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Feast for ONE
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hotpasta


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Challenge: Feast (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D300
Lens: Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8
Location: Melbourne Australia
Date: Nov 29, 2008
Aperture: F4
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/125
Galleries: Still Life, Food and Drink
Date Uploaded: Nov 28, 2008

The Image: Well, we don't really do Thanksgiving here in Australia, which is sad, so I took an early morning image. Food is one of my favourite forms of photography, yet I have done so poorly with it on dpc. Try, try again...Some people might recognise this as mine as I have used this set up before...

Shot this using daylight and a 50mm f1.8 lens.

I treated our dog Millie with the meat...she was ecstatic!

The Edit: USM, colour balance, a gaussian blur adjustment layer, some d and b and sharpening, a Noise Reduction Layer...I just wanted to massage this image to make it punchy...

The Prediction: No prediction...I have been really poor in the second half of this year, so no guesses from me

[Nov. 30th, 2008 01:24:33 AM]

Could it possibly be that I will do well with a food photograph???!!! Currently 6.95XX, and looking good for a ribbon...lots of comments, so hopefully everyone is hungry

POST: FINALLY I do well with a food image! It's an image I am proud of, so thanks everyone!

ONE MORE THING: That's a glass of beer and some Extra Virgin Olive Oil at the back...

AND ONE MORE THING AGAIN: FEEDING THIS TO MY DOG... Well, over here in Australia, lamb is reasonably cheap most of the time. These were a few leftover pieces from a bulk pack, and it was right on the use by date, so I spoilt Millie. We were going on holidays and were going to be away, so she deserved a treat. These chops cost about $7AUD ($5USD)


Statistics
Place: 1 out of 39
Avg (all users): 6.9352
Avg (commenters): 8.2333
Avg (participants): 6.2609
Avg (non-participants): 7.0155
Views since voting: 6157
Views during voting: 512
Votes: 216
Comments: 77
Favorites: 7 (view)


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12/12/2008 03:25:02 PM
I could eat this. Congrats Enzo!
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12/11/2008 09:17:15 PM
This makes me fell like I'm prolonged lack of food. Great & perfect shot!
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12/11/2008 04:18:33 PM
Congrats on the blue, very good shot!
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12/10/2008 07:14:15 AM
Originally posted by Techo:

Really glad one of your food pics finally did it. Let this blue ribbon also take it for the rest of them that where just as good but underappreciated.


Couldn't agree more. Belated congrats Enzo!

I get the impression some thought you feeding it to Millie was somehow wasteful. I don't agree with that at all, she did deserve a treat :-) it certainly would have been wasteful to just throw it away.

And she's a lovely dog, btw. Bichon Frise?
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12/07/2008 07:23:31 PM
Hey Enzo, congratulations on the ribbon and a fine photo! The colours are outstanding and it looks incredibly tempting - lucky dog...
Now seriously, how do you pick up lamb cutlets for so little down there? Up here they're hideously expensive - $30 a kilo, sometimes more - but I guess our bananas are cheaper than yours ;-)
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12/07/2008 06:36:41 PM
Way to go Enzo. Congratulations on the blue ribbon... I was sure that this Speed Challenge would go to someone with a Thanks Giving photo... but alas, I forgot about the calibre of the local (i.e. Australian) talent. Well, done.
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12/07/2008 01:23:53 PM
Yup...looks like dog food to me! : ) One of those full-bred stuck up poofy dogs of course! Gorgeous Enzo. Congrats on the well deserved blue. You sure have a great eye for food shots!
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12/06/2008 09:02:56 PM
Hey Enzo....Good job on getting 1st place....well deserved I'd say! We Aussies always feast!
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12/06/2008 07:25:19 PM
Ultimately, I hate you. Now I am hungry. Thanks. I am probably going to go eat now. Again. Then I will have to choose: get fat, or work out. Well, I don't feel like working out, and I dont feel like being fat. So that is my dilemma. And it is all your fault. I hope you feel some sort of satisfaction out of all of this, because I don't.

