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bigabyte
03-29-2010, 08:13 AM
It is time to decide the winner of the "Appetizers" Throwdown!

The winner will be announced after the poll closes on Saturday 4/3.

Click Here (http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/showthread.php?t=80826) to go to the Throwdown thread for more pics/info on the entries.

Alan in Ga
http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc150/bigabyte/Throwdows_2010/13_Appetizers/Alan_in_Ga.jpg

ecode
http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc150/bigabyte/Throwdows_2010/13_Appetizers/ecode.jpg

frayed knot
http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc150/bigabyte/Throwdows_2010/13_Appetizers/frayed_knot.jpg

Gore
http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc150/bigabyte/Throwdows_2010/13_Appetizers/Gore.jpg

Grillman
http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc150/bigabyte/Throwdows_2010/13_Appetizers/Grillman.jpg

High Q
http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc150/bigabyte/Throwdows_2010/13_Appetizers/High_Q.jpg

{Midnight Smoke}
http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc150/bigabyte/Throwdows_2010/13_Appetizers/Midnight_Smoke.jpg

Moose
http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc150/bigabyte/Throwdows_2010/13_Appetizers/Moose.jpg

N8man
http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc150/bigabyte/Throwdows_2010/13_Appetizers/N8man.jpg

pahutchens
http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc150/bigabyte/Throwdows_2010/13_Appetizers/pahutchens.jpg

Paulmark
http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc150/bigabyte/Throwdows_2010/13_Appetizers/Paulmark.jpg

Phubar
http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc150/bigabyte/Throwdows_2010/13_Appetizers/Phubar.jpg

Rick's Tropical Delight
http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc150/bigabyte/Throwdows_2010/13_Appetizers/Ricks_Tropical_Delight.jpg

rolf
http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc150/bigabyte/Throwdows_2010/13_Appetizers/rolf.jpg

SmokinAussie
http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc150/bigabyte/Throwdows_2010/13_Appetizers/SmokinAussie.jpg

The BBQ QB
http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc150/bigabyte/Throwdows_2010/13_Appetizers/The_BBQ_QB.jpg

The Pickled Pig
http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc150/bigabyte/Throwdows_2010/13_Appetizers/The_Pickled_Pig.jpg

Phubar
03-29-2010, 08:22 AM
I chose Grillman,his work looks like alot of effort went in there.

thirdeye
03-29-2010, 08:30 AM
Midnight Smoke's photograph nailed this one for me. Simplicity at it's best. It has good balance, composition, clairity, and the subject was so obvious it could reach out and snap you on the nose... :clap2:

flyingv4me
03-29-2010, 08:36 AM
Paulmark: GET IN MY BELLY!

GrillVuzzo
03-29-2010, 08:50 AM
This throw down is sort of like a grilling Eden. Perfect grilling the way it was intended to be before the fall of boiled ribs and propane. Can i get an :amen:?

deguerre
03-29-2010, 09:19 AM
Um, Paulmark's FOOD, get in my belly!

Derek
03-29-2010, 09:23 AM
I choose High Q for his Sushi ( that's my fav thing in the world is sushi )

The BBQ QB
03-29-2010, 09:58 AM
I thought Pickled Pigs' photo was fantastic and is publishworthy, but for the pure BBQ in me, I chose {Midnight Smoke's} Clams on the grill.

Mike D

Redheart
03-29-2010, 10:31 AM
It all looks good to me but SmokinAussie's presentation was all it took for me.

Smokey Al Gold
03-29-2010, 10:35 AM
Wow this was a tough one. I like them all

Plowboy
03-29-2010, 10:35 AM
I can't compete with this stuff anymore. What an amazing collection. I'd look at a picture and think that's the one. Then scroll to the next and change my mind, so on, and so on. Can I get like 8-10 votes?

Boat-n-BBQ
03-29-2010, 12:17 PM
This is no joke! So many great ones it's hard to pick...:doh::shock::loco::clap:

Big George's BBQ
03-29-2010, 12:42 PM
They all look Great Had tpo go with RTD

flyingv4me
03-29-2010, 01:05 PM
Um, Paulmark's FOOD, get in my belly!

Um, yes. That's what I meant to say! :redface:

Jersey Joe
03-29-2010, 01:13 PM
Midnight Smoke's photograph nailed this one for me. Simplicity at it's best. It has good balance, composition, clairity, and the subject was so obvious it could reach out and snap you on the nose... :clap2:

I concur. Those look great! (and it's the best photo, IMHO).

