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"A Taste of Honey"
"A Taste of Honey"

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Beatles Song/Lyrics (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Canon PowerShot G3
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Date: May 29, 2006
Aperture: f/2.8
ISO: 50
Shutter: 1/10 sec
Galleries: Macro, Food and Drink
Date Uploaded: May 30, 2006

A piece of scrapbooking paper in the background. Honey was being poured into the spoon as the picture was shot. Had two lights shining, one from above, one from the side (right).

Shot in RAW
Tweaked exposure and contrast slightly before conversion
In PS,
slight rotation
a little blur on the edge of the spoon
save for web

Place: 56 out of 273
Avg (all users): 6.0430
Avg (commenters): 7.0769
Avg (participants): 5.8889
Avg (non-participants): 6.1278
Views since voting: 1068
Views during voting: 402
Votes: 279
Comments: 15
Favorites: 0

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06/12/2006 11:51:40 AM
Excellent bokeh! The spot where the honey joins the spoon seems a little bright, but very nice composition overall.
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06/10/2006 12:09:25 AM
Hi from the Critique Club!

There is something really appealing about honey running off spoons, I think we can all associate it with childhood and feelings of home and security.

First of all the background;It's a nice mixture of muted colours, but there is blue line running from the top to the spoon handle that is quite distracting, it keeps pulling my eye away from the main focus. A plainer or darker background would obviously overcome this, but would also alter the whole feel of the image.

Ignoring the blue line, the eye is led into the image via the handle, moves down to that wonderful honey in the bowl of the spoon, and then we are led out the image via the lovely funnel of liquid. This creates lovely movement.

To be picky I find the blue line of honey being poured from above and the blob it makes a little distracting too. With just the honey dripping of the spoon alone, the image would have been cleaner and crisper and I think you would have scored even higher...but as I said I'm being picky;)

The golden orange colour of the honey contrasts well against the blue cast on the spoon and the 'funnel'. And the bubbles in the clear liquid give the image depth and texture.

A yummy image:))
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/06/2006 07:08:52 PM
Very nice! Great bokeh. Perfect lighting and focus. Good job
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06/06/2006 06:12:55 PM
cool shot
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06/05/2006 03:36:20 AM
nice, clear, good idea...the background should have been different...black? perhaps something else...it just looks plain and average
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06/04/2006 02:51:18 PM
nicely done!
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06/04/2006 02:21:48 AM
Excellent macro.
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06/02/2006 08:03:38 PM
Very nice image. I always thought Taste of Honey was a Herb Alpert song but I'm willing to give it the benefit of the doubt. Well composed. Nice tones and reflections. Very effective DOF. Among my favorites.
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05/31/2006 07:24:41 PM
Great lighting. Love the bubbles.
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05/31/2006 04:32:24 PM
I will return, yes I will return
I'll come back, I'll come back
for the honey, for the honey
and you

Wondered when someone was goingto do these lyrics.........8
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05/31/2006 03:12:43 PM
Mary Poppins. Love that movie.
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05/31/2006 02:12:03 PM
very nice image.
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05/31/2006 01:26:40 PM
Very nice.
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05/31/2006 12:10:22 PM
The best entry for this lyric
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05/31/2006 05:37:44 AM
NOTE.... I'm looking at the image first and tyrying to guess the title. If I can't guess, I can't give high marks :-(

nice - guesseed it too
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