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Old 01-05-2011, 12:14 AM
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Potatoes and Tomatoes!

Hi everyone, looooooong time no post.
Didn't shoot anything public lately, so now only post...

Let me treat you some potatoes and tomatoes:
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#1: Russet potato bought from Giant, poked holes, rubbed with olive oil, dash of salt, basil, black pepper, and baked for 60min at 180'C... not bad!

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#2 The year 2011 started with some RM180-per-box-of-20-tomatoes... all the way from Japan. Were they sweet, flavourful, fresh, and had long lasting aftertastes? You bet!

Actually, I tried to buy some from the restaurant, the chef told me it was expensive. I asked "how expensive", he said RM180 per box of 20pcs. My reaction was

Then he gave me 4 to share with my family and didn't want to take my money. Very pai seh and grateful.

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#3 didn't have the chance to adjust focus and lighting because this is the last pic before the battery died, and before the tomatoes went into my digestive chambers, whuahahahahaaa!!!
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Old 01-06-2011, 10:11 AM
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Friends, give comments and ketuk2 a bit lar... otherwise very hard to improve.

For example, the potato looks too dry, because it was hot from the oven and I didn't dress it, maybe i should put a napkin under the bowl to soften the picture...etc.

etc... the lighting of the tomato shot is totally bogus, harsh, uncontrolled and etc.

hmmm... never mind, I also didn't comment enough on other's shots.
Anyway, thanks for dropping in.
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Old 01-06-2011, 10:21 AM
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imho shot #3 should have focused on the juicy bits.

And RM180 for tomatos is madness!
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I thin #2 & #3 portrait shot do not look good on your tomato set up..prefer landscape shot..
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imho shot #3 should have focused on the juicy bits.

And RM180 for tomatos is madness!
Yup. Totally agreed... but battery died, i'll try next time.
Yes, it's madness, the tomatoes are supplied to a hi-end Japanese restaurant in KL, the name is Fukuya.

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I thin #2 & #3 portrait shot do not look good on your tomato set up..prefer landscape shot..
Interesting, I tried landscape but not nice either, i think the place matt was a wrong decision, and because lighting was also not nice, so the whole thing came out very harsh.
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A real tomato is next to impossible to buy in a store.

By the looks of #2 I'd almost take back that comment.
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maybe next time u can arrange the tomato in a row and shoot from the tomato "eye" level for another perspective
Then your lighting would give it a nice effect
good effort
i like the natural colors
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If you put a tomato and potato side by side, they don't appear to have much in common. But the plants that produce them actually look very much alike and have such similar genetic backgrounds that they should be grouped in the same plant genus.

That recommendation comes from U.S. Department of Agriculture and university scientists who collected wild potato and tomato plants and compared their genetic make-ups. David Spooner, a scientist with USDA's Agricultural Research Service in Madison, Wisconsin, says tomato and potato plants are not considered by most people to be related, because the parts that are eaten appear to be so different. It's not the fruits but the tubers that grow on potato roots that are so widely valued as a dietary staple.
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Ingredients

* 8 to 12 small red-skinned new potatoes
* 2 Tbsp butter
* 1 med yellow onion, finely chopped
* 4 large green onions, cut in 1-inch lengths
* 2 large fresh tomatoes, peeled and chopped
* 1/2 cup whipping cream
* 1 Tbsp finely chopped fresh cilantro leaves
* 1/2 teaspoon oregano leaves
* 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
* Salt and pepper
* 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

Method

1 Scrub the potatoes; do not peel. Place the potatoes in a large pan, cover with water and boil, covered, until tender when pierced, about 20 minutes. Drain and place in a serving container. Keep warm.

2 Melt butter in a frying pan over medium heat. Add chopped onion and green onions and cook until limp. Add the tomatoes and cook, stirring often, for 5 minutes. Stir in the cream, cilantro, oregano, cumin, and salt and pepper to taste. While stirring, slowly add the cheese and cook until the cheese is melted.

3 If potatoes are not small, cut them in halves or quarters. Spoon the sauce over the potatoes.
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Potatoes and Tomatoes both are main in any spicy dishes, they both make the food tasty and nice, without these things food is incomplete.
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