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Copyright: Pamela DG (fotofreak) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 80 W: 145 N: 421] (1763)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-07
Categories: Daily Life, Decisive Moment
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 5700, 35-280mm, @ ISO 200
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-09-03 15:23
Viewed: 3215
Points: 42
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I was asked by a friend to take photos of his company's kitchen displays. I must have taken about 200 shots that day.

I took advantage of the beautiful props they had displayed. This one really caught my eye. I loved the clean lines of the tray and plate, and the curves from the bowl.

**Post Pro**

- cropped to a square
- straightened the lines from the tray
- dodged the bowl a bit
- increased contrast
- Neatimage slightly to remove the grain
- USM, resized, and saved for web

maleentjeh, mwebr, davidbat, M4tej, Fisher, dorkyboy, samr, DAM, lucbus, timleahy has marked this note useful
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  • Lisar Gold Star Critiquer [C: 319 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2005-09-03 15:32]

Yes, Pamela, shapes are clean and wonderful against the nicely blured colored background. The greent blured plant lives up the atmosphere.


Wow, Pamela, this is so beautiful !

Congratulations, I hope your friend appreciated it.


  • Great 
  • Roq (1765)
  • [2005-09-03 15:42]

Great shot! Beautiful composition, colours and frame. Really, really great!

This is a great still life shot, it will look great in the catelogue. You take some very clever images.

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  • Tintin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1885 W: 243 N: 345] (1982)
  • [2005-09-03 17:15]

Catalogue picture perfect, Pamela. I really like everything about it: the square format, the composition, the light, the colours and the framing. Very minimalist which goes well with your title. Well done!

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  • mwebr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 448 W: 141 N: 666] (3402)
  • [2005-09-03 17:18]

Hi Pamela,
Your friend should be extremely pleased by this fantastic presentation of this display.
Great composition and the lighting is really wonderfull. And yes in agreement with Lisar the green of the plant really pulls the image through with some color/contrast.
A small amount of noise reduction would top this off nicely I believe.
Great work!


Une jolie nature morte, avec une profondeur de champ bien maîtrisée...

...mais je ne suis pas certaine que la plante verte à l'arrière-plan soit une bonne idée : cette tâche de couleur attire un peu trop l'attention, alors que le sujet principal, ici, c'est quand même la vaisselle ;)

Bonne continuation à toi. Amicalement,

Nice shot, Pamela! Very professional looking. IMO, the green plant is fine; it gives a homey feel to the picture. Great compo and you worked the light very welll. Great job!

Nice control of the DOF, Pamela. I like the plant but that 'zebra' pattern is a bit distracting for me. The clean lines are very pleasing to the eye.

Hi Pamela!
Really, very good still!
Perfect colors, cut perfect and very creative.
Beautiful composition!


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  • M4tej Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 212 W: 28 N: 82] (781)
  • [2005-09-05 8:01]

Hi Pamela!!
I like colours and I like how much photos you take to have just not much perfect.
But this is one of those perfect I bet.
200 shots? You really rocks. ;)))
I like plant behind.
I like that it is blured.
Looks like I am there. ;))
Take care.

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  • fmg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 81 W: 0 N: 44] (503)
  • [2005-09-06 20:56]

An excellent composition (in a classic mood). The layers in focus give a special feeling of space. Congratulations.

Great compostition! I like the many different patterns and textures, well done.

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  • Fisher Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1089 W: 331 N: 902] (5752)
  • [2005-09-22 13:34]

Hi Pamela,

Excellent shot and well done on the composition and details. Excellent commercial photography work. Keep it up.

How does the sunset I gave your Mum look on her wall.?

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  • wck Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 697 W: 36 N: 423] (3851)
  • [2005-09-26 1:33]

Truly Asia.


Hi Pamela,

Really nice work and I hope your friend is pleased. The plant in the background really freshens up the picture and adds nicely to the overall colour mix. Very nice use of DOF. Excellent job :)


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  • DAM Gold Star Critiquer [C: 513 W: 67 N: 268] (1110)
  • [2005-10-09 18:52]

I agree with you too... nice lines and colours. Worth of a good comment. Nicely done as usual. Thanks PDG


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  • lucbus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1809 W: 92 N: 1864] (10358)
  • [2005-10-10 8:52]

Hello Pamela,
That's a great shot. I like the difference in shape and colors of these plates. Your composition is execllent with a great DOF. TFS

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  • samr Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 506 W: 31 N: 401] (3329)
  • [2005-10-17 13:20]

Clear, sharp and gret composition and colours. Very nicely done Pam, and I hope your mum is doing well.

all we need is the sushi !
nice shot
points tomorrow

hi , this is perfect congratulation Pamela

Didou from Belgium


Excellent image! I like the composition, showing just part of the plate and bowl. Depth of field is excellent, with the plant in background nicely out of focus. Lighting works well also.


Große Fotographie. Aber ich hoffe Sie eine Filmkamera nicht verwendend, weil jene 200 Abbildungen;)

sehr teuer werden würde, Ich mag den gesamten Aufbau, wegen der Weise, die Sie sie darstellten, ich schätze. Sehr homey und fast wie Kuchen oder Plätzchen! :)

Hi Pamela

El enfoque extraordinario buen trabajo de composición


This is a clean shot. Just love the title. You have captured the fine curve and line of a usual ordinant,and successfully turned it into for the comfort of sight. Thank you.

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