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New Year's Resolution: Recipe for Disaster
New Year's Resolution: Recipe for Disaster
Meera


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Recipe (Food) II (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF 35-80mm f/4.0-5.6 III
Location: Fremont, CA
Date: Jan 9, 2006
Aperture: f8.0
Shutter: 25 sec.
Date Uploaded: Jan 10, 2006

I wanted to bake a cake at first but it was way too much work and of course I waited until the last minute to shoot this, so I also didn't have the time. I decided that my chocolate covered strawberries would probably photograph well.

Made them, took the shot in the kitchen. Put down a piece of black construction paper and then arranged the strawberries on a simple white, geometric plate. I positioned my tripod up and over the object and that was that. Not rocket science this time.

Statistics
Place: 4 out of 110
Avg (all users): 6.8886
Avg (commenters): 7.5714
Avg (participants): 6.2581
Avg (non-participants): 7.0287
Views since voting: 2323
Views during voting: 601
Votes: 341
Comments: 40
Favorites: 2 (view)


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AuthorThread
01/18/2006 11:06:20 AM
Thanks to all of you for voting. I feel really great about placing 4th, especially for my fourth entry ever!

Message edited by author 2006-01-29 13:09:03.
01/18/2006 05:16:20 AM
Got my vote for a ribbon, still a great placing
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01/18/2006 12:36:46 AM
Congratulations on your 4th placing in this challenge with this delectable insulen raising recipe.
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01/18/2006 12:18:37 AM
Ahhh sooo close Meera! Great job!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/17/2006 06:01:27 PM
i most definitely agree! nice composition.
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01/17/2006 05:51:14 PM
I read about this once - to put red lip stick on strawberries to enhance their ripeness for images - this would have helped in this case - unless these are suppose to be white strawberries? I wouldn't know - a great image though - love the symmetry - nice work :)
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01/17/2006 04:58:20 PM
Good, well balanced composition. Good use of the white plate against a dark background. Clean and simple and straight to the point. One of my top picks in this challenge.
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01/16/2006 10:20:19 PM
Yum chocolate and strawberries, two of my favorite foods, combine that with a great photo and you have success. I like the border on this photo it really compliments the photo. This is one of my favorites.
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01/16/2006 04:20:22 PM
Love the symmetry, only complaint, wish the strawberries had more red, I know ... seasonal, 8
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01/16/2006 01:17:54 AM
like the design of this image really good and yummy 8
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01/15/2006 04:35:17 PM
I like how the dark background sets this up. Nice Job.
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01/15/2006 12:15:15 PM
These look yummy!!! And the presentation is very pretty!
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01/15/2006 11:14:44 AM
Awesome! (Riper berries would add more red & really dress this up. Otherwise, great shot!)
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01/15/2006 10:38:41 AM
Well done, nicely arranged, the white plate really shows off the chocolate coating and emphasizes the white drizzle. Only thing I would have liked to see differently is for the strawberries to be more red at the tops and the greenery to be more perky. Overall and really great pic-Good luck
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01/15/2006 10:15:37 AM
love the title and the shot
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01/14/2006 10:54:19 PM
When in doubt, dip it in chocolate. Bet you had fun.
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01/14/2006 10:44:37 PM
I love this image, it is very well presented. It not only looks good, but I think it will taste good. The layout and design is excellent.....and It is very well photographed.
01/14/2006 04:29:38 PM
Would have been better with strawberries that were red all the way to the stems, but I'm sure those are hard to find this time of year. I also might have flattened the leaves back out before taking the shot. A great arrangement though... and YUM!!!! Well done!
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01/14/2006 03:14:23 PM
Like the composition with the pattern
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01/14/2006 10:18:23 AM
Everything looks great... the individual strawberries, the arrangement on the plate, the lighting, the border is a perfect finishing touch. 9
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01/14/2006 10:05:20 AM
Yummy
Excellent composition and presentation - would have loved to have seen this with fully red strawbs.
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01/13/2006 03:42:02 PM
Very nice image - i like the colors, the contrasting choice of 'ingredients' and the plate. It might be nice if the strawberries were actually red, but that is a minor issue.
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01/13/2006 11:39:06 AM
Excellent composition and arrangement. Black background with a white plate works very well. You might want to try and bring out the red color of the strawberries more even though there isn't a lot. More bright red with the chocolate would make the composition even better. The image appears just a bit soft focused.

Message edited by author 2006-02-08 07:41:01.
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01/12/2006 02:03:53 PM
too bad that the rest of the strawberries are not red like the upper right one. nice idea though
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01/12/2006 02:02:01 PM
It's a great image. The technical work is so good that I am critiquing the food itself- would like to see riper and fresher berries (red tops with moist, green stems)
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01/12/2006 01:56:02 PM
Tasty and well executed. It has a poster-like quality to it. Good luck.
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01/12/2006 01:39:08 PM
I like this shot. but found it a really small picture, making it large would have given it a little more omph. Personal opinion on food is - this makes me appreciate New Zealand strawberries ... as they are often red through to the top and tht looks nicer than the greenish top.
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01/12/2006 01:07:14 PM
Nice presentation, is the focus just slightly off? Maybe it needs sharpening.
01/12/2006 12:24:19 PM
This looks delicious. I wish the tops of the strawberies were red for a better photo.
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01/12/2006 11:32:56 AM
the Symetry is great! A really striking shot, wish it was a tab bigger (than 480x480) but its still one of my favourites in the challenge. Tasty looking too!
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01/12/2006 01:55:20 AM
Good resolution for disaster with good arragnement. Regards,
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01/11/2006 11:19:54 PM
Your strawberries should be red. Not greenish/yellowish.
01/11/2006 10:55:39 PM
One of the few really clean, well-composed and decently-lit images in this challenge.
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01/11/2006 06:52:54 PM
Try to use only the reddest strawberries for dipping..when they are hard to find or out of season, do something else. Always cook with an eye to seasonal freshness :)
01/11/2006 04:09:07 PM
Good balance and I like the symetricallness (is that even a word) ;0
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01/11/2006 03:24:42 PM
Nice top-down perspective and symmetry is interesting - unusual in current food photography trends and therefore stands out - which is a good thing. Nice choice to keep the plate and background white and black.
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01/11/2006 08:29:20 AM
Gorgeous.
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01/11/2006 05:52:48 AM
ummmmmmmm, tasty ...........
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01/11/2006 03:37:04 AM
One of best 8
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01/11/2006 12:17:50 AM
Ooh they look delicious. Great composition and lighting.
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