I have a question though, (to all):

Are these throw-downs a photo contest or a recipe/technique contest?

I'd hate to not give a vote for some one that did some really creative and labor-intensive dish because someone else's was "prettier". Or because all that a competitor had was a camera-phone.

I'm holding my vote until I get some feedback. I've voted in a bunch of these and want to make sure that I'm choosing based on the right criteria.

BobBrisket
03-29-2010, 01:20 PM
I concur. Those look great! (and it's the best photo, IMHO).

I have a question though, (to all):

Are these throw-downs a photo contest or a recipe/technique contest?

I'd hate to not give a vote for some one that did some really creative and labor-intensive dish because someone else's was "prettier". Or because all that a competitor had was a camera-phone.

I'm holding my vote until I get some feedback. I've voted in a bunch of these and want to make sure that I'm choosing based on the right criteria.

We've discussed this before. Pretty much go where you want to go with your vote. You can vote for the most appetizing pic or base your vote on the recipe or technique. It's your vote, so there really isn't a right or wrong. I've voted both ways. Just depends on what strikes you and how it strikes you.
Bob

Paulmark
03-29-2010, 01:20 PM
Close very close, had to go with Phu:clap:

bigabyte
03-29-2010, 01:21 PM
It's your choice on how to vote. All of the info/photos on the dishes are in the entry thread. There are no rules on how to vote.

lcbateman3
03-29-2010, 01:24 PM
Yea I had to go with Paulmark. Just too much goodness there!

Phubar
03-29-2010, 01:28 PM
I concur. Those look great! (and it's the best photo, IMHO).

I have a question though, (to all):

Are these throw-downs a photo contest or a recipe/technique contest?

I'd hate to not give a vote for some one that did some really creative and labor-intensive dish because someone else's was "prettier". Or because all that a competitor had was a camera-phone.

I'm holding my vote until I get some feedback. I've voted in a bunch of these and want to make sure that I'm choosing based on the right criteria.


Most of the time I select by originality,effort and photography.
The last one is the least I'm worrying about,there are a couple of guys here that can make a photo of a turd and make it look so good you want to vote for it (no disrespect to the pro photographers).
I hope this helps a bit.:-D

SmokinAussie
03-29-2010, 04:24 PM
Maybe we have to list our photography equipment under our 'Qing equipment.... just Kiddin...

Rick's Tropical Delight
03-29-2010, 05:04 PM
I can't compete with this stuff anymore.

no doubt. i give up :hand:

Rick's Tropical Delight
03-29-2010, 05:06 PM
Maybe we have to list our photography equipment under our 'Qing equipment.... just Kiddin...

i used to do that until i got too many cookers and had to drop the camera from the list. now i'm just cooking my dinner :confused:

Kosmo's Q
03-29-2010, 06:01 PM
Moose those nachos look awesome!!!

thirdeye
03-29-2010, 06:58 PM
I concur. Those look great! (and it's the best photo, IMHO).

I have a question though, (to all):

Are these throw-downs a photo contest or a recipe/technique contest?

I'd hate to not give a vote for some one that did some really creative and labor-intensive dish because someone else's was "prettier". Or because all that a competitor had was a camera-phone.

I'm holding my vote until I get some feedback. I've voted in a bunch of these and want to make sure that I'm choosing based on the right criteria.

Well they are kind of both.... A single photograph is what delivers the theme, idea, or recipe .... and it's what shows off the end result. But the subject is important.

Early on the rules mentioned "pics or descriptions", and I lean toward several photos when I enter, maybe showing he raw ingredients, always one on the pit, and sometimes a plate shot. Then I pick the best one. I also do a short (okay, sometimes a long) narrative to go along with it. Some folks will enter one photo and call it good.

There are no hard and fast rules on how you vote, and everyone weighs out their points differently. I give certain credit to the attributes of the photo, (like lighting, balance, color and arrangement), then certain credit for the subject of the photo (did it portray the theme well?, did it capture something special like the sizzle of meat, the gloss of sauce, a wisp of smoke, or a flicker of fire beneath it?)

Then I size up both things. Was it just a picture or did the person try to take a photograph?. Did it make me come back for a second look?. Did it make me actually want to sample it, and so on.

High Q
03-31-2010, 10:42 AM
After much mental anguish, I voted for the entry that caught my eye the minute it was posted. Pickled Pig - great job!

Thanks to all who entered.