The Blue Lagoon

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    "All we need, really, is a change from a near frigid to a tropical attitude of mind." ~ Marjory Stoneman Douglas

    This is a food landscape I created for "Get Pushed" round 16 as sort of a 'vice versa' challenge with push partner Mimo. When she issued my challenge for a levitation selfie, she mentioned that it was something she'd been wanting to do herself so we made a deal to each do our own challenge - the one we gave in addition to the one we received. If you haven't met Mimo yet, I recommend going over for a visit. Her work is special in that she makes quality and poignant photographs of the world around her, wherever she may travel. Her commentary is touching, and educational in a journalistic style. I'm pleased to have had the chance to work with Mimo again in 'Get Pushed'

    About this image: The challenge was to create an image inspired by the well known food landscape photographer Carl Warner. He creates his scenes entirely out of food items and comprises his images out of layer composites in post processing. This is one shot however, of a set that I crafted with full intentions to add more in photoshop but I was happy with it as it turned out, even though I've not come close to the amazing work Carl Warner does.

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    Black beans
    Ground Flaxseed
    Red Chili Pepper
    Jello - blue and green mixed together
    Wintergreen Lifesaver candy

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    1. C-Dals 38 months ago | reply

      Crazy push, and incredibly creative response. I thought it was a real landscape until I looked closer. The lifesaver on the fence is the perfect final touch. Great work!

    2. I'm on FB, comments off, just back copies here 38 months ago | reply

      Wow, so much wotk behind this, awesome!

    3. m oleathlobhair 38 months ago | reply

      Brilliantly done! It must have taken some time to set up. On the other hand, you have to be quick so the celery doesn't get limp.

    4. DeePee64 38 months ago | reply

      Wonderfully creative work here, Patti. It sure fooled me from the thumbnail view, I really did think you had found yourself a real blue lagoon. Splendid response to your push which in my view is very well met. :>)

    5. frptlady.... 38 months ago | reply

      wow!! very nice work

    6. I.R.I.H.(busy) 38 months ago | reply

      very well composed

    7. Monica & Cebolinha 38 months ago | reply

      I'm impressed.. Fabulous work!

    8. 9lt 38 months ago | reply

      i like it so nice

    9. Lallee 38 months ago | reply

      This is so fun! Fabulous!

    10. Tinina67 38 months ago | reply

      very pretty and a cool push!

    11. ~mimo~ 38 months ago | reply

      yay you did it!! awesome! I have to still do mine, crazy busy week. I am hoping to post it by the deadline tomorrow. Fantastic work Patti!

    12. kara lynn bird 38 months ago | reply

      this is SO very, very creative. i love that you used oatmeal for the sand. i mean, it's really so well thought out - every bit of it. how long did it take to build?

    13. ❀Patti-Jo 38 months ago | reply

      thank you so very much!!
      it did take me a while to set up, I think about two hours to build and arrange it. i used wet floral foam and presoaked the vegetables so they'd be nice and fresh looking. the celery stayed straight for the duration of the project

    14. kara lynn bird 38 months ago | reply

      oh, you blackened it - i wanted to show my husband :) don't worry, i'll come back!

    15. Mags :O) [deleted] 38 months ago | reply

      Wow!!! How could I miss this!!! This is FANTASTIC!!!! It took me a minute to realize this is food...I think it's perfect!!! Brilliant work!!!!:o)

    16. stacyvitallo 38 months ago | reply

      i mean.... this is just incredible! so well thought out and so well executed! awesome work!

    17. Lo766 38 months ago | reply

      Fantastic work! Very inspiring :)

    18. shreya59 38 months ago | reply

      Congratulations!! This is truly AMAZING!!!!

    19. Doug.Mall 38 months ago | reply

      My word! What an awesome foodscape! Great job!

    20. neandercol 37 months ago | reply

      fantastic image

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