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Fruity blends

Fruity blends
Photo Information
Copyright: Jaime Santos (trooper) Silver Star Critiquer [C: 14 W: 0 N: 6] (161)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-07-10
Categories: Food, Macro
Camera: Nikon D80 Digital SLR, Nikon 50 mm F/1.8 D
Exposure: f/7.1, 1 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-10-14 6:57
Viewed: 1925
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Just a few of the refreshing treats you can find at Lemongrass Thai Restaurant located in Dubai, UAE. One light set up, slave flash with a 50mm nikon lens.

The tricky part in accomplishing this shot rest largely in setting up the drink with the complementing fruits. Which i have to say really ate up alot of the time like blending the fruit juice to the right consistency and texture , choosing the best looking fruits and slices, experimenting on a variety of positions and moving them in the best location inside the restaurant to get enough natural light to also give that highlight from the garnish and the background.

I think i spend several rounds of test shots until this one came out. this image will be coming out in several marketing collaterals as well as in the new menu book.

thanks for the comments.


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Great success with this shot I would say Jaime. The restaurant could use this as a promotional shot. Nice focus at the front of the shot .. great detail and texture in the pineapple, and in the glass.
Very eye-catching.

Zelo okusna fotografija - v vsakem pomenu besede. Barvita in dovrsena kompozicija, ki jo zaokrozuje in izpopolnjuje odlicen 'crop'.


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  • bupga Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 323 W: 6 N: 406] (2982)
  • [2009-10-14 7:51]

Nice shot Jaime, I like the arrangement of elements while the tilted composition works. Well done.


not only tasty,but also a colorparty ,the way you have presented this is very inviting Jaime.
Presentig food is a special skill.


hi Jaime this made me thirsty just looking at it the colours and details are excellent to make a very good composed shot
regards bryan

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  • JT50 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 273 W: 6 N: 320] (1524)
  • [2009-10-14 10:49]

Hi Jaime,
Mouth watering capture.
Lovely colors and shrpness.
I like the angle of the shot.

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  • papon Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 35 W: 48 N: 76] (590)
  • [2009-10-14 21:04]

Hi Jaime!!
Nice photo...good color and well presentation.]

All the best!!

nice presentation, the colors, sharpness, your pov,looks great,


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  • ynkieh (34)
  • [2009-10-16 7:54]

Another nice composhot! perfect!

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  • b021 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 80 W: 0 N: 48] (1184)
  • [2009-10-17 9:29]

Hi Jaime,

Very interesting photo. Nice idea and realization


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