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These pictures are sooooooo delicious

Hi everyone,
I came across this flickr pool with beautiful food photos, have been pretty much entranced by them for the past 15 minutes... just wanted to share

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  1. Must have seen a different group. Nothing that impressive IMO.

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    1. re: Withnail42

      You must have seen a diiferent group because they were beautiful. Thanks pslopian for sharing.

      1. re: Withnail42

        Some pictures were lovely, but many of them seemed to be trying too hard.

        1. re: Withnail42

          I must agree with Withnail42, there were a few that were pretty, but many that I didn't find all that impressive. But thanks for sharing, it was interesting viewing.

        2. I always like pictures of food in any form....sigh.... Paula Deen said "I didn't get this way (her body) by looking at the pictures" - ha ha!
          Thanks for the post

          1. What a fantastic end to my work day- of course now I'm STARVING after looking at those pictures, haha :o)

            1. Thank you, pslopian! Those food photos are mesmerizing visual wonder.

                1. heavens to betsy! foodie nirvana!!!!
                  what amazing talent in the food and photography. color. composition. detail.
                  caviar, oysters, incredible cupcakes, asian noodles, tempura, raspberries, tomatoes, octopus, .... oh my it goes on! so much incredible food. to borrow from "When Harry Met Sally," "I'll have what she's having."
                  (ps, look for the cupcake with a lit joint for the candle! (they snuck that in! ;-0)

                  thanks pslopian. very much.

                  check this blog for some excellent food and photos:


                  1. pslopian, Thank You so much for posting this link!

                    Being a member myself of flickr, I often post food pictures there and will cruise around admiring the efforts of other cooks or people who appreciate their meal and take the time to take a picture. I too will cook a dish, pose it and click away until I get "just the right' shot that's pleasing to my eye. My family used to laugh at me.

                    I always ask that people please post their pictures when they cook something.
                    Why? Because when I'm reading threads about recipes I find the efforts inspiring, and I appreciate the real effort and thoughtfulness that's put behind the shot. I think about how I would do it, how I would plate it and maybe, even change it. I really wish more people would post their pictures, because honestly by their eloquent descriptions sometimes written, it is absolutely pure torture for "me" not to be able to see the result.

                    I am a poster of food pictures, not doing so to brag or be boastful it's just simply an extension of my creativity and my sincere wish to help someone else that is new at cooking or wants to learn a new recipe. Probably some people think some of my food shots are terrible, or at best maybe even they think "Hey that's decent".

                    Bottom line, seeing these lovely shots of different foods prepared and unprepared gave ME inspiration to try something new. I wish more would do this~

                    So thank you for sharing!!

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                    1. re: chef chicklet

                      chef chicklet, i love the fact that you post photos, and appreciate the others who do also. where are your photos, btw? in any event, those flickr photos (in issue here) are truly inspirational! let's cook, let's eat! (maybe you could explain, why i kept seeing different logos of different photogs appear on that link amongst the succession of fabulous photos!.

                      1. re: alkapal

                        http://www.flickr.com/photos/7220939@... and the collection called "cooking madness" and if you want to see more, just look to the right and click on the stream for cremesherry.
                        This should get you in. All my photos are public, just family stuff but mostly my food. I don't take near enough shots because of confidence, and mostly I don't want to come across as a "know it all".
                        But, I can tell you this. The things that I know how to cook, I do well. And along with that, I am practicing on all the recipes and ideas I get from you people. That kimchee recipe- credit is due to hannaone. It is delicous! I know am not a professional, but my heart sure wants that for myself. I try. period.

                        My family and some of my dear friends, some of you with CH, think my recipes are worth it. And I post pictures only because I want to share with you some of the experiences I have had. If they turn out bad, then you'll know what not to do, right?

                        alkapal,I'm sorry, but I don't know what you mean(maybe you could explain, "why i kept seeing different logos of different photogs appear on that link amongst the succession of fabulous photos!" can you clear the clouds for me? Can you explain?

                        I think that when one post their photos and we are checking them out, we might want to put ourselves in the posters shoes. In my case, I am in no way looking for anyone to say WOW what great photos, what a great cook!! it's fine for you to comment that you don't think the photos are very good it's okay, but n doing so, please say why you don't think they are not, so we we can try to do better.

                        If there is one thing I have learned its this. It's super easy to critque,
                        but extremely difficult to create, and then to execute the idea, well it takes fortitude, and a brave soul. Constructive critiqueing is not a bad thing, it is helpful. If you think something is ok or not, why not say so?
                        I do not buy what my mother told me as a child. "If you can't say something nice than don't say anything." That is just wrong.

                        1. re: chef chicklet

                          chef, you are cremesherry? beautiful children, food, roses! i want that pizza NOW! and the risotto is beckoning...

                          re the original post's link to flickr, i just cannot believe the naysayers and critics here are looking at the same photos as I saw!

