Does My Blog Look Good in This? March 2013 – The Winners!
This latest edition of DMBLGiT? saw 81 submissions ( I know, that’s a really big number of participants), and my thanks go to all who participated this time. So we now have a list of winners. As you’re all aware, the judges pick 6 winners in all – 3 overall winners (1st, 2nd and 3rd), and then one winner in each category of Edibility, Originality and Aesthetics.
There’s also a Host’s Award where I get to pick one blogger/ photographer’s photograph that’s not the list of the judge’s winners, but I feel deserves an award.
Before I announce the winners, I thought I’d say something about how the judges arrive at their decisions and how the DMBLGiT? winners are chosen.
There tends to be some variation in the scores, naturally, but my experience as a host shows that the judges invariably end up picking the same top 10 scorers give or take a couple. Also, the final results are an aggregation of all the judges' individual scores and sometimes that means the results can go either way.
Here are this month’s winners. Hearty congratulations to you all! Please check your inboxes as you will soon be receiving your badges.
Overall First Place.
Karen Lowof Citrus and Candy.
"Gorgeous side light, pretty dessert glasses and purple is unusually flattering. Beautiful.
Refined simplicity, lovely presentation and mood.
Technically appealing. Looks like a painting."
"Beautifully rustic, moody and inviting. Props complement the “Vadas”. Semi-covering parchment creates interest.
Extremely edible, aesthetically sound and original in setting."
"Bright strawberries contrast well with chocolate waffles. Nice soft light and good usage of props in background. Delicate and dreamy.
All white is not very easy in terms of exposure, but this picture is makes it look easy. I like that I can see each and every white element exposed perfectly against a background of the same colour."
And the judges said -
"Dark tones set off the beautifully piped orange frosting.
The drips of caramel make one want to pick up the cupcake.
And the judges said -
"Gorgeous back lighting, lovely contrast of cream and brown, cups of different shapes and heights make it interesting, Garnishes make the dessert even more tempting.
Overall, a very beautiful photograph."
"Beautiful simplicity, very natural fresh.
The focus is perfect and so is the lighting. It idoes not look staged and has a rustic appeal."
I picked this photograph for a couple of reasons. I liked it most because it stood out as being different from all the other food photographs. I also liked the overhead shot, the almost art-like composition and presentation. The black background makes the orange colour "pop". There are no other props to add (or subtract) from the focus of the shot.