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Strawberries and Cream
2nd PlaceStrawberries and Cream
AndyMac24


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Recipe (Food) III (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-400D Rebel XTi
Lens: Canon EF 28-135mm F/3.5-5.6 IS USM
Location: home
Date: Jul 14, 2008
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/200
Galleries: Action, Food and Drink
Date Uploaded: Jul 14, 2008

This may get some heat for not being in the beverages, but the strawberries are food, and I enjoyed eating this shoot very much. As far as the recipe goes, drop strawberry in heavy whipping cream and consume. This is meant as a Tribute to ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/31.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/31.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Jacko and his blueberry shot. Thanks For the info ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/31.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/31.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Jacko.


Post Challenge: WOW My first Ribbon!! Thanks so much for all of the great feedback. To be mistaken For ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' irenem is an honor.

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 134
Avg (all users): 6.8205
Avg (commenters): 7.8000
Avg (participants): 6.5094
Avg (non-participants): 6.9366
Views since voting: 10339
Views during voting: 390
Votes: 195
Comments: 30
Favorites: 9 (view)


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07/29/2008 10:44:35 AM
simply amazing.
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07/28/2008 08:33:35 AM
Perfect timing, Nice capture! Congratulations!!
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07/27/2008 10:55:23 PM
As if someone gave you a 1 or a 2. Great shot! Crongrats on the ribbon!
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07/27/2008 02:51:16 PM
Congratulatins/nice work
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07/25/2008 10:39:25 PM
Nice shot Congrats on your ribbon Nice work I just have to try this
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07/25/2008 05:46:02 PM
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07/25/2008 11:07:43 AM
Congrats on the first ribbon. I have to admit, when I was voting, I thought this was Irene's image too. Nicely done, and hope to see more from you.
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07/23/2008 06:01:11 PM
I just noticed your ribbon. Way to go! Great image, definitely deserved the ribbon.
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07/23/2008 02:08:17 PM
Way to make a splash Andrew!
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07/23/2008 10:15:37 AM
Definitely up to the Jacko /Irene standards :) And a second place award to prove it :) CONGRATULATIONS!
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07/23/2008 09:41:38 AM
Seems like if they think it's Irene, you are way ahead of the game.

Originally posted by LouisaSalazar:

Irene? =) Great shot. I experimented with some liquid action shots like this, and can really appreciate how difficult and time consuming it is to get such an amazing shot. Nicely done.
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07/23/2008 06:59:51 AM
Wicked shot!!! Congrats on your well deserved top placing in this tough challenge!
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07/23/2008 05:44:12 AM
1st ribbon. the olympics bring out the best in people, many congrats
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07/23/2008 02:23:20 AM
Congratulation on your first ribbon - impressive splash!
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07/23/2008 01:47:35 AM
Hey, Andy -- Congrats on second-place and your first ribbon! I got second-from-tenth, so we have Phoenix well-represented on the first page! ;) Strawberries & cream sounds mighty good about now; any excuse I can get to stick my head in the fridge to cool off! :P
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07/23/2008 01:38:08 AM
Nice Man! Congrats! First one is the hardest WTG!
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07/23/2008 01:15:50 AM
I think you did a great job, Andy. Big congrats on your ribbon.
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07/23/2008 01:02:31 AM
Congrats Andy! Outstanding work. Go team Spiderman!
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07/23/2008 12:36:31 AM
Congrats on 2nd place!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/21/2008 10:20:14 PM
Nice effect. Pity the strawberry wasn't a bit nicer.
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07/21/2008 10:03:22 PM
Great job on catching an interesting splash AND keeping a real sharp focus on the strawberry so that we see all the lovely details. I tried this same thing myself several weeks ago so I have an appreciation for anyone who does better than I (could not get a good splash combined with the good view of the strawberry in sharp detail). Plus I would never do this again since it created such a mess on the lights (nothing like burning milk yuck:-) ) So kudos to you for also putting up with a heck of a mess - unless you got really lucky and got this within the first 10 shots. Now onto more of the critique. The color of the strawberry is a wonderful vibrant red and you caught it wonderfully at the moment of splash. Nice stop action here as well as sharp details. The areas that really pull this down is mainly in the color cast of the milk. It has a pinkish cast to it in some places. That could be removed or corrected in one of three ways. First way is to adjust your white balance to read the milk as a true white. Second is to play with RGB levels - a slight adjustment on the red should tone down the pinkish cast but be careful not to rob too much color from the strawberry. Third, fresh milk. By that I mean I noticed that after a significant number of drops of the strawberry into the milk it took on a pinkish tone from a bruised strawberry. Once that happens you need to fill up with a fresh batch - truly the Strawberries & Cream shot is a messy and costly trial. Lastly, the other area that is a weakness in the shadows cast from the splash. Now it is a catch-22 I know. For at the overhead angle you caught a wonderful splash as well as the wonderfully red & detailed strawberry. But the drawback was the distracting and unflattering shadow. The only way to eliminate that is by changing angle to a side view. And THAT would require greater patience and luck in catching the right moment of impact while still showing a good deal of the strawberry in sharp focus. Not an easy thing. Still an above average shot but with a little more work this could have easily been in the stellar category.
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07/21/2008 03:27:04 PM
Somehow such borders do not add a lot of value to the photograph; its eating up two of your marks! Here goes 8.
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07/21/2008 02:04:21 PM
I've always wanted to try this out. I think you did a great job here - I know how difficult it is to get this kind of image.
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07/19/2008 08:52:29 PM
simple, clean, shadows not too harsh. top ten. 8
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07/18/2008 03:09:27 AM
perfection...gonna guess this might be ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' IreneM
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07/17/2008 07:21:14 PM
very nice - I still need to have a try at a splash shot
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07/17/2008 06:24:56 AM
Awesome!
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07/17/2008 03:01:26 AM
great shot.
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07/16/2008 06:38:57 PM
Fantastic!! Perfect shot!
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07/16/2008 10:08:23 AM
Irene? =) Great shot. I experimented with some liquid action shots like this, and can really appreciate how difficult and time consuming it is to get such an amazing shot. Nicely done.
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