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Giving thanks for the food we eat
Giving thanks for the food we eat

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Challenge: Giving Thanks (Classic Editing)
Camera: Olympus D-40Z
Location: Kitchen
Date: Nov 27, 2003
Galleries: Still Life, Studio
Date Uploaded: Nov 27, 2003


Place: 32 out of 56
Avg (all users): 5.5593
Avg (commenters): 5.6000
Avg (participants): 5.0000
Avg (non-participants): 5.8919
Views since voting: 604
Votes: 118
Comments: 6
Favorites: 0

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12/12/2003 11:40:36 AM
You might put a little more information down as you want a


Several obvious points noted in comments: crumbs on the plate, specks of something on the fork, the overly sharp top edge of the fork - which may simply be an over-exposure phenomenon.

I find the composition weird - the angle might have been enough of itself, or the odd cropping out of half the pie, but both together ... what was your point with that? what were you hoping to communicate? It says nothing to me I'm afraid ... and I've looked and looked.

But for me it's the lighting that lets this down most: you're really far too close to your subject to use the on-board flash - that's why the foreground of your shot is over-exposed, and the light falls off so rapidly. The other problem with a shot solely lit by on-board flash is that the light comes from nearly the same direction as you shoot - so almost all potential for texture is removed, and likewise most sense of three-dimensionality. It also reflects back into the camera very easily - look at the very bright pixels here and there, and that awful shadow of the edge of the pie.

Not your best submission, and I think you did rather well to score as highly as you did. I should add, as a non-American, your subject has no emotional resonance to me.

Good luck in future

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/01/2003 08:10:32 AM
The plate is dirty which ruins this image. Spot editing isn;t allowed, but cleaning it before hand would have been a better option.

The fork is also pixelated.

Meal looks tasty! and interesting composition. Well exoposed with balck & white being so dominating.
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11/30/2003 12:21:48 AM
Is that Pumkin Pie? It looks yummy. A nice clear image
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11/29/2003 06:27:54 AM
the fork could have been polished and the blackground blacker, but i must say i love your photo. a perfect choice of food, a symbol of a thanksgiving meal...great angle
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11/29/2003 12:37:34 AM
Nice shot, not sure I like the angle so much but a good shot overall. An 8
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11/29/2003 12:27:05 AM
Good looking shot with nice light. I'm full of pumpkin pie, but must admit this looks good to me. :) Good shot.
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