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Food glorious food

I have been playing with the selctive colouring idea again.
I have posted two versions of the same picture. What do people think?



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Re: Food glorious food

I'm not sure that this subject particularly suits the technique as the de-saturated area is mostly dark in tone and, for me, it sits heavily above the plate oppressing the colourful food. Perhaps you could lighten and reduce the contrast in that area to give the plate of food a greater emphasis and room to breathe.

I don't know if that makes any sense but that's my instinct on this one

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Re: Food glorious food

Like JohnGG I don't think desaturation helps, especially as the already slightly muted colours of the background complement those of the vibrant food.

I do like the 'saturated' shot though, and it looks ready for the holiday supplement.

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Re: Food glorious food

Second one for me. Nice sharp image. Food looks good enought to eat. Which is how it should be.
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Re: Food glorious food

Just to set a cat among the pigeons - I like the desaturated version

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Re: Food glorious food

I think they are both brilliant.But the first one for me is the most striking.
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Re: Food glorious food

I also like the desaturated one better. It just has a pro feel to me. Not that the other is at all bad. Both are great. One quibble. The water at the top distracts me. It's a bit to sparkly or broken up. It takes my eye away the food at first.

Overall a definite A+.

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Re: Food glorious food

The second full colour shot gets my vote, the first prompts thoughts of colour addetives somehow?
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Re: Food glorious food

Hi I like both of them but I prefer the first one. Just a passing thought should the light which is passing through the glass onto the plates be changed on the first image, as its colour and hue are the result of light passing through the "wine" onto the plate. Therefore as it passing through "water" should the colour not change. Just an observation of a minor detail but great work
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Re: Food glorious food

mmm interesting. I didnt think of that.
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