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Panzanella Salad
Panzanella Salad

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Challenge: Recipe (Food) IV (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-400D Rebel XTi
Lens: Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS
Location: Bel Air, MD
Date: Jul 28, 2011
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/200
Galleries: Still Life, Food and Drink
Date Uploaded: Jul 28, 2011

Thanks to my wife for the suggestion and for making the salad.

Here's Emeril Lagasse's recipe. She didn't follow it exactly, but pretty close. She used cherry tomatoes and added cucumber & feta cheese.

Shot outdoors on an overcast day on my deck under a canopy. Used a flash with a diffuser and shot into a white umbrella.

I've always been fascinated by good food photography, and always wanted to try it. This isn't good, but I had fun trying.

I predict a top 50 finish.

Place: 11 out of 41
Avg (all users): 6.2331
Avg (commenters): 7.4000
Avg (participants): 6.4231
Avg (non-participants): 6.1869
Views since voting: 987
Views during voting: 260
Votes: 133
Comments: 11
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/02/2011 05:02:31 PM
I really like this one, the elements added as bg are a nice touch!
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08/02/2011 03:35:04 PM
A slightly larger dof where the whole finished dish is in the focus field but the ingredients in the background are out of the focus field would have made this one a little better.
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08/02/2011 10:38:38 AM
Nice composition,looks tasty.
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07/30/2011 07:04:35 AM
Looks yummy and healthy just my type of food, and oh yeah shot like a pro, 9.
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07/29/2011 03:44:33 PM
Had to look up what panzanella was.Thought it looked like toasted bread cubes. Betcha this is quite yummy. Pleasing image overall. Good use of bokehed props. Has a slight tilt that is a bit odd but not a big issue. Bumping up 1.
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07/29/2011 03:33:32 PM
I like how it's exotic sounding food, on an obvious picnic table. The ingredients in the background are great, and it looks more artsy with a sense of space instead of a menu photo.
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07/29/2011 12:07:36 PM
very yum 10
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07/29/2011 10:21:33 AM
I really like how you included various ingredients in the background and overall lit this very well.
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07/29/2011 09:46:12 AM
Great presentation of this salad - bringing our eyes to the feast with the main course set before us with mouthwatering detail. Crisp greens of cucumber, vibrant reds with the cherry tomatoes and rich & toasty browns of the bread cubes - it looks delicious! The backdrop for this dish makes it look warm and inviting - a summer picnic.
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07/29/2011 09:20:21 AM
I'd never heard of that til I watched a Giada DeLaurentis episode of everyday Italian. Then Rachel Ray made her version. Whatever you did, it looks delicious. Man, am I hungry now. :)
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07/29/2011 01:14:20 AM
Yum. The background is a bit busy but the actual dish looks great.
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