Nice work on the Food and/or Drink Challenge. As usual I loved the variety of subject matters and shooting styles presented in the entries.
Remember, there aren’t any winners or losers, I just pick a few photos and ramble on about why they stood out to me for various reasons.
The following stand-outs will be published in the Sunday, March 8th. edition of the Kitsap Sun:
Beautiful color and details in this shot by Greg. The depth of field is also perfect, with the peppers leading up to the basket and the sign still readable but just slightly out of focus in the background.
I love the simplicity of this shot of one floret of broccoli. This frame also has great detail and the corner composition of the floret is really nice.
When I first saw this photo as a thumbnail I was very confused because this challenge wasn’t a flower themed challenge, but then when I opened up the image full size I immediately snickered. I think this shot is clever and as a viewer it makes me wonder ridiculous things like “Did Mr. Peanut ditch his top hat, monacle and cane for some sunbathing in the yard?” or “If the photographer zoomed out would you see a cartoon elephant standing there casting aside peanuts that she doesn’t fancy while tiptoeing through the flowers?” I am a big fan of whimsical photos that get the imagination going.
Food photography should make the viewer hungry, and this shot by Joe has me craving a piece of this tasty looking treat. The lighting for this frame is really nice, I like how the backlighting is illuminating and making that cherry glow while also creating some shadow details in the ruffles of whipped cream.
Steve’s photo challenge entries are always really creative and it seems like he goes out looking for something “out of the box” to photograph as soon as the challenge is posted and truly, that was why the photo challenges were started in the first place, to get people who love photography out shooting new and dynamic frames. I love the subject matter and the composition of this frame of the owners of Kitsap Pizza peering through the oven as a pizza cooks.