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Challenge: Wacky Foods (Basic Editing I)
Collection: Good - Average
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Location: Easton, CT
Date: Sep 28, 2004
Aperture: f/2.8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/125
Galleries: Humorous, Food and Drink
Date Uploaded: Sep 28, 2004

A last minute entry... aren't they all? I ordered a couple of spider rolls (soft shell crab) from a nearby sushi bar and arranged them on a plotter print of a spider web I shot a few weeks ago. I tried to spread out the legs to reinforce the spider aspect, but deep-fried crab legs are fragile things. ;-)

My lighting setup is pretty lousy (full spectrum bulbs in two desk lamps), so I used a ridiculous number of camera settings, then snapped 3 shots in RAW on a whim. Of course, the RAW shots were VASTLY superior to the JPEGs. I don't like working with cumbersome RAW files, but they certainly rescued me here. It didn't help that I broke my tripod while setting up for this and had to shoot handheld.

BTW- Since I wrote the challenge suggestion, I felt compelled to enter this one. We'll see if I should have...

Statistics
Place: 6 out of 154
Avg (all users): 6.5260
Avg (commenters): 7.9231
Avg (participants): 6.8415
Avg (non-participants): 6.4010
Views since voting: 2855
Views during voting: 430
Votes: 289
Comments: 19
Favorites: 1 (view)


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10/06/2004 09:35:22 PM
nice shot, shannon. congrats on your 6+

Message edited by author 2004-10-07 18:47:11.
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10/06/2004 12:54:18 AM
Wow! 6.0001, I got a long ways to go! Lovely shot, nice for you to know that you could improve on it. Well done.
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10/06/2004 12:24:48 AM
Y'know, I'm a little surprised this placed as well as it did. The mass of "stuff" in the center of the image is just too busy for my taste, but that's what I get for waiting until the last minute. I'll bet a single roll (with lots of legs) held between the chopsticks would have worked much better. I also blew the contrast (as crabappl3 correctly pointed out) by not viewing the entry on a CRT- the background is totally black on a good LCD monitor. Still, I'm doing a major happy dance for finally reaching my goal of 6 for a profile average. Woohoo! :-D

FWIW- Like many spiders, I did eat my subject after the fun was over.

Message edited by author 2004-10-06 00:55:27.
10/06/2004 12:15:16 AM
great scalvert...Congratulations on your 6th placing with this confusing plate.lol
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10/06/2004 12:08:37 AM
Congrats on 6th place Shannon, I usually eat the food I photograph, but in this case, no thank you ;)

I ate my wild apple from the other side btw :P
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/05/2004 11:57:02 AM
Great! I like the color and the presentation. Good job.

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10/04/2004 11:48:45 PM
Exceptional shot--great idea and well done 2D/3D composite. My pic for the ribbon, but what do I know ;)
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10/04/2004 10:08:11 PM
Great background - I assume it is a print that you placed the food on, good idea. Exposure right on, interesting choice of wacky foods.
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10/02/2004 11:26:00 AM
I like the overall idea of this shot. I feel you should crop so the food isn't dead center of the image. The photo underneath of the spider web would be more dramatic with it being black and not grey in between the webs. - 7
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09/29/2004 10:36:49 PM
Love it. Great job.
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09/29/2004 05:25:58 PM
Fabulous, the best so far. Excellent idea and executiong, right down to the angles of the crab legs. My pick for a ribbon.
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09/29/2004 02:18:08 PM
nice idea...but the head-on shot takes away the sense of dimension
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09/29/2004 09:59:20 AM
Well done. I am guessing this is food sitting on top of a print?
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09/29/2004 08:53:21 AM
Very clever!
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09/29/2004 08:49:56 AM
Great job. A 10 in my book.
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09/29/2004 07:59:06 AM
Wow, how did you do that? Nice.
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09/29/2004 05:42:32 AM
Wonderfully creative, well done.
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09/29/2004 02:08:16 AM
Niiiiiiiiiice. Gotta love me some sushi. Excellent shot.
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09/29/2004 12:33:43 AM
Great idea, I like the composition and background. The lighting is great. (9)

Good luck...
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