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Greecian Baked Cheesecake
3rd PlaceGreecian Baked Cheesecake
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Desserts (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D800
Lens: Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.4G
Date: Jul 17, 2012
Date Uploaded: Jul 17, 2012

Thanks for the votes everyone. Can I say: The cheesecake was delicious!!! In hindsight I should have had less vignetting, but I am happy overall. Thanks everyone!

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 51
Avg (all users): 6.8103
Avg (commenters): 8.1364
Avg (participants): 6.6667
Avg (non-participants): 6.8605
Views since voting: 2108
Views during voting: 269
Votes: 116
Comments: 35
Favorites: 1 (view)


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07/27/2012 11:59:48 AM
Cheesecake issue on the front page :-) Congrats on the ribbon. The colors rock@
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07/26/2012 03:50:07 AM
yummo, my fav colours, you could take this up professionally
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07/25/2012 10:01:39 PM
Congrats, Enzo! That cheesecake is to die for!
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07/25/2012 12:56:36 PM
I wouldn't have thought this was yours, based on the color palette at least. Congrats on the ribbon!
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07/25/2012 11:44:56 AM
Damn you for making me drool all over my keyboard! :P
Congrats on the win. Those pastel colors were ideal for this shot. Beautiful!
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07/25/2012 10:55:36 AM
Congratulations,very nice image .
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07/25/2012 10:03:25 AM
Brilliant colorwork, congrats.
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07/25/2012 09:04:52 AM
Beautiful!
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07/25/2012 09:04:27 AM
Beautiful!
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07/25/2012 08:11:24 AM
I actually like the heavy vignette on this one -- it seems to work well. :)

Congrats on the yellow!!
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07/25/2012 05:51:08 AM
The scrumptious looking cheesecake against the soft pastels was definitely a great combination. Fantastic shot.
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07/25/2012 02:31:37 AM
Congrats, you ribbon-hogger, you! ;-)) Great shot, Enzo. So pleased it did well for you.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/24/2012 09:28:32 PM
Beautiful tones, focus and composition. And I will have a piece, thank you.
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07/24/2012 01:19:55 PM
Fantastic use of colors to really highlight the food.
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07/24/2012 09:49:19 AM
Colors are beautiful, unfortunately, I think the vignette creeps into the focal point a bit too much.
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07/24/2012 07:00:54 AM
This is probably my favourite. I don't about the heavy vignetting, especially since it extends the border. The darker corners would be a nice frame if it didn't intrude and darken the flowers. The blue and pink backdrops are fantastic.
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07/23/2012 04:31:15 PM
This is a beautiful set-up and nicely photographed, but I think there's too much in the frame and the main subject ends up looking too small.
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07/23/2012 11:58:15 AM
nice image getting an 8 but its a bit cluttered for me, distracting from the main element
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07/22/2012 05:35:58 PM
Looks delicious!9
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07/22/2012 08:58:33 AM
Like the compositon and point of view of this image.7.
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07/22/2012 07:41:23 AM
Beautiful composition and colors! (And the cake looks also great)
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07/20/2012 10:32:47 PM
Voted earlier coming back to comment now.

Soft pastel hues to complement the presentation of the cheesecake perfectly. Love the off center 'triangle' arrangement of elements and the angle all provide an interesting image for the eye to travel around and study. Lighting is great illuminating all elements. The dessert looks absolutely stunning on the plate. My only critique, and admitingly a small one but the devil is in the details, is when my eye travels back from the looking at the dessert in the background my eye does a hard stop at the cheesecake on the plate before us. It is then I notice the break in the symmetry. The cheesecake in the backdrop appears to be a triangle shape where the foreground slice is square. That is illusion of course because the tulips blocking it make it appear so. (Yeah, here is where I get so darn picky right;-) )So the nitpick suggestion is that to keep the symmetry going is to move the tulips so they don't block the view...and it is an added bonus that we get to see/visually help ourselves to more cake:-) Still a lovely and well presented shot that is in my pick for the top four.
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07/20/2012 07:08:51 PM
Beautiful photo. Dessert looks great!
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07/20/2012 03:36:00 PM
I think the high viewpoint is not very effective. The focus is well placed, but the tulips are now OOF.
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07/20/2012 12:03:34 PM
Love the color. I would prefer to see the focal point not set dead center, and maybe an angle that included the same elements without having them so spread out around the frame.
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07/20/2012 08:49:06 AM
This is a nice shot the pastel colors compliment each other nicely. It is a little bright in some areas though, and that may have been what you were going for, but where the flower overlaps the plate I think a more definite edge might help a little.
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07/20/2012 06:42:44 AM
This is a tough challenge to vote. I'm torn between "what are you trying to do here" and "what do I expect here". Further complicating matters is the question "what would I do here".

What I would expect would be a technically strong piece of eye-candy that would present the dessert in a way that I would want to at least sample it, if not order it. Along these lines I'm looking at technicals: backgrounds, distracting elements, exposure, sharpness. I'm also looking for creativity, imagination, and originality, which can make up for less than perfect technicals.

So, where does this leave me with your image?

Absolutely lovely, menu-ready stock image. I would kill for that to be in front of me right now!
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07/19/2012 05:28:18 PM
love the colors
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07/19/2012 03:49:22 PM
Cheesecake in any variety is a fav!
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07/18/2012 11:26:28 PM
Beautiful color and smooth processing, love the way the background is separated and compliments colors in the composition. plenty for the eye to take in and nicely thought out. 9
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07/18/2012 08:58:58 PM
Beautiful and scrumptious all in one. Great shot!

Voted earlier, just commenting now :)
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07/18/2012 09:46:02 AM
Wonderful!
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07/18/2012 05:43:20 AM
very cool colors, super.
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07/18/2012 12:15:10 AM
Great comp, colours and style. 10
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07/18/2012 12:10:23 AM
Oh... pretty...and... YUMMY!

(commenting only)
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