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I remember Grandma always used her best dishes...
2nd PlaceI remember Grandma always used her best dishes...
vawendy


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Challenge: Feast III (Advanced Editing VII*)
Collection: 2012 Challenge shots
Date: Nov 23, 2012
Date Uploaded: Nov 23, 2012

[Dec. 3rd, 2012 12:41:13 PM]

Seriously people?? Mid 6s?? I don't get it. I really thought this was a 5.2 shot. I entered it anyway.

I think you're all a little warped. :)

Either that, or I managed to tap into some warm memories. I know my mom and grandma always used the good dishes. And these are in fact my grandma's dishes, my great grandma's glasses, and my grandma's silver.

This is a snapshot at best. It wasn't taken for DPC, it simply was because I never bother taking a picture of the Thanksgiving table. And this was before half the food was out. I just grabbed the camera, didn't really aim, and took two shots. There's not way on earth that I would let my Thanksgiving dinner get cold, after cooking for 7 hours straight, just to get a shot for DPC! I make freeze my kids, and stick my husband in front of bulldozers, but I'm not messing with thanksgiving. :)

Thanks for all the wonderful comments!

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 29
Avg (all users): 6.5091
Avg (commenters): 8.0000
Avg (participants): 6.6111
Avg (non-participants): 6.4891
Views since voting: 2272
Views during voting: 240
Votes: 110
Comments: 30
Favorites: 2 (view)


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12/05/2012 03:33:30 AM
Indeed you did tap into some memories - days when the good dishes were taken out and used and then carefully packed away again. But that's not the only reason - this is a beautiful shot that is beautifully pped and doesn't look set-up - it looks like a table awaiting a family who will laugh and share and enjoy eating off of the special dishes. Congratulations21_F.gif vawendy and thanks for the memories.
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12/04/2012 11:52:00 PM
Gratz on the ribbon.
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12/04/2012 09:48:42 PM
"not messing with Thanksgiving", LOL!!! Congrats, Wendy. Proof that you can THROW the camera at your subject and STILL ribbon...
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12/04/2012 09:19:22 PM
Really like the feel of the image with the processing ...Very nice work!...Congrats!
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12/04/2012 08:53:46 PM
I'm glad this was a front page shot Wendy, it's a beautiful image. Classic and wonderful looking thanksgiving dinner I gave this a 10 in voting, great job and congrats!
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12/04/2012 10:23:02 AM
Congrats Wendy! A lovely image - love the processing.
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12/04/2012 09:27:18 AM
My favorite in this challenge
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12/04/2012 07:57:13 AM
Congrats! A lovely table and a wonderful nostalgic feel.
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12/04/2012 07:57:01 AM
Congrats Wendy; the sepia tones work well for this shot.
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12/04/2012 05:56:52 AM
Congrats on the red. Snapshot or not, the way you presented the image brings about that sentimental feel...
Nice job.
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12/04/2012 04:34:19 AM
This is like a flashback. :) Great work, Wendy. Congrats.
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12/04/2012 04:08:20 AM
The art of a full table, love the tones (and the chairs). Congratulations.
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12/04/2012 01:34:24 AM
When one has as many ribbons as you, I guess you can question getting this one... :P
As Robert remarked it evoked feelings of days years gone by for me. The highlights and blown areas are perfect when viewed in the light of a faded 'memory'. 8.
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12/04/2012 12:55:48 AM
No it's much better than what you've imagined!
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12/04/2012 12:14:35 AM
Very "old", Wendy. Well done!
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12/04/2012 12:09:15 AM
Nice job, Wendy. It's very evocative. Congrats on the ribbon.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/03/2012 05:23:36 PM
A likely blue. Very nice table, set for a party, and not just any feast. Photographically speaking the hard lightworks well, but does result in some blown highlights on glasses, and most unfortunatly, the right chair.
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12/03/2012 03:20:51 PM
Wonderful dishes and glasses. Beautiful photo with the light and very nice processed!
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12/03/2012 02:02:58 PM
A nice image.
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12/03/2012 12:13:15 PM
The Vignette addds a lot to this shot, and I love the tone and feel.
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12/02/2012 09:11:56 PM
really nice
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12/01/2012 09:48:32 AM
Oh! I love all the beautiful old dinnerware! Totally reminds me of my grandmothers tables.
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11/30/2012 05:45:01 PM
Has a vawendy style. Like the antique feel and the vignetting.
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11/30/2012 03:56:46 PM
Great sentimentality and "feel" for this time of year. Top Ten at least.
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11/28/2012 10:14:08 AM
Very elegant setup. I'm not a fan of the white vignette, but the rest is nice.
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11/27/2012 11:44:26 PM
This is wonderful, and so you should use your best.

Lovely PP and wonderful tones, 10
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11/27/2012 01:18:35 PM
Top 3
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11/27/2012 12:20:46 PM
WOW what a great shot. looks like a greating card.
One of my top picks.
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11/27/2012 10:37:17 AM
a little too much pp and vignetting for me. Still essentially a nice shot, like the sepia.
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11/27/2012 12:06:32 AM
Home...y... and... wonderful!


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