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Roast Shrimp with Homegrown Tomato and Avocado Salad
1st PlaceRoast Shrimp with Homegrown Tomato and Avocado Salad
timfythetoo


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Summertime Meals (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-30D
Lens: Tamron SP AF 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di for Canon
Date: Jul 27, 2010
Date Uploaded: Jul 27, 2010

Havent entered in a while. My last entry reminded me why. I noticed this challenge on the last day to enter. I needed lunch anyways so I picked up some ingredients to do this shot. Took me just about an hour to buy, prepare, shoot, edit and then eat the shot. I like food and making food look pretty. I am sitting on a 7.06 after the first 30 votes. Hopefully it holds throughout the week.

Post Challenge - A bit surprised at the score difference between mine and the other entries. Didnt think mine was that good. No complaints though. As for the recipe, it is pretty much what you see on the plate. Chopped yellow and red tomatoes, chiffonade of basil, fire roasted shrimp, julienne of vidalia onion and chunked avocado tossed with fresh squeezed lemon and olive oil. For the pic there was no fresh ground black pepper in it yet (I find for pics pepper looks ugly) but certainly in it before I ate it.

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 63
Avg (all users): 7.1566
Avg (commenters): 8.0000
Avg (participants): 7.0588
Avg (non-participants): 7.1768
Views since voting: 3869
Views during voting: 350
Votes: 198
Comments: 49
Favorites: 2 (view)


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08/07/2010 12:16:28 PM
This looks absolutely delicious! Everytime I hop on dpc I get hungry!
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08/06/2010 10:56:18 PM
Way to go Tim - nice to see you in the blue again. I'm trying to get back into the challenges...last entry - not too bad :)
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08/05/2010 03:23:07 PM
Congratulations on the blue ribbon! Perfect photo!
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08/05/2010 11:27:49 AM
Wonderful shot! Wonderful to see you enter!
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08/04/2010 10:42:00 PM
Still got it brotha! Magazine worthy for sure!
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08/04/2010 09:45:50 PM
Nice of you to stop in and scarf up a blue. :-) Looks delicious!! (And I'd have guessed it was a Pawdrix shot.)
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08/04/2010 09:29:14 PM
Congrats on the ribbon!
(Scrolled through the comments as last food challenge we had, I got SLAMMED for having the food actually be sharp in the shot. Go figure, lol!)
Beautifully done!
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08/04/2010 05:14:28 PM
Nice way to return to DPC. Congrats on the blue!
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08/04/2010 02:57:54 PM
Originally posted by cutout:

cant stop looking at this pic
while nibbling on dry piece of toast

Well - the invite is open that anytime you are in Columbus you are more than welcome to swing by and I will present the pic in real life for you to enjoy. No dry pieces of toast here. ;)
08/04/2010 02:21:22 PM
Congrats on the blue! Glad you decided not to stay away from DPC (which I sort of gathered was more the result of doing other things than a deliberate choice to avoid). I encourage you to continue not staying away!
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08/04/2010 02:05:15 PM
cant stop looking at this pic
while nibbling on dry piece of toast
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08/04/2010 01:11:08 PM
Originally posted by digital_knight:

how did you light it?

Natural light from the kitchen window camera left and a big white bounce thingee camera right.
08/04/2010 01:08:53 PM
how did you light it?
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08/04/2010 12:26:57 PM
What?! No garlic!?
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08/04/2010 12:12:00 PM
Good to see you back and on the front page Tim! Congrats on another well deserved blue!!
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08/04/2010 11:36:33 AM
Yum! Can I get some of that for dinner :-) Congrats on your well-deserved blue, Tim!
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08/04/2010 11:16:59 AM
Really - the best! Congrats!
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08/04/2010 10:03:48 AM
Originally posted by vawendy:

Hmmm... Drat! It was so much easier to do well without you...

No worries there. I probably won't stick around too long. ;)
08/04/2010 09:56:00 AM
Hmmm... Drat! It was so much easier to do well without you...

So glad to see you back, anyway!! Awesome shot -- congrats!!
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08/04/2010 09:55:26 AM
Ummmm, still looks scrumptious. Nice styling and cooking.
:))
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08/04/2010 08:45:07 AM
You must be new here. Welcome and congrats! :P
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08/04/2010 07:12:23 AM
Welcome back. Timfy-the-chef :-)
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08/04/2010 03:47:45 AM
YUMMMM

Congrats ;)
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08/04/2010 03:43:34 AM
Congrats Timfy, absolutely deserved win!
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08/04/2010 03:05:54 AM
Awesome finish!!! The colors are just so delicious. Congrats.

"ate the shot"! LOL!!!
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08/04/2010 01:56:44 AM
Congrats on the blue. Very well done, Timfy!
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08/04/2010 01:55:37 AM
do we get a recipe with this ribbon?:) big congrats
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08/04/2010 01:15:41 AM
Congrats, Tim!
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08/04/2010 12:56:24 AM
Congrats on your Blue :)
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08/04/2010 12:15:09 AM
aaah
living the good life
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08/04/2010 12:11:28 AM
Gorgeous shot, Timfy! Huge congrats...now can I have the recipe please? :-)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/03/2010 03:45:14 PM
love how you present this meal, looks really tasty, nice fresh colors. only the fork distracts to me because it takes to much attention
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08/01/2010 09:35:19 AM
Ok - after all my bitching and moaning about the low quality images in the challenge - this pops up. My highest rating so far and I hope to see this on the home page.
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07/31/2010 04:13:34 PM
Really like the fork and the angle of the image. Lots of lovely colours too
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07/31/2010 01:17:24 PM
Nice stock photo. And it looks quite tasty, too.
However, when photographing products (foods included) isn't it preferable to have the whole product (in this case, dish) in focus ?
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07/31/2010 10:29:56 AM
Very clean with nice lighting. I only wish that there was the tiniest bit more depth of field.
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07/30/2010 09:39:49 PM
definately looks like a great summer brunch meal
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07/30/2010 01:45:16 PM
Very appetizing, made me salivate! 8
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07/29/2010 04:44:54 PM
Nice lighting, nice presentation.
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07/29/2010 04:21:43 PM
Beautiful!!! I know what I'll be making for dinner tonight. :) 10
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07/29/2010 01:13:57 PM
now i'm hungry
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07/28/2010 05:18:52 PM
I love how bright and natural it looks!
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07/28/2010 01:01:51 PM
Nice shot, this is one of the better ones in the challenge, but the focus to me seems more on the fork than the meal, 7.
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07/28/2010 12:45:58 PM
could be a 21.gif hotpasta dish, great color, nice DOF, well arranged. my top pick so far
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07/28/2010 12:32:45 PM
Straight out of Gourmet Mag.
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07/28/2010 11:39:08 AM
An appealing plate. I'll be right over!
Truly, a well composed entry.
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07/28/2010 09:06:34 AM
Wonderful clarity to this shot. I like the tilted perspective, and good balance to the photo (bread offsetting the fork).
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07/28/2010 12:29:56 AM
oohh yeah...8
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07/28/2010 12:26:18 AM
That looks tasty. As for the photograph, I like the shallow DOF, and the balance of the table in the two corners. Well done.
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