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Naked Lunch
Naked Lunch

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Challenge: Nude II (Advanced Editing II)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
Location: VT - usa
Date: Aug 21, 2004
Aperture: f:8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/25
Galleries: Advertisement, Food and Drink
Date Uploaded: Aug 21, 2004

i thought i would both 'keep it tasteful'
and step off the beaten path for this challenge at the risk of being hammered with not fitting the theme...

canon efs 18-55mm - tripod - polarizer filter - slightly cropped

this is the famous Nathans Hot Dog. the ones eaten at the NYC annual hot dog eating contest. titled after the book - which has nothing specifically to do with hot dogs....

my goal with this photo was
1) to get a good photograph that conveys the tasteyness of a Nathans Hot Dog.
2) to bring a three dimensional feel to the subject
3} to make the voters think
4) add a subtle perversion to the challenge theme.

my first idea was a sandwich with no bread titled the same - my girlfriend decided on a hot dog for lunch, and being on the South Beach Diet - has to have it without a bun. so my subject matter was changed.

Place: 86 out of 87
Avg (all users): 3.5172
Avg (commenters): 3.9259
Avg (participants): 3.2785
Avg (non-participants): 3.5874
Views since voting: 3354
Views during voting: 884
Votes: 348
Comments: 29
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/29/2004 04:25:55 PM
a different approach indeed!!
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08/28/2004 10:08:09 AM
Only the title really drags it back in to the challenge for me. Low score.
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08/28/2004 07:25:01 AM
I'm sorry,
I just don't see how this is naked? Becasue theres no bun? It's a good picture, but I really don't think it fits into this challenge. Sorry
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08/28/2004 02:59:22 AM
thats a different idea of the word "nude". I guess in a fact that a hotdog is sorta nude without a bun.
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08/28/2004 01:34:00 AM
This doesn't fit the challenge.
08/27/2004 03:49:54 PM
I rated this quite low because I don't think the hotdog is naked. Its dressed with condiments. I think anything but a nude human form was either going to have to be very clever or extremely well done to get past the initial thought that "nude" means unclothed person. I just don't think that happened here.

Edited to add: I can appreciate it has no bun. ;) I know that was why you chose this subject and composition, but as I re-visit this shot, I wish the plate was not OOF because it feels like its going to hit the viewer, and I just can't find a lot in this image that speaks to me and says something about the topic or makes another message known. I know these are very subjective criteria, but its a subjective vote for me and I am trying to relate to you why I gave this shot the type of score I did.
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08/27/2004 12:47:01 PM
08/27/2004 02:47:22 AM
Hmmm, I'm gonna give you a 5 for cheek
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08/26/2004 02:19:30 PM
Not a nude. Almost gross, if you think about how long it sat there while someone tried to focus on the front edge of the dog. Obviously got kinda cold. :-) Nothing to rate positively - other than they did get the detail on the 1/2 inch DOF. Guess I could have given a 2 for that. But, no ... not a nude.
08/25/2004 12:12:36 PM
Excellent photo of a hot dog. Love the lighting on the condiments and the relish add a break in the red and yellow colors. Great DOF. Now, I suppose if a naked girl was eating this you'd be getting a great score! :-)
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08/24/2004 09:30:07 PM
08/24/2004 08:26:11 PM
Hmmm. I'm not at all sure that this fits the cahallenge. It's technically good as photography, though.
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08/24/2004 08:23:21 PM
I really like this photo! Like the depth of field, the richness in color, and the relish looks delicious.
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08/24/2004 05:04:31 PM
Setzler Comment:

Some general ratings (1-10): These are some elements that I look for in great photographs, in no specific order…

Visual Appeal: 6
Subject Appeal: 6
Compositional Appeal: 8
Effective use of color/bw: 9
Creativity: 6
Theme/Storytelling qualities: 5
Title: 7

Additional Comments:

This is an interesting alternative idea. I hope it doesn't get pounded too harshly by the 'in your face' challenge voters :)
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08/24/2004 11:16:23 AM
Clearly does not meet the challenge, and is not an appetising shot of food.
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08/24/2004 08:28:21 AM
LOL, funny idea.
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08/24/2004 01:06:00 AM
Why do I feel like snorting bug powder all of a sudden? Please tell me this isn't how people are actually eating now. Damn atkins diet. Although I definatly see how it can fit the challenge,. I'm sure a lot of people wont. Not the most interesting of the group, but you get my points for being creative with your entry. Good luck.

Message edited by author 2004-08-30 01:26:37.
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08/23/2004 07:04:23 PM
Technically very well done, shallow dof works nicely on food shots. But this is a food shot, don't even see how this food is naked in any way.
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08/23/2004 06:07:59 PM
Excellent picture, but I don't think you're gonna do well with this one.
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08/23/2004 05:10:33 PM
My first instinct was to say "but there's dressing on it!" but joking aside, this is a cute way to handle the challenge. Glad you tried...
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08/23/2004 04:21:19 PM
Some might say "cop out" including me I'm afraid.
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08/23/2004 12:48:10 PM
Bad, Bad, Bad... Naughty you!
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08/23/2004 11:15:30 AM
Nice idea - colors are great. The shallow DoF makes this very hard to relate to.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/23/2004 10:53:13 AM
I like the picture, but it's not a typical nude :)
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08/23/2004 10:37:11 AM
short-term funny
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08/23/2004 09:33:14 AM
not the subject
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08/23/2004 07:42:31 AM
There are always some funny implementations for the challenges. :-) This one is great for a joke. Nice lighting and DOF, though, I would cut a bit on the bottom to get rid of the edges of the plate in the corner. Meeting the challenge... well, I laughed a lot on this and it's funny, but isn't really the type of photo I would rate high in this challenge... however, thanks for sharing.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/23/2004 04:55:01 AM
Nicely taken stock shot, and very clever to boot. Will be interested to see how many people get this, if they don't look at it for very long they will probably hit the 1 and run off without understanding the humor.

I think I would have preferred it with the sausage as a whole, but not sure how you have your dogs in America (if that is where you are) in th UK they are whole.

Regardless I am being finicky - this is my first and only 10. Best of luck you deserve a top 3.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/23/2004 12:47:34 AM
Always an interpretive shot in these types of challenges ;) This is technically a nice image .. but I don't think its appropriate for the challenge
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