Looking back through my library of food photos, I had to laugh at some of my shots that I will charitably classify as “didn’t turn out at expected”. Some could have been prevented by taking a good look at the subject while wearing reading glasses, since at my age everything is basically blurry if it’s within two feet of me. Others were futile attempts to do the near-impossible, or side-tracked by an alcohol-fueled imagination….and then there are some I have no good explanation for. Let’s take a look at the “Worst Of” – I hope you have a good chuckle or two!
This unfortunate photo of a chicken thigh looks more like a decapitated turtle. That is goat cheese peeking out from under the skin, but I’m not sure what all that other stuff is! This shot makes me want to swear off eating chicken!
This is just a horrible photo in all aspects. The ribs not only appear to be burnt, but they may have been photographed in the setting of a nuclear blast. I think margaritas were involved.
While this chili was quite delicious, it is a glob of brown food and brown food just doesn’t look good sitting in a bowl by itself.
Yikes, I actually used this photo of bacon-wrapped pork tenderloin on the post for Savory Apples! Does this not look like some sort of strange green-eyed creature – maybe a sandworm from Dune? I should vow to never photograph pork tenderloin again!
Why would I think anyone would want to see a photo of raw chicken in a dish? It seems to have a snail-like appendage. Yuck!
I so wanted to have a photograph of this surprisingly tasty Cornish hen wrapped in bacon, with balsamic-apricot glaze. The hen was really good, despite the appearance of being caught in the path of a flame-thrower.
And finally…the Primal Burger, our post with the largest number of views to date (currently over 1600 views in the last 48 hours.) What photo did I take of the final product? This? What the heck was I thinking? The focus is spot-on, the background is a gorgeous blur of color…and there’s a strip of bacon hanging there like a tail out from under a sombrero of mushrooms. Ack. Margaritas are the culprit here as well!
There you have it…Food Photos that say “No Thanks!”