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Tako Sashimi

Tako Sashimi
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Copyright: Adam Silverman (adam) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 16 W: 0 N: 16] (132)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2000
Categories: Food, Transportation, Architecture, Artwork, Event, Decisive Moment
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2004-03-30 1:54
Viewed: 22421
Points: 48
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is octopus sashimi which will shortly be eaten by me. I don't really like octopus. My favorite is uni.
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Bon apetite, Adam. it looks great. Food is very hard to capture but you got here excellent colors and texture, and a wonderfull square format is very good for this dish. Well done.
I have a feeling that this siter is going to be great.

Hum...tasty Adam! The new theme is very good also, who knows, maybe one day we all sit down toghether and share this magnificent food plates with each other! You almost framed the picture with just the plate and the table, looks really cool! Well the workshop is very humorous, you didn´t forget a thing, maybe you should also post a picture of saké!:)

Bon apetite!

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  • Derek Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 56 W: 25 N: 88] (311)
  • [2004-03-30 7:19]

Well your artistic visual presentation of the plate sure makes the idea eating raw octopus more acceptable:-)The wavy lines certainly tell us where this comes from.What would you eat to accompany this meal Adam?

Looks delicious but don't need to share your meal with me ---raw octopus isn't my type of food. Nice presentation with this parsley -
well, at second look, it looks appetizing enough to have a try at it ... one day.

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  • zto Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 916 W: 122 N: 24] (14)
  • [2004-03-30 9:01]

Not sure if octopus is for me either. I prefer plain raw fish. Well, i'm happy as long as i get some wazabi every once in a while. Taht i love. You have a quit nice natrual framing with the table and the plate. I'm just wondering what it would look like if the plate hade been turneed around 45 degres. You would loose the frame within the frame but it could still be intresting, or just boring, but everything is worth trying. :)

I like the overhead view of this food. Seeing the suction cups makes me shudder, but having never eaten this type of seafood before, I'm sure it's delicious for you. Nice close up.

This must be the second course. Well rather you than me thank you. I`ve never eaten this kind of thing.
The shot is excellent, so sharp. The pattern on the dish is very attractive and the parsley is a nice extra touch.

I like it Adam. Leaving just enough border to naturally frame the photo worked very nicely. You made it look very appetizing.

Well, Adam after I have eaten raw, warm seal liver, raw fish and raw whale blubber (mattak - very delicious) I think this plate looks very nice. As a show plate in a cooking contest I would give it 9 out of 10 for simplicity - and so I would like to give it here but you will have to satisfy with a big smiley. Very nice with a lot of details. The little piece of parsley makes it perfect.

I do not know if it is good but my eyes waste colours. I like this presentation where the light is measured well.

Je ne sais pas si c'est bon mais mes yeux dévorent les couleurs. J'aime cette présentation où la lumière est bien mesurée.

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  • ornis Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 148 W: 20 N: 139] (842)
  • [2004-04-01 3:53]

It's commonly said that appetite comes with the eyes too. This is a sober presentation where colors and textures are attractive. Don't know about the food, but sure, you've exppressed what the cook wanted to transmit. In that way, with a classical from above framing as you did, it's a very good illustration, Adam.

Are you sure this is raw? The red edges and white meat lead me to believe it's been boiled.

I love it! You brought the wasabi in the workshop! LOL (I like the uni better too)

I love tako! I just ate some a few days ago. Food shots are tricky, because the food has to look delicious. Yours does. I like the straightforward composition. The highlight on the plate takes my focus probably just a bit too much.

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  • Luko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 111 W: 53 N: 198] (445)
  • [2004-04-02 7:51]
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As for myself, I love tako, but you seldom find it in Paris' restaurants.

You put NYC as city, that makes me think that gradually japanese food has become the next big thing in western cities. Europe,specially France, has been the last fortress to fall (japanese and french food are about the most opposite cuisines you can imagine...).

These 6 last years, 5 japanese restaurants opened in my street within a 100m distance! My street now looks like one communication booth (see my pic)/one japanese restaurant/one arab cornershop/one turkish tailor/one communication booth/one japanese restaurant and so on till the end.

Of course none of them are real Japanese : they're owned by either Cambodian or Vietnamese people, perhaps a japanese cook in behind.
Rather than taken by storm, It was a silent revolution : even the most reluctant parisians now know what is wasabi and mizo soup.

the textures of plate, octopus and the leaf are very well captured here, in a sober composition.
color combinatination is attractive.
what a nice macro abstract this octopus would do, Adam!

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  • Orme Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 76 W: 6 N: 72] (311)
  • [2004-04-04 13:27]

Beautiful colours and texture, Adam. Great angle. I like the way you have framed the shot and how you captured the light on the curved edge. Well done.

Well, my first though was a laugh because I didn't make the link between the food I saw on the picture and the categories you clicked... :o) - Then I understood you are probably testing the site.

The picture is incredibly sharp, the colours fresh and bright, just the way I would expect from any Asian food, and well composed but I guess the cook did that for you - ;o) - as arranging dishes seems to be an Art, as important as photography.
I wish you'd wrote more about a typical Japanese meal... Maybe you have a link to a site which could tell more?

Sushi and sashimi hold absolutely no appeal to me, but you've managed to make this look appetizing. GO figure! I like the color contrast and the framing provided by the plate.

I am not sure I would eat this ;-) but I like the way you presented it, it's photogenic with those differents colors

Adam, I don't like japanese food but this plate is really wonderful. I explain that I like so much all kinds of glasses, potteries, etc. Next time you can, please, keep a shot of this plate empty....smile, please.

Not particularly fond of octopus myself, although I do enjoy a nice seafood platter ever once in a while!
I like the perspective of this shot, top - down, I really like the contrasting textures of the table, dish and the meal. The natural framing of the dish is excellent, I also like the diagonal placement of the octopus.
Well done, a very abstract sort of shot.;o)

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  • osinzj (35)
  • [2004-09-13 19:20]

good Makro

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  • JLJ05 Silver Star Critiquer [C: 27 W: 1 N: 5] (150)
  • [2005-03-24 5:59]

You eat it raw like that? Eww gross! Anyway the contrast of the red on the edge of the meat and the teal-green of the plate is what makes this pic work. Maybe thats what you meant to aim for. If so then great catch.


A sight for sore eyes! I haven't had lunch yet so I'm drooling at the moment!
Very well captured and and presented.
Thanks for the tease! :)

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2005-07-19 9:58]

Hi Adam

I like the background plate. It has the same texture & wavy patterns, found in fish, & its' green color, sets up a good opposition, with the red magenta skin of the sashimi. A professional looking shot, with good sharpness, & well managed lighting. Congratualtions.

hhhm, octopus is not for me either but i like Japanese food and the beautiful way they present it. The way you framed your image with the plate and the table as your natural frame is great as well as the percise colours.
Well Done,


PS and after eating it, would you recommend it?

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  • Margo (20)
  • [2006-05-18 10:38]

Beautifully composed, sharply focussed, nicely colored, and the use of a very delectable subject! Enjoyable to view...where's my napkin?

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