                          about the "logos," in the flickr slideshow of photos, occasionally, the photographer's name/logo would appear. so, the photos were from different people. http://www.flickr.com/groups/tooprett...
                          after going back to the "pool" at the top of the slideshow screen, i noooow understand how it is set up.

                          and amen to the concept that it is easier to critique than create! and you are correct, if you care enough to post about finding the pics "so-so", then you should offer a constructive criticism. otherwise, why bother?
                          and critics: show us *your* stuff!

                          ps chef, i cannot find "cooking madness" there. please help!

                          1. re: alkapal

                            When you view a poster's pic's on flickr, some of them have "grouped" their shots into "collections -sets". You probably viewed my photos as put in chronological order. However to by-pass having to look at all of our rather dull to other's but dear to us photos, then just click on picture that is named on the right that is named or titled particularly so. "cooking madness" is a set that I dump food shots in as not to bore everyone with my family or blade of grass photos! The link that the op put was a "sideshow" and it was created by an invitation to that group, like a contest. If a poster makes their photo public (which is an option we as members choose) its probably ok however, I might admit that I'd be shocked to see my own dish up there...chuckle. especially the tuna wraps and smiling fish.Sorry, mine are not near that good to be marked a favorite!! Anyway I hope that clears it up. If you want you may certainly email me at my address posted on my profile.
                            Its a lot of fun to take pictures when you've worked so hard, and believe me my family that laughed at me, now pose their dishes at times for fun and snap away. Technology has made it so we can all participate in that art form now, that's why I appreciate the link that the op gave us. By the way, if you ever are able to join that site, there are thousands upon thousands of food shots that are beyond any picture I've seen in a magazine. Thank you for your dear words alkapal, you are encouraging as a fellow CH friend. Appreciate it.

                            Ooohhhh now I see what you're talking about!! Sorry! I guess when you are not a member you can go in and look but you have to go through the entire photo stream in particular. Usually most members will group their shots, i.e., food, flowers, family, red, blue, animals. Quite fun. If you haven't you should check them out, it's a fun way to share your photos!

                            1. re: chef chicklet

                              right on, right on, chef!
                              found "cooking madness"!

                              those are BEAUTIFUL english peas in your scallop risotto. i could eat a bowlful with just butter and salt. i haven't seen fresh peas in a long time. Unfortunately, frozen just can't come close.

                              and yep, that pizza STILL looks good!!!! (Load It Up! Heartburn is Just an Hour Away!) ;-P

                              1. re: alkapal

                                oooo I do hate to disappoint you.... the peas were frozen. I made a quick change in plans that night. It was way too hot to grill, so I came up with my version of scallop paella or risotto. Fact though it was delicious. I used my last bit of treasured saffron making it. The tiny cubes of zucchini were just delicious, and the flavor very yummy. The scallops were some of the best I've had in a long time, so we were happy with the end result.
                                Thanks for all your kind comments! I look forward to seeing some of your work soon!

                                1. re: chef chicklet

                                  chef, rather than disappoint, you bring hope. those are *frozen* peas? not any i've ever found! names, chef, i want names!

                                  1. re: alkapal

                                    Those are trader joes peas I think the petite but cannot swear, because that is usually what I always buy. For sure tj's brand. I think that they are a fine substitute, I have not been able to find fresh peas ever of any quality around here. That dish was most enjoyable and surprisingly good for a last minute attempt to make dinner!
                                    And by the way I married a Virginian!

                                    And my curiosity is going now, what makes yours a "Tuscan Stew"?

                                    1. re: chef chicklet

                                      Frankly, chef, i don't know what makes it "Tuscan" -- maybe the wine? rosemary? garlic? i'll hunt up the recipe (it has been a while since i had a dinner party!)

                                      1. re: alkapal

                                        Well it sounds good to me, I am having a gathering Saturday, would love to consider this dish if it's for buffet?

                                        1. re: chef chicklet

                                          ok, will get to work on finding recipe! people like it. gp easy on rosemary. super for buffet.

                            2. re: alkapal

                              Ok, to expand a bit on why I feel the pictures weren't amazing..

                              When I look at "food porn" I expect to look at the picture and immediately be able to say "Wow! That looks fantastically delicious!"

                              Many of the pictures brought this reaction.
                              In a few others though I felt like there was too much going on. It took a few seconds to be able to single the food out from what was happening in the background or foreground.
                              In others, the focus just seemed off. I couldn't focus on what I wanted to see of the food for this reason.

                              I guess I like more simple shots than the 'lets see how fancy we can make it' shots.

                      2. Hmmm. I love the links that I pick up from different threads but I found these pictures just OK. I continue to find it very interesting to see various opinions and I almost decided not to comment because I did not want to discourage people from sharing.

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                        1. re: fryrose

                          I thought the french fries looked fantastic

                        2. Have you been to Tastespotting? You'll be in beautiful food picture heaven!