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OK folks, just a silly set today. Christmas cake doesnít last long in our house. The diet starts tomorrow. (Thatís the story of my life...)
These were taken over the last 10 days, in very varied natural light conditions. (The last two were taken yesterday when the weather was particularly grim). Iíve evened out the tones a bit but didnít want to fiddle with them too much, so thereís some fluctuation.
Incidentally, the tray cost 20p in a jumble sale about 25 years ago, and No, Mick, you canít have it...
Thanks for looking,
Moira

Camera:Nikon D40 Check out Nikon Nation!
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Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Going, Going...
Username:mrswoolybill mrswoolybill
Uploaded:3 Jan 2008 - 7:55 AM
Tags:Cake, Calories, Cholesterol, Christmas, Christmas cake, General, Gluttony, Greed, Guilt, Humour / fun, Indigestion, Specialist / abstract
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Buffalo_Tom
Buffalo_Tom e2 Member 72322 forum postsBuffalo_Tom vcard Wales9 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jan 2008 - 8:02 AM

A fine set of shots.I am sure you enjoyed the cake.
Tom.

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fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 12915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jan 2008 - 8:05 AM

But tomorrow never comes Moira Smile. Nice set of well thought out fun pictures.

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chubs
chubs  6 England
3 Jan 2008 - 8:14 AM

I hope my portion is on its way!

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Douglas_George

I just love your sense of hummer Moira, it makes being a member of EPZ so worth while great set of shots did you sharethe cake with anyone, well done.

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MandsH
MandsH  7 England
3 Jan 2008 - 8:21 AM

Superb, what a great set of shots
Mandy

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mrswoolybill Critique Team 7327 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom878 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jan 2008 - 8:32 AM

Thanks folks, and good morning! There is one very small slice left, chubs and Dougie, but you'll have to beat Bill to it!
Moira

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forestnil
forestnil  8183 forum posts England
3 Jan 2008 - 8:32 AM

Something different! I like the composition in this image.
Martin

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clo99  6 England
3 Jan 2008 - 8:32 AM

Striking image - lovely story. Great fun. Clo

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Barbaraj
Barbaraj  7450 forum posts England
3 Jan 2008 - 9:24 AM

You never offered me some. !!

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Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 6Badgerfred vcard Wales
3 Jan 2008 - 9:45 AM

Nice set of images Moira,
Fred.

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Blenkinsopp
3 Jan 2008 - 10:01 AM

Love it!

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Bodiewil
Bodiewil e2 Member 646 forum postsBodiewil vcard Wales
3 Jan 2008 - 10:02 AM

How dare you eat such a wonderfully presented, composed and detailed image like thisWink I adore No1 Moira. I didn't even realise it was a cake at the start.... Superb images

Dave

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Grim1
Grim1  749 forum posts United Kingdom
3 Jan 2008 - 10:11 AM

Thanks for the laugh!

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sal_deactivated
3 Jan 2008 - 10:22 AM

What a clever idea, brilliant!

Sally

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C_Daniels
C_Daniels e2 Member 9399 forum postsC_Daniels vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jan 2008 - 10:55 AM

hmmmm - like a wreath you can eat Smile

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 6337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jan 2008 - 10:57 AM

I thought it was just a plate from the thumbnail!
I had completely missed the point!! Ah well too much Christmas food dulls the brain........keep taking the tablets Helen!!
Super idea.
Helen

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Hoffy
Hoffy e2 Member 9212 forum postsHoffy vcard England16 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jan 2008 - 11:09 AM

That is so good, made me smile.

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MickyMc
MickyMc  6 United Kingdom
3 Jan 2008 - 11:15 AM

I thought it was a plate too! Its full of humour and we had a good laugh.
Mavis

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ChristineL
3 Jan 2008 - 11:18 AM

a great set of images Moira, I wasn't expecting the last one....funny Smile
I daren't have one because I'd eat it all, it's bad enough with chocolates and Xmas pudding.
Chris.

