Get Pushed: Bread, Egg, Tomato (ketchup)  by vera365

Get Pushed: Bread, Egg, Tomato (ketchup)

For my Get Pushed challenge from @newbank: "My challenge to you is to do a shot that involves at least one or more of those three bread, eggs or tomatoe ketchup." I didn't have ketchup, so tomatoes will do, I guess. To me, it looks better on black.
Many "firsts" for me - first deliberate food shot (=made arranged for pictures, not for eating), first time buying tomatoes based on their visual characteristics and not their taste, and first time drooling behind the camera because I haven't had breakfast yet.
Any critique and input is highly appreciated!!!!!!
@newbank - Hope this is OK. Now I am really hungry! :)
January 14th, 2016  
mmmmmmmmm
January 14th, 2016  
@kali66 :) I am chewing on that piece of bread with butter as I am reading your comment! :)
January 14th, 2016  
hahahaa
January 14th, 2016  
wonderful colours and home-style warmth!
January 14th, 2016  
really nice foodie shot - yum
January 14th, 2016  
what wonderful detail and focus! gorgeous composition Vera
January 14th, 2016  
Beautiful presentation :)
January 14th, 2016  
glad you got to eat, finally. I like the slash of light that points to the bread
January 14th, 2016  
Well composed.
January 14th, 2016  
Love this composition. Perfectly placed, yet totally natural. It looks tempting too. Fav!
January 14th, 2016  
Beautiful photo Vera!!! I'm hungry too :) :) I love your composition and dof here, and the colors and details are vibrant. I hope you've made yourself a delicious breakfast after this!!
January 14th, 2016  
Great composition! Fav!
January 14th, 2016  
great food photography well light
January 14th, 2016  
Great use of light, Vera. Is it window light? Oh, and can I come over for breakfast? This looks like my favorite bread.
January 14th, 2016  
Great composition Vera!
January 14th, 2016  
Beautiful tones and light.
January 14th, 2016  
Yum! I could take this right off the screen and eat it! Great photo, the light is just perfect.
January 14th, 2016  
Great focus and composition Vera
January 14th, 2016  
Yum , makes me want to have a slice , well done.
January 14th, 2016  
Lovely natural looking shot.
January 14th, 2016  
So incredibly clear! Wow! FAV.
January 14th, 2016  
A fab food photo!!!
January 14th, 2016  
Well done. It is not easy making food look interesting!
January 14th, 2016  
Wonderful composition and looks like the beginning of something yummy! Great shot!
January 14th, 2016  
great lighting and composition. I like the focus on the butter!
January 14th, 2016  
LOVE still lives - especially of FOOD! Fav!
January 14th, 2016  
You've laid this out so well and got the DOF just right. FAV
January 14th, 2016  
Very nice! I like how the knife connects all of the different foods.
January 14th, 2016  
Looks like a Waitrose ad for healthy eating. Great pic
January 14th, 2016  
This is great! Perfect DOF and composition. The lighting is spot on!
January 14th, 2016  
Love the ripples in the butter.
January 14th, 2016  
Great food shot, details, clarity, shapes, textures
January 14th, 2016  
Tasty shot :)
January 14th, 2016  
great lighting...super foodie pic...fav
January 14th, 2016  
bep
Really nice foodie shot. Fav.
January 14th, 2016  
Love the lighting and the vibrant red tomatoes.
January 14th, 2016  
nice still life
January 14th, 2016  
Thank you all so much for all of your generous comments on the bread/egg/tomato shot. I didn't expect it to be so well-received. I am happy to say that shortly after the shot, it all got turned into a yummy tomato-scrambled egg breakfast, which was utterly enjoyed by the photographer! :)

I am glad you found the shot appealing/home-made/healthy/appetizing-looking! It was fun making it!

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January 14th, 2016  
@californialover Oh my - yes! You should come for breakfast! The bread is an amazing creation, called "Roggenkapsel" from the local Trölsch bakery. It's magical, heavy, salty-ish, holds forever since it's just rye, and is just magical with cheese or anything else, for that matter! And yes, it's a window light - kitchen window facing north, just enough to bring out the shapes of the veggies and eggs, as I figured out. What we all learn and pay attention to on 365!
January 14th, 2016  
Lovely light and great detail on the butter!
January 15th, 2016  
An amazing foodie shot! Looks so fresh and that butter looks so creamy!
January 15th, 2016  
Wow,you have a great eye for food photography!Love how you styled the food and played with the different shapes!I see why you've chosen the butter as the hero of the pic -fabulous texture and color!FAV!
January 15th, 2016  
Great food shot!
January 15th, 2016  
What a tasty shot! This looks like something you'd see in a magazine! Beautiful!
January 15th, 2016  
What a fabulous food shot.
January 15th, 2016  
Beautiful comp and dov. So nicely arranged. I love this kind of shots.
January 15th, 2016  
Brilliant - techinically looks perfect and has huge visual impact. Simple subjects are so effective
January 15th, 2016  
Very good food photography! Great arrangement and (?) natural light. Gives it a nice depth and looks like light coming in from a sunrise.
January 15th, 2016  
love this! the lighting and composition are great. (and I like tomatoes way better than ketchup)
January 17th, 2016  
Beautiful Dof and lovely items chosen for their visual quality! It's that wonderfully dense German bread and the butter is so textural in how you've scraped it from the "brick."

But, since you ask for critique, perhaps an alternate version might be: 1) moving the knife handle to the side as if you had just put the knife down to take the photo 2) slicing one tomato so it looks ready to put onto the bread 3) adding the block of butter and moving the knife and butter to that so it would look like you were in the middle of preparing the dish -- right now it looks like you are ready to butter the bread but the tomatoes and egg aren't ready. But I absolutely like this version as is, and these are just alternate ideas! What do you think?
January 17th, 2016  
Lee
Wonderful shot, love it.
January 18th, 2016  
@tina_mac @cjphoto @my_photofun @cristinaledesma33 @emrob @danette @mona65 @dorsethelen @kt8ird @yellowdog @gamelee

Thank you so much for your comments! This shot was a first for me - as I usually don't do "arranged" shots for the lack of my "arranging skills". I usually find anything that nature or accident can arrange much more appealing than what I can (hence a complete lack of "deco" in my house!) So, I was fascinated to read comments that this "arrangement" looked nice. The light was just a simple light from a north-facing window, which is behind the food. I am glad you all liked the result.
January 23rd, 2016  
@jyokota Thank you so much for your input! As I mentioned above - i usually not an "arranger" of things, this was a first try for me, and it is great to hear your ideas on possibilities to make this host more appealing. They all are making sense, and I think I could have played with the shot more to try landscape orientation as well. If I invasion the picture you are describing, I see a complete and perfect shot from a fancy gourmet magazine! With the next food shot I will try to think about all of that, but .... I guess it will have to be next time, as I was VERY hungry looking at my breakfast-to-be when I was taking that picture :)
January 23rd, 2016  
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