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Nom Nom #80

Sun Nov 9, 2014, 10:00 AM

Nom Nom; Onions


Onions are used as a vegetable and can be used to flavour and improve many popular dishes. They are thought to have been used as a source of food for thousands of years. Traces of onion remains have been found in Bronze Age Settlements and it's thought they were cultivated around the same time as leeks and garlic.

Nom it yourself!


Onion rings are incredibly easy to make and take just a few key ingredients. They're not the most nutritious thing to eat but can be fantastic for a treat every so often.

Ingredients:
~ 1 large onion cut into 1 cm sliced with the rings separated
~ Oil (for deep frying)
~ 150g Self Raising Flour
~ 180ml Sparkling Water

Method
~ Heat the oil to 180c in a heavy pan no fuller than 1/3 full. Put the flower and sparkling water in a bowl and season - whisk together to form a batter.
~ Coat a small batch of the rings of onion with the batter. Carefully lower it into the hot oil and fry until crisp and golden (2 - 3 minutes).
~ Remove with a slotted spoon and place on a piece of kitchen towel to drain - repeat with the remaining onions and batter!

French Onion Soup by arielyiningloh
Food/onion tart by TigerQGPizza topping by broalex
Ants on the tree by PaSt1978
Onion heads by shatinnONION TOWER by KuroDotPan Pizza with Salami, Red Onion and Cheddar by bfrenacheesy-, onion, garlic (pizza) dough by GaCoFlare
Onion by kopalov
Onions of Cheesus by darkdex52
Onion Rings by lilkoda16
Packages with  Caramelised Onion Chutney by MadalinaRomanOnion by deepkitsch
Onion by Studioxil

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Strawberries | Cinnamon | Chicken | Apples | Chocolate | Brussel Sprouts | Cocktails | Ice Cream | Spaghetti | Raspberries | Pineapple | Bread | Rice | Blueberries | Cupcakes | Tea | Cherries | Toast | Cheesecake | Soup | Apple Pie | Casserole | Halloween | Sausage | Pie | Macaroons | Sushi | Christmas | Peppers | Chinese Food | Eggs | Ham | Garlic | Tomatoe | Cookies | Lollies | Drink | Grapes | Cross Sections | BBQ | Cereal | Lychee | Pizza | Coconut | Sweets | Lemon | Nutella | Peas | Sandwiches | Smoothies | Croissants | Marzipan. | CAEK | Prawns| Shortbread| Autumn| Green| Yorkshire Puddings | Malteasers | Crumpets | Mint| Pomegranate | Christmas | Chocolate Cake | Roast Potatoes | Jelly | Curry |Bagels. | Nom Nom #79 September: Birthday Cakes. | Nom Nom 78# August - Clams. | Nom Nom 76# Crayfish | Nom Nom 74# Cous Cous | Nom Nom 75# Lasagne.


Nom Nom #80
Nom Nom is a monthly feature that showcases a tasty nom of your choosing! The feature has also been revamped to include a handy recipe and a bit of back history as to what the Nom is and where it originates from. If you have a tasty nom you'd like to see featured just note CRPhotography! Don't forget to :+fav: the article, share it with your watchers or even post a status update about it!
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There are some amazing contests going on right now! Check them out:
Monthly Bake Off! The monthly Bake Off! is designed to make you bake or cook something! You have a whole month to plan what you'd like to do and there are various ways in which you can win some prizes.

This month the theme is 'Bread.' You can interpret this how you wish! I certainly didn't bake these rolls from scratch but used a packet mix (cheating but oh so tasty!) and got a little creative with how I arranged them. It would be good to include the recipe in your commets, or a link to the recipe if you took inspiration from elsewhere. It will help with regards to the prizing criteria listed below too...
:bulletblack: - Entries must follow the rules of Still Life Photography - no body parts!
:bulletblack: - One entry per person please!
:bulletblack: - Entries must be your own work.
:bulletblack: - Entries must have minimal photo-manipulation
:bulletblack: - Stick to the theme but interpret it how you wish!

NOVEMBER CONTEST (COMMUNICATE) AND OCTOBER WINNERSNovember is a month of change, of harvest, and of thanksgiving. One of this month's joys is visiting with family and enjoying being together. This month's theme is "Communicate."
October Winners
Well done and thank you to all who entered the 'Milestone' themed Abstract and Surreal Contest. Without further ado, I present the winners!
First Place

Second Place

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Congratulations!
Prizes
1st Place: 200 points and 6 months of Premium
2nd Place: 100 points and 3 months of Premium
November Theme - Communicate
This contest is open to Digital Art, Photography, Traditional Art, and Fractal Art.
As long as your entry is one of these, and is classified as Abstract or Surreal, it will be accepted. The only exceptions are

November Challenge: MonochromaticOur Halloween winners are...

