The Phoneography Challenge is issued on Monday morning for the entire week.  The theme/themes for each week repeat monthly and can be found included in each week’s post.  That means you can start agonizing over which photo/s to use early and set up your post at your leisure.  If you take photos with a phone or tablet, please consider joining us.  It’s fun, the people are great and you’ll see many beautiful photos.

For the Challenger’s Choice this week, I decided to take on the challenge of “Food” as my theme.  There are many wonderful food photographers and I don’t claim to be one of them.  But I do like to take photos of food I think people will enjoy hearing about and imagine eating.  I played around a bit more with editing this week and am pleased with the results.  What do you think?  Which is most appealing to you (as a photo?)

These scone are adapted just slightly from “Moosewood Restaurant New Classics” recipe.  They are delicious and distressingly healthy.  Here’s the link to the post where I shared the recipe as well as a few others:  Enjoy!  And if you try them, let me know what you thought.

Scones (edited in Picasa with Boost and Vignette)

Scones (edited in Picasa with boost and vignette)

These two burgers are from Michael Symon’s “B Spot”,  The top one, a portobella burger which, as I recall, was dubbed “Why?” (as in why would you order that when you could get a “real” burger) and came with free bacon.  I say “was” because search as I might, I don’t see it on the menu any longer.  Too bad!  It was wonderful!

Portobella mushroom burger (edited in Picasa with saturation and museum matte)

Portobella mushroom burger (edited in Picasa with saturation and museum matte)

“Lola”, also from “B Spot”, is a burger with sunny side up egg, bacon, pickled red onions, cheddar cheese.  My sister-in-law loved it, although it can be a bit messy!

"Lola" (edited in Picasa with museum matte and saturation)

“Lola” (edited in Picasa with museum matte and saturation)

What’s your choice?  Either way, you won’t walk away hungry and if you still have room, there are scones for dessert.

Now go forth and take photos!

  1. Food photography is so hard and you’ve done well. Image three is especially effective. Happy Phoneography Challenge.

  2. Gorgeous shots, Janet. What a great way to start the week. Now I’ve got a strong hankering for a snack! I especially like the top shot. The colors of the dish work so well with the texture of the scones. Lovely! T. (I love your experiments.)

    • Theadora, I appreciate the feedback (so to speak in this case.) I’m enjoying playing with the editing process and last night had a grand time, and great results, with some photos I thought were too dark to use but had just kept anyway. The difficult thing is remembering which process/processes I used in order to mention them in the post. 🙂 I love the dish in the first shot and, of course, the scones.

      Have a glorious day.


  3. Angeline M says:

    Great food shots! I still need a lot of work on those. That first burger is going to be on my mind all day!

  4. They make me hungry to look at. Taking photos of food is a real art in itself and these photos are just amazing. 😀

  5. M. R. says:

    WANT THEM SCONES! – can’t get the URL to resolve for me. [M.R. breaks down in tears …]

  6. That burger makes me feel hungry!

  7. Steve says:

    Mmmm so hungry now

  8. Your entries for the challenge are admirable. I can’t take iPhone pictures to save my life, no matter how tasty or pretty the food is! Those shots are merely for the memories… I could stand to take a few pointers too.

    • Hannah, considering the quality of your food photos, I’ll take that as a compliment. These were all taken with my iPad, although the ones of food I took in Costa Rica were from my phone. It’s easier to see on the iPad, that’s for sure.


  9. Burger? Yes, please! Made an awesome burger yesterday, my 11 month old son even loved it! We were shocked that he ate it: it was a burger with mint-/chilli sauce and garlic, pan-fried egg, fried mini-aubergines, tomatoes, onion and chips. The tiny guy eats like a man!

    • He does eat like a man! Our girls eat many different kinds of foods because we do, too. When they were little, we would give them a small amount of each part of the meal. If they finished their first round, they could have more of every or anything and dessert, too, if we were having it. Sometimes our younger daughter would weigh her options, trying to decide whether she wanted dessert enough to eat the one thing she didn’t like. Ironically, some of the things they used to complain about they ended up liking. 🙂