71 entries in 13 days! That's pretty good!
I'd like to thank Andrew from Spittoon and Spittoon Extra for letting me host this month. I thoroughly enjoyed it. In April when I won one of the DMBLGIT awards for the first time, I never would have thought I'd be judging a few months later alongside such amazing food bloggers as Béa (La Tartine Gourmande), Sabra (Cookbook Catchall), Matt (wrightfood), Kate (Aapplemint), and Hannah (BitterSweet)! Thank you all for helping me this month put on a great event. Thanks too for participating this month and congratulations to the winners!
Part 1 - Overall Winners: The overall winners have the highest scores in all three categories combined.
Overall First Place: Feuille d' automne by Thip from Bonbini! with a Nikon D70We loved the unusual camera angle that shows off what must be a very complex but delicious dessert. Both the green mint leaves and the hazelnuts give a nice contrast and texture to the shot. Very well composed.
Overall Second Place: Vanilla Buttermilk Cake with Chocolate Fudge Frosting by Eliza from notes from my food diary with a Nikon D300, 60mm lens
A delicious looking cake that makes you wish you had that missing piece on a plate in front of you. Cutting the perfect piece and being able to photograph it afterwards is near impossible, but not for Eliza. The blue and green in the background adds that hit of color the photograph needs.
Overall Third Place: Chocolate and Caramel Mousse Cake by Helen from Tartelette with a Canon Rebel XTI
A fundamental accessory, the fork, is there, but in outline making this photo eye catching. A variety of shapes makes it interesting, and the hint of red from the currants adds appeal.
Part 2 - Edibility, Originality, and Aesthetics Category: Each photo was scored in three categories: edibility, originality, and aesthetics. The photo receiving the highest total score in each of those categories, excluding the three overall winners, is the specific category winner.
Winner Edibility Category: Cedar plank salmon with an Asian twist by Karine from Le Carrefour with a Canon 5D with 50mm f1/4 + extension tube
This salmon glistens in the soft light reflecting the pretty color of the flesh and the crunchiness of the outside. The subtle use of the Asian plate is a nice touch too.
Winner Originality Category: Chinese Tea Eggs - 茶叶蛋 cháyèdàn by Gisella from fiordisale with a Canon 400D
A lovely shot. The broken shells add texture sitting in that ceramic egg carton. Very original.
Winner Aesthetics Category: Banana Chocolate Flake Muffins by Sefa from Food is Love with a Canon EOS 400D ; Canon EF 50mm f/1.8
Having the foreground muffin sitting in a little cup is really cute. The cup and half muffin on the left adds a lot to the composition and is in focus enough to be interesting, but out of focus enough so as not to distract from the foreground. Very aesthetically pleasing.
Host's Award: Lemon & Saffron Cheesecake by Marija from Palachinka with a Canon EOS 350D, Zoom Lens EF-S18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
Great lighting, sharp photo and great composition. Elevating the piece out of the tart gives the photo some interest. This tart looks luscious.
Congratulations to all and thanks for participating! Here is the gallery of submissions.
October DMBLGIT will be hosted by Cenk from Café Fernando. Also, please check out Andrew's new post that will be updated on an ongoing basis about DMBLGIT.