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Milk and Cookie, MMMM...
Milk and Cookie, MMMM...

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Challenge: Dairy (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Location: Kitchen
Date: Aug 23, 2005
Aperture: f5
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/4
Galleries: Black and White, Food and Drink
Date Uploaded: Aug 23, 2005

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oreos and milk, TASTY!!!!

Place: 143 out of 284
Avg (all users): 4.9067
Avg (commenters): 5.5455
Avg (participants): 4.6143
Avg (non-participants): 5.0732
Views since voting: 597
Views during voting: 476
Votes: 386
Comments: 13
Favorites: 1 (view)

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/30/2005 02:07:33 AM
Great shot.
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08/29/2005 09:05:26 AM
Nice composition...Care to share?!?
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08/26/2005 03:34:13 PM
Glad to see somebody use some balance and composition in their photograph. I am voting through this contest for the first time and I cannot look at some of these photos. This however, I like. White milk, black cookie, good balance, however, could use a little more detail on the right area of the cookie.
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08/25/2005 07:07:43 PM
Very cool concept and love the background! I think this could totally be worked on to make a good shot into a fab one. Of course these are just suggestions.

1) I would have used a real glass instead of a jar. Perhaps a taller, slim glass? Like some sort of a liquor glass (martini, screwdriver ect).
2) I don't know how many angles you tried shooting this, but I'm positive you could have gotten a better angle of that yummy oreo! :) Maybe by turning the glass counter clockwise, so that you'd get more depth of the oreo (and filling), and less of the staged cut to wedge it there.
3) I would have croppedi t differently so that it was a longer shot than wider; more of the glass of milk showing. I know you probably wanted the detail of the oreo to show, but I still think this would be possible with a farther away shot.
4) The light is glaring against the rim of the jar, and causing way too much distraction. I use my flash to a point, but if I can help it, I won't! I know it's tricky because you either need a VERY steady hand, or a tripod (which I have neither haha! I normally rig up some makeshift tripod lol). Then you can use a spotlight, a large flashlight or even a lamp with its shade off. If it's still creating too much glare, a white or light coloured sheet overtop of the spotlight will tone it down.

Anyhow, good luck in the contest!

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08/25/2005 06:06:26 PM
Good in a tech sense but lacks appeal graphically. 6
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08/25/2005 02:54:49 PM
Good pic, but you don't get to see much of the milk.
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08/25/2005 10:27:43 AM
good idea
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08/25/2005 10:11:05 AM
Like the black and white but the cut in the cookie is contrived and distrubing.
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08/24/2005 10:17:35 PM
i like the picture without the cookie
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08/24/2005 04:38:39 PM
nice take on an old idea. Too bad the reflections on the jar threads are so distracting.
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08/24/2005 01:29:26 PM
Nice set-up. Good lighting, focus and detail. It just looks like it is cropped a little too much at the bottom. Would like to see more of the milk glass. Now, I think I'll go raid the cookie jar.
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08/24/2005 12:53:07 PM
Background is too dark, need more contrast between background and cookie. This appears to be some kind of bottle or jar, it would have worked better if it was clearly a glass of milk. Also the cookie seems overexposed.
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08/24/2005 12:13:53 PM
slightly out of focus
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