Baklava is normally prepared in large pans. Many layers of phyllo dough, separated with melted butter, are laid in the pan. A layer of chopped nuts, typically walnuts or pistachios, is placed on top, then more layers of phyllo. A syrup, which may include honey, rosewater or orange flower water is poured over the cooked baklava and allowed to soak in.
The black countertop in the shop where we tasted this divine baklava made the perfect background for the graphic image I wanted to create.
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daddo (22710) 2014-01-26 2:07
Hi Wanda. A very imaginative and clever title and a marvelous shot of this wonderful desert.Lovely golden colours augmented by the dark background. A top quality culinary shot. Regards. Klaudio.
siudzi (32385) 2014-01-26 2:50
You have found a stunning way to present the sweets. The graphical effect is impressive and made the scene so unique and eye-catching. Love it! Very well done!
Have a nice Sunday!
willperrett (5982) 2014-01-26 3:56
Beautifully simple graphic. And jolly tasty too! I make baklava myself, having feasted on it in Greece, so I can just imagine the succulent juicy and nutty interior. My mouth's watering.
Gigidusud (13397) 2014-01-26 4:45
I know these pastry and I love them a lot. Here the graphic effect is very successful with the black background. Good idea!
Have a nice Sunday.
worldcitizen (6483) 2014-01-26 12:12
This is yummy and artistic. :-) It's great that the pans each had different shapes in them. I like the way you cropped them, too. If only I could taste some...!
bostankorkulugu (41900) 2014-01-26 23:10
the best presentation of baklava i have ever seen dear... compliments for the clever compo...
sevy (15325) 2014-01-27 1:42
I like a lot the fun idea of this view. It is a graphic shot with this dark background and the above point of view. It is a shot of someone who loves cakes.
rigoletto (34197) 2014-01-27 2:26
it is funny how these sweet bombs are watering the mouths of every tourist. it is definitely a symbol of turkish cuisine (with raki and shish kebab of course). for us locals, baklava is a bit touristy, i don't remember eating it more often than once or twice a year. great use of black background to enhance the strong graphism. now i notice, it is from gaziantep. that IS the place for baklava. well done, worth a trip.
kasianowak (4962) 2014-01-27 3:12
Eye-catching graphic image (I just couldn't resist clicking on the thumbnail). Very well exposed with neutral dark background.
adidas5nb (4498) 2014-01-27 5:26
this is a mouth watering pic.really like the presentation here with the black bg.love the graphic effect created.thanks for sharing.
Angshu (54763) 2014-02-03 22:46
A very 'out of the box' picture, in which I admire a lot the way you framed the delicious sweets. Really cool, the semi circle at the lower half with radially cut baklavas & a small arc in the top corner...all against a black BG. Excellent work!
siolaw (38052) 2014-06-02 7:44
You made a mouth-watering and arty compo here! Good framing and light management...
Makes me feel like having some baklava!
- Copyright: Wanda van den Hogen (Wanda1) (14942)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-05-27
- Categories: Food
- Camera: Canon 5D, Canon 28-105mm F/3.5-4.5 USM, RAW
- Exposure: f/8, 1/125 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Desserts II, Sweet [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2014-01-26 1:04