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Spices - The Variety of Life
2nd PlaceSpices - The Variety of Life
KarenNfld


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Square Crop II (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: 6s
Camera: Canon EOS-40D
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
Location: St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada
Date: Apr 27, 2011
Aperture: 9
ISO: 250
Shutter: 1/160s
Galleries: Still Life, Food and Drink
Date Uploaded: Apr 27, 2011

Ever since I took this pasta shot:

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I've wanted to do a similar shot using spices. This seemed like a good opportunity.

I didn't have any of these spices at home, I am not a big cook. I bought them all at a bulk foods store. It took more time to sort all the spices out into the small compartments than it did to take the photo, edit it and upload it to DPC.

Photo taken outside for natural, even lighting (a mistake I made on the pasta shot). Simple editing - crop, curves, edit out a few specks, sharpen).

List of spices starting at the top left:
-caraway seed
-red peppercorns
-cloves
-fenugreek seeds
-chicken broth powder (not really a spice but wanted something yellow)
-coriander seed
-paprika
-cinnamon sticks
-chili peppers
-sage
-star anise
-chili powder
-sesame seeds
-crushed chili peppers
-seasoned salt
-allspice

-I also used this tray for a Halloween photo for a side challenge last year:
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Statistics
Place: 2 out of 159
Avg (all users): 6.9000
Avg (commenters): 7.9000
Avg (participants): 6.7586
Avg (non-participants): 7.0139
Views since voting: 5047
Views during voting: 243
Votes: 130
Comments: 47
Favorites: 16 (view)


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05/15/2011 10:24:03 PM
A very late congrats on the red!!!
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05/15/2011 08:51:10 PM
Excellent image Karen! Like others said, I believe this could sell well as a stock shot. And that is one versatile tray! Congrats on the red!
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05/14/2011 07:47:33 PM
Excellent stuff. I had a hunch this was you. Such a perfect idea for the challenge, and so well executed, as always. My only complaint is that there are no chicken wings in one of those bins. Congrats!
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05/14/2011 12:25:38 AM
Great shot! Love to have it hanging in my new kitchen when I get it!!!!!
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05/11/2011 08:37:48 AM
You are awesome, Ms. Nfld! Congrats!
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05/10/2011 08:33:14 PM
Very cool, an unusual MacBeth Color Checker, as well :-)
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05/10/2011 07:20:38 PM
What a great idea - you could definitely sell this one!
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05/10/2011 05:04:22 PM
i bet it smelled good when you shot this!
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05/10/2011 08:02:36 AM
Congratulations, Karen. One of my top picks.
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05/10/2011 06:48:45 AM
Great shot, Karen. Congrats on the ribbon.
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05/10/2011 12:50:35 AM
And now the red, wd.
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05/09/2011 08:48:23 PM
Congrats, Karen!
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05/09/2011 07:17:42 PM
Great shot, congrats on the red!
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05/09/2011 06:45:51 PM
D'OHH!!! Wish I had used my shadowboxes for this challenge! Still glad that a fellow Canuck placed though :-)
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05/09/2011 02:39:06 PM
Wonderful composition, very colorful and perfect for the challenge. Well worth a ribbon!
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05/09/2011 01:39:05 PM
dont believe it
05/09/2011 01:34:46 PM
I gave you a 9 Karen- love this!!
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05/09/2011 01:31:58 PM
Great collection of squares, colors and ingredients. Congrats on the Yellow!
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05/09/2011 01:00:47 PM
Great stuff,Congratulations.
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05/09/2011 12:37:48 PM
Nicely done, Congrats!!
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05/09/2011 08:31:20 AM
Congrats, this was one of my top picks. I really liked the squares within a square.
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05/09/2011 08:13:55 AM
Way to go Karen :)
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05/09/2011 06:44:35 AM
Congrats on the ribbon, was one of my top picks.
Now please send that frame to me.
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05/09/2011 02:25:27 AM
Congrats , Karen! Square by square you reached the ribbon!
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05/09/2011 02:11:15 AM
Very happy for your ribbon Karen. 8.
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05/09/2011 01:10:13 AM
Nicely done, Karen!
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05/09/2011 12:57:38 AM
Outstanding clarity. Nicely done!
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05/09/2011 12:56:02 AM
Love this! I've always wanted to do one of these types of shots... you did a great job with this one.
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05/09/2011 12:21:48 AM
You're developing quite a body of work with that tray. Great kitchen decor. Congrats on the ribbon.
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05/09/2011 12:12:29 AM
Knew this would do well! Congrats on the ribbon.
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05/09/2011 12:12:14 AM
GREAT job, Karen! A 10 from me. Congrats on the ribbon!
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05/09/2011 12:05:10 AM
Good job and Idea !
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05/09/2011 12:03:29 AM
Congrats Karen. This time you got a ribbon!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/08/2011 11:33:22 PM
Nice and orderly. Perfect square picture!!
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05/08/2011 11:19:17 AM
excellent!
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05/07/2011 05:50:26 PM
Always love these types of pictures! It's so commercial and the colors are great
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05/06/2011 08:33:15 PM
Awesome.
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05/05/2011 08:38:35 AM
Gorgeous colors!
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05/04/2011 05:26:21 PM
Very fitting image, appealing and erm spicy!
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05/04/2011 08:42:19 AM
Perfect subject matter for a square crop. Love the textures.
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05/03/2011 01:04:17 PM
Outstanding! Fits the challenge well. Congrats!
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05/02/2011 05:18:27 PM
so appealing - good luck
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05/02/2011 03:26:32 PM
Obvious, but good! Does that normally get framed and put on the wall? If so, I'd put a little sticker saying 'In a curry emergency, break the glass'.
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05/02/2011 01:30:38 PM
Great idea... beautiful outcome! Terrific!
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05/02/2011 02:16:43 AM
Beautifully suited to being square, this is a very pleasing arrangement with its variety of well placed colours and textures.
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05/02/2011 01:28:55 AM
Nice.
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05/02/2011 01:14:00 AM
Yup, this will undoubtedly end up at the top of the heap.

Magnificent arrangement of colors. Could easily see this in Gourmet Magazine.
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