Congratulations.
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12/06/2008 06:35:01 PM
you give your dog grilled lamb?! My gawd, man, send it to me next time - I love lamb! Geez! You Aussies are crazy! :-)

I gave this shot a 10 and knew it'd be here on the front page. Makes me hungry just looking at it all over again...and you gave those chops to a dog...
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12/06/2008 05:57:32 PM
Congrats on that Blue!
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12/06/2008 05:54:51 PM
congrats 0n the blue Enzo
you really nailed this one
hmmmmmmm gonna fire up the BBQ for lunch now lol

Message edited by author 2008-12-06 17:55:19.
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12/06/2008 04:26:02 PM
Congratulations on your blue... good job!
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12/06/2008 02:39:23 PM
lol .. well apparently the dpc ppl like this type'v food better than artichoke hearts .. !!!
and OMG feeding this to your dog .. well i gotta say, if i'd been there i would'v been fighting her for it .. you certainly excel at food photography, altho your night shots are spectactular as well .. hmmmm .. scenery tick that off too and ppl, well you seem to reach in and pull out their very soul .. i could go on, but i dont want to give you a swelled head ... lol ..
CONGRATULATIONS ON THE BLUE ENZO .. you got da gift .. !!:)
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12/06/2008 01:26:27 PM
I knew this was gonna win! Congrats!!
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12/06/2008 01:14:25 PM
Congrats Enzo...looks yummy, besides fantastic.
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12/06/2008 12:38:23 PM
attaboy, Enzo :)

*high-five*
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12/06/2008 12:14:03 PM
Completely different for you and would look great in a culinary book.. great work enzo!
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12/06/2008 10:45:22 AM
Didn't vote. Knew this was yours :)
This one really stood out from the croud. Big congrats. Really glad one of your food pics finally did it. Let this blue ribbon also take it for the rest of them that where just as good but underappreciated.

aliqui, said it well. Love those pancakes. My favorite shot as well.

Message edited by author 2008-12-06 10:45:52.
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12/06/2008 10:41:50 AM
Great colors. Congrats!!!!
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12/06/2008 10:31:30 AM
Congrats on the win! It's nice to see an unconventional image do well.
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12/06/2008 09:56:27 AM
Lovely colors, Enzo! Congrats on the BLUE!
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12/06/2008 09:54:36 AM
Nice one! Yummy!
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12/06/2008 08:28:15 AM
i gave my dog lamb once...not a good idea. Congrats on your blue ribbon!
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12/06/2008 08:17:44 AM
congrats on the blue, you gave it to your dog?
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12/06/2008 07:42:40 AM
Big Congrats Enzo !!!
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12/06/2008 07:26:31 AM
Food photography is challenging. You've nailed it here. Congrats!
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12/06/2008 05:58:55 AM
one of your 9's, well presented, invite me for dinner soon.
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12/06/2008 05:48:52 AM
It looks so delicous, yummy
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12/06/2008 05:20:53 AM
Congrats!

Your breakfast shot with the pancakes and blueberries has been a favorite of mine since I can remember (10/30/06). Whenever I set up a food shot I think of it and refer to it as my inspiration. I've referred it to others to show them how food shots are meant to be done.

You're appreciated. You're appreciated! Geeze!

=)
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12/06/2008 04:52:01 AM
WTG, Enzo! I think it's time we all came round to your place for a meal ;-) Huge congrats on winning.
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12/06/2008 04:20:50 AM
Cook book quality. Great job - well deserved blue.
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12/06/2008 03:51:08 AM
Top shot Enzo..... Definitely worth the BLUE.....from shez
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12/06/2008 02:53:24 AM
mmmmm, you know what... I dont eat meat but around once or twice a year I feel like these chops.. I call the chops with handles! lol

Congrats on your placing Enzo!
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12/06/2008 02:51:04 AM
Congratz on the Ribbon. Well deserved.
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12/06/2008 12:57:49 AM
Beautiful shot, love the colors, food looks good too! Congratulations on your first place win.
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12/06/2008 12:46:06 AM
Quit yer day job. Foodies need messengers too. You are da man! Cheers!

