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Results october pumpkin and orange challenge

Photo by Lisa from Liz and Jewels

Photo by Lisa from Liz and Jewels

Can I just say that this was one of the hardest challenges to judge so far? We had some amazing entries in and quite frankly all of them had some positive points. It didn’t help that our fabulous judging panel all had different favorites so in the end I had to start counting who got the most votes in from our esteemed judging panel and to even it all up I even had to include my own favorites too. So tough one, but the winner of this challenge is Lisa from Liz and Jewels!! Just love the simplicity of this photo and the brilliant green color accent of the little ribbon just makes this pic for me. Congratulations to Lisa!

The three images that came very very close to being number one were:


Eva with her beautiful pumpkin retro dessert. it’s just such a great and typical example of a fifties look and styling which fits the theme perfectly.


This beautiful image from Raul from El Osa con Botas. It pretty much sums up all the things you expect autumn to be. It’s rich and decadent and beautiful lit and styled. makes me want to dive right in!

Photo by Harini from Tongue ticklers

Photo by Harini from Tongue ticklers

This beautifully lit image by Harini from the blog Tongue Ticklers. Just love the way the light hits the pumpkin here and just giving enough light to the other few elements in the photo.

There were some other really amazing entries and to see an entire overview please check out all the links in the overview below. Thanks so much everyone for joining in the fun this month and stay tuned as the new challenge will be posted on Saturday!

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  1. Gorgeous clicks and wonderful recipes!



  2. Wow! Thanks so much! I’m very honored!

  3. Always inspired with the different styles and viewpoints of these challenges. Great work everyone!

  4. Thanks to Simon and Junglefrog Cooking I had a great time and enjoyed a lot thinking about how to make the photo atmosphere. It was a good idea to join you challenge indeed. I look forward to start the new one ;). I was so glad to read your review also πŸ˜‰

  5. Wow, again some very great photos!! Thank you Simone, that you have started these challenges. Look already forward to the next one πŸ™‚

  6. Quite astonishing photos I have to say, I’m impressed-bravi tutti!

  7. Splendid images, colors and food!

  8. All entries are beautiful, but I’m so happy with your final decision, simply because I just always love photos complicated background with many props , but as a person I’m better with simple decorations and I choose them for everyday as well. And your choice of photos is so varied and you can see each style has something beautiful πŸ™‚

  9. Oh, wow … I love staring at all these gorgeous food photos πŸ™‚

  10. You had a tough job deciding #1 – all the photos tell a story.

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