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You CAN have it and EAT it too!!!
You CAN have it and EAT it too!!!

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Challenge: Desserts (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D60
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 55-200mm f/4-5.6G IF-ED VR
Date: Jul 15, 2012
Aperture: 4.0
ISO: 1600
Shutter: 1/30
Date Uploaded: Jul 17, 2012


Place: 28 out of 51
Avg (all users): 5.4188
Avg (commenters): 5.8182
Avg (participants): 4.9333
Avg (non-participants): 5.5862
Views since voting: 286
Views during voting: 234
Votes: 117
Comments: 12
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/24/2012 08:57:02 PM
I hope he enjoyed it. 6
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07/24/2012 08:36:20 PM
Love the set-up and the expression on the girl's face. Image seems a bit soft where it should be sharp. 7
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07/24/2012 01:19:29 PM
I find the background here to be stealing a lot of attention away from the desert.
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07/24/2012 10:08:13 AM
Voted earlier coming back to comment.

I like how you included a person in the shot with that great expression! It captures the anticipation of getting the first bite. The arrangement and decoration on and around the cake looks very tasty. I do have two suggestions on how to further improve the visual appeal. First off I suggest to boast the contrast just a tad - the whipped cream puffs on the top of the cake needs a bit more contrast for the swirl pattern to pop - some areas have the highlights to high that I cannot see the details. Just a small boast would also increase the depth in the overall image resulting in all elements more defined with the difference between light and shadow. Lastly, I think it would show off the girl's expression better if you had the model stand a little higher. That way the cropped version would just have the mouth only and it would not be partially obscured by the strawberries.
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07/24/2012 09:58:38 AM
I think this might've been better had the entire scene been in focus, but it's a good image and idea.
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07/23/2012 04:56:47 PM
You could crop this much closer on the sides and bottom, even to the point of losing some of the cake, without losing context. The presentation doesn't quite match the concept: the concept is whimsical but the presentation is a little plain, with everything evenly spaced and centered.
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07/22/2012 05:38:49 PM
Too much of a good thing to me!
I would have not added the pretzels. Quality shot so!8
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07/22/2012 04:14:27 PM
I like the idea and set up of the shot, but the lighting seems quite flat. I think more contrast could have helped. :)
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07/22/2012 05:14:19 AM
Looks like a very delicious pie. Wished the focus was a little more on the foreground.
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07/20/2012 07:11:13 AM
This is a tough challenge to vote. I'm torn between "what are you trying to do here" and "what do I expect here". Further complicating matters is the question "what would I do here".

What I would expect would be a technically strong piece of eye-candy that would present the dessert in a way that I would want to at least sample it, if not order it. Along these lines I'm looking at technicals: backgrounds, distracting elements, exposure, sharpness. I'm also looking for creativity, imagination, and originality, which can make up for less than perfect technicals.

So, where does this leave me with your image?

While I appreciate your effort, this image doesn't really work for me. I'm not even sure how I would approach this. More than likely, this is the image I would come up with, I'd end up splitting it with my daughter, and appreciate that time more than the score I'd end up with at dpc.
07/19/2012 03:53:09 PM
Oh, I'd be licking my lips too!
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07/18/2012 12:11:50 AM

Well portrayed!

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