June 2007 Does My Blog Look Good In This?

What Happened in May?

In May, there were many things happening on my blog. If I had had to choose one food picture that would have represented a favorite of mine during this past month, I would probably have chosen my strawberry rice pudding.

Or maybe my first cherries of the season:

Decision, decision! Are you like me and hate to have to choose?

Well, the good news is that I will not have to choose this time around, and do you know why?

I am happy to announce that I will be hosting this month’s Does My Blog Look Good In This? event. What a treat that is! Of course, most of you know the rules, but if for some reason you did not yet, let me refresh them for you.

The rules are:
  • One food photograph entered per person
  • The photograph must have been taken by you
  • The photograph must have been posted on your blog in May of 2007
  • The deadline to submit your entry is June 27th at midnight EST (U.S.)
  • A panel of wonderful judges (which will be announced later) will assess the quality of all of your great entries before eventually selecting winners for the pictures, which will fall under the following categories:

    o Aesthetics: meaning composition, food styling, lighting, focus, etc.
    o Edibility: meaning “Does the photo make us want to die to try and eat the food?”
    o Originality: the photograph that catches our attention and makes us want to say “Wow!” because it displays something we might not have seen before
    o Overall Winner: the photograph encompasses all of the three previous categories: the best in Aesthetics, Edibility and Originality.

What do you have to do to join the event?
  • Draft an e-mail with DMBLGiT in the subject line.
  • Attach one qualifying food or drink photo, preferably that is about 350px wide.
  • Include the following:

    o Your name
    o Your blog URL
    o The URL of the post where the photo first appeared
    o The camera you used

  • Send the e-mail to bea [at] beaskitchen[dot] com before midnight on June 27th.

So here we are. I look forward to your entries. I will post the pictures as they come, so make sure yours is included once I start publishing them.

Good luck ! Or as we say in French “Merde !” (and it is politically correct, no worries!)

And the gallery can be found here, as also shown by the icon in the right side bar.

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  1. Super! Bravo. Nul doute que tu auras beaucoup de plaisir. Je t’envoie ma participation dès que je fais mon choix! 🙂

  2. Oh, c’est tentant, mais je n’ai vraiment pas ce talent la. Mais je suis certaine que les artistes afflueront.

  3. Oh dear, not to sound like a complete sycophant but I’m not so sure about entering now that you’re hosting! I thought I had decided which picture, I may have to take another look in my puny archives!

  4. Bravo et c’est largement mérité. Ton “fraisier” est superbe ! Je vais participer à cette édition.
    Bien à toi

  5. c’est vrai que tu fixes la barre très haut avec tes propres photos en introduction et moi aussi j’ai hâte de voir qui va participer !

  6. Bea, Bea, how I have been waiting for the recipe for the rose flowers cake. I loved that picture too. I really hope you will post the recipe before my roses are all gone for the summer. It really looked so beautful. I check every day for that recipe! Many thanks!


  7. I love your photos! They’re absolutely breathtaking. If you have any advice (especially on cameras) for a novice food photographer, I’d love to hear more! 🙂

  8. My choice if i had one would be your vanilla-ginger cherries on a savoury sweet tartine. That was one amazing foodie pic. Looking forward to seeing all the others pix 🙂

  9. Leslie,

    You can simply use free software to start one. Such as blogspot.

  10. Hi Bea,
    I sent you my entry twice but it is not in your gallery yet. Did you received it? Cheers : )

  11. Ales,

    I never received it, how weird. Send it back please! (I sent you an email, did you receive it?)

  12. How strange indeed! I’ve just sent it again. Let’s hope this time it gets to you! Thanks

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