Jason, great shots. I have long admired your photos.
I think the best shots I have taken recently are from the Big Apple Barbecue Block party, particularly on the second day, where I got more used to the lighting and shooting conditions. Let me know what you think of some of these that I have "Hand Picked"
I like them all * wherever you are posting, especially on the Dinner thread, but I always wish they were smaller. Each photo, on my computer screen... I just can't take it all in. That makes it hard for me to fully appreciate them.
* LOL, with one exception... That Extreme Black Beans Closeup looked pretty nasty, sort of like it was on it's way down the gastrointestinal track. (I am kidding with you. Please don't take offense! )
'Course about the large size, I'm just speaking from the point of view of a regular ol' eG member/ amateur photographer. Most of what is being discussed here is going way over my head. However, I'm learning, and I intend to follow the topic now that I discovered it.
For the most part what I am getting out of this is learning what technical options I have when I take a picture, and what effect they will have. I think that is something that most beginners reading this will get out of it, too.
Yes, this is the case for me.
Helenas, I absolutely adore your greens photograph. If I could buy a print to hang in my kitchen, I would. Can I?