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Food or Foot?
3rd PlaceFood or Foot?
nessnaj


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Challenge: Recipe (Food) II (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Nikon D70
Lens: Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.4D
Location: The Netherlands
Date: Jan 8, 2006
Aperture: f/10
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/2.5 s
Galleries: Humorous, Food and Drink
Date Uploaded: Jan 8, 2006

Recipe details:

A salad for foot admirers ;-) Inspired by an article read in a magazine, although those were non-eatable shoe replicas. This one is all eatable and with the chili pepper, the cajun spices and mayonnaise you can adjust the taste to your desire!

Ingredients:
- Carrot
- Cucumber
- Olives
- Corn
- Smoked Salmon
- Chili pepper
- Cajun spices
- Mayonnaise
Tools:
- Iron wire
- pins

Preparation:
- Cut the carrot to the proper length for the heel of the shoe and make this part of the carrot square at the bottom part. Make slices of the rest of the carrot for the garnish.
- Put two iron wires in the top of the heel with the other ends resting on the dish. This will support the sole of the shoe.
- Cut a cucumber through its length. Cut a slice from one of the two halves. This will form the sole of the shoe. Pin the heel part of the sole into the carrot with pins (one of them is still visible in the photo).
- Use a spoon of corn for the toes of the shoe and cover these with the smoked salmon.
- For the sides of the shoe cut narrow long pieces of the skin of the cucumber and let them rest on the sole of the shoe. Pin the toe part on the sole with pins.
- Use an extra part skin of the cucumber as decoration above the salmon. Put a sliced chili pepper on top for contrast and taste.
- Fill the shoe with more corn.
- Cut slices of the olives and use them to represent the brand of the shoe (normally printed on the heel side of the sole, in this case just five rings) and as decoration around the edge of the shoe (on top of the salmon).
- Use the rest of the olives to decorate the slices of the carrot.
- Make the salad extra tasty by adding mayonnaise at the edge of the shoe sole and cajun spices (delicious with the smoked salmon!) as if the shoe had some dirt on it that has fallen off.
- Bon apetit! Beware of the pins and the wires!

Post processing:
- Rotate a little bit
- Crop
- Curves
- Saturation
- Resize
- USM
- Border
- SfW

Additional comment after voting:
Thanks for all the comments on my entry and of course your votes resulting in my first ribbon!

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 110
Avg (all users): 6.8935
Avg (commenters): 8.0000
Avg (participants): 6.3231
Avg (non-participants): 7.0293
Views since voting: 10114
Views during voting: 598
Votes: 338
Comments: 57
Favorites: 5 (view)


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AuthorThread
01/21/2006 10:37:13 PM
Very clever. At first I thought it might be a slide. But the title says different. Real cute. congrats!
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01/20/2006 02:26:30 PM
cool shot, but don't think I could eat this..LOL Congrats
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01/19/2006 07:22:59 AM
Congratulations, great pic!
See you saturday ;)
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01/18/2006 11:19:10 AM
VERY creative and so unique! Congrats on your ribbon!! cool shoe:-)
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01/18/2006 08:28:36 AM
Very unique shot, Congrats.
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01/18/2006 06:40:15 AM
Congratulations, but this picture does nothing for me. I guess as they say, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I cannot see what the fuss is all about.
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01/18/2006 05:15:17 AM
Wowed by the artistry
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01/18/2006 04:29:57 AM
deadly, I wonder how much time you spent, this should be #1!!!
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01/18/2006 01:55:46 AM
Congratz on your first ribbon !
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01/18/2006 01:44:52 AM
Congrats .. I loved this shot ... amazing what you can do with food!
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01/18/2006 12:25:25 AM
Now, now, is this not the most artistice entry? Of course it is. Congratulations on your YELLOW.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/17/2006 10:02:35 PM
Hilarious!
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01/17/2006 08:23:34 PM
wow - very, VERY clever and a high quality image with great focus and lighting (love your plate pattern) - nice work :)
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01/17/2006 05:53:48 PM
That is some creative way to serve your Veges. good picture. I also like the border, works well here.
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01/17/2006 03:48:28 PM
great lighting, DFO, focus and creativity..10
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01/17/2006 01:39:07 AM
AWESOME! Didn't someone ever tell you don't play with your food?!!! ;-)
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01/17/2006 01:38:54 AM
:) That's creative.
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01/16/2006 10:24:37 PM
Most pretty and colorful. Everything about this is done well, color, focus, composition, contrast, lighting...nuf said.
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01/16/2006 04:42:37 PM
Beautifully composed and tack sharp focus. Colors go together exceptionally well with the blue rimmed plate. Great solid black background.
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01/16/2006 04:39:20 AM
Food.

