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Challenge: Recipe (Food) II (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
Location: New York City
Date: Jan 8, 2006
Aperture: 8.0
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/6
Galleries: Family, Food and Drink
Date Uploaded: Jan 10, 2006

Both of my hobbies together :)

This is not at all the photo I intended to compose, but with an apartment full of hungry guests I only had time to get about 10 shots. Plus I was a little worn out from cooking for two-plus hours at this point.

These are pork & shrimp dumplings, with a subpar attempt to wrap them in a floral style. Full disclosure: They look OK, but they weren't that tasty this time around.

Recipe involves:
Handmade dumpling dough (flour and water)
Pork
Shrimp
Scallions
Ginger
Sesame oil
Soy sauce
and a few secret ingredients my mother uses

As for the image:
Crop
Saturate
Curves
USM

Statistics
Place: 53 out of 110
Avg (all users): 5.5908
Avg (commenters): 6.2069
Avg (participants): 5.2903
Avg (non-participants): 5.6616
Views since voting: 880
Views during voting: 451
Votes: 325
Comments: 29
Favorites: 0


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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/17/2006 10:13:54 PM
for a product type shot i would have rather not seen the flour and the stove
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01/17/2006 10:05:49 PM
the lighting seems a little off here
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01/17/2006 05:37:53 PM
Very nice presentation and composition. Your exposure is good also. But, I think a bit more contrast would have made this photo perfect. Your whites don't seem quite white.
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01/17/2006 05:27:20 PM
I like the perspective of this shot - I would have maybe draped a cloth and placed everything on that - as the burner is a bit distracting and takes away from the quality this image could have, I like seeing the ingredients in the bachground and it looks delish :)
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01/17/2006 01:47:27 PM
Exceptional foods image. Great color and fine arrangement. Perspective adds considerable interest to this excellent composition.
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01/16/2006 04:41:30 AM
Appears slightly underexposed, but also delicious.
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01/15/2006 11:12:25 AM
Very nice, love the angle of this one, gives it a different appeal.
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01/15/2006 10:41:05 AM
I really like the angle, the way the food is arranged on the plate, the focus, and the fact that you not only showed the finished product, but have the ingredients in the background also. Bumping this up one more
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01/15/2006 10:16:58 AM
very very nice
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01/15/2006 01:09:17 AM
I love that you put the ingredients in the shot. Beautiful dim sum!
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01/14/2006 10:57:03 PM
Image very clear, sharp, and looks good.....
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01/14/2006 07:46:09 PM
one of the only shots with ingredients alongside - so commendation on reading the rules of entry. good composition and story
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01/14/2006 10:15:54 AM
I think rotating left would help. The ingredients slanted to the right seems distracting.
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01/14/2006 01:43:27 AM
The hot plate is a little odd being in the photo
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01/13/2006 04:00:01 PM
Great composition, but the image lacks pizzaz - a bit flat in lighting and lacking in contrast. Also, the stove burner on the right is a bit distracting - perhaps if it had been covered with the red potholder?
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01/12/2006 09:53:37 PM
nice shot - i like it that you have the ingredients and the end product in there!
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01/12/2006 01:58:53 PM
a little bit too dark, if the lighting was better it would be great
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01/11/2006 06:58:57 PM
Beautiful plating but I find the background items a little distracting. Maybe if they were more out of focus.
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01/11/2006 03:39:52 PM
They look delicious. I like how you included the ingredients in the background
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01/11/2006 03:01:10 PM
The food presentation looks wonderful but I don't like the angle or that your background is a stove.
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01/11/2006 02:54:20 PM
Nice presentation, would like it with less clutter in the background, maybe on a table instead of a stove.
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01/11/2006 02:17:41 PM
great food, great presentation on the plate but the backdrop is killing this for me, had the lighting been slightly more vibrant and a clear white backdrop just going out of focus this would have been one of my faves. Oh nice angle of the shot too...
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01/11/2006 01:43:54 PM
Nice arrangement and colors. Would be better without the tilt.
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01/11/2006 11:43:51 AM
Nice composition on the plate, but I don't like the slanted perspective -- it looks as if everything is going to slide to the right. I think you tried to get too much into this picture -- it gets cluttered at the back and the orange and blue of the flour bag doesn't really go with the rest of the composition. Also, I think this would have been better on a mat or table, not the kitchen stove. Now that I've trashed you 8), I think you've exposed this well, and everything that should be in focus, is in focus. Keep on shooting. 5
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01/11/2006 09:44:05 AM
Beatiful presentation! Did you cook these yourself? 10
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01/11/2006 04:54:08 AM
Theres tad too much stuff in here along with food.
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01/11/2006 01:24:12 AM
nice angle and layout. overall, a tad bit underexposed, colors (esp. blue) seem over saturated
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01/11/2006 01:24:01 AM
Lose the stove in as a background. I like the ingredients and pot.
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01/11/2006 12:59:49 AM
oh, that looks good! i like your composition a lot.
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