26 PM
Cranberry and Blueberry Muffins
by shudson

Comment by ccadman:
Much as I enjoy the texture of a muffin it somehow feels like a close-up portrait taken from waist level looking up.
Christmas Bunny in the Snow
12/31/2008 10:48:48 AM
Christmas Bunny in the Snow
by shudson

Comment by bob350:
Welcome to the world of DPC challenge participation. Although a basic camera may impose limits on the technical aspects of exposure (range of aperture, ISO setting, available focal lengths, and flexibility with flash equipment), elements of composition are mostly independent of the camera. If you get a chance, take a look at “The Photographer’s Eye”, a wonderful book that will change how you look at all kinds of artwork, including your own.

Actually, in this case, the cake is nicely exposed, with detail preserved and the white not blown out despite use of flash, and the important elements are in focus. Unfortunately, in a topical challenges image that really hammer home the theme tend to do better. So a strong light from the side might have moved the shadows over enough to be a bigger part of the image.

But the biggest opportunity is with the background. It really helps to take a close look all around the edges of a posed image just before activating the shutter. A slight shift in position would have eliminated the distracting back edge of the table. A moment to smooth the tablecloth would have eliminated those folds in the upper left, that don’t contribute to the composition. Perhaps changing the cloth to a solid color would have made the subject much more attractive (the repeating white lines in the cloth clash with and distract from the simplicity of the square white platter).

Keep taking pictures, keep entering, and keep learning everything you can from the comments and the discussion threads. Also, try voting in some challenges too. I find that is a good way to make me slow down and seriously consider all the different aspects of each image and how they contribute to the final product. Great way to learn about images and about yourself.
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Christmas Bunny in the Snow
12/31/2008 09:43:19 AM
Christmas Bunny in the Snow
by shudson

Comment by shudson:
Woohoo! Last place! (I guess if I'm going to do badly on my first go, I'd better do it properly)

I just thought I'd share this photo for Christmas - I don't have a good enough camera to be a contender, here, but that's ok.

Happy Holidays everyone :)
Christmas Bunny in the Snow
12/31/2008 03:48:31 AM
Christmas Bunny in the Snow
by shudson

Comment by Art Roflmao:
Ditto what kandykarml said, Sarah. Don't let the bunny-haters get you down. ;-)
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