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Banana Ice Cream
Banana Ice Cream

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Challenge: Recipe (Food) IV (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-40D
Lens: Canon EF 28-135mm F/3.5-5.6 IS USM
Location: Connecticut
Date: Jul 25, 2011
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 500
Shutter: 1/125
Galleries: Still Life, Food and Drink
Date Uploaded: Jul 28, 2011

My twins and I made banana ice cream. We used an ice cream maker so it was super easy.

1 cup milk, 3/4 c sugar, pinch salt, 2 cups heavy cream, 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract, 3 or more very ripe bananas

Mix the milk, sugar, and salt until the sugar is dissolved. Stir in the heavy cream and vanilla. Cover and refrigerate 1-2 hours or overnight. When you are ready to make the ice cream in the ice cream maker, mash up the bananas and add them to the frozen mixture. Turn on the machine and let it do its thing for 15-20 minutes. I topped this with crystallized ginger which was fabulous.

Place: 37 out of 41
Avg (all users): 4.9302
Avg (commenters): 6.4286
Avg (participants): 4.7500
Avg (non-participants): 4.9714
Views since voting: 635
Views during voting: 262
Votes: 129
Comments: 8
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/04/2011 11:43:11 AM
This shot would have benefited from sharper focus.
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08/03/2011 09:26:28 AM
Doesn't feel very sharp. Would be more enticing for me if it was.
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08/02/2011 04:25:05 PM
A different composition and maybe some bananas in the shot would have made this one better imho. Even if the banana's were in the background with a shallow dof.
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08/01/2011 01:00:54 PM
I like how you let it melt a little, and that there's a pattern on the bowl. This gives a more homey and less commecial feel. The texture on the bowl matches the texture of the ice cream
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07/29/2011 04:53:25 PM
Coming back to leave comments after voting. MMmmm, ice cream. You have some great tones in the color of the cream - white, rich and creamy with pieces of banana in the scoops. Very appealing and tasty looking. The presentation of the ice cream however could be better. A straight down shot does very little to boast the appeal of the ice cream. A suggestion to make the composition more mouth watering and shoot the composition into the excellent category (8-10) I would recommend shooting it at a lower angle such that the ice cream is rising above the lip of the bowl. Giving us a bowl of plenty - a mountain of ice cream that we can plunge a spoon into!!!!
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07/29/2011 03:39:30 PM
I would definitely dig into this bowl. Love a good banana ice cream. Photographically speaking it could have been stronger, crop is a bit unbalanced on the sides. Probably would have preferred a square crop maybe showing the entire bowl.
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07/29/2011 12:00:29 PM
with banana liquer mmmm, crop and lighting 8
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07/29/2011 10:31:25 AM
I could go for some of this right about now.
I would like to suggest that you make sure to watch out for deep shadows in a photo like this. The viewer normally wants to see details in the entire scene, which these shadows are hiding. Maybe another light source from the left would help.
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