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New Potatoes

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Challenge: Something New (Classic Editing)
Collection: DPC Entries
Camera: Minolta DiMAGE 7i
Location: My bathroom (believe it or not), Indianapolis, IN
Date: Aug 10, 2002
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/45
Date Uploaded: Aug 10, 2002

Spent 6 days racking my brain for an idea and then this one popped in there. Food photo tip: don't go produce shopping at Wal-Mart.

Place: 82 out of 168
Avg (all users): 4.9963
Avg (commenters): 6.0714
Avg (participants): 4.8015
Avg (non-participants): 5.1786
Views since voting: 1094
Votes: 271
Comments: 47
Favorites: 0

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07/08/2005 03:16:39 PM
08/19/2002 09:45:00 AM
rosemary, thyme, basil, and garlic, actually. but thanks!
08/19/2002 06:20:00 AM
Surely that just leaves the rosemary?

Great shot though - I loved it.
08/19/2002 12:23:00 AM
Well, I was trying some experimentation on DOF and I guess it kind of backfired. That combined with the fact that "new potatoes" is not a common term to many people probably killed me this week. Oh well....live and learn. LOL.

ps -- the Potatoes were delicious. All of the ingredients (save the potatoes and olive oil) were from my garden. Yum.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/18/2002 12:13:00 PM
08/18/2002 04:41:00 AM
Your dof choices (blurred in the front, in focus in the back) don't thrill me, but I like the image. To me, its a stretch to think of new potatoes as "new", per this challenge, but I'm willing to give you the benefit of the doubt. 6 sjgleah
08/17/2002 04:09:00 PM
I like the colors. I think the DOF is a bit too shallow, though. One of my favorite subjects... Food. -mmmm
08/17/2002 02:34:00 PM
Very imaginative, and a very well taken photo.
08/17/2002 11:49:00 AM
seems a little out of focus (7)
08/17/2002 07:43:00 AM
If the front potatoes were sharper this could go straight into a cook book. The composition is wonderful.
08/16/2002 07:15:00 PM
Very well done. Making me hungry! 8 md
08/16/2002 12:28:00 PM
Looks delicious! I love new potatoes and I like your use of light and color.
08/16/2002 10:25:00 AM
Yummy ... dof could be better.
08/15/2002 04:37:00 PM
Yummy! This would have faired well for "textures" too. Good set up and appeal.
08/15/2002 01:57:00 PM
I would have prefered to have it all in focus, or at least the ones in front.
08/15/2002 11:39:00 AM
makes me hungry. would have like to see all the potatoes in focus.
08/15/2002 09:13:00 AM
Ha! When I saw the new topic on Sunday, new potatoes was actually the first thing that came to my mind. :) I like the idea of course and the colors. The composition is nice but I'm wondering if you tried others that showed more of the potatoes in frame from that same angle of view. I would also probably like to see more of the potatoes in focus. Looks good enough to eat, though!
Score: 5
08/14/2002 10:31:00 PM
a little blurry, are you only interested on focusing on the top right potatos?
08/14/2002 09:39:00 PM
Please post the recipe!!! Also a very creative inclusion of the theme. I hope most people understand that small potatoes are called new potatoes. It's hard to tell how small they really are in this closeup
08/14/2002 06:39:00 PM
Since we've already been through my justificaton/reasons for giving you a 7 for this photo, I will just remind you that the whole world votes on these photos. Try to think about is this a somewhat localized idiom, or would the whole world call these little guys as the type called New? Everyone knows French Fries are not really from France, but they know what French Fries are. Would everyone know julien or au graten? Smiles! Swash (I am not a potato expert/freak/geek, really!)
08/14/2002 05:33:00 PM
08/14/2002 11:47:00 AM
You're making me hungry! :)
08/14/2002 10:21:00 AM
Lush, could have come out of any cook book… It's a great shot, well lit, great composition and I don't doubt they tasted wonderful… Meets the challenge as far as I am concerned. (10)
08/13/2002 10:29:00 PM
Yum! Yum!
08/13/2002 10:26:00 PM
Something new.
Composition - pretty good
Technical Aspects - pretty good.
Meets Challenge - yes
Visual Impact / Originality – pretty good
Jim msp
08/13/2002 07:15:00 PM
the shot was great until I scrolled down to the out of focus foreground. Other wise vvery nice.
08/13/2002 05:13:00 PM
yummy !
08/13/2002 01:48:00 PM
Blurriness in the front is distracting.
08/13/2002 01:28:00 PM
08/13/2002 12:45:00 PM
08/13/2002 06:17:00 AM
Mmmmmmmmm..... this photo makes me salivate. Very nice DOF to add depth. The colours and composition are great.
08/13/2002 01:11:00 AM
seems out of focus on my screen...looks delicious anyway
08/12/2002 09:39:00 PM
Technical Aspects5
08/12/2002 08:56:00 PM
I don't know...I think that I would have liked it a bit better if it were completely in focus...the blurry potatoes in the foreground throw me off..
08/12/2002 06:08:00 PM
Ok, now I'm hungry....
08/12/2002 05:17:00 PM
(For me) this needs more DOF. Before anyone rants about people not liking DOF experiments, I actually do, but just not in this one.
6, Kavey
08/12/2002 04:31:00 PM
Good job on making me hungry :) Rosemary is one of the herbs that I grow since it's hard to kill :) I like your twist on the 'new' topic... I think that was a nice creative twist. I tried a creative twist this week and it's killing me :)) I'm giving this photo a 7 this week. I little more depth of field in the foreground would be a nice improvement :) Good work.... - jmsetzler
08/12/2002 03:21:00 PM
I thought of new potatoes, and couldn't figure out how to do them. Great job. I think it's almost time for lunch, I wish! karmat
08/12/2002 03:19:00 PM
Close the aperature completely the next time, and shift the focus a bit more to the front.
08/12/2002 02:58:00 PM
Mmmmmm! No fair rating this on an empty stomach gives you extra points! ha
08/12/2002 02:32:00 PM
Yum!! I just wish the foreground was in focus as well 7
08/12/2002 11:55:00 AM
nice. you got too close and lost the focus in the front. try it more open and THEN crop it.
08/12/2002 11:54:00 AM
"new" potatoes??????????????????????????????????????????
08/12/2002 11:38:00 AM
YUM! Can I come over for dinner! Creative.
08/12/2002 03:36:00 AM
Those look so yummy!!!! Can I come over for dinner to help you eat them??? Tasty.
08/12/2002 01:53:00 AM
These look so good, I bet they weren't new for long!! Great photo. Congrats and good luck.
08/12/2002 01:12:00 AM
I would have liked to have seen the entire photo with nice sharp focus. You would not believe how hungry this makes me! lhall

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