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To Carb or Not To Carb? - that is the question.
To Carb or Not To Carb? - that is the question.

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Challenge: Choices (Basic Editing I)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Location: In my apartment at the barn in Big Flats, NY
Date: Jun 11, 2004
Aperture: 5.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/60
Date Uploaded: Jun 11, 2004

Camera in auto Macro mode. Original photo was 1.8 Megapixels.

I just thought of choices I have to make daily on what to eat. The idea of "donut" (Yum) vs. "cheese" seemed like a good subject for "choices".

Place: 213 out of 227
Avg (all users): 3.8092
Avg (commenters): 2.6667
Avg (participants): 3.3936
Avg (non-participants): 4.0417
Views since voting: 612
Votes: 262
Comments: 10
Favorites: 0

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06/25/2004 01:08:39 AM
Okay, you have donuts like this in your apartment or were they at work? If they are in your apartment I can help you with that dilemma, just hand them over and no one will get hurt! ;)

As for the shot, some tough comments, I honestly gave this a 4 during the challenge. And for most of the same reasons stated, dull background, slightly out of focus and rather uninteresting composition. This could be done and with a few changes be a much stronger contender.

First the background, go to white or black on shots like this. Give the camera a starting point for the white balance. Some people use posterboard but I prefer cloth, less glare if you have the right material. Second, the plate, the blue rim around the side is a bit distracting, again, a solid color plate, probably white or even a serving platter of some sort to give it an air of elegance.

The lighting seems a bit harsh, I'm thinking you used the flash or had harsh overhead lighting, a more diffused light with the camera on a tripod coming more from the front would have made a big difference in this shot. The set up the shot isn't bad at all, just the surrounding elements. Oh, do get rid of the wrapper with writing if you use cheese in another shot, it detracts and takes the focus away from the food and of course, get a chocolate donut! :)

 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/22/2004 07:10:51 PM
kinda dull, would have been better with some deepr hues and more contrast
06/19/2004 11:09:07 AM
I am sorry but the picture is horrible....
06/17/2004 08:42:04 PM
The focus could be a lot better.
06/16/2004 09:40:47 PM
sorry but the colours and lighting are very dull, as is the composition :(
06/16/2004 07:56:40 PM
out of focus... don't like the "hospital blue" background
06/16/2004 05:14:47 PM
out of focus, this is insulting
06/16/2004 02:46:23 PM
Base Ground is not good.

Light Reflection is very much
06/16/2004 12:17:56 PM
People cann find original idea anymore.... way too much Good-Bad food picture.... for me even if the picture is OK, having 10 of the make all of the 1, sorry !
06/16/2004 08:11:47 AM

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