Kerstin Köneke  

Smells Good - New Year's Eve Meal by Kerstin Köneke

January 2021 - Smells Good - New Year's Eve Meal

About the Image(s)

This monthly theme just screamed for a picture of the New Year’s Eve meal! Although I haven’t had my camera at hand “ there always is the second choice, the smartphone.

It happened that this year I’ve got from a colleague some fine deer meat (his father is hunting). For New Year’s Eve meal I decided to make some ragout. And to get it photogenic, I’ve added the lucky pig. It is set for all the good luck I hope you all will catch in the new year.

Can you imagine the wonderful smell of the ragout? Well, I have to admit there is always some Yang to the Ying. What you are seeing is the best part I was able to save from the rest of the burned part. And we are STILL smelling the Yang part through the house. Cooking and playing at the computer is always a bad choice! My ears are still ringing from the smoke detector’s alarm.

Technical information: Smartphone Huawei P 30 pro “ I’ve added a vignette around it with PS and adjusted the colors a bit

3 comments posted

Connie Reinhart   Connie Reinhart
You have such a delightful sense of humor! Do you write also? If so your stories must be light and fanciful! The lucky pig is cute and really adds to the image. There is enough detail in the background to suggest celebration. Very nice. The vignette is well done.   Posted: 01/13/2021 14:55:51

Carole Kropscot   Carole Kropscot
What a lovely setup! I think having a background like that is a great way to set off the main subject. Even the main subject has several elements to keep me interested. The depth of field is perfect to make the food look its tastiest. I have burned food as well as pots and pans when I got "detained" at my computer, so I understand! Your choice of objects and their arrangement are a very good composition. You created a very effective presentation. I tend to think very plainly, and I'm inspired by your complex setups to think beyond being simple.   Posted: 01/13/2021 18:06:07

Gavin Tow   Gavin Tow
I felt the background really helped the photo. You can tell enough that there is a Christmas Tree and it helps tell a story. The pig added was really good. The food overall presentation great.   Posted: 01/18/2021 00:34:29


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