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Dulce de Leche

Dulce de Leche
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Copyright: Alexandre Baptista (gervaso) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3302 W: 39 N: 5087] (21197)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2017-11-25
Categories: Food
Camera: Canon EOS Rebel T3, Canon EF 50mm 1:1.8 II
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Mercado Central de Belo Horizonte [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2017-12-03 14:03
Viewed: 1242
Points: 64
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [Portuguese]
In the blurred background of my last photo, there were piles of cans that can be seen all around the Central Market of Belo Horizonte. These are cans of dulce de leche, a confection prepared by slowly heating sweetened milk that is very popular in many Latin American coutries.

Dulce de Leche Viçosa, produced in the city of Viçosa, in Minas Gerais, is recognized by the public and by experts as the best Brazilian dulce de leche. The traditional version participates in the most respected event in the country, the National Dairy Products Competition, organized by Epamig and the Dairy Institute Cândido Tostes since 2000, always winning the top three and having won the competition on nine occasions: 2001, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015 and 2016. With the awards, Dulce de Leche Viçosa became a record holder of the Competition, being the most awarded in all the editions.

After an intermittent participation in previous years, today is my 13th anniversary on TE, and instead of a cake I prefer a can of a good dulce de leche!

All Rights Reserved: Alexandre Baptista Copyright. Use in any form is forbidden without the written permission of the photographer.

Direitos Autorais Reservados: A presente fotografia é obra intelectual protegida pela Lei 9.610/1.998, sendo proibida a reprodução por qualquer meio sem a prévia autorização por escrito do autor. Favor contatar Alexandre Baptista.

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  • Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8623 W: 57 N: 14469] (53434)
  • [2017-12-03 14:17]

Hello Alexandre,
Congratulations on your TE-anniversary. A very nice and original photo to celebrate this day with. It's a bit of an Andy Warhol-kind of theme. You captured the many cans really well, with a good DOF and the cans in the middle being sharpest.

Hello Alexandre,
Congratulations on your TE anniversary. :-) These cans make a good subject. I like the sharp focus on the middle row of cans, with a soft blur on the others. Dulce de Leche is definitely delicious. :-)

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  • emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9673 W: 146 N: 24297] (119566)
  • [2017-12-03 15:17]

hello Alexandre,

Happy anniversary!! You are quite old Trekker :). Thank you for all your wonderful pictures.Congratulations! And Lars is right about a bit Warhol-esque composition. Original composition with the cans of Doce de Leite. I know what it is because it was usually for breakfast in the hostel in Brazil. We have something a bit similar also in Poland.

Kind regrads Malgo

Lepa fotografija za jubilej 13 godina na TE.
Interesantan pogled i tekst ...
Lepo pokazane konzerve, dobar kontrast, lepe boje.
Cestitam vam 13 godina rada na TE sa lepim fotografijama i dobrim kritikama.
Sve najbolje, srecno.

Hi Alexandre.
Congratulations on 13 years on TE!
I didn't think a note about canned food could be so interesting, but it is. I also like your photo, with its shallow depth of field, and the focus being right of centre.
Enjoy your dulce de leche!

Hello Alexandre,
Congratulations on your anniversary. 13 years on the site means that you are among the members who have been here the longest time. Personally I would prefer to celebrate with a tasty red wine rather the sweet milk, but these cans make a good photo. This repeated pattern of cans make me think this is something Andy Warhol could have created. You used the dof well to place the perfect sharpness slightly towards the side of the view.
Kind regards,

Hello Alexandre,
Here we have a composition out of the ordinary and one that does not lack interest. Precisely framed with excellent control over depth of field. Superb colours and clarity. Congratulations on 12 years!

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11322 W: 125 N: 20459] (106209)
  • [2017-12-04 3:54]

Ciao Alex,a very original way to talk about the dulce de leche,that i know very well. Maybe this isn't the best way to it with industrial compositions,but it's more quick. Great shot where the perspective make the difference,i like it! Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano

Ciao Alexandre, lovely and original composition, excellent perspective, fine details and good clarity, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Alexandra
Lovely persiflage of the famous artwork of Andy Warhol and his Campbell’s Soup, but also a splendid idea to celebrate 13 years of TE. Congratulations!
Have a nice day, Groet Rob

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 13312 W: 0 N: 15938] (164898)
  • [2017-12-04 7:32]


Géniale captage et vue quelles boitées et iamge quel perspective et alignement et ce rouge qui ressort sueprbe détail et vue.
Bravo et amitié

Olá, Alexandre!

Apesar de não chegar aos pés do Lapataia, o Viçosa também é bom! Foto de ótima qualidade e, mais uma vez, excelente nitidez. A cinquentinha proporciona ótimas fotos!

Bonjour, cher Alexandre,
L'oeil du photographe aguerri ne s'est pas trompé en réalisant cette composition très contemporaine.
Un résultat originale et très bien présenté.