1st Place: Bellechan with

2nd Place: ELaiNes-DarkRoom with

Now onto our November Challenge!:

Theme:
Monochromatic. Monochrome does not mean just black and white: "Monochromatic colors are all the colors (tints, tones, and shades) of a single hue."
Other colors can be present, but must not take away from the effect of the colors being focused on. [see the examples below]
Dates:
    The submission folder will be open from today until 28.November.2014
    you can submit your works in THIS FOLDER!
Rules:

Bullet; Black Entries must have been created in 2014

November contest: Abstract and Surreal.Here we are again with a new theme for November's photo contest! 
This month is Abstract and Surreal month in CRPhotography, which means
that there will be interviews, articles and features related to the theme.
Also, the winners of October's contest will be announced in the middle of November.
:heart: What's the theme?
Abstract and Surreal, which includes photos from the category Photography > Abstract and Surrealhttp://www.deviantart.com/browse/all/photography/abstract/. Don't forget to check out our Abstract and Surreal gallery to get inspired! Some examples are:
  

Project Educate Newsletter

Tue Nov 4, 2014, 5:07 AM by Kaz-D:iconkaz-d:
:iconprojecteducate:
:iconprojecteducate:


October Newsletter

Throughout October we have had some fabulous articles going through projecteducate and some great resources. October kicked off with another Community Week hosted courtesy of cinyu. Articles that came out during this week covered a wide range of subjects - which is exactly what we aim to do throughout Community Weeks. Check out what was written at the beginning of October below..

Community Week


:bulletblue: How to be a respectful member in a Group
:bulletblue: Managing Your Deviations- A Hidden Menu!
:bulletblue: Adding Journals to your Featured Gallery
:bulletblue: Moni's Condensed Guide to Art Appreciation
:bulletblue: Posting in the Projects Forum
:bulletblue: Message Center Management
:bulletblue: PE: Interview Maruuki
:bulletblue: PE: Reasons To Shoot RAW
:bulletblue: Editing Photos in GIMP Part 1
:bulletblue: Editing Photos in GIMP Part 2
:bulletblue: How to get Inspired
:bulletblue: Prismacolor 101
:bulletblue: PE: Gemstones
:bulletblue: PE: It isn't Photoshop's fault

Science Related Art Week with Urus-28 and Immy-is-Thinking.


This was a completely new concept to projecteducate and went down extremely well with our members and watchers. Huge thanks go to the deviants who took part in the creation of this brand new week! 
:bulletorange: Of Art and Science: Welcome to the intersection.
:bulletorange: Electronic Microscopy
:bulletorange: X-rays
:bulletorange: Optic Microscopy
:bulletorange: Focus Stacking
:bulletorange: Paleontology
:bulletorange: Astronomy
:bulletorange: Beauty of crystals
:bulletorange: Grow Your Own Crystals

Artists Toolbox


:bulletblue: Tea Painting
:bulletblue: Artists' Toolbox: The 50mm Lens
:bulletblue: Artists Toolbox: Markers
:bulletblue: Writing On The Go
:bulletblue: Pencils
:bulletblue: 5 Tools for Photographing Jewellery
:bulletblue: PE: 10 DIY Art Materials (Halloween Special!)
:bulletblue: DIY Photography Tools
:bulletblue: Artists Toolbox: Digital Tutorials and Fur Brushes
:bulletblue: Silver Soldering Tools
:bulletblue: Math and Programming for Fractal Artists
:bulletblue: Color Theory for Fractal Artists
:bulletblue: Mark Making Using Twigs

To find out what's coming up throughout November and into December check out the schedule ->Project Educate Continues! You can also head straight over to the group where the next Community Week is in full flow and there are lots of articles to explore, read and share!

Revisiting past articles - How to explore our Gallery


After each projecteducate week ends, GrimFace242 requests all of the articles into various places within our projecteducate gallery. The Gallery covers every topic that we've covered in the past 4 years - which is a lot of articles! If we've not covered something recently that you'd like to see, you can always note us and ask if it can be included in the future - and you can always read back and see what we've covered in the past and whether anything is in the gallery that might be of use!

Picks from the Past


Each month as well as visiting some of our more recent publications, we also love to look at the past and see what articles we can pick out from months and even years gone by that might be useful. Have a look at what we've found this month...

:bulletgreen: What Makes Dark Art Dark?
:bulletgreen: Polymer Clay Brands
:bulletgreen: Tips and Tricks on Successful Character Creation
:bulletgreen: Fan Fiction On deviantART

Thanks to this months contributors...


