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home made

By bigbob2
taken as part of a project at work

Tags: Close-up and macro

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User_Removed 11 718 9 England
7 Aug 2009 1:33AM
Great image here.

Eye catching for obvious reasons, Chocolate!!

It looks very tasty, everything looks very edible in this, certainly a dish that requires more than a taste test.

The focus and DOF is spot on id say. The softness of the out of focus objects near and further away have the right amount of focus on them, not too blurry, but blury enough to emphasize the main point of focus.

The composition works too, brave crop but its paid off.

The only element that lets this down slightly is the overexposed icing sugar on the left, as the lines between cake and foreground has been lost. Maybe a slightly darker background would have helped to eliviate this, but not too dark as to distract from the lovely colours of hte chocolate .

That said id still give it ten out of ten.

Alison H
pamelajean Plus
14 1.4k 2158 United Kingdom
7 Aug 2009 3:50PM
Hello, Bob. I'm not sure what your project is at work. Is this going to feature on a menu, or is it just a photographic project? I am assuming you wanted, for whatever reason, for this to look appetizing and attractive. My first issue is with the composition. I feel it is too tight in the frame and that it's a pity the bottom right chocolate swirl is out of the frame, the bottom left one is sitting on the frame, and that there is a little twirl peeping into the bottom middle of the frame. Secondly, I assume the background is a plate and perhaps a tablecloth, and there probably isn't much of an alternative for a decoration such as this, and I'm not sure what colour would be better anyway. Perhaps your composition was also dictated by the plate edge? Perhaps, if this is a serious project, you could do the composition on a flat plain surface? As to my modification, I played with this a bit before deciding what to do, and have forgotten a few things that I did, but I do remember adding canvas and cloning in the chocolate swirl bottom right (not perfect), adjusting levels, giving the left icing some texture, rotating right (it looked a bit on the tilt), and sharpening just the centre cake. The only other thing to mention is the top cake that has been cut, and which gives me the feeling that someone has started to tuck into it, so am unsure about that part, lol.
Pamela.
bigbob2 11 1 United Kingdom
14 Aug 2009 8:56PM
Sory for taking so long to get back. The project was to take a set of pictures of there product for the owner to see if he thought i was good enough to take all the pictures for his new website this one here is one he rejected and as i can't use the ones he may usethen you get second best. He has shortlisted 40 from 200 he is meeting this week with his web desiner so keep fingers crossed should know the answer by next weekend
pamelajean Plus
14 1.4k 2158 United Kingdom
19 Aug 2009 9:14PM
I've been away, so I too am late in responding. Thanks for the explanation. So glad a lot of your pictures were shortlisted.

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