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  • jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10230 W: 175 N: 17184] (76240)
  • [2017-12-04 23:33]


não é que não goste, mas acho doce de leite muito enjoativo. haha.
bela foto usando a repetição de padrões, o resultado ficou bonito.
um abraço


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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9049 W: 157 N: 14441] (119729)
  • [2017-12-05 0:44]

Witaj Alexandre!
Interesting view, good frame and colors.
Excellent depth.
Well done.
Nice day.

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  • danos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13451 W: 295 N: 26765] (107523)
  • [2017-12-05 4:42]

Ola Alexandre,
nice the tight frame as the focus in some of the products in the selfs making the scene more attractive.


Hola Alexandre.
Una curiosa composicion, con un buen efecto geometrico, con la serie de botes de ese dulce tan exquisito, una forma muy original de celebrar tus 13 años en TE. Donde hemos disfrutado de hermosas y variadas imagenes, espero que sigamos disfrutando muchos años mas.
Magnífico color, lo cual da mucha fuerza a la imagen.
Bien visto y hecho. Me gusta.
Que tengas un buen dia.
Saludos muy cordiales.

With connection to the previous photo, we can understand this notion, Alexandre.
Sometimes, a photographer sees things the ordinary person would never look at.
Fine shallow DOF and yet a clear sight on the closer cans.
Bom dia,

Hello Alexandre,

Congratulations on your longevity.
You will have seen a lot of photographers come and go during that time!
I think you are turning into a very recent Andy Warhol with this style of photography!
For a change from the norm, you have focussed more precisely on the m/g rather than the usual f/g.
It's a fine, unusual shot.

My warm regards,
Bev :-)

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  • ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13845 W: 1030 N: 27378] (131222)
  • [2017-12-05 8:17]

Hello Alexandre,

Textbook use of differential / selective focus with good central sharpness and progressively more oof at far left and far right. Tfs!

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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3127 W: 0 N: 7091] (52865)
  • [2017-12-05 9:13]

Congratulations on 13 years on TE, a very nice and "sweet" photo, I know it as an ingredient to cakes or in the form of candies,
bon appetit :)
regards Ryszard

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  • Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 15030 W: 159 N: 26262] (137870)
  • [2017-12-05 11:12]

Hola Alexandre
Bon anniversaire des 13 ans sur TE, félicitations pour votre galerie toujours intéressante et belle a voir
J'aime l'originalité de celle ci, la prise en diagonale, mélangeant flou et netteté, superbe !
Belle soirée

Hola Alexandre,

desde luego se pueden obtener fotos interesantes en un supermercado, y este es un claro ejemplo de ello, me parece una imagen original, visualmente atractiva, buen trabajo!

Un saludo,


Hello Alexandre,
I like this study in patterns. The colors are fantastic. I am not too sure about the shallow DOF, but I think I like it - it differentiates this photo from that of an advertisement.

Hi Alexandre,
yes we know something like that in Poland as well.
Simple principle and yet very tasty.
Nice idea to present another of the typical specials.
Great use of the repeated motif and the shallow depth of the field.

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  • Lidka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 342 W: 94 N: 883] (3252)
  • [2017-12-08 1:24]

Dear Alexandre!
Fine idea, very fine composition, funny effect.
Ideal point of view.
Superb exposure and capture.
Fantastic DOF.
Excellent effect.
Nice natural lightness and colours.
Well done!

Hello Alexandre

Congratulations with the anniversary!
I do not know how this milk taste, but the photo is very nice and the note is interesting. Lars say it very well, it really is like an artwork. The reapeted pattern is very attractive and you have placed focus very well and blurred some parts of the frame. A great follow-up from you last post:) TFS.

Greetings, Erling

Hello dear Alexandre and have a nice time
and a happy evening
simple but nice
interesting and very attractive
I like the repetition
drawing our attention

Hi Alexandre,
A picture with a certain Andy Warhol feeling. A very good inspiration and very nice colours here.
Kind regards

Interessante a foto, mas eu prefiro essas latas por dentro. O trabalho apresentou um resultado gráfico legal, e interessante só como duas colunas ficaram focadas. Legal.

¡Había pasado por alto esta publicación del 13 ° aniversario! Felicidades, y gracias por tu fidelidad aunque comprensiblemente, tomaste algunos descansos como muchos de nosotros!
¡Debes estar entre los primeros miembros del sitio, y el hecho de que todavía estas aquí es muy reconfortante!
Una elecciòn original por tu aniversario !
Con esta foto gráfica, interesante, nos informas acerca de una especialidad aparentemente querida por Brasil, más fabricada en tu área y ganadora emérita de concursos.
Gracias por compartir!

Olá Alexandre,
apesar e ser um apreciador desse doce, e inclusive o desta marca, não gosto desse tipo de imagem, seria pra mim uma propaganda gratuita de uma marca que cobra, e muito caro, pelo mesmo. Mas de qualquer maneira, foi uma bela fotografia, com uma profundidade de campo bem reduzida. Belo trabalho.
Parabéns e Abraço,

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