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Frank Fremerey

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tasteless food, tastefully presented
« on: June 26, 2015, 16:51:02 »
I love the Cuisine of Vietnam and Thailand, alas many of the Restaurants here adapt so much to "European Taste" that after all there is no taste left. Of the items presented here the Tea was very nice (if one took the Lime out in time) and the Phở was OK after adding some hot Sauce. The Gỏi cuốn were also OK, but some of the veggies were too hard for my taste. The traditional "fish sauce" was very tasty. We also had two main dishes both were too tame (German "fade"). Of the Vietnamese Restaurants in Bonn this one is with a big gap the most friendly and the best presented place. The Ambiente is very current (furniture/music). For me taste is most important. I rather eat in a take out with a great cook than in a fine restaurant where my taste buds die of boredom.

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Re: tasteless food, tastefully presented
« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2015, 17:23:24 »
The shot of the utensils against the magenta triangular napkin could be used as a logo, especially if shot from above. The food all looks inviting ... or perhaps it was the photography.  ;)

I just purchased a new outdoor grill/smoker/BBQ you need to come over and we'll get your taste buds into high gear.

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Re: tasteless food, tastefully presented
« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2015, 17:34:22 »
nice images Frank, they make me salivate
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Re: tasteless food, tastefully presented
« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2015, 18:14:34 »
Snapshots with the X100T macro mode. Very good light design in the Restaurant
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« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2015, 18:55:53 »
Snapshots with the X100T macro mode. Very good light design in the Restaurant
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Re: tasteless food, tastefully presented
« Reply #5 on: June 26, 2015, 23:55:05 »
There are some really good food shooters on flickr. And lots of bad food shooters on Instagram. The "I ate that" Photography is next to the "look at me". The first is not food photography the other no self portraiture.

Interesting how human life boils down to: Selfie. Eatie. Sexie.

Very basic. Not very far from our live in the caves .... earlier this year?
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« Reply #6 on: June 26, 2015, 23:57:15 »
PS ... of course I value your compliments. Sometimes it seems like I am always working. Always trying to spin the story further.

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Re: tasteless food, tastefully presented
« Reply #7 on: June 27, 2015, 16:07:49 »
I am very keen on food photography - your shots are great !
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Re: tasteless food, tastefully presented
« Reply #8 on: June 27, 2015, 19:29:32 »
Good looking shots Frank.

I hear you on the dumbing down of original recipes to match the taste in the host country. Try getting some Chinese food in the NL. Apart from some exceptions, you will always get the "Dutchified" Indonesian food. That's too bad. Even though i don't (by a long shot) eat each and every dish of the very diverse Chinese kitchen(s), there are certainly some very nice dishes which can't be had over here (NL, that is).

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Re: tasteless food, tastefully presented
« Reply #9 on: June 28, 2015, 20:00:58 »
Even though I just had dinner, I'm hungry again.
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Re: tasteless food, tastefully presented
« Reply #10 on: June 28, 2015, 21:24:41 »
For me the grain in the back ground wood looks very distracting - Makes the overall images look very rough.
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Re: tasteless food, tastefully presented
« Reply #11 on: June 28, 2015, 21:34:19 »
Erik: The grain is result from Xtrans2-sharpening. I could not yet figure out how to do this pleasantly, neither in the RAF/RAW- nor in the JPEG-Workflow.

Look at a JPEG SOOC here to compare:

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Re: tasteless food, tastefully presented
« Reply #12 on: June 28, 2015, 22:15:19 »
I don't know what Xtrans2-sharpening is...
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« Reply #13 on: June 28, 2015, 23:01:47 »
The Xtrans2 Sensor and the files from it trash everything I ever knew about editing. Bayer pattern sensors behave very similar to each other. With Xtrans colors and contrast sharpening highlights shadows curves. All different.
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Re: tasteless food, tastefully presented
« Reply #14 on: June 29, 2015, 09:06:51 »
Adobes tools aren't recommended for X-trans files, but I bet you already knew that.
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