Does My Blog Look Good In This – November 2008

I am honored to host this edition of ‘Does My Blog Look Good in This’ (DMBLGiT), a monthly food-photography challenge that showcases some of the best photographs that have appeared on food blogs. Many thanks to Andrew of Spittoon Extra for this opportunity.

To participate, send a favorite photo of yours that has appeared on your blog during October 2008. A panel of judges will then review your entries on the basis of

  • Aesthetics: composition, food styling, lighting, focus, etc.
  • Edibility: “does the photo make us want to dive in and eat the food?”
  • Originality: the photograph that catches our attention and makes us want to say “wow!”, displaying something we might not have seen before.
  • Overall Winner: top overall scores in all three categories combined.
  • There are three overall winners for photographs with the highest point totals in all three categories combined, and one winner in each of the three individual categories.

For complete set of instructions on participation, visit Spittoon Extra.

The judges panel for this month consists of these gifted and talented food bloggers/photographers.

  • Graeme of Blood Sugar, a student of photography from Lincoln. Photography is a continuous process of experimenting and learning. His blog showcases exactly that. He is currently working on an interesting project called ‘Culture Stills’.
  • Susan of The Well Seasoned Cook, the creator of the esteemed and popular event My Legume Love Affair. A multi-faceted, eloquent writer, she makes food blogging all the more interesting.
  • Lauren of Vegan Yum Yum, who has won the VegNews Veggie Award for best blog of 2008. Congrats Lauren! Her post on food photography is a must read for aspiring food photographers.
  • Meeta of What's For Lunch Honey?, a master photographer, a conscious cook and an accomplished food blogger. She is also the owner of The Daily Tiffin. Run by a talented bunch of bloggers, the blog focuses on family, children, health and many more.
  • And, of course, myself (nothing much to say).

So, here are the rules for participation

  1. Send a photo that has appeared on your blog during October 2008. The photo should be food and/or drink related. No diptychs allowed.
  2. Only one entry per person
  3. The photograph must have been taken by you.
  4. Deadline for submissions : 21, November 2008
  5. Send your entry to tastypalettes@gmail.com with ‘DMBLGiT’ in the subject line with the following details
    • your name
    • your blog’s name and URL
    • the photograph that you wish to enter, of no more than 800 pixels wide (height doesn’t matter)
    • your photograph’s title
    • URL of the post containing the photograph
    • type of camera used, lens if you wish
(By submitting a photo, entrants agree to their picture being redisplayed and altered in size on the host's page and on the SpittoonExtra DMBLGIT page.)

You can find this month’s entries in this gallery. I will upload your submissions as and when I receive ‘em. You can access the gallery anytime by clicking the icon in the left pane, under 'Events'. For last month's winners, visit Cafe Fernando.

Wishing you all good luck!

Update: Winners announced here.

12 comments:

Pearlsofeast said...

Congratulation Suganya for holding the event.It is great theme and love to participate in it.

Nirmala said...

Congrats for hosting this wonderful event!

MeetaK said...

Sug, thanks for the honor! I do have a lot of positive things to say about your qualities as a photographer too so do not be too modest. Looking forward to judging this event.

Shelly Borrell said...

I'm loving this event. This will be my third month entering. It's fun and a great way to get to know other blogs.

Shelly Borrell
Nibbles of Tidbits

SMN said...

Congrats for holding the event and a great show

Arfi Binsted said...

Will send you my entry. The good news from my side is my mother is recovering and yesterday she was sent back home. I was so glad when I could talk to her. Thank you for understanding my circumstance, Sug. I really appreciate it. I wish you the best of hosting this event. Hugs.

Sabina said...

Congrats!! Wonderful idea!!

Sharmi said...

seems to be a great event. count me in!

Cynthia said...

Good luck with your hosting and congrats!

Will catch up with you by email.

sefa said...

Hi Suganya.. congrats for hosting DMBLGIT.
I've sent you my entry yesterday, hope you get it.
Thanks!

Fitri said...

Dear Suganya, I sent my entry yesterday hope you get those right on the time

Thank You

The Editor said...

Hey Suganya

Why have you neglected this site?

Just look at the interest you've created. I wish my blog could.

Harry at http://indianrestaurantmaidenhead.co.uk/
email me if you do please at chef@indianrestaurantmaidenhead.co.uk/

Thanks
Harry

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