A Sandwich for Laura by fbailey

A Sandwich for Laura

My Get Pushed challenge this week came from Laura who suggested I try food photography which is something definitely out of the ordinary for me

I thought I'd try something a wee bit different for a change. During the process the lettuce wilted (I did too), the dogs kept trying to eat the cheese, and butter got everywhere as did crumbs.

I envisaged a fairly straightforward faff in Photoshop - how wrong could I be! So after spending a ridiculous amount of time on such a simple picture, the dogs can now have the cheese they've been waiting so patiently for:)
@la_photographic Hi Laura, this is my response to your challenge, I hope you like it. The dogs are very happy with the cheese:) Felicity
July 5th, 2018  
Great photo!
July 5th, 2018  
well done
July 5th, 2018  
Clever stuff! Full of admiration but no idea how you did it. The final sentence in your commentary says why I don't want to know!
July 5th, 2018  
Clever!
July 5th, 2018  
@yrhenwr Thanks v much - sorry, I've never mastered hyperlinks. If you Google 'floating food photography' it should come up as the first image. (You play about a lot with food on skewers (they keep sliding down) and then just take the skewers out in Photoshop - but everything melts, sweats or wilts ...)
July 5th, 2018  
This is fantastic. Worth all the trouble. Your dogs are more patient than mine. It would be the cucumber as well as the cheese they were after! So glad you explained how you did it. It's still beyond my capabilities but I am very impressed. Fav
July 5th, 2018  
@fbailey What do you mens 'JUST' take the skewers out in PS?! I'll do spot removing but anything else is beyond my skill and patience... also I don't want to do anything that lessens the importance of the magic moment when I activate the shutter! Old school or what? :-)
July 5th, 2018  
@yrhenwr Thank you for making me laugh:) I just spot removed too but removed too much and then spent ages trying to clone back in again. I now have a film camera from Ebay but keep forgetting to take the lens cover off - big big learning curve here. Def hats off to film users!
July 5th, 2018  
@fbailey Look forward to seeing some results from your film camera adventures!
July 5th, 2018  
@yrhenwr Tram Lines, Main album, 3 July - would value your opinion. Not perfect by any means but some of them came out:)
July 5th, 2018  
Cool shot
July 5th, 2018  
BRILLIANT...Fav
July 5th, 2018  
Really a great shot - well worth the effort! Fav.
July 5th, 2018  
bep
Very clever!
July 5th, 2018  
Now that is so clever Felicity!
July 5th, 2018  
You're really created such a wonderful image! I love the sandwich 'falling into place.' And the food is seamless - no sign of any processing.
July 5th, 2018  
you did a great job with this and create a comic scene with your description of your efforts - but it really did come out well.
July 5th, 2018  
This is great - very creative! Fav and worth the trauma
July 5th, 2018  
Just great :)
July 5th, 2018  
now how did you do this..such a great shot fav
July 5th, 2018  
So creative
July 5th, 2018  
Very cool, so well done
July 5th, 2018  
Excellent job! I'm so impressed! big FAV
July 5th, 2018  
wow that was so interesting - I did google and then looked at yours again and I'm a believer!
July 5th, 2018  
Very creative , a sandwich in the making :)
July 5th, 2018  
@hrs If you Google 'floating food photography' Helen, the article on how to do it is just below the pictures. Basically it's just skewering the bits of food together and then removing the skewers in Photoshop. The hardest bit was stopping the food slipping down. Bit fiddly but great fun:)
July 5th, 2018  
Oh so clever and well done, I can just picture the dogs waiting in anticipation
July 5th, 2018  
This is fantastic! Very clever and very witty and I am in awe of what you have achieved!!!
July 5th, 2018  
I showed this to Jim and asked if he knew how you did this and he said "she used her loaf" !!
July 5th, 2018  
@redandwhite ROFL - funnily enough I got through nearly a whole one!!
July 5th, 2018  
Wonderful. No idea how you Did It
July 5th, 2018  
Great capture, beautiful done.
July 5th, 2018  
Very creative
July 5th, 2018  
@sarahlth You layer everything on skewers Sarah and then remove the skewers in PS. Not quite as easy as I'd imagined as the skewers kept falling over! Also the butter melted and made the bread soggy so that kept falling to bits too:)
July 5th, 2018  
It's amazing how difficult these shots can be, I tried something similar for a camera club competition and discovered that you need a lot of skill, patience and time to get a photo of anything decent, you've done a great job here!
July 5th, 2018  
It sounds quite a process! Did you at least get to eat the sandwich afterwards? :D
July 5th, 2018  
Oh yummo, my tummy's rumbling, I've just realised it's past my lunch-time.
July 6th, 2018  
From this picture you don't give yourself enough credit. I really like what you have done here! FAV!
July 6th, 2018  
Not a waist of time, great
July 6th, 2018  
A wonderfull shot and great story.
July 6th, 2018  
Well, this is fantastic! I guess it was frustrating and your commentary made me laugh but the end result is FAB! And...the dogs got the cheese...a win-win! Fav.
July 6th, 2018  
@miseria Sadly I'd lost my appetite by the time I'd finished playing. The bread was soggy, the lettuce was limp and the cheese was definitely looking the worst for wear. The dogs didn't mind though:)
July 6th, 2018  
I admire your tenacity - and am glad the dogs got the cheese (Jinks used to love it!)! You could get a post advertising food products!!
July 6th, 2018  
@quietpurplehaze After Googling food photigraphy, don't think I'll trust a food advert ever again - they spray grapes with deodorant to make them shiny!
July 6th, 2018  
July 6th, 2018  
Such a clever food shot! I just read the responses where you kindly revealed your secret for setting it up. Such a simple idea yet easy to imaging it being jolly difficult to control! Your end result looks so inviting. :)
July 6th, 2018  
Love this deconstructed sandwich - so well done.
July 6th, 2018  
The photo is jawdropping! The story had me smiling, but the best comment of the day is by @yrhenwr "lessen the importance of the magic moment when I activate the shutter". Almost made me spit out my coffee!
July 6th, 2018  
@elkereturns I quite agree with you!
July 6th, 2018  
This is wonderful.
July 6th, 2018  
Your faffing really paid off. It's way beyond my skill set :)
July 6th, 2018  
Brilliant fav
July 6th, 2018  
@la_photographic So pleased you like it Laura, I had a whole heap of fun with this one. Thanks for the challenge:) Felicity
July 6th, 2018  
Neat image ! Fv!
July 6th, 2018  
What a clever image. This is done with skewers rather than several in one?
July 7th, 2018  
@randystreat Wish I could take credit for this but I just copied an idea on the internet. Yes, this took five skewers helped out by clothes pegs and cotton as they kept falling over ... the writer made it look so easy too:)
July 7th, 2018  
this is fab! i don't usually like food photography, but this is so creative and really well done!
July 12th, 2018  
So pleased your efforts and the dogs patience got this on the TT, much deserved :)
July 13th, 2018  
@suzanne234 Thanks very much for letting me know, a lovely surprise:)
July 13th, 2018  
Loved this! Congratulations on the TT this week! So fun!
July 13th, 2018  
@gardenfolk Thanks so much, and to you too for your amazing clouds:)
July 14th, 2018  
@scrivna Ross, I thought you might want to see the above comment/link. Looks suspicious to me. Thanks, Felicity
September 11th, 2018  
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