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Onion Rings

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Challenge: Recipe (Food) III (Basic Editing)
Collection: Challenges 2008
Camera: Canon EOS-400D Rebel XTi
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro
Location: Back yard
Date: Jul 13, 2008
Aperture: f/7.1
ISO: 200
Shutter: 200
Date Uploaded: Jul 13, 2008

I'm hoping that you can't get DQ'd for not actually preparing the dish. I did think of this shot all by myself. As for the recipe: Drive to the nearest A&W Drive-In, of which there may not be any for all I know. But they had the best onion rings...

And I think if you really were going to make onion rings, you'd use sweet onions, not red onions, but red ones are better for pictures. Then you'd have to bread them with something and deep-fry them in a fatty substance.

Your best bet is still the A&W Drive-In. You don't have to cry cutting onions or get grease all over the kitchen.

Cropped to this angle. Was shot straight, and that was boring. Hopefully this is ever so slightly less boring. But I'm betting it's still rather dull. And the angle will be irritating to some. And there will be those that think it doesn't even meet the challenge! But I wanted to enter to support my teammates. It's a German onion. :-)

Place: 40 out of 134
Avg (all users): 5.7943
Avg (commenters): 7.0000
Avg (participants): 5.6818
Avg (non-participants): 5.8321
Views since voting: 664
Views during voting: 274
Votes: 175
Comments: 16
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07/25/2011 03:27:27 PM
You are HILARIOUS! I never saw this/read before, Deb!
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07/23/2008 08:37:11 PM
A neat little trick for slicing onions is to do it under running water to stop the vapours getting your eyes (um, just the onion... you don't have to get in the shower - although it would make it a little more fun... or weird).

Loved the tilt. Great light and clarity, definitely magazine quality too. That's a good thing!
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07/23/2008 10:32:18 AM
I love this photo. You really captured the juiciness and texture of the onion. I think it would make a great framed kitchen print.

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07/23/2008 12:50:44 AM
Once again, the mundane becomes art with a side of humor in the comments. :)
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07/23/2008 12:29:07 AM
What I loved about this was how simple it was. The color is subtle and the onion looks comfortable in the surroundings. (if an onion is capable of feeling comfortable) I thought the diagonal really added a bit of drama and loved the clarity of the shot. Great shot!
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07/23/2008 12:14:41 AM
This was one of my faves, think it had to do with putting th onion slice around the onion top and getting so close to it. Also i think i might be affected by the fact we dont have red onions around here and i really like them :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/19/2008 10:56:54 PM
love the color in this
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07/19/2008 08:49:30 PM
good comp and colours.7
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07/19/2008 06:17:05 PM
Well done the texture & color in the onion are outstanding.
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07/19/2008 03:39:50 PM
good clarity and DOF on this shot, colors look true
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07/17/2008 11:16:37 AM
Love how you placed the subject of your composition on the diagonal for adds interest to the eye. Love the reddish purple hues that just pop off the page - and it pops nicely off the surface of the wood cutting board. Lighting is excellent for it illuminates the red onions perfectly. Love the details that we can see in this photo. Focus is wonderful. Good job on this one 8.
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07/16/2008 10:42:01 AM
Excellent clarity and good grouping of textures.
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07/16/2008 10:19:39 AM
nice macro study, but I don't get a feel for the dish.
Its a single ingredient, it doesn't say what it will become.
Its a 6 , but could have been an 8.
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07/16/2008 10:11:25 AM
I really like this shot. The lighting and colors are great. Not to mention a unique take on onion rings. Well done.
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07/16/2008 05:03:23 AM
good macro, like the tilt. loose connection to the challenge, though.
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07/16/2008 12:41:40 AM
Nice shot and good composition. It may have benefited from more contrast though. Deeper reds. Just a touch of hue/sat in ps or whatever you use.
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