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Roll it out

By goswamisangita
Noodles were coated with various sauces , ginger , garlic , salt and pepper and were tossed in pan fried veggies. However hakka noodles isn't a part of chinese cuisine ,it's indo chinese and hence added a lot of flavors in itself. It was perfectly paired with the chilly chiken which had deep red color The chicken was tossed well till the sauce coats the chicken and perfectly topped with spring onions

Tags: Food General Kolkata Noodles Streetfood

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dudler Plus
19 2.0k 1966 England
5 Jul 2020 9:41PM
Welcome to both Ephotozine and the Critique Gallery!

Here, you don't get votes or awards, but you will get thoughtful feedback. However, in order for the Team to provide that, we need to know about your photography, rather than the recipe (though it sounds and looks delicious).

If we're going to give you the best feedback that we possibly can, we need some real input from you, including a lot more information. That way, the critique that we give is far more likely to be what you are looking for, and consequently far more helpful to you.

What is your reason for requesting critique?
What inspired you to take this photo?
What were you hoping to achieve?
Do you feel that you succeeded or failed?
Are there any specific elements of your photo that you want help with?
Do you want advice on camera settings, processing, composition, or something else?
Do you have any particular questions you would like answered?

Without that data, it's only possible to offer limited comments.

The sunlit top area tends to overpower the main subject, so I'd be inclined to crop it, or shoot differently in the first place. The blue and white part of the background is also a problem, distracting the viewer. With those gone, it's going to be a good idea to increase contrast.

You've framed the tray with care, and placed the fork well. I'd prefer to see all of the tray inside the frame, and you've cut off edges on both sides.

I think that specialist food photographers would also want to tidy up the sports of sauce around the edges.

But please tell us more...
dark_lord Plus
18 3.0k 835 England
5 Jul 2020 9:51PM
Welcome from me too Sangita.

I agree with all that John has said.
You've given a very informative description in terms of the food but that doesn't help to give you relevant photography help.

Do you want the viewer to concentrate on the food? If so, I'd crop the top of yhe image.
On the other hand including the background to gie a sense of location is a good idea but it doesn't provide anything useful here. What would be nice to see would be the streets and stalls around the area where you bought the food, perhaps even the food outlet itself.
banehawi Plus
18 2.8k 4333 Canada
5 Jul 2020 10:29PM
Welcome Sangita.

All of the above is useful to know.

Not a bad shot from the Samsung Galaxy M10 cell phone.

Uploaded a mod with warmer white balance, crop...


sawsengee 16 6 41 Malaysia
6 Jul 2020 8:47AM
Hello Sangita, the camera you used to capture the picture is a mirrorless dslr Samsung NX1000, a 20 mega pixel cam ( I am using NX300 and NX300M) and not a cell phone as mentioned by Willie. It is able to capture amazing details but your shot is positioned about 45 degrees to the centre of the subject, thereby causing a depth of field depreciation towards the top and your deployment of f 1.9 did not help in the depth of field. If you used an f1.9, it should be better if you had placed the food flat on the table and capture it from a bird-s eye view with the camera positioned above it.
There is plenty of speed and iso to playaround for a better depth of field capture. Suggestion of using these combinations instead:
f 16, iso 200, speed 1/100 seconds. (important here is the increased depth of field of f16 or f11 instead of f 1.9)
I have made a simple mod blackening the top and concentrating the view on the food and plastic reflections without deleting your hand support. .
Hope you like it. Regards, ee Smile
dudler Plus
19 2.0k 1966 England
6 Jul 2020 10:54AM
The EXIF data indicates that you shot with a mobile, rather than the NX1000 you indicated: it's easy to get confused when selecting a camera from the list the site may offer...

This means that you can't do some of the things that ee suggests: the advice is good, though. Stopping down is easy with a camera, impossible with most mobiles - and is often what a picture needs.
sawsengee 16 6 41 Malaysia
6 Jul 2020 10:59AM
Ok I stand corrected, you did shoot with a Samsung are the specs for the mobile:
mrswoolybill Plus
16 3.5k 2563 United Kingdom
6 Jul 2020 1:03PM
Welcome from me too - but I wonder if you intended to upload this for critique? It does look more like a social media post...

We need to know more. What sort of feedback are you looking for?
pamelajean Plus
16 1.8k 2275 United Kingdom
6 Jul 2020 1:42PM
I think Moira might be right, and that you didn't intend this picture to be uploaded into the Critique Gallery of EPZ. If you wanted it to go into the Photo Gallery, the site's main photography gallery, then you should not click onto the "critique wanted" option. Please let us know if you DO want critique and, if so, what sort of advice you would like us to give.

In the main gallery, you can glean votes and even awards for your photos, as well as comments from other members, but not necessarily in-depth critique. You will still have the option to allow people to give modifications on your photo (which is automatic in the Critique Gallery), as long as you click on the "allow modifications" option when uploading.

I would rather have this food presented without the fork. On the one hand, it invites the viewer to feel enticed to eat it, but on the other hand, it blocks some of the food from view, and also dominates the frame because it is so large and bright.

This does look like street food, considering the plastic container and plastic fork, and so I agree with the suggestion of including something of the street scene in the background instead of the anonymous bits and pieces at the top of your frame.

chase Plus
17 2.5k 666 England
7 Jul 2020 2:33PM
Hi Sangita and welcome.
Not quite sure whether you wanted critique on the image or the food shown here, together with the ingredients ?
The fork is really a barrier to the rest of the image and I think this would be much better with all the food container in the frame, cleaned up from the spatters.
If it is indeed street food then the street scenery in the bg would have been a much better choice as has been suggested.
We do need much more information from you.

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