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Challenge: Desserts (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-550D Rebel T2i
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
Date: Jul 16, 2012
Aperture: 8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 6 sec
Date Uploaded: Jul 17, 2012

This is one of my favourite desserts. It goes under several different names, but it is known as Vermicelle in Switzerland where I know it from.

I hope there are not too many dessert challenges ahead - my wasteline wouldn't be able to stand it ;-)

The inspiration for the BG came from this image ' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/1000-1999/1337/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_933139.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/1000-1999/1337/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_933139.jpg', '/') + 1) . '- thank you h2 :-)

Doing the "happy dance" this morning. My first TT finish :-)
Thank you to all for your comments.
After I had entered, I sent the pic to my dad to see and he came back saying he doesn't like it, reminds him of something his dog may leave behind! Of course from then on, all I could see was *that*! I notice some of you thought the same ;-).
For the record, it is actually chestnut purree - really, really, nice :-)

Place: 9 out of 51
Avg (all users): 6.4472
Avg (commenters): 7.5000
Avg (participants): 6.2500
Avg (non-participants): 6.5165
Views since voting: 714
Views during voting: 275
Votes: 123
Comments: 21
Favorites: 0

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07/25/2012 12:25:25 PM
Lovely, and congrats on TT.
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07/25/2012 10:09:06 AM
Such an interesting looking dessert. Fantastic shot and congrats on the TT!
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07/25/2012 10:01:30 AM
Great lighting and congrats on top 10
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07/25/2012 08:18:00 AM
whoo hoo!! Congrats on your first top ten!! (oooh... now that you mention that it's chestnut puree, it really doesn't matter what it resembles! :)
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07/25/2012 02:35:34 AM
lol, re your Dad's comment!
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07/25/2012 02:03:31 AM
Really nice finish here Gaby. Some good comments from all below. I think you did really well and nailed the challenge. Congrats!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/24/2012 09:16:54 PM
Fit for a gourmet magazine. Really pro lighting here.
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07/24/2012 10:14:23 AM
Excellent image.
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07/23/2012 06:47:18 PM
Ok... I so incredibly sorry, the middle layer may taste incredible, but really reminds me of something else...

However, I like the lighting, the light on the background and the point of view. I think the flower detracts from the photo, but only a slight amount. -7-
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07/23/2012 05:14:26 PM
I like the background spotlight that gives a halo to your subject. I feel like the whole image has a little too much brown, though. The flower is a nice tough and is well-placed, although I feel it should be a brighter yellow. It feels like you left too much room all around the edges, especially on the left side and bottom.
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07/22/2012 08:49:00 AM
pOps out of the screen at me.
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07/22/2012 07:33:43 AM
Wow. The PoV makes this look impressive. Nice addition of the flower.
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07/21/2012 10:05:27 PM
i like this one
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07/21/2012 11:18:46 AM
Wonderful details there!
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07/20/2012 12:08:35 PM
I love the colors and the balance. I wish the yellows were a little brighter though.
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07/20/2012 06:52:37 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?

This is beautiful; expertly envisioned and executed, this should do very well in the challenge. The exposure is simply perfect. If you'd put ten similar shots into a portfolio, you could probably pick up some nice (paying) work from just about any pastry shop that wants to be competitive.
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07/19/2012 03:49:53 PM
I just want to run my fingers through that topping and lick my fingers!
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07/18/2012 11:32:17 PM
love the rich colors and use of a darkened background well lit.
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07/18/2012 06:27:35 PM
gut fotografiert! jedoch ein absolut scheußliches Motiv.....
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07/18/2012 09:45:46 AM
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07/18/2012 01:29:07 AM
Great photo! But if this were a pastry chefs contest....id say way too much going on ontop of that cupcake! But its not, so I rate if for the photo!!!! :)
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