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Sundae Best
Sundae Best

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Challenge: Got Milk? (Classic Editing)
Camera: Kodak DX3900
Location: My Home Office
Date: Jan 19, 2003
Aperture: F 4
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/30
Galleries: Still Life, Advertisement
Date Uploaded: Jan 19, 2003

A delicious Instant Mashed Potato Sundae with chocolate syrup! It doesn't taste that great but it doesn't melt much either. Actually the whipped cream and cherry is from a plastic cupcake that my kids have too. I guess this whole thing looks a bit better than it tastes!

Place: 13 out of 59
Avg (all users): 6.0737
Avg (commenters): 6.4762
Avg (participants): 5.8654
Avg (non-participants): 6.3256
Views since voting: 1267
Votes: 95
Comments: 24
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02/02/2003 12:04:17 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club :)

Hi Doug...

I think you did a great job with the setup on this shot. The spoon on the plate offers just the right amount of balance upset to make this image work very well. The blue background and the red tablecloth seem to compliment each other well in this shot :) It appears that this shot is lit more strongly from the right side of the frame. I believe that was a good choice :)

I can't really offer a lot of suggestions for improvement. The wrinkle in the background could possibly be vertical to improve it some, but other than that, I think you did a great job with this photo :)

Keep up the good work :)

John Setzler

 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/26/2003 07:33:51 PM
Try more contrast between the subject and back drop. Yummy!
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01/24/2003 05:57:51 PM
great shot!! my diet won't last much longer!
01/24/2003 01:27:48 AM
the straigh on angle really makes subject look 2 dimentional and the folds in the curtain are kind of distracting
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01/23/2003 07:45:18 PM
I like it..very nice
01/23/2003 12:19:02 PM
Clever name, and a nice shot! Now I'm hungry.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/23/2003 11:29:02 AM
I don't care fo the background.
01/23/2003 11:06:59 AM
Yummy. Did you eat that after you took the photo?
01/23/2003 03:31:46 AM
Cute in a kitsch, 1950s kind of way. It's well shot. If I wasn't a vegan I might find it appetising, but unfortunately all that cholesterol-ridden goo makes me shudder :P.
01/23/2003 01:49:48 AM
yummy! for more 3D accent, I would have put the cherry a bit towards the camera and with a steam attached.
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01/23/2003 12:00:56 AM
Might have liked a bit plainer background and tablecloth. The shot of the ice cream sundae is very good, though. Nice focus.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/22/2003 07:35:00 PM
Yummy take on the subject. Could be a little sharper. The nuts aren't crisply focused. I like the swirls on the whipped cream.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/22/2003 05:52:56 PM
Very clean and sharp pic.
Good depth, altough the background would be a lot better blurred. I like it how the read edge of the saucer and the tip of the spoon are in the field of focus.
Good colors and excellent lighting.
But the background seems so out of place, it doesn't relate to the icecream at all.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/22/2003 05:25:16 PM
I like the shot right upt to the point where we see the spoon, plate and birght table cloth ... too mnay contrasting colours. I still think it is nicely executed (very sharp, nice exposure). Jacko.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/22/2003 07:06:45 AM
I love this photo. The background, the checkered cloth and that big ole' yummy sundae. Excellent clarity, composition and colour. 10 :)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/21/2003 04:51:15 PM
yum. nice looking background, too :) a little static of a composition. maybe closer on the sundae glass minus the extraneous details?
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/20/2003 10:45:29 PM
That looks really good. I like the contrast of the red tablecloth and the blue background. Very pleasant picture to look at.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/20/2003 09:15:34 PM
If you ask me, I'll take one. If this were in a menue, I would be having one. Great shot!!!

Bill Miller (wackybill)
01/20/2003 11:30:02 AM
Oh my! That looks yummy! The curtains put a slant in the image, which contradicts the symmetry of the ice cream. Did you try to take a shot after a spoonful was taken out... to show that someone tasted it? Just in idea.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/20/2003 10:53:04 AM
Like you creativity, composition, and light. I think if you'd of been higher then the table it would of helped. The background focus is too soft...and the top of the Sundae is a bit soft. Good luck.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/20/2003 07:35:31 AM
I find the background too busy which distracts from the subject. Otherwise great shot.
01/20/2003 04:55:20 AM
The top piece looks like a piece of fake play food like my kids have that is actually frosting for a cupcake. I don't know if it is, but it's a dead ringer for it. I like the backdrop and lighting. I would've ditched the plate though. Nice job - Inpszil
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/20/2003 03:27:36 AM
01/20/2003 03:22:04 AM
very beutiful, but why do you have a plate there?

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