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Cucumber boat with shrimp/gin salad
Cucumber boat with shrimp/gin salad

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Challenge: Recipe (Food) IV (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: 2011
Camera: Canon EOS-7D
Lens: Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM
Location: At home
Date: Jul 27, 2011
Aperture: f/9.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/125 s
Date Uploaded: Jul 27, 2011


1 cucumber
1/2 spoon gin (used Dutch jenever for that)
67.5 ml creme fraiche
salt and pepper
125 gr. (dutch) shrimps

- Wash the cucumber, cut in half (length), remove the seeds with a spoon, cut the 2 halves in 6 pieces.
- Mix the gin and the creme fraiche. Add some salt and pepper. Add the shrimps to it and mix it.
- Cut the chives in pieces of 3 cm.
- Fill the cucumber with the salad and add the chives to it.

A remake of one of the photos I made for my SoFoBoMo book.

Place: 5 out of 41
Avg (all users): 6.6231
Avg (commenters): 7.6250
Avg (participants): 6.4583
Avg (non-participants): 6.6604
Views since voting: 2424
Views during voting: 297
Votes: 130
Comments: 15
Favorites: 1 (view)

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08/09/2011 08:08:33 PM
I thought this looked absolutely delicious!! Congrats on the HM!

(I'm about 5 weeks behind on my congrats, and trying to catch up.)
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08/06/2011 12:31:16 AM
I LOVE your book of appetizers - it's gorgeous!! You should put the link to it in your photographer's comments on this shot.
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08/05/2011 08:34:24 PM
Congrats! I also thought that you would be in this challenge and score well.
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08/05/2011 04:40:47 PM
Henk, I knew you'd place high in this challenge. You are such a good food photographer, and have such great recipies! Congratulations on the honorable mention.
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08/05/2011 01:35:09 AM
Congratulations on your honorable mention and on your fine photograph.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/04/2011 12:57:16 PM
Beautiful in its simplicity.
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08/04/2011 12:00:19 PM
I think I really like this. No clutter, no nonsense. Just a cucumber boat.
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08/03/2011 09:23:41 AM
But where's the gin?
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08/02/2011 04:29:52 PM
I like the composition and this looks very good. The lighting may be a little too high key but it could be the monitors I'm using to view it.
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08/02/2011 10:40:10 AM
Love the simplenes of this image.
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07/29/2011 03:39:19 PM
Cute shape in space. I like the placement of the greens ontop of the food.
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07/29/2011 03:11:15 PM
I like the setup and the negative space. Something seems a little odd about the lighting. Perhaps a little harsh? 7
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07/29/2011 11:54:11 AM
Interesting combination
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07/29/2011 09:30:07 AM
That looks really good. I like your simple approach. Great use of negative space.
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07/29/2011 07:07:56 AM
Nice stock feel to it. I probably would have figured out a way to make the shrimp be more recognizable. Less dressing probably - at least for the image. As it is without the title I wouldnt know what they were. Clean image though.
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