Wednesday, March 31, 2010

March 2010 DMBLGIT? - The Winners

Yummy: your foods, your photos, and the fun I had pulling this competition together. So many lovely entries meant so many tough decisions. I thank you all for contributing your talents; the judges for their time, discernment, and commentaries; Andrew, for the brainchild of DMBLGIT?; Shari for updating the badges; and Matt for the original design of the badges. While I'm busy sending out those badges to the winners, do take a scroll down to savor the delights of their works. Julia of Mélanger will be hosting April's edition of DMBLGIT?, providing a fresh opportunity to exhibit your images created during the month of March.


First Place Overall

Monika - Sweet Sensation
Zagreb, Croatia
Pentax K10D

"The focus, the color of the lavender shirt and nail polish, the
newspaper wrapping. It's sweet, charming and delightful."


Second Place Overall
Haalo - Cook Almost Anything at Least Once
Melbourne, Australia
Nikon D80

"Had to Google it! Sounded good, looked juicy, and I wanted
to taste it. Really original subject, beautiful image, and
floating in a black space also gave it an aura of mystery.


Third Place Overall

Life after Coffee
Nidhi - Snacksgiving
Zurich, Switzerland
Canon 40D

"Wonderful capture. Personally I find steam to be very difficult to capture.
Very warm and inviting, makes me want to wrap my fingers around
the mug and breathe in the aroma of the coffee and the beans."


Winner - Edibility

Alicia - Amiloquemegustaescocinar
Milan, Italy
Canon EOS 400D

"Minimalist but very appealing. Love the calm shades with
the slight hint of the green and the red. The little crumbs makes the
picture look natural; not like it is set up for a photo session."


Winner - Originality

Julia - Mélanger
Brisbane, Australia
Nikon D40

"Circles in circles lined with circles on top of circles - deliciously dizzying circles."


Winners - Aesthetics

Three-Way Tie

Citrus Family
Shinta - A Perspicuous Mind: Musing About Food
Canon EOS 30D

"Bright and fresh, a painstakingly arranged asymmetrical composition
that is nonetheless balanced and very pleasurable for the eye to wander over."


Tea and Marmer Cake
Ema - My Explorations
Canon 450D

"The lighting, composition and color - of black chair and white
table cloth and flowered teapot. It looks like a positively heavenly
way to start the day. A pleasurable setting indeed."


Kris - Bake in Paris
Bangkok, Thailand
Canon - EOS 1000D

"Soothing reminder of spring and good times to come. The
kind of photo that I would want to enlarge and keep in my home."


Host's Award

Chocolate and Peanut Butter Fondant
Karen - Citrus and Candy
Sydney, Australia
Canon EOS 1000D

"A minimalist bull's eye - nothing to distract you
from diving in and devouring the dark, sweet lava."


  1. Those are some wonderful photos and very inspiring. Love the finger lime shot the best myself. Congrats to all the winners and participants!

  2. Great round up and fabulous winning shots! The fritters had been my favorite as well. Thanks for hosting, Susan!

  3. All wonderful!
    Congratulations to the winners!
    Happy Easter!

  4. Thank you very much!!! It is a big pleasure to be among all these wonderful photos!! Thank you to the jury and congrats to the winners :-)

  5. These photos are all gorgeous and give me something to strive for in my own food photography. Congrats winners!

  6. Congrats to everybody! Those pictures are wonderful. What talented bloggers.



  7. Wow! It's a real pleasure and honor to be one of the winners. Congrats to everyone on fabulous shots!

  8. Dear Susan,
    All the photographs are unique and beautiful.Congratulations to all the winners and thank you for hosting the event.


  9. Congratuations to all the winners!
    Thank you Susan for hosting - this was fun.

  10. Wow, thank you so much for my award. What an honour. Big thanks to Susan and all the judges for their time and involvement.

  11. Such lovely pictures! My favourite is the chocolate macaroons with all those circles!


  12. Congrats! All the pictures were so beautiful!! Thank you Susan for involving me in this wonderful event.

  13. Bravo Susan!

    A lovely compilation of awesome food photos!
    And your presentation of the event is grand.

    Kudos to the winners and thanks so much for inviting me to participate in the judging. Such an honor!

    Lori Lynn

  14. Congrats to the winners. Thanks Susan for hosting :)

  15. Congratulations to all the winners. And thanks for being a great host, Susan.

  16. How beautiful everything is!

  17. I very much love the first one! The nail paint adds so much! Congratulations to all the winners.

  18. Congrats to the winners. Each photograph is so beautiful and striking..

  19. !!!!!!!, Everyone! Happy to host.

  20. Hi Susan - I stopped by to wish you a Happy Easter.

  21. Awesome work.
    Congratulations to all the participants.
    Breath taking photos and delicious recipes x

  22. I loved the "Life after Coffee" winner with the subject being a Nespresso espresso cup. I also live in Switzerland and here, Nespresso is a cult. A cult that I've been far too eager to join since moving from Canada, where I actually had to do archaic things like...temper my own espresso beans...mon dieu!


  23. Beautiful pictures! My favorite is the coffee and macaroons!