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richsea November 28th, 2011 04:32 PM

Cruise Food Photos
 
I'll probably get flamed for this, but why do people think that their photos of their plates of food could possibly be interesting to others?? Just how many pictures can you lokk at of cheesescake? Steak? Vegetables, particularly asparagus! It's like taking a picture of someone's birthday cake; who really cares?? They're pretty much all the same! And don't even talk about towel animals! (ok, maybe if you're five years old). Why do people insist on posting these idiotic photos on line?

Trip November 28th, 2011 04:57 PM

Obviously the shooters are tickled, happy, or astounded by what they see on the ship or and in ports. What make them happy, bores you. OK......

Bloggers for travel sites, take pictures of food, as I saw on the media cruise, I attended on the Magic. There are tons of people who want to see a beautifully presented plate.

Anyone it bothers, just click on by....

richsea November 28th, 2011 05:16 PM

Actually, what made me post, was that I was looking at someone's cruise photos on Cruisemates & found 25 or 30 photos of food!!! Why don't they say "Food Photos of my cruise on......" If I want to see photos of food, then I'll Google "Food Photo Blog", & not look at someones cruise photos that are really pictures of someone's dinner! Or maybe they should say " Here's pictures of what I ate on my cruise". Again, I say, who cares!

johnthed0g November 28th, 2011 05:23 PM

I think its nice to see photos of people's food, especially in some of the speciality venues.

Trip November 28th, 2011 05:50 PM

People also archive their photos here.

fun2cruiz November 28th, 2011 06:06 PM

I just skip over those "Food" threads along with several other threads that get started here that make ya scratch your head and go HuH ??? ;)

Haoie December 18th, 2011 06:03 PM

Memories of a good meal.

Mike M December 18th, 2011 08:23 PM

MANY people love to look at "Food Porn". :D

Food is one of the biggest reasons that people love to cruise and love to see what they will be eating.

I will take a picture of a dish but far less than I once did. I want to enjoy the presentation and the taste and taking pictures is somewhat of a distraction to my enjoyment and may also be distracting to others.

On a cruise a few years ago we had a tablemate who wanted to take pictures of everyone's appetizers, entrees and desserts. We indulged her on the first night but kindly asked her to just take pictures of her husband's and her own food after the first course of the second night.

It's nice to get pictures of the different dishes but it can go overboard.

Take care,
Mike

Paul Motter December 19th, 2011 01:51 PM

While I actually also like pictures of food - I also know from experience that what does not work is pictures of people eating.

What may seem like an amazing experience to you while you are in the process of eating usually makes for just an awful picture.

I have never seen a "good" picture of people eating unless it was staged.

Trip December 19th, 2011 01:57 PM

Anyone trying to take a picture of me eating, would get the "OH No You Don't" from me..!!! or maybe a smack;)

Aidan December 21st, 2011 04:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mike M (Post 1406144)
MANY people love to look at "Food Porn". :D

I love the food pics.

I also have come to realize that I'm a cooking pervert -- I only like watching other people do it.

Golden1 December 21st, 2011 04:41 PM

I like Mike M's answer. Food is a big part of the cruise experience and the presentation is probably a big reason why people take pictures of the food. It is also interesting for people who have never cruised before to see pictures of what everyone is raving about.

DayvidB February 26th, 2012 03:01 PM

Its excitement, it’s the personal experience, fine I don’t have a problem with that. I just wish most folks would post more pics of the reality of the cabin, a reality shot of the eating areas and how mobbed they can be, folks wandering around with a tray of once hot food trying to find a place to eat it, and the gut retching feeling of I am stressed. Now trying to eat but it’s taken me nearly 10 mins to find a place that we as a couple can sit and eat with my food now nearly cold.

That reality helps me think of the next ship that I want to be on

buttons16 February 26th, 2012 03:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by richsea (Post 1403242)
I'll probably get flamed for this, but why do people think that their photos of their plates of food could possibly be interesting to others?? Just how many pictures can you lokk at of cheesescake? Steak? Vegetables, particularly asparagus! It's like taking a picture of someone's birthday cake; who really cares?? They're pretty much all the same! And don't even talk about towel animals! (ok, maybe if you're five years old). Why do people insist on posting these idiotic photos on line?

Why in the world would this bother you...My answer to you is, If you don't want to look at the photos then don't...If that makes people happy then let them...Its not a big deal...its more like you are nit-picking.


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