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Jelly Baby Baguette
Jelly Baby Baguette

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Challenge: Wacky Foods (Basic Editing I)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Location: London, UK
Date: Sep 26, 2004
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Humorous, Still Life
Date Uploaded: Sep 26, 2004

Fresh baguette, sliced and stuffed full of Bassets Jelly Babies. Delicious.

Place: 53 out of 154
Avg (all users): 5.4020
Avg (commenters): 6.5000
Avg (participants): 5.2099
Avg (non-participants): 5.4744
Views since voting: 1214
Views during voting: 413
Votes: 296
Comments: 10
Favorites: 0

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10/06/2004 04:21:55 AM
I didn't get a chance to vote during the challenge, sorry. I think the shot is very good technically. The DOF is ok, defining the look you were after as you said. The composition is good, the knife is carefully placed. If anything it looks a bit too "staged" if you see what I mean? There's no crumbs at all, the knife clean and polished. I agree with crabappl3, one or two jelly babies on the plate may have helped the idea along a bit?

Also, I'm no expert on lighting, not by any stretch of the imagination, but it seems a bit dull or flat, whatever the expression should be. I do know that the right light can make a or break a shot, I'm not saying it broken this one but it seems to lack some lustre, if that makes any sense and was of any help then you're welcome, if not then forget it, if you like it the way it is then that's what counts.
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10/06/2004 02:06:41 AM
In retrospect I probably should have used a more internationaly recognisable confectionary. I don't think 'Jelly Babies' are available in the USA!

Thanks for all the comments and the votes.

With regard to shallow depth of field comments, this was the look I was after (obviously otherwise I would have re-taken the shot with less!)
 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/05/2004 06:06:59 PM
Interesting. I don't think I would like to taste this, but the overall composition is nice. Good job.
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10/05/2004 03:02:02 AM
you need more depth of your field of focus.. crank the F-Stop up to a uch higher setting
10/02/2004 11:57:49 AM
Very well done studio shot. May be a bit hot under the plate drawing my eye away from the sandwiches, but overall nice. The composition is strong and compliments the idea. It's hard to make out that these are gummie bears though. Did you try adding one or two on the plate to bring the idea across more? Good shot. - 6
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09/30/2004 10:31:22 PM
Clever idea! Nice color use and great composition. Maybe deeper dof. We bi- focal contact lens wearers, need all the help we can get.
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09/30/2004 02:03:24 PM
nice, clean, attractive, good use of DOF.
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09/29/2004 09:29:29 PM
Very nicely done!
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09/29/2004 07:19:59 PM
that actually looks appetizing (sp?) So good job! I like the small depth of field, and the colors are nice.
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09/29/2004 08:35:59 AM
and how does this taste?
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