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Back to Basics-"Cooking Herbs"
Back to Basics-"Cooking Herbs"
phlover


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Challenge: Stock Photos: Cooking (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Canon EOS-50D
Lens: Canon EF 28-135mm F/3.5-5.6 IS USM
Location: Home
Date: Jan 11, 2009
Aperture: f/11
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/200
Galleries: Water, Food and Drink
Date Uploaded: Jan 12, 2009

I thought that one of the most important basics in cooking gets sometimes forgotten with the chemicals and powder spices for lack of time. I wanted a photo that represented the importance of cooking herbs in a healthier nutrition.

I placed the herbs in little milk bottle caps held straight with clay. I placed them behind a container full of water to create the infinite horizon, I used the same principal infinite horizon pools have. Lit from the upper front and flash covered with a blue fabric from behind. Here I'm including a couple of pictures of the set up.

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Statistics
Place: 11 out of 91
Avg (all users): 6.3462
Avg (commenters): 7.7222
Avg (participants): 6.1778
Avg (non-participants): 6.3862
Views since voting: 1722
Views during voting: 411
Votes: 234
Comments: 28
Favorites: 3 (view)


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02/05/2009 11:13:10 AM
whoa, cool, unique shot. Very well done technically too
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01/22/2009 08:52:55 PM
Thank you guys a lot for your kind comments they have made all the effort on making this shot worthy.
01/22/2009 04:18:27 PM
oh...only the 12th...? I loved it, but congrats anyway. thanks for explaining how it worked!
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01/22/2009 02:13:57 AM
This is an excellent shot! I think it should have done better. The infinite horizon water looks great and was a creative idea - the ripples as well.
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01/22/2009 12:58:25 AM
This was my favourite shot in this challenge. Interesting to see your setup.
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01/21/2009 06:18:47 PM
simply beautiful! i love the clarity in this shot! very creative!
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01/21/2009 10:43:07 AM
Thanks for sharing your set-up. I gave this a 10, sad to see it didn't finish in the top 5 or even 10.
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01/21/2009 08:21:36 AM
Simply gorgeous and very creative. Thanks for the set-up details.
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01/21/2009 12:21:28 AM
A most creative take. The setup is very cool. Clay is certainly something every photog must have ;) I only have mixed thoughts on the cool colors reflecting off of the greens.

Perhaps the shot needed some extra light fill for the left side of the frame? Because the left most herb stalk(Basil?) isn't as illuminated as the others. Still, it's a great shot overall.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/20/2009 11:43:38 PM
Unique, the colors and light make the shot for me. Nice one.
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01/20/2009 12:57:21 AM
Wonderful! Love the colours, I'd love to know how this was done. 9
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01/19/2009 05:13:12 PM
Great shot. Really clever idea - very well executed.
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01/18/2009 07:06:02 PM
This is simply gorgeous and my #1 pick.
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01/18/2009 10:39:30 AM
not my idea of "cooking"...although an ingredient list
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01/18/2009 04:01:31 AM
oh, that's beautiful! love the idea! great. 10 points.
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01/18/2009 12:11:43 AM
Very pretty
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01/16/2009 09:06:59 PM
I like the concept of this photo, however the saturation of the green seems almost artificial. A bit less saturation, and a bit less contrast would put this photo over the top.
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01/16/2009 07:41:15 PM
cool! Great idea! Love it!
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01/15/2009 11:51:04 PM
This shot is beautiful and unique. I can see it being used in a variety of productions. 10
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01/15/2009 07:26:06 PM
hmmm, I like it a lot, but it looks more like a painting than like a photo
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01/15/2009 03:03:45 PM
The green seems a little oversaturated.
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01/15/2009 01:27:59 PM
Fits the challenge, imo. I like the idea. Though I wonder how it might look if the ripple was originating from farther back towards the herbs...
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01/15/2009 09:58:33 AM
Very artistic shot, but not really "stock" because of the water. Herb colors are also way too overblown.
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01/14/2009 06:59:41 PM
nice colors
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01/14/2009 04:38:44 PM
BEAUTIFUL
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01/14/2009 03:48:15 PM
This is one of my favorites in the challenge. Very creative and well executed. 10 from me.
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01/14/2009 09:14:18 AM
More a photo of food than of cooking.
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01/14/2009 03:20:55 AM
IMO the water in the foreground distracts from the overall composition. The herbs against a white background is very effective
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