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SKavanagh
SKavanagh  6312 forum posts England5 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jan 2008 - 11:57 AM

Superb image shame i didnt get a bit Sad
Steve

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Rende
Rende e2 Member 737 forum postsRende vcard Netherlands4 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jan 2008 - 12:00 PM

Very classy #1, then the funny sequels, and finally the delightful face; wonderful.
And you were almost right about the frost on the whiskers; they were mist droplets, very well spotted!
Rende

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LauraBeans
3 Jan 2008 - 12:03 PM

Great idea! Looks delicious too!

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Rende
Rende e2 Member 737 forum postsRende vcard Netherlands4 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jan 2008 - 12:13 PM

P.S. Thanks for popping the valve Wink
Rende

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TyChee
TyChee e2 Member 9184 forum postsTyChee vcard United States1 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jan 2008 - 12:24 PM

Hey!!!!! I didn't get any. :-(
Love this series of shots! Number 6 really put a smile on my face. I hope Bill gave you had some help eating all those slices. Smile

Ty

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jaktis e2 Member 1080 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
3 Jan 2008 - 12:41 PM

Good photo journalism with crisp colours

Peter

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TelStar
TelStar  9116 forum posts United Kingdom
3 Jan 2008 - 12:53 PM

Beautiful sequence, Moira and that reminds me I must finish off the bit I've got in the fridge :0)

Tel*

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dark_lord
dark_lord Critique Team 101387 forum postsdark_lord vcard England95 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jan 2008 - 1:03 PM

A well put together sequence. I didn't realise it was a cake till I looked at the other versions.
A good job I'm eating my lunch at the moment Smile

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glyndwr
glyndwr  666 forum posts Wales9 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jan 2008 - 1:04 PM

Great fun.
We are the same down here, still an almost whole cake there but afraid to eat it.

Robert

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Joline
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3 Jan 2008 - 1:11 PM

What a beautiful cake....I can only imagine how good it was.

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paulb20
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3 Jan 2008 - 2:10 PM

Exceedingly good ! as Mr Kipling says.
Paul

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GalleryGirl
3 Jan 2008 - 2:15 PM

This is brilliant! Loved the sad face at the end. Ingenious!
Marilyn x

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AnneWorner
AnneWorner e2 Member 6602 forum postsAnneWorner vcard United States41 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jan 2008 - 2:39 PM

Perfect fun - and you've made me want to go brew another cup of coffee! The ending to the cake was the best bit of this series - nice touch.
Anne

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imagio
imagio  7 England1 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jan 2008 - 2:56 PM

My god Bill you eat big slices, how many 4? superb colors and composition..

Bernie

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imagio  7 England1 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jan 2008 - 3:05 PM

Sorry Moira I called you Bill again...

Bernie

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graceland
graceland  92363 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jan 2008 - 3:18 PM

Well Done Very Good Must have Been a good cake as good cakes go it went

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mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jan 2008 - 3:25 PM

MOIRA-you just know me too well now!! As soon as I saw the thumb,my eyes were drawn to the circumference of the tray, made up of all these lines.And what is your BG? Is it a table or your garden paving? Whatever it is you can keep your cake and I will have a slice of that!! The geometry of this image allows it to be cut into four equal segments(just like a cake).Each segment would be an image in its own right.They would be pure linear images with the cherries and greenery being additional colours which would also mimic the curved outline of the tray very nicely indeed.This is a classic case of having your cake and eating it too.Colour and detail are excellent here which all makes for a rather outstanding image.Well done Moira.
Mick.

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Bob_V
Bob_V  6 United States2 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jan 2008 - 4:01 PM

Great set of images, bet the cake dissapeared fast, sue looks tasty.
Bob

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georgieboy
3 Jan 2008 - 4:16 PM

a great shot and wonderful narrative. i always have to make two cakes as we always eat the first one way befor christmas

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bayleaf
bayleaf  6 United Kingdom
3 Jan 2008 - 4:19 PM

Love it Smile. It must have been delicious.

John

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riprap007  91568 forum posts England37 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jan 2008 - 4:23 PM

If this cake had been anywhere near me I don't think there would have been any opportunity to take shots 2 - 5 Wink

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davidhu  8 United Kingdom19 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jan 2008 - 4:29 PM

Crumbs !

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proz  9205 forum posts United States
3 Jan 2008 - 4:44 PM

sometimes silly can also be excellent, this series of images is a shining example of that fact. Boy looks yummy right down the smiley face in the last shot. Is this a sweet or savory dish? That looks like Rosemary as a garnish.

