December 3, 2010

Does My Blog Look Good In This? - November 2010: The Winners!

It is time to announce the winners of the November edition (see picture gallery) of Does My Blog look Good in This? (aka DMBLGiT?). Before I do that, I have to thank each and every one who sent in their food photographs to the event as there wouldn’t have been an event without you all. I have to say I was excited to see the response. I even got a couple of submissions before I announced the event.

My special thanks to my four lovely judges - Arfi, Giulia, Simone and Susan who found the time to go through all the entries and choose the best photographs based on originality, aesthetics and edibility.
As the host this month, I had the option of choosing to a winner for the host’s award to one photograph which didn’t win in any category but I felt deserved an award. I also realised just how difficult judging could get!
My thanks to Andrew as well, who has been running this event for so long and giving me the opportunity to host it and my congratulations to all the winners this month.

These overall winning photographs got the highest combined scores in all three categories (edibility, originality, and aesthetics).

Overall 1st Place

S'mores Cupcakes from Xiaolu of 6 Bittersweets (Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS with EF 50mm f/1.8 II Lens)

“Beautiful composition. The lighting and the dark atmosphere works perfectly here.”

Overall 2nd Place

Passionfruit Bars from Edda of Un Déjeuner de Soleil (Pentax K-m with 90 mm f 2.8 macro)

“Good composition. Nice bright contrast of the yellow bars against white background.”

Overall 3rd Place

Wild Peach Jam Tart from Diletta Castellini of Lo Scief Scientifico (Canon EOS 500D lens with 50mm f1.8)

“Charmingly rustic yet feminine composition and beautiful use of complementary colours. Just enough shallow DOF; all elements can be discerned.”

Aesthetics Category Winner

Hot Ginger Apple Tea from Lynne of Cafe Lynnylu (Canon 5D with 100mm macro lens)

“Ideal asymmetrical composition and good use of light; crystal clear definition of details. Excellent use of props to invoke a warm and comforting seasonality.”

Originality Category Winner

Lydia & Garganelli from Elvira of Un Filo d'erba Cipollina (Nikon D60 with 18-55mm lens)

“Hushed lighting that nonetheless scraps for maximum textures. An ideal kitchen moment. Dusky plum nail polish rivets the eye to the homemade task.”

Edibility Category Winner

Chocolate Doughnuts from Ria of Ria's Collection (Sony Cybershot)

“Love the tones here and the shiny donuts. Great composition and lighting!”

Host’s Award Winner

Corn Kernels from Soma of eCurry (Konica Minolta Dimage A200)

"The simple yet beautiful composition and the contrast of the dark foreground with the play of sunlight in the background is eye catching.”

The next edition of DMBLGiT? Will be hosted by Erica Lea of Cooking For Seven. If you would like to host an edition of this event please mail Andrew.


Happy Cook said...

I love the cupcake should check her plave to make them.
Congragulations to all the winners.
S is comming hime if few minutes so no more bloghopping till monday :-)

Ria Mathew said...

Yayy! I am so happy that I won! Woo hoo!

Thanks, A!

Diletta said...

Yuppee!!! I am so glad!!
Thank you all,
A big smile,

Gaia said...

Very very compliments!!
and to all the others!

Junglefrog said...

Congratulations to all the very well deserved winners!!

Soma said...

YaaaY! :-D

Thank you so much! Congrats to all the lovely winners.

Edda said...

I'm so happy, thank you! Congratulations to all winners, the pics are really great!

Xiaolu @ 6 Bittersweets said...

Thank you guys so so much! I'm delighted and honored. Congrats to all the lovely winners and I'm glad so many participated. Thanks for hosting!

Prerna@IndianSimmer said...

What a gorgeous roundup! All the photographs n winners r well deserved! Congratulations!

Ciboulette said...

I'm so happy, thank you!

Congratulation to all the winners, it's an honour to be among them.

Ivy said...

Congrats to all the winners and especially to my friend Soma of e-Curry. I am so lucky one of her pictures will be on my book cover!!

Lynne said...

I'm honored! Congratulations to all the winners and to the judges who took time to judge all the lovely entries. A special thanks to you, Aparna for hosting this event. And to those who entered-great job!

Susan said...

Congratulations to the winners representing diverse talents behind the lens. There were many fine entries; it was difficult to score them. I was glad to have been chosen to judge. Thanks for having me!

Priya said...

Congrats to the winners..

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

That is one excellent roundup to go through. Just amazing collection and what beauties. Not sure, if I ever will be able to feature my dishes in this great manner. Hoping to :)

Sunshinemom (Harini) said...

Thanks for hosting. This is one event I really enjoy keeping track of! Congrats to the winners too. I too liked Xiaolu's picture and Soma's.

Tika Hapsari Nilmada said...

Wow....congrats to all winner. Beautiful round-up indeed.

Snjezana said...

congratulations to all the winners even though only one of my favourites was awarded.!:)

Andrew said...

An excellent job of hosting and what delicious winners you and the judges have selected. Superb!

Amy said...

The s'mores cupcake looks gorgeous--and even toasty at the top! Yum!

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