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Indian Cook's Spice Tin
Indian Cook's Spice Tin

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Tools of the Trade (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Nikon D70s
Location: Kitchen
Date: Jul 26, 2005
Aperture: f/1.8
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/80
Galleries: Food and Drink
Date Uploaded: Jul 26, 2005

Many a delight has come out of this curry tin courtesy of my girlfriends cooking.
The turmeric in the middle is a wonderful colour due to it being an organic varient rather than the more yellow version usually seen.

The smell during the photoshoot drove me to distraction.

Initially I was using the standard lens but wanted a tighter depth of field so moved over to my 50mm f/1.4 and stopped down to f/1.8 as this gave me the right dof for just the pot in the middle.

As to post-editing the only thing done to the image is a resize.

Place: 40 out of 342
Avg (all users): 5.8036
Avg (commenters): 7.1250
Avg (participants): 5.6875
Avg (non-participants): 5.9013
Views since voting: 1981
Views during voting: 378
Votes: 280
Comments: 17
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/02/2005 08:45:46 PM
nice variety of textures and colors. fills my mind's nose
08/02/2005 03:21:33 PM
I can almost smell them. Yeah, it's amazing what these ingredients can do. They have always been a part of my life.
08/01/2005 01:42:45 AM
original concept
07/31/2005 10:53:08 PM
interesting colours at work
07/31/2005 11:05:15 AM
nice idea, good luck
07/30/2005 08:52:03 PM
So close! Good color nice framing. Parts have good texture. Don't like the soft focus around the edges. Try it without the extenders. -- 9
07/30/2005 05:32:56 AM
Nicely captured. I like it off centered the way you set up you shot.
07/29/2005 04:14:23 PM
I like the colors and textures of your indian spices. Nice arrangement too.
07/29/2005 12:25:21 PM
nice colours and framing. good luck
07/28/2005 09:35:25 PM
Nice color and texture.
07/28/2005 07:54:21 PM
Could use more depth of field (small aperture, slow shutter with tripod) to get all spices in focus.
07/28/2005 01:38:42 PM
good use of DOF well done
07/28/2005 06:52:26 AM
I would have liked to see this pin sharp from front to back instead of a shallow dof. In order to do that you would have needed extra lighting
07/28/2005 04:19:49 AM
very nice! like the composition and the subtle colours. rule of 3rd use is also welcomed. 10
07/27/2005 07:16:03 PM
Lovely job, rich colours I can almost smell them
07/27/2005 03:46:24 AM
A couple of things; 1. imho the tin needed to be centre in the photo. 2. a shot like this imho needs to be sharper, the soft focus does not work when you want to see the textures of the other spices. Good luck
07/27/2005 01:47:13 AM
Like the contrast between the metal and spices

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