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Celebration Cake

By pptbudi
Celebration my friend birthday, seperates miles away, pick the best cake in town and tell and describe how it tastes by net Smile, beautiful friendship around the world, JPEG no processing

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cats_123 Plus
15 4.9k 28 Northern Ireland
19 Feb 2017 6:33PM
Cake sex? No, no...Just a great idea 😀😀😀

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dudler Plus
16 893 1504 England
19 Feb 2017 7:16PM
It looks delicious, and the strawberry, in particular, is beautifully sharp.

A burned-out highlight on the plate, and the composition is rather central - but a big step forwards!
pablophotographer 8 1.2k 351
20 Feb 2017 12:13AM
Re-Re!
stands for Reduce Reflections!
White surfaces are reflective, bright areas attract attention,
reduce reflections if these light areas are NOT your subject.
There you have it, I said that first so I claim the name.
Now I see some funny numbrs there %seconds exposure! Was the camera on a tripod?
Maximum aperture is f/1.0 when the native lens says it goes only to f/1.2? That sounds like an old lens attached to the camera. No problem with that, use what you have.
Composition-wise I chopped the plate all around, it matches the shape of the cake,
The spoon could be positioned elsewhere, although being close to the cake it looks too far from it due to small aperture value; remember as a concept... you need the spoon to be sharp too as it goes ''hand in hand'' with this cake. Your hands would be full of chocolate if you decided to eat it with just your hands.I kept the brown surface at the back and above the cake as it blends with the colours of the cake, the white napkin(?) next to it, got discarded. Some of the cake shadow was kept in the picture as it mutes the whites, A tiny piece of rogue chocolate on the plate should be wiped out before or after the shot.
Enjoy your friend's birthday!
pablophotographer
pptbudi 3 6 Indonesia
20 Feb 2017 9:43AM

Quote:Cake sex? No, no...Just a great idea 😀😀😀

he he he, nope, Thank you very much Smile
pptbudi 3 6 Indonesia
20 Feb 2017 9:48AM

Quote:It looks delicious, and the strawberry, in particular, is beautifully sharp.

A burned-out highlight on the plate, and the composition is rather central - but a big step forwards!


Quote:It looks delicious, and the strawberry, in particular, is beautifully sharp.

A burned-out highlight on the plate, and the composition is rather central - but a big step forwards!


Thank you very much my friend, the focus point (the strawberry) better at center ?, more appreciated Smile
pptbudi 3 6 Indonesia
20 Feb 2017 10:00AM

Quote:Re-Re!
stands for Reduce Reflections!
White surfaces are reflective, bright areas attract attention,
reduce reflections if these light areas are NOT your subject.
There you have it, I said that first so I claim the name.
Now I see some funny numbrs there %seconds exposure! Was the camera on a tripod?
Maximum aperture is f/1.0 when the native lens says it goes only to f/1.2? That sounds like an old lens attached to the camera. No problem with that, use what you have.
Composition-wise I chopped the plate all around, it matches the shape of the cake,
The spoon could be positioned elsewhere, although being close to the cake it looks too far from it due to small aperture value; remember as a concept... you need the spoon to be sharp too as it goes ''hand in hand'' with this cake. Your hands would be full of chocolate if you decided to eat it with just your hands.I kept the brown surface at the back and above the cake as it blends with the colours of the cake, the white napkin(?) next to it, got discarded. Some of the cake shadow was kept in the picture as it mutes the whites, A tiny piece of rogue chocolate on the plate should be wiped out before or after the shot.
Enjoy your friend's birthday!
pablophotographer


Thank you very much my friend Smile, yes, I think I could used the CPL polarize to reduce the reflection and highlight, yes the camera was on tripod and yep it's very old manual lenses, I really love that lenses because it's extremely sharp (between other lenses I have) and the color is just amazing (netral) which I really love it, and makes more easy to deal with white balance. on max yes can only reached 1.2.

ah okay attention for all the detail more carefully, thank you very much for the input and lovely modification, more appreciated Smile
pablophotographer 8 1.2k 351
20 Feb 2017 12:02PM
you are welcome
paulbroad Plus
12 131 1285 United Kingdom
21 Feb 2017 8:46AM
Not a bad effort at all. The exposure suggests very little light and a tripod. The result of the wide aperture is that the front corner of the cake is soft. I would have focused a touch further forward - better front sharp and back soft. But, ideally, a bit more light and f5.6 or f8 with careful focusing.

Paul
mrswoolybill Plus
12 1.5k 2066 United Kingdom
22 Feb 2017 1:11PM
I'm catching up with a few uploads. I reckon you did very well here technically. My suggestion would be to consider styling. I would like to see this with the cake at more of an angle, and then place the spoon very carefully close to it, at an angle, fully visible, to play on the tension of the angles of the two objects.

A less shiny plate would be easier to manage!
Moira
pptbudi 3 6 Indonesia
22 Feb 2017 2:28PM

Quote:Not a bad effort at all. The exposure suggests very little light and a tripod. The result of the wide aperture is that the front corner of the cake is soft. I would have focused a touch further forward - better front sharp and back soft. But, ideally, a bit more light and f5.6 or f8 with careful focusing.

Paul



Thank you very much my friend I upload another version in modification area it's more little aperture and yes more focused area captured, the light is still same calculation I guess or lower because it a little bit darker than the previous one, thank you very much, more appreciated Smile
pptbudi 3 6 Indonesia
22 Feb 2017 2:33PM

Quote:I'm catching up with a few uploads. I reckon you did very well here technically. My suggestion would be to consider styling. I would like to see this with the cake at more of an angle, and then place the spoon very carefully close to it, at an angle, fully visible, to play on the tension of the angles of the two objects.

A less shiny plate would be easier to manage!
Moira



Thank you very much my friend Smile, 2 object on modification but I'm sorry if the angle still same and the table arrangement done by the employee at that place I asked permittion to took the pic and the place already bit crowded so can't have free space to took in more angle with the tripod, the shiny plate less visible on higher number apertur, Thank you very much more appreciated Smile
mrswoolybill Plus
12 1.5k 2066 United Kingdom
23 Feb 2017 5:35PM
I do prefer your second version. We are looking at a flat side of the cake, just a part of the spoon, and the arrangement is to the left of the plate leaving a lot of empty surface. But depth of field is better, and there's a lovely balance with those background cakes.

I think you will just have to celebrate birthdays more often (our Queen has two a year, after all... ) in order to get more practice... Wink
pptbudi 3 6 Indonesia
26 Feb 2017 3:25PM

Quote:I do prefer your second version. We are looking at a flat side of the cake, just a part of the spoon, and the arrangement is to the left of the plate leaving a lot of empty surface. But depth of field is better, and there's a lovely balance with those background cakes.

I think you will just have to celebrate birthdays more often (our Queen has two a year, after all... ) in order to get more practice... Wink


hihihi, that 3 cake for 3 different person apart and spread in this world, and they got close birtday, sure will make another celebration id any of my friends on birthday again Smile

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