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Cure for the summertime blues
Cure for the summertime blues

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Challenge: Summertime Meals (Basic Editing)
Collection: 2010 Challenges
Camera: Nikon D90
Lens: Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D
Date: Jul 26, 2010
Aperture: f7.1
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/400
Galleries: Portraiture, Food and Drink
Date Uploaded: Jul 27, 2010

Took frickin forever to get this shot. Used stunt food most of the time, but had to go with the real thang for this (ie used boring ol Peaches and Cream corn instead of the nice Yellow Sweet corn...side ribs instead of back ribs, soda pop instead of beer...) And wanted to get it all in focus, from front to back.

Also really wanted to find the traditional red/white checked tablecloth...then couldn't find any clear table clamps to hold it in place on a windy day. But stuck with it and here's what I got.

Hope this makes people as hungry as I get, looking at it!

Camera on tripod, mirror lockup engaged.

pp: RAW-TIFF conversion, crop, brightness/contrast, saturation, resize, usm, sharpen, fade sharpen, save for web

Place: 11 out of 63
Avg (all users): 6.0459
Avg (commenters): 7.1429
Avg (participants): 6.0000
Avg (non-participants): 6.0552
Views since voting: 1409
Views during voting: 320
Votes: 196
Comments: 16
Favorites: 0

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08/05/2010 02:44:41 PM
Mastadon ribs!!!! Grog's favorite! How did Snarfles know?
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08/04/2010 08:17:00 AM
Congrats on the great placement! I was one of your 10's. This looks sooooo yummy!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/03/2010 06:27:31 PM
looks sooo yummy!!
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08/03/2010 12:11:00 PM
Great setup... love the way you have put the table in sun to suit the challenge... as opposed to a studio shot...
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08/01/2010 10:25:50 PM
I really like this picture. The color and detail are beautiful. I think it would have been a 10 if the glasses were different heights, and possibly less similarly shaped.
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07/31/2010 07:21:07 PM
This looks delicious!
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07/31/2010 04:05:05 PM
great job top 3 (10)
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07/31/2010 12:25:34 PM
The tiniest bit too busy for my taste, but still very well done. Very crisp and vibrant. The harsh light works well here and gives a lovely sparkle in the beer.
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07/31/2010 09:20:33 AM
love the idea of the his and hers meals! just wish you had a solid background...maybe white or blue
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07/30/2010 12:34:36 PM
great idea, not so great lighting and execution....definitely an A+ for effort here though
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07/29/2010 01:17:11 PM
let me grab my bib
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07/28/2010 01:09:09 PM
Great shot, looks to a complete meal, 8.
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07/28/2010 12:52:41 PM
Great looking meal. Photograph wise not overly exciting, but your food choices and what looks like an awesome execution of your ribs helps it out immensely.
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07/28/2010 11:33:09 AM
Appealing presentation. If it was mine, I'd probably wait to put the pepper on the corn until after the photograph, but it's yours and still worth at least a 7.
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07/28/2010 08:13:33 AM
Yum. You really have all your bases covered from the beginning to the end of the meal. Nice setup and lighting.
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07/28/2010 12:18:57 AM
I keep staring at those ribs and the beer... no wonder I need to lose 20 lbs.
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