:iconlyricanna: :iconrhynwilliams: :iconaryiea: :icontatasz: :iconkovowolf: :iconbansini: :iconmarcoemma: :iconcassy-blue: :iconimmy-is-thinking: :iconurus-28: :iconcinyu: :iconstelari: :iconastrikos: :iconmrs-durden: :iconlibertades: :iconriemea: :iconplexusdynasty: :iconmeiyu: :iconschnitzelyne: :iconmikami-nii: :iconwindklang: :iconmoni3: :iconiamanelebiscarra: & :iconjenfruzz:

Get Involved...


There are so many ways in which you can get involved with projecteducate Check them out below! If you want to run your own Project Educate week - from Sunday to Monday, send us a note with your topic and we will help you set it up - we can also arrange a small amount of prizing if you wanted to host a contest!

Community Weeks


Community Weeks are designed to get the Community involved in Project Educate. We want YOUR articles, whatever the topic, as long as the focus is educational. Our next Community week launches on January 5th but it's never too early to start getting your article proposals in. Just note projecteducate with the title Community Week and a few lines about what your article will focus on. Your article idea will be processed through to an approval stage (we just want to avoid duplicate articles) at which point we'll ask you to write a draft. There's help every step of the way

Art History Weeks


These are weeks that focus on Historical and educational articles. For more information on what was recently covered check out the latest Art History: Introduction. We will be aiming to have Art History Articles next year from around February onwards. So if you want to contribute, just note us and we'll get you on board!

Handy Hints and Tips


This is a series that fits in nicely around current and future weeks. We often have our contributors posting on weekends, after a current week has ended, or in the gaps between PE Weeks. For more information on what we're looking for check out the Gallery.

Artists Tools


Our next Artists Tools week launches on January 19th 2015. We want your articles! If you have a tool you'd like to write about send us a note and we'll get back to you to arrange something! Check out some of the Previous Articles that have been written.

~ The Project Educate Team..
Kaz-D, Mrs-Durden, cinyu, diphylla, GrimFace242, KovoWolf, pica-ae, DistortedSmile, PirateLotus-Stock, Moonbeam13.

Please see below all of October's General Photography Daily Deviations from me, Kaz-D! Don't forget to show the artists some love and keep those suggestions coming. You can find the latest Daily Deviations by visiting here.

*** by tdum
Hello October by Peterix
half awake by garfieldgreen
Wild Spirit by JotVelZet
The Other Side of the Street by burningmonk
DC1 by insolitus85
Autumn Town II by Snowfall-lullaby
72 by NKYC
Loss by DustinPanzino
Chromatic Shipment-NOT STOCK!! by BeccaB-Stock-N-Art
Modern times by mldzz
Sherry's ordinary day 3 ~ by Angell-studio
The naked sun by zile-verzi
Modern Paris View by Piroshki-Photography
Light blue by CorneredRing
Cute side of the Darkside by ZahirBatin
Playful Portrait by thesashabell
ZELIE by Csyyt
Music by Brightsmile-didi
Ambassador by 5isalive
Photography:Blows My Mind by Mishudo
whatif by arslanalp
Freckles by Tvirinum
Untitled by KylieFaye

Photographer of the week: Yenna-photo

Mon Nov 3, 2014, 12:49 AM
The Photographer of the week is a regular feature that promotes a Still Life Photographer from right here on DeviantART. This week we have the pleasure of sharing yenna-photo's work with you. Yenna has been here for eight years and has a beautiful gallery where she has carefully arranged and photographed many dolls. Check out her gallery today - you won't be disappointed!


Frosted Sleep by yenna-photo


Credits:
Journal Design and CSS by PreetikaSharma
Strawberrys by spanjebob89
Photographer of the week: Yenna-photo
If you would like to suggest somebody for Photographer of the week here at Still-Life-Stills then note the group now! Please :+fav: the article and enjoy!
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I came to deviantART looking for an outlet to share my literature work. Imagine my surprise when I look back now and find myself, eight years later, a Photography Community Volunteer and an avid Photographer. In fact, I've just spent a year taking a handful of Photos every day as part of the 365 challenge. If you want to talk to me about motivation, inspiration, finding things to Photograph and general 'sticking at stuff' then do please give me a shout!

I started off three years ago as the Abstract and Surreal Photography CV, I then took on Conceptual as well and now I cover General Photography along with 3wyl. My every day work, like so many of us here, is unrelated to Art almost completely.

I'm about to embark on a career as a Care Manager for my local council. I just finished studying a degree in Social Policy and Criminology and I'm about to move into my first house with TouchedD! In my spare time (whenever that is) I like to explore the world with TouchedD, poke dead things with a stick and take my dog who has naughty feet, for walkies.
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Nom Nom #80

Sun Nov 9, 2014, 10:00 AM

Nom Nom; Onions


Onions are used as a vegetable and can be used to flavour and improve many popular dishes. They are thought to have been used as a source of food for thousands of years. Traces of onion remains have been found in Bronze Age Settlements and it's thought they were cultivated around the same time as leeks and garlic.

