Posts Tagged ‘photography’

A Trail of Candy

Friday, May 6th, 2011 by benjamin

I love this photo. Other than being appealing simply because it is delicious fruity jelly candy, it has a shallow depth of field and enough in the foreground to give context to the main image.It also uses the rule of thirds, just like last week’s photo. In addition, the human element is what makes this photo great. It gives us a sense of what it might be like to eat a long trail of candy like the guy in the picture is doing.

Food eat

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Photo Friday: The Beauty of Candy

Friday, April 29th, 2011 by benjamin

Candy sure can be pretty! When I was a kid I always wanted to get one of these giant lollipops. It seemed like it might last me all week, and possibly into the next.

What I like about this photo most, other than it shows someone obviously enjoying candy, is the composition. The photographer uses the rule of thirds, placing the subject off-center. In addition, the subject is looking into the empty two thirds of the photo. The angle of her body creates some diagonal lines, which go counter to the lines created by the direction of her eyes. This all works together to create a sense of motion, even in what is effectively a still life. Finally, the darkness of the photo really makes the candy colors pop.

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056/365 *25,02 Ще се повтаряме

Photo by Sofi Kaleva.

Peeps: The Taste of Springtime

Friday, April 15th, 2011 by benjamin

I don’t know if it’s just me, but Springtime tastes a bit like marshmallow Peeps, at least in my mind. It’s hard to separate the two, since my childhood Easter memories are permanently intertwined with these little bits of deliciousness.

I love this photo because of the off-center placement of the Peeps, in addition to the combination of colors. Yellow and blue go together when set off by green, at least in this picture. Beautiful Girlfriend would tell me that they complement each other or supplement or something. She’s a real artist and knows this stuff. Plus she brings a whole palette of springtime colors to my day every time I see her. unfortunately, she doesn’t care for Peeps as much as I do, which I guess means more for me. If that’s not complementary, I don’t know what is!

Good job on the photo, Sofia, and enjoy the taste of Springtime!

happy couple

Photo Friday: Gum Drops

Friday, April 8th, 2011 by benjamin

I love gum drops and love how they look.This was a staple flavor of my childhood – gumdrops and other jelly candies, since my father had a special affinity for them. Even today I can count on a candy jar filled with spice drops or gum drops when I make the trek to Pennsylvania for a visit.

What I really like about this picture is the shallow depth of field, including the very intense magnification of the sugar crystals, showing a crust of sweetness – a crystalline exoskeleton -  above the soft jelly interior. This photographer really nailed it in making this picture. other eye-appealing elements include the rule of thirds, diagonal lines and a variety of colors. Good job, Ana G.R.!

Candy

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Photo Friday: Easter Candy and Shoes

Friday, March 18th, 2011 by benjamin

I saw this photo in the Candy Favorites Flickr Group and was captivated by the colors. Beautiful job! I am a sucker for colors like this, as well as Easter candy. It all makes me wonder whether the shoes are as good as the jelly beans, marshmallow rope and candy-coated chocolates.

Is it lunch time yet? I am ready for a daily dose of sweet stuff!

Melissa