Message edited by author 2008-12-06 00:47:38.
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12/06/2008 12:14:03 AM
Nice one! This was definitely the best of the bunch. Well deserved blue!
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12/06/2008 12:13:04 AM
This could definitely been on the cover of Food & Wine magazine!! Well done...congrats!
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12/06/2008 12:11:18 AM
I've never understood why your food photography in the past hasn't scored better. You're tops in my book. Congrats!
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12/06/2008 12:09:38 AM
Magazine quality shot. Well done with beautiful colours throughout. Your choice of placement of the dof is superb. You blurring technique is fantastic. Congrats.
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12/06/2008 12:04:20 AM
Congratulations, pasta man. And it looks delicious. ;-Þ
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12/06/2008 12:04:10 AM
Nice job! Dig in...
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12/06/2008 12:00:50 AM
You're the man, Enzo. I'm drooling over here! =D Congrats!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/05/2008 04:57:58 PM
very well done...
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12/05/2008 06:41:49 AM
By far and away my choice for the Blue - looks appetizing, smartly presented, and is very well photographed.
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12/04/2008 10:35:46 PM
best one so far, yummy
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12/03/2008 04:53:03 PM
blue table cloth and the red napkin work very well with this shot.....10
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12/03/2008 10:17:24 AM
Crisp clean, straight into your face sharpness and clean cut lines. DOF is great, the glaze of the chops are brought out against the roughness of the napkin. The silky smoothness of the tomatoes against the spikiness of the rosemary work so well. Fabulous choice in colours here You are definelty left handed as well 10
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12/03/2008 08:00:57 AM
Indeed very fancy, looks almost restaurant perfect.
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12/02/2008 02:51:20 PM
Nice image, I like the composition & nice use of dof. Nice exposure.
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12/01/2008 07:24:45 PM
A nice tasty looking meal, and a nice looking shot. Lighting and colors look pretty good.
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12/01/2008 03:43:50 PM
Beautiful shot, honestly makes me really hungry. I like how the smooth lighting really opens up the frame and nice composition as well.
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12/01/2008 02:10:49 PM
Great colours, good DOF
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12/01/2008 01:44:51 PM
This looks delicious and the colors are wonderful. I'm not crazy about the distracting glasses of liquid in the background. IMO the colour of the liquid clashes with the wonderful colors of the rest (hope you don't mind a touch of criticism ;-)
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12/01/2008 12:48:38 AM
Awesome job. The lighting and colours are perfect.
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11/30/2008 05:13:35 AM
Is this an Enzo special I see before me? It certainly has all the hallmarks of one, the lovely DOF, the thoughtful use of props, and the amazing-looking food! It takes a lot for me to lick my lips at lamb (not my favourite meat) which gives you an idea of how nice this looks.

Sara and I will be round at eight for dinner if that's OK? ;-)
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11/30/2008 04:11:52 AM
Mmmmm... I smell a ribbon!
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11/30/2008 01:57:01 AM
*GRIN* OK I'm hungry now, an auto 9 making me smell the lamb and rosemary! Looks incredibly delicious...dang better make it a 10.
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11/29/2008 11:50:11 PM
great colors and focus, food looks great too
good luck
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11/29/2008 10:52:16 PM
Wonderfull! Very neat, organized, great DOF, good job!
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11/29/2008 09:23:31 PM
Looks like a cookbook pic...well done
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11/29/2008 06:57:30 PM
Did you scan the cover of a magazine? Because this looks like that's where it belongs!!!
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11/29/2008 06:56:50 PM
a great food shot, I like the saturation of colors, the on;y thing I might have changed would be the glasses. They dont look as refined as the meal itself.
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11/29/2008 06:46:06 PM
great colors
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11/29/2008 06:28:00 PM
Lovely work - colours are brilliant, and LAMB! Must be an Aussie - Enzo?
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11/29/2008 12:46:23 PM
Looks good enough to eat love the colors
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11/29/2008 10:52:41 AM
Terrific composition, image quality, DOF, color.......a stellar offering! 9
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11/29/2008 09:08:22 AM
Colors way too intense.
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11/29/2008 08:41:31 AM
the pictures makes me reach for my fork and want to dig in
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11/29/2008 08:21:59 AM
Nicely done. Like something in a magazine.
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11/29/2008 07:26:13 AM
Nice colors, DOF and I like the slight tilt. All-in-all, a great food shot.
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11/29/2008 03:52:46 AM
Sad to have to eat all alone
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11/29/2008 03:03:16 AM
Now that just looks wonderful! I might just go ahead and complete the blur on everything outside the pan.
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11/29/2008 02:55:19 AM
Seriously, this belongs on a magazine. 10

Edit
Clearly the best shot in the challenge. See you on the front page.
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11/29/2008 12:28:17 AM
Nicely executed food shot.
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11/29/2008 12:23:58 AM
i like your crop. i surprise myself really, generally i dont think id like the bit of knife and the side of the plate cropped off, but i like it today:)
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