Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Photos Accepted and Celebratory Ribs...

So I've had a couple of days to think about it and I'm finally ready to rejoice...

Ever since I've gotten my new Canon Eos XSI, I've worked hard to learn it, master the right lighting and learn how to edit my photos, in order to....Get one of my photos on Tastespotting, FoodGawker, Refrigerator Soup....You get the idea...

It was after the 4th or 5th rejection that I waged war....I was going to create a photo that was good enough...

I had almost given up until Sunday. I had submitted a photo of my Banana Pancakes with Banana Caramel Syrup....Then I was worried it wasn't sharp enough and I redited it. Then I cropped it a different way and sent in another submission....

I think they just posted it because they were sick of looking of 5 submissions of the same pancakes. I know I was pretty sick of those pancakes as well...

On Sunday morning I awoke to seeing them on Tastespotting. There was rejoicing in the heavens (well more like barking on the couch)  My father-in law even made his special barbecued ribs. And though I've not been cleared to share this recipe
YET....
I thought I would show you how delicious and satisfying they were...


Yeah, this is what success feels like...

 After I had the time to let it sink in a little and enjoy my success, I had the following thought:

What if it was a fluke?
What if they just took pity on me and were sick of all my photos? What if I just browbeat them into submission???????
So I had to try to do it again....They rejected my corn muffins (boo) and even rejected one version of my strawberry ice cream, which I proceeded to spend two hours trying to fix....

And then....

Today my Strawberry Ice Cream Photo
Was posted early this morning on Tastespotting AND FoodGawker!!!

Sigh...Now its time to eat that Strawberry Ice Cream....





5 comments:

  1. I love it! Possibly your best!!

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  2. Congratulations on this well deserved regocnition! So exciting~This is not just a fluke you're on your way girl!Enjoy the ride.

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  3. Amazing! That's pretty inspiring! I guess I have to get better at this food photography thing! :)
    Congrats!

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  4. Hi there - come on over and check out DessertStalking.com! We don't take take just any old photo, but we would definitely take your ice cream shot. Hope you check us out, register and try a submission or two! have a great day - Donalyn

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  5. Although this post is old, I'm very happy to hear FG and TS accepted your photo's. I'm currently going through the motions of being constantly rejected, I think I've improved dramatically but there's still an awful lot I can work on. Thanks for the positive post, I can't wait till I'm running around like a lunatic with an approved post.

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