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Key Lime Pie

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Done with this amazing tutorial! fav.me/d1vgf8c

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IMAGE DETAILS
Image size
3648x2736px 4.28 MB
Make
NIKON
Model
COOLPIX S220
Shutter Speed
2066115/100000000 second
Aperture
F/3.5
Focal Length
7 mm
ISO Speed
400
Date Taken
Jan 7, 2011, 7:47:22 PM
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Sepulchral-Roses's avatar
Sepulchral-RosesHobbyist General Artist
Hello!

I really do like how you've done this - the glaze, I think, adds to the look, though I perhaps wouldn't have put it on the pie crust bit, since those are hardly ever glazed/coated with sugar in real life. The pie itself looks great, too. The little lime pieces could be a tad smaller - you want them to fit snugly inside the edges of each piece of the pie, to be realistic [I mean, you'd have to have a rather large lime to have slices wider than the pie ;p]. A little more fine details on the edge of the crust and the limes would really take this to the next level.

Either way, though, you've done a fantastic job. And the colors you used are even better than those in the tutorial itself, plus points for that :giggle: I'll refrain from mentioning the photo, since that isn't the focus here [though the "focus" is the issue with the photo, as well as the lighting].

Keep experiementing - experimenting is how one learns to be a true artist, in my opinion.

And good luck!
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exeriox's avatar
exerioxHobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks for the comments! Yeah, the lime pieces were a bit hard to do, and were a bit large ^^' I plan on making another (better) one soon though!

As for the photo, I hope I'm getting better at them. My newest deviation: [link]

Though far from perfect, I think it's better than the picture I took for the pie xD
Sepulchral-Roses's avatar
Sepulchral-RosesHobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!! (:

Good luck with more of these - I personally am not so great with clay [mostly because the best clay I've got to work with in my house is Play-Doh and real clay is too expensive to just experiment with and not actually use].

And your newest deviation's picture is better, but the zoomed out version is actually more detailed than the zoomed in details version. The focus gets messed up when the camera is too close to the object and isn't in macro mode.
exeriox's avatar
exerioxHobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hmm, I did use macro mode though. Thanks though :)
Sepulchral-Roses's avatar
Sepulchral-RosesHobbyist General Artist
It is? Hm. Are you using any zoom? You should try to line it up in your camera's preview screen so all parts - all essential parts - are in focus. You can also play with the shoot button [I'm forgetting what it's called - what you press to click the picture]. Just lightly press and release the button and cameras usually re-focus without clicking.

Sure thing (:
FallenUmbrella's avatar
FallenUmbrellaHobbyist General Artist
I love how simple the pie is, but has quite some detail. You presented the sections of the pie very nicely. Looking at the tutorial, it seems like you did something different with the key lime pie. As =Itti said, it looks like you put a glazed coating on.
I do agree that you should find a better way to present artisan craft photos :) It appears that you took this picture inside where the camera would flash. If you took it outside on a sunny day, we may be able to see the details of your pie better :)
exeriox's avatar
exerioxHobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks for the comment :) Yep, I put a coating of varnish on it.
Sunny days are getting rarer here, but haha I'll try to do so when I have time :)

Again, thanks so much for the comment :hug:
FallenUmbrella's avatar
FallenUmbrellaHobbyist General Artist
Ah, I see :D

:hug:
Hardrockangel's avatar
I think, judging from the tutorial, that you did a really good job. The pie certainly looks tasty. However, if I may give a small hint when it comes to the presenting of your small charm? I would suggest taking a picture with loads of natural light, so you don't need a flash to light the piece. Find a nice sunny spot and take the picture there, you know? Because I think this picture is a tad too dark to see every small detail of your clay work clearly.
All in all, though: good work! :3
exeriox's avatar
exerioxHobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks! Yeah, I got a lot of comments on the photography aspect of it. I didn't use the flash though, probably just the light from my lamp or something.
I'll try to take a better picture hahaa.
Hardrockangel's avatar
Good luck with it, then! :aww:
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IttiHobbyist General Artist
Wow, this looks great! I love the way you've divided it up into segments so we get to see all the different layers, not just the top & outside. All aspects of it are very well shaped - the pastry and the lime on top. Only thing is that it looks very shiny, as if the pastry's glazed, and the top has some kind of gelatine coating. The last key lime pie I had wasn't like that at all, but maybe there is some variation within the dish, I don't know.

A suggestion I would make is that you look at some tutorials on how to take great artisan crafts photos, because I really feel that it's the photography that's letting you down here. The lighting's not great, and the image isn't even in focus. You really don't need to have an amazing camera to take reasonable images with, you just need to work out how your camera works. Even a point and shoot's probably got some kind of macro setting. I'm mentioning this not as a criticism, but because it is a disappointment that you're not showcasing your crafts to their very best! If the crafts are amazing, make them LOOK amazing so that everyone can see it!

Commenting on behalf of #ProjectComment.
exeriox's avatar
exerioxHobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks for the comment!
Yeah, I'm working on that. Hopefully I'll get the hang of taking better pictures :s
Would you recommend taking it outside rather than inside with artificial light?
Itti's avatar
IttiHobbyist General Artist
Daylight is always better (though not in direct sunlight if you can help it). Not only does it mean there is more light available but it also means that you don't have to sort out colour casts (when the whole picture looks yellow or orange, for example) caused by artificial lighting and the camera not coping with it.

If you are taking it inside try to find a room with lots of windows so there is plenty of light in the room, but don't put it directly in the light or the shadows will be too harsh.

If you are taking it outside try to avoid midday because the light is too harsh unless you find a shaded spot. In winter the light tends to be less harsh too so you're probably okay most of the day.
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exerioxHobbyist Artisan Crafter
Alright, thanks so much for the advice :) :hug:
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kikannoh-yoHobbyist Digital Artist
very green and tasty :)
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exerioxHobbyist Artisan Crafter
thanks!! :3
Doctiloquent's avatar
Clever and cute. I see you have also used the trusted photography tequnique o a white back ground and full bright light. However you may want to have the light coming from the same direction as the photo is taken (difficult to stage often but good results) and also take a slightly further back photo and cropping down to the desired size to keep the whole image sharp.

The piece itself requires no advice I can give, very good work :thumbsup:
exeriox's avatar
exerioxHobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks for the tips! :3 I have a crap camera, but I'll see what I can do with it for new deviations <3

Thanks so much !
Salix-Sericea's avatar
This is adorable. I wish I could eat it. :yum:
It seems very hard to make something so small and detailed but you did a good job!
A better photo would be nice though.
exeriox's avatar
exerioxHobbyist Artisan Crafter
I wish I could eat it too :c
Yeah, sorry for the bad quality, maybe i'll take a better picture soon
Moon-Reader's avatar
Moon-ReaderHobbyist General Artist
what a lovely little thing to make! i wish i could eat it, i love lime pies, and its so small right? wonderful work from a wonderful tutorial! though a better snapshot would be nice :)
exeriox's avatar
exerioxHobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks! I love lime pies as well :3
Yeah, I might take a better picture soon :s
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Moon-ReaderHobbyist General Artist
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