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BlueRoom e2 Member 773 forum postsBlueRoom vcard United Kingdom19 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jan 2008 - 5:11 PM

A wonderfully silly set, and I just love the punchline.

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mrswoolybill Critique Team 7327 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom878 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jan 2008 - 5:20 PM

Hello again, and thanks to everyone who has been this way.
Proz, this is (highly alcoholic) fruit cake. Traditionally it's covered with marzipan and sugar icing, but we're not keen on the icing. So I use just marzipan and then decorate with nuts, crystalised fruit or whatever grabs my fancy. This year it was cherries and rosemary, which incidentally gave the marzipan a wonderful scent.
As I have explained to Mick, the cake is sitting on a plate, the plate is sitting on a tray (and the tray was sitting on our lawn). Men...!
Moira

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Cormy  6 England
3 Jan 2008 - 5:21 PM

The Queens Hall has promised to increase its cakes order for Monday.Looks as if it needs to.
Great idea,super colours.
Cheers
Alan

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dianah  724471 forum posts United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jan 2008 - 5:49 PM

I just eat the icing and the marzipan Moira..my husband eats the middle!! I didn't realise it was a cake, it looks beautiful and most mouth watering! Great idea and so bright and colourful.
Di

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Hop-A-Long
3 Jan 2008 - 6:21 PM

Great set of shots.


Quote: These were taken over the last 10 days

Are you sure Moira. LOL
Andy

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lifesnapper e2 Member 7lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jan 2008 - 6:36 PM

It might last longer with sprigs of holly on it Moira. At least it would take longer to remove and get to the good bit.
Have a tasty New Year,

John Smile

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oldgreyheron e2 Member 7124 forum postsoldgreyheron vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jan 2008 - 7:34 PM

Moira an inspired photgraphic journey and a beautifully decorated cake - so simple, imaginative and effective.

Regards, Mike

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rmr
rmr  6 Wales
3 Jan 2008 - 7:41 PM

nice work ,that was very tasty ,lol
mark

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danbrann e2 Member 9461 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jan 2008 - 8:04 PM

You greedy Bu**ers.

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kinfatric  9550 forum posts Scotland9 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jan 2008 - 8:46 PM

a great sequence of shots Moira

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3 Jan 2008 - 9:01 PM

This really made me smile (and hungry), what a novel idea and so well presented.

Derek

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Nettles  6 England
3 Jan 2008 - 9:16 PM

Great fun and a super set of images.
Annette

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Brilane e2 Member 7Brilane vcard Wales12 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jan 2008 - 10:58 PM

A good sequence of the disappearing trick.
Brian

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digiray63  6 United Kingdom
3 Jan 2008 - 11:36 PM

Nice set, there it was gone !
Ray

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Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England205 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jan 2008 - 8:15 AM

First class - made me smile - well put together
Regards Richard.

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4 Jan 2008 - 10:50 AM

I do hope that wasn't a solo effort, eating that lot. We're usually still eating bits of Christmas cake on my birthday at the end of January.
Good fun, well executed. And if Mick doesn't want that tray . . .
Chris

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BonaFideNut
4 Jan 2008 - 8:19 PM

lol! Great series! But why were the slices so thin? Wink

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brownsilent e2 Member 7brownsilent vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jan 2008 - 12:37 AM

Oh yes, this is what happens to my cakes too, but it doesn't take them 10 days to disappear. You sure this one needed that long?
Lovely Santa face at the bottom of the tray! Smile
Johanna

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Mavis
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5 Jan 2008 - 12:58 PM

This is a great fun treat Moira but also very well photographed . I didn't make the cake this year with going away. Still have bits in wrappings that I've been given on my travels . It is chicken and vegetable soup for me today. Smile Smile xx

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6 Jan 2008 - 9:28 PM

Amusing series of images

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bliba  8 Austria2 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jan 2008 - 7:10 AM

very well composed...great story ..made me smile

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newy17  8273 forum posts United Kingdom
8 Jan 2008 - 9:07 AM

great set of images moira and im surprised to see it lasted that long with bill lurking around lol,,
ian

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