This is the second shot of a plate floating in a black void I've seen so far. Really now, who would take the time to prepare a dish like this and then just hurl it into a black hole as you have done here? Take a picture of someone wearing this.
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01/15/2006 11:44:44 PM
Oh thank you. I've been waiting for something like this. Excellent! You got it all goin' on.
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01/15/2006 10:03:27 PM
creative
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01/15/2006 09:49:23 PM
How many times do I have to tell you, don't play with your food! If the carrot were cleaned up a bit, I could picture this plating going over quite well here in NYC... Nice capture, too ;)
01/15/2006 05:18:10 PM
very creative!
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01/15/2006 04:25:55 PM
This is a clever setup;-)
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01/15/2006 03:53:11 PM
I can not wait to see what prompted you to make this. I keep looking for the foot. I see a shoe. Either way, it tickles one's funny bone. Nice work.
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01/15/2006 11:07:36 AM
Very creative and well executed, Took me a minute to see the foot but thats just me. Nicely done!
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01/15/2006 10:03:33 AM
unique and looks great..... blue plate was a good choice and the frame works
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01/15/2006 12:46:48 AM
Very nice arrangement, great focus, and wonderful colors. Borders are not my favorite but seems to work with this photo. Very minor distraction with the glare on the inner rim to the back of the plate. Well done
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01/14/2006 10:45:42 PM
Artistry in vegetables, well done, so well arranged.....
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01/14/2006 03:25:37 PM
Ingenious! I think that i would have spent more time on the title. "Hoof and Mouth"? No. "If the shoe fits, eatit"? No. "Food with soul"? Maybe. "Put your foot in your mouth"? Doubt it. "Sensuous Foot"? I do not know what would be better, but I am sure something would have been. Great job. 8
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01/14/2006 03:10:26 PM
Creative and colorful
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01/14/2006 06:23:23 AM
I am just wondering if you are a better cook a photographer...really creative, really well done!! I only do not like the dish-edge colour 8-(
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01/13/2006 08:28:53 PM
I really like your creativeness and presentation. great DOF and detail. Perhaps the only flaw might be the reflections given off by the plate 9
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01/13/2006 07:10:37 PM
Very fun idea. You play with food necely.
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01/13/2006 06:56:16 PM
too elaborate for my taste. I wouldn't eat that shoe :) 7
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01/13/2006 06:57:03 AM
very different but nice presentation. Great lighting.
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01/13/2006 12:29:40 AM
Extremely creative idea!! A very interesting meal and it makes a fabulous shot. The colors in this shot look just wonderful! Lighting looks good as well. I can see some texture in the material used as a backdrop, though it doesn't really bother me personally :-) Nice job!
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01/12/2006 06:17:37 PM
Very beautiful and quite creative.
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01/12/2006 03:11:20 PM
too funnny!!! Didn't your mom ever tell you not to play with your food...heheheh
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01/12/2006 01:31:05 PM
I saw this and believe it or not my mouth still watered. I love what you have done in taking a really neat idea with food and making it work.
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01/12/2006 06:33:59 AM
And my mum says you shouldnt play with your food! This is really creative, and a wicked shot to boot. nice to see everything in focus. Good luck
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01/12/2006 04:29:53 AM
a lot of work i guess ..good one
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01/12/2006 01:48:29 AM
NIcely concieved idea and great execution. Regards,
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01/11/2006 11:35:31 PM
Oh, man. The background actually looks to good to be true (is it?). The presentation is ingenious, and the lighting, colors, focus, framing, etc. are all top-notch. Great work!
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01/11/2006 06:07:58 PM
Bright and beutiful colours.
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01/11/2006 04:33:23 PM
Like this! Creative and well composed.
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01/11/2006 02:53:02 PM
Cute set up, not sure I'd want to eat it though! :)
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01/11/2006 02:33:24 PM
great shot and idea=10
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01/11/2006 01:24:00 PM
interesting, but is it an actual recipe?
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01/11/2006 12:59:42 PM
Allow me to say this is extravagant! What I love about it is the design and creativity. Creativity wins the heart of most people. If you didn't put in a caption, I probably would have said it was a slider though. I gave this a 7 just because I'm a bit picky on the lighting (I'm not great at all though). I think if you had another plate that was more simple, I'd say it would be much more interesting. Just because the focal point is a tid bit distracting.
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01/11/2006 10:00:33 AM
excellent idea, I appreciate the effort
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01/11/2006 09:17:18 AM
Very creative!!
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01/11/2006 06:02:15 AM
awesome !
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01/11/2006 03:30:43 AM
Hmmm, yummy
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01/11/2006 03:06:26 AM
very creative, welldone
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01/11/2006 01:54:26 AM
This is outstanding, 10
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