Cherry Pistachio Goat Cheese Balls

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    Quick and delicious appetizer :). No time for a proper shot...it was almost 6 pm when I made these. Story and recipe on my blog.

    Aisha Elyas || عائش إلياس, and 10 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. aisha.yusaf 42 months ago | reply

      Sour cherries with goats' cheese, sounds very interesting!

    2. DisneyRoobs 42 months ago | reply

      Looks like a proper shot to me - I love how you've styled this!

    3. Tasty food and photography 42 months ago | reply

      Interesting recipe and nice, clear image.

    4. knightbefore_99 42 months ago | reply

      lovely
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      Yummy!
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    5. Laksmi W 42 months ago | reply

      I like the dof and the texture that gives a good idea of your innovative recipe. The styling is nice. What about a tighter cropping? I think it would have made the image look more deliberate.

    6. Xiaolu // 6 Bittersweets 42 months ago | reply

      Thanks for the suggestion, Laksmi. Is this better now?

    7. Laksmi W 42 months ago | reply

      Yes, to me it looks better now, but of course it is subjective. I would still tighten the cropping to get rid of the white corner, but that's just me :-) I have issues with diagonal lines :-) Among other things! In your image I feel "the missing corner" is unnecessary and diverts the attention. It makes me want to copy the beautiful wooden surface and paste it over the white space :-). The image would be more contemplative without it. Also, it's absence would give strenght to the little details like the lines on the wood.

    8. Xiaolu // 6 Bittersweets 42 months ago | reply

      Thanks, Laksmi. I stamped out the white area instead of cropping it (I don't like to zoom into my food too much usually). Hope you like it even better!

    9. Xiaolu // 6 Bittersweets 42 months ago | reply

      LOL -- thanks, dear, for all your help with this. <3

    10. The Little Squirrel 42 months ago | reply

      Thank you for the recipe, Xiaolu! I'm sure it really tasty!

    11. Laksmi W 41 months ago | reply

      Is the stamp the clone tool in Photoshop? It works wonders, I see. Have to figure out how to use it and start stamping my pictures!!!

    12. Xiaolu // 6 Bittersweets 41 months ago | reply

      Yep! Though I usually prefer to stamp in RAW format, the Photoshop one works okay if you play around a little bit :).

    13. Laksmi W 41 months ago | reply

      Which program are you using for processing RAW?

    14. Gourmande in the Kitchen 41 months ago | reply

      Okay, now I want to know what the image looked like before the tweaks! lol

    15. Xiaolu // 6 Bittersweets 41 months ago | reply

      Laksmi -- I'm just using Digital Photo Professional (the program that comes with all Canon dSLRs) for my RAW editing.

      Sylvie - Hehe I just cropped some and stamped out where the board ended in the top right corner. The main part of the image wasn't changed much.

    16. Laksmi W 41 months ago | reply

      Ok, I had that program too but never got into learning it...There was another Canon program that came with the camera but I couldn't figure out the difference :-) Too many things to learn in this world. I'm pretty satisfied with Camera Raw. It is simple enough. Photoshop is pain in the grass. I guess one could fine-tune images unlimitedly with it.

    17. Xiaolu // 6 Bittersweets 41 months ago | reply

      Yea I think your images are already perfect -- no need to mess with them more =). There are certainly limits to PS hehe, but I try to restrain myself before going anywhere near that far. It's easy to keep picking away at the photo for far too long. I try to keep it fairly close to the original shot to be honest.

    18. Laksmi W 41 months ago | reply

      I politely disagree with the first sentence, with the rest I agree :-)

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