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Weekend Herb Blogging #320 - The Round Up

whb320 Welcome to the round up of Weekend Herb Blogging #320.

Thanks to all of you who sent in your links this week. Judging from the entries it has been a rather quiet week - I truly hope none of the entries has been eaten by the evil internet trolls in the big www.

If you sent in your link and do not see it below: Please accept my humblest apologies and let me know in the comments below, I will add you as fast as I can!

Please click the pictures below to visit the entries! 

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Make it yourself Orange Powder

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Marilyn Beard, Just making noise, Honduras

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Konyaku Jelly with Honey Citron Tea

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Cheha, No-Frills Recipes, Malaysia

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Papalo - Intriguing Mexican Herb

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Victoria Challancin,  Flavors of the Sun, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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Haalo, Cook almost anything at least once

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Simona, briciole, Italy

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fritole veneziane-whb 320


Cinzia, Cindystar, Garda Lake, Italy

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Brii, Briggishome, Garda Lake, Italy

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Next Host:

WHB#321 - February 13th to 19th The host will be Lynne from Cafe Lynnylu Send your posts to lynnylu AT gmail DOT com Please include a photo sized: 400px wide

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Astrid 13.02.2012, 16.34 | (7/0) Kommentare (RSS) | TB | PL

Sage and prosciutto corn cakes - DHSPC #4

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="180" caption="Original Image - to be achieved"]Donna Hay Styling and photo Challenge #4 - Original[/caption]

In early December Simone challenged us again with a new Donna Hay Photography challenge.

This time it was a savory recipe and a quite different style of food photography... taken  by Ben Dearley or William Meppem from  Donna Hay issue 48.

I've been sick again in December for the most part of the month and not cooking much or blogging or anything... so the challenge got put away "'till I'd be better".

Quicker than you can say 1-2-3 Christmas Holidays were here and again I had no time for cooking and shooting as I spent the days with my family.

When Simone announced on Twitter that she'd extended the deadline I thought this might be a chance to participate anyway. So here I am - late as always and not very happy with the results!

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[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="367" caption="First attempt - wrong angle and colors..."]Sage and prosciutto corn cakes - DHSPC #4[/caption]

I had to do some tweaking with the props, the plate is not white and the wrong shape too and the wine glass is too tall compared to the original.

I like this version although the angle is not right and the colors are not good either. the lightning is too bright and the shadows are not deep enough. I also had a hard time to achieve the needed bokeh in the background.

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="332" caption="Second attempt - angle better, color and shadows still not good"]Donna Hay Styling and photo Challenge #4[/caption]

In this one the angle is better and nearer to the original, lightning is still wrong and colors need to be improved as well. The placement of the glass got a little wrong too. But then again I think it is not too bad... others did a way better job tho!

Hop over to Simone's to see all the participants - you can find the recipe for this delicious corn cakes too, believe me they are worth a try!

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This photography and styling event is the brainchild of Simone and hosted at her blog Junglefrog Cooking.

She writes about the challenge: 

Above all this challenge is about having fun styling and photographing a dish by taking Donna Hay as our great example. You can join all months or whenever you feel like joining in. Using an example of the great photographers that Donna works with, I always find that it is a good learning experience to see how did they light the scene, where does the light come from and how did they manage to make it look so beautiful. Try and analyze all of that and then come up with your own version.

While taking food photos is all about finding your own style and certainly not copying anyone else, it does help to analyze how your hero's do their job. It's about learning to light and style a scene properly. In no way am I trying to suggest you copy another person style. Find your own unique style! This challenge is just a tool to help you along the way..

For more Infos on the challenge please click the logo to go directly to the challenge page!

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Astrid 02.01.2012, 16.45 | (8/0) Kommentare (RSS) | TB | PL

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