Nom it yourself!


Onion rings are incredibly easy to make and take just a few key ingredients. They're not the most nutritious thing to eat but can be fantastic for a treat every so often.

Ingredients:
~ 1 large onion cut into 1 cm sliced with the rings separated
~ Oil (for deep frying)
~ 150g Self Raising Flour
~ 180ml Sparkling Water

Method
~ Heat the oil to 180c in a heavy pan no fuller than 1/3 full. Put the flower and sparkling water in a bowl and season - whisk together to form a batter.
~ Coat a small batch of the rings of onion with the batter. Carefully lower it into the hot oil and fry until crisp and golden (2 - 3 minutes).
~ Remove with a slotted spoon and place on a piece of kitchen towel to drain - repeat with the remaining onions and batter!

French Onion Soup by arielyiningloh
Food/onion tart by TigerQGPizza topping by broalex
Ants on the tree by PaSt1978
Onion heads by shatinnONION TOWER by KuroDotPan Pizza with Salami, Red Onion and Cheddar by bfrenacheesy-, onion, garlic (pizza) dough by GaCoFlare
Onion by kopalov
Onions of Cheesus by darkdex52
Onion Rings by lilkoda16
Packages with  Caramelised Onion Chutney by MadalinaRomanOnion by deepkitsch
Onion by Studioxil

Want to suggest a nom?! Note me!
Strawberries | Cinnamon | Chicken | Apples | Chocolate | Brussel Sprouts | Cocktails | Ice Cream | Spaghetti | Raspberries | Pineapple | Bread | Rice | Blueberries | Cupcakes | Tea | Cherries | Toast | Cheesecake | Soup | Apple Pie | Casserole | Halloween | Sausage | Pie | Macaroons | Sushi | Christmas | Peppers | Chinese Food | Eggs | Ham | Garlic | Tomatoe | Cookies | Lollies | Drink | Grapes | Cross Sections | BBQ | Cereal | Lychee | Pizza | Coconut | Sweets | Lemon | Nutella | Peas | Sandwiches | Smoothies | Croissants | Marzipan. | CAEK | Prawns| Shortbread| Autumn| Green| Yorkshire Puddings | Malteasers | Crumpets | Mint| Pomegranate | Christmas | Chocolate Cake | Roast Potatoes | Jelly | Curry |Bagels. | Nom Nom #79 September: Birthday Cakes. | Nom Nom 78# August - Clams. | Nom Nom 76# Crayfish | Nom Nom 74# Cous Cous | Nom Nom 75# Lasagne.


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recycledrelatives Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the watch 6 by smault23  
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Kaz-D Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Welcome!
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Steve-C2 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2014
And ... could I bug you with a couple of camera questions?

I peeked at your photos, and I'm impressed.

(Basically I'm wondering what you use, if you have ideas for what could be decent as an economic priced camera, and if you do any touch up, if you wouldn't mind sharing info)
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Kaz-D Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Indeed you can! :) I use a Sony D-SLR. Some of my older photos were taken with an a200, it was the basic, cheapest D-SLR of its day but did the job :D I find that a kit with a wide angle lens and a zoom lens is the best to get started with, with regards to D-SLR's. On the topic of touching up photos - it depends which ones you mean :) some of them are completely natural, others are enhanced a little with shadows and lights to bring out what was there but what the camera couldn't compensate for. What are you using at the moment camera wise and editing software wise?
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Steve-C2 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2014
Thank you!

I get the sense you're pointing me in the direction of a D-SLR.  I'm thinking I might get lucky and have $150 usable funds for camera purchasing.  This could present a challenge.  :D

I used to have a Sony DSC-S700, it was the first decent digital camera I had.  It is now currently at the bottom of a lake, in a bunch of reeds.  I was in a canoe and trying to get a closer shot of some loons, and when I turned, the top edge of the canoe hit the bottom of the pocket my camera was in, and pushed it up and out of the pocket.  I heard a distinct ~plop!~ and was not happy.  Replacing that was a Canon Powershot A1100 IS.  The Sony had less megapixels, but took better pictures, IMO.  Since then, the Powershot was lost.  I had taken great care to always have it in the case I purchased for it, always around me, and one day I set it down, and haven't seen it since.

So at the moment, I don't have a camera, but I'm generally pleased with Sony.  My budget is a bit more restrictive than what I'd like.  Without restrictions, I'd already have a RED camera, and a high end D-SLR.  :XD:

I'm not a guru of any sort, by any stretch of imagination.  I've tinkered with fixing lighting settings on a couple of photos, mostly by using auto-adjust with the Windows Photo program, and I've liked the results.  Other than that, I've put things into black and white, and that's really the extent of my settings adjustments.

I'm just a little wee hobbyist on that, compared to what you seem to do. :)
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