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The Last Thanksgiving
The Last Thanksgiving
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Challenge: Feast (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-40D
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0L IS
Location: Bullard, TX
Date: Nov 27, 2008
Aperture: 6.3
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Still Life, Food and Drink
Date Uploaded: Nov 27, 2008

We hosted Thanksgiving at our home for the first time this year in honor of my sweet little old mother-in-law. She has been diagnosed with terminal cancer and it appears unlikely that she will experience another one. All things considered, the food was splendid, the wine and dessert were divine and the company was second to none. I really wouldn't mind this time if my shot didn't do so well. I remembered the challenge just before I sat down, grabbed my camera and snapped off a few for entry. Wouldn't have taken any food shots without the challenge. But, I'm glad I did now because it will always remind me of this day. Happy Thanksgiving to all who observe it and good luck to everyone.

Statistics
Place: 4 out of 39
Avg (all users): 6.2057
Avg (commenters): 6.5500
Avg (participants): 5.8696
Avg (non-participants): 6.2473
Views since voting: 2079
Views during voting: 502
Votes: 209
Comments: 28
Favorites: 2 (view)


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12/11/2008 09:20:48 PM
Well, I'm sure you don't need my help for that wonderful look food. But in case you need, just call.
Congrats on the hight place. Great image!
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12/11/2008 04:21:39 PM
Congrats on the 4th place. Excellent shot!
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12/06/2008 09:27:05 PM
Thanks for your votes and comments and congrats to the winners. There were some really good ones this challenge.
12/06/2008 10:55:23 AM
Thanks for sharing the special and private story behind the shot. It's busy but very well done, busy works here. I like all the elements of the shot.
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12/06/2008 10:03:13 AM
This was one of my favorites during the challenge... but now that I've read your story... I'm liking it even more. Beautiful image... that table is wonderfully done, too. I'm sorry about your MIL's health.
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12/06/2008 07:44:07 AM
I expected this to be #1 also.
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12/06/2008 05:28:52 AM
I really expected this to be #1.

It's a pretty cluttered photo, but for me it all seems to be in place. I love the splashes of red. I love the lighting. I love the dreamy autumn neighborhood out the window.
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12/06/2008 05:01:05 AM
I'm so glad this did well for you, especially after reading that the meal was so special to you and your family. I love this image, there's something about it...
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/04/2008 12:12:15 PM
Very Colorful. Love it.
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12/04/2008 12:03:36 AM
Nice color and light, but I find the wine glass in the foreground distracting, and the chair at the end of the table as well.
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12/03/2008 10:31:45 AM
I have looked and looked at this shot and figured otu what what is wrong from my eyes, there seems to be a lack of contrast to it, almost HDR'd. Very sharp in all the right areas
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12/03/2008 08:55:36 AM
Inviting looking image. 9
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12/02/2008 11:01:03 AM
I don't get the title, but I love this photo!
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12/01/2008 09:05:19 PM
beautifully done
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12/01/2008 05:44:48 PM
Perhaps a little too much DOF for me. I find myself distracted by the background.
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12/01/2008 12:59:44 PM
Gorgeous. My favourite so far. Hope for top three for you.
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11/30/2008 12:26:48 PM
Would have cropped a little off the bottom so that the bottom edge is almost at the plate level. I would have also used a shallower DOF so that everything behind the knives was blurry. Also would have moved the front wine glass a little more off center. Unfortunately the knives blend in with the background due to the lines in the window and the darkness in the bushes.

Another idea would be to take the plate out of the shot and move the turkey platter to the right and the front wine glass to the left.
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11/30/2008 10:20:30 AM
Very nicely set up.
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11/29/2008 10:55:50 PM
Wonderful, crisp, and sharp, That knife in the middle has an amazing contrast and the wine glass so crisp. Great job!
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11/29/2008 07:01:13 PM
Took me a minute to find the knife stabbing the turkey!
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11/29/2008 06:36:56 PM
nicely exposed throughout
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11/29/2008 05:17:08 PM
Quite a good shot but too many vertical elements - I completely missed the knife sticking out of the carcass. But well lit and shot, and gee lucky someone celebrating where there isn't any snow!
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11/29/2008 10:54:56 AM
Curious processing......like just the faintest of tone-mapping/HDR. I like it, but it's a little strange, too. 7
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11/29/2008 08:20:34 AM
Looks like you had the same thing we did. LOL
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11/29/2008 03:15:21 AM
Subtle, yet terrifying! Pretty, but what's with the knife?
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11/29/2008 02:42:25 AM
Nice shot. I would have liked the focus more on the plate of food than on the turkey. IMO that is the subject of your shot.
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11/29/2008 12:48:52 AM
i would have taken out objects such as the knife and the wine bottle and the furthest back wine glass. just to clean up the photo
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11/29/2008 12:25:49 AM
Looks festive! 8
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