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Going crackers!
Going crackers!

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Challenge: Shapes III (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
Location: Shanghai, China
Date: May 18, 2007
Aperture: f/9.9
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/128
Galleries: Food and Drink
Date Uploaded: May 18, 2007

Food photography is always a challenge... I've been doing a few shoots here and there (maybe 4 a year) with food and I always find it to be quite difficult. So, here's an small attempt...


Sheet wood (i.e. fake wood) on the floor
over-head tripod
800watt strobe with honeycomb
and white reflector at the bottom to alleviate the shadow cast.

RAW - levels / sat / contrast
RAW - conversion to TIFF
PS - square crop
PS - clean-up
PS - unsharp mask
PS - burn the edges of the cracker

Place: 120 out of 343
Avg (all users): 5.6387
Avg (commenters): 6.8000
Avg (participants): 5.4353
Avg (non-participants): 5.8019
Views since voting: 700
Views during voting: 252
Votes: 191
Comments: 7
Favorites: 1 (view)

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/29/2007 12:12:02 PM
Nice one -- meets the challenge, good idea.
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05/28/2007 09:59:38 PM
I love it! Simple, great composition, and funny too.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/26/2007 11:44:26 PM
05/26/2007 11:22:48 AM
Brilliantly simple, brought a smile to my face. However I would have liked to have seen the cracker in focus. But a 7 for originality.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/25/2007 03:48:09 PM
I'm not a fan of the wood grain background. Otherwise, a nice idea.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/25/2007 12:29:01 PM
Looks like a little shallow DOF. I find the blurry table a little distracting.
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05/25/2007 12:24:49 PM
simple yet achieving!
  Photographer found comment helpful.

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