Popcorn and a Movie

© Cathy Barrows

Popcorn and a Movie

Uploaded: January 11, 2008


Exif: F Number: 5.6, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/80 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 200, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 105.00 mm, Model: NIKON D200


Dominick M. Dimacale level-addict January 11, 2008

Great image here, Cathy.

Dominick #827251

Joy Rector January 11, 2008

beautiful, love the concept #5323449

Amy JACKSON level-classic January 11, 2008

Wonderful image, Cathy!!! #5323474

Ken Smith level-classic January 11, 2008

What time are you picking me up?? Very cool shot, Cathy...should be a poster inside the movie theater! #5323505

Linda D. Lester level-classic January 11, 2008

You didn't invite me! I love this!!!!
One of my favorites!!! Grat job! #5323579

Robert Baer January 11, 2008

love the subject, simplicity, white background. well done cathy. #5323801

Cliff & Patti Smith January 11, 2008

Great capture! I love it Cathy! #5323941

JO ANN CLEVELAND January 11, 2008

Love it, love it, love it! The high key really makes this pop!

Now I want to come, love pop corn!

jo ann c. #5323942

Carla Metzler January 11, 2008

Cool shot! #5324098

Shawn Jennings level-classic January 11, 2008

This is fantastic, Cathy! Would make a great stock image. #5324121

Anita Hogue January 11, 2008

Two of my favorite things! Cool capture, Cathy! #5324647

Cathy Barrows January 11, 2008

thanks ya'll and to make ya'll feel better I didn't watch a movie or even eat the popcorn...i intentionally made the butter flavored so I wouldn't be tempted...lol #5324854

aaaaa bbbbb January 11, 2008

So when does the movie start?!

Great set up and lighting.


Nina Shields level-addict January 11, 2008

Cathy, this is extremely creative; great set up and wonderful execution; terrific! #5326265

Shelly A. Van Camp level-classic January 11, 2008

This is a great setup and image, Cathy! Why not eat that popcorn? We can all come over and eat some!! #5327111

Cathy Barrows January 11, 2008

thanks...shelly I don't like butter popcorn so as tempting as it smelled I just couldn't eat the props #5327152

Judy V. Kennamer level-classic January 12, 2008

Beautiful creation Cathy! I love everything about this one!! And it looks yummy!!!! Too bad I wasn't there - the box would have been empty! #5331412

Tamera S. Phillips January 20, 2008

Adorable image Cathy. Very creative and looks yummy at the same time. #5368649

Avril Young February 03, 2008

wow love it....very good lighting! #5435679

Su Sana E. P level-classic February 03, 2008

Cathy, huge Congratulations on this wonderful POTD Win!! #5435687

Karen Engelbreth February 03, 2008

Big congrats on your POTD, Cathy :0) #5435753

Cheryl Meisel February 03, 2008

Super cool clean shot! Nice work!
BIG CONGRATS on your wins with this nice work!
Cherylm #5435759

Susie Peek-Swint February 03, 2008

Fun and creative set-up Cathy ~ congrats on POTD! #5435801

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe February 03, 2008

Congratulations on your potd Cathy. This is very unique and creative, nice graphic design! #5435802

Mary Timman February 03, 2008

Fantastic image Cathy! Very creative. Great lighting and composition. Very well made. I really like this! #5435858

Denise Denomy February 03, 2008

What fun imagery, Cathy! Congratulations on your EP & POTD! :0) #5435862

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe February 03, 2008

Congrats Cathy on your well deserved POTD! #5435930

Joy Rector February 03, 2008

congrats on the POTD #5435985

Arlene Krassner February 03, 2008

Congratulations Cathy on this spectacular winner. #5435989

Kathleen K. Parker level-deluxe February 03, 2008

This is absolutely wonderful, Cathy!
Congratulations on the POTD!
kk #5436000

Tammy Scott February 03, 2008

WTG!!! AWESOME POTD!!! #5436027

Josselyne Klecanda February 03, 2008

Not only is this a cool image,but is a great creation.What an imagination! congrats. #5436031

Laura Clay-Ballard February 03, 2008

congrats! #5436073

JO ANN CLEVELAND February 03, 2008

Big congratulations, love your imagination and set up!

jo ann c. #5436095

Linda D. Lester level-classic February 03, 2008

One of my favorites....Congratulations on your POTD! #5436097

Carla Metzler February 03, 2008

WTG! Congratulations! Great POTD! #5436099

Ed Heaton February 03, 2008

Awesome work Cathy! A big Congrats!!! #5436120

Cathy Barrows February 03, 2008

thanks so much everyone this was a big surprise to wake up too. #5436122

David Phalen February 03, 2008

HUGE Congrats on a wonderful well deserved POTD!! #5436127

Marsha S. Smith February 03, 2008

Congratulations, Cathy! This is such a great shot and wonderful POTD! #5436133

RC Fritz February 03, 2008

Beautiful work, Cathy! Congrats on your POTD!! #5436288

Linda Blair February 03, 2008

Congratulations on POTD...great image!!!! ☺ #5436302

Ken Smith level-classic February 03, 2008

Woohooo! Way to go, Cathy!! You're on a roll!! #5436422

Dennis Flanagan February 03, 2008

WTG flygirl. Great way to start the week! #5436454

Lynne Morris level-classic February 03, 2008

Wow this is a fantastic imae Cathy, huge congratulations on your POTD. #5436480

Lisa D. Greer February 03, 2008

This is a fabulous image Cathy! Congrats on making POTD! :) #5436552

Kathy L. Clark February 03, 2008

Wheeeee Haaaaa Cathy, congrats on you really cool POTD. #5436822

Colleen Farrell February 03, 2008

Cool image--congrats on your POTD! #5436907

Jean-Pierre Ducondi level-classic February 03, 2008

Congratulations Cathy on this great POTD.
JP #5437019

Cathy Barrows February 03, 2008

thanks so much ya'll...great way to end the weekend...thanks BP for recognizing me and my popcorn #5437354

Shelly A. Van Camp level-classic February 03, 2008

WAY TO GO CATHY!!! GIRLS RULE! :) I love this!!!! Congrats on POTD!! #5437483

Jennifer L. Alder February 03, 2008

Congrats, Cathy, on this FANTASTIC POTD!!! A true stand out image-- wonderful work! :) #5437625

Stanley J. Contrades February 03, 2008

CONGRATULATIONS on your POTD, Cathy! Very well done!!
Stan #5437908

Laura L. Gonzales February 03, 2008

Outstanding image Cathy!!! Congrats on your POTD! Great job. #5437974

Cheryl E. Molennor February 03, 2008

Great image ! Congratulations #5438072

Roy Blinston February 03, 2008

Sorry to be a spoil-sport but it appears I am the only person who thinks this picture is not very good. I don't like the balance or composition... and the perspective is wrong. The colours/contrasts are also not harmonious. The large empty white space at the top is also jarring. It is like something has been left out. It is trying to be a "graphic"... but it has failed (I am a graphic designer). Sorry to say this.... but these pages are for feedback (good and bad). #5438811

Linda D. Lester level-classic February 03, 2008

I just went and looked at this guys gallery and man he has no reason to say what he said! I hope he is a better graphic designer than a photographer!

Cathy this is wonderful....makes me want to go see a movie! I think I'll go pop some popcorn! #5438879

Amy JACKSON level-classic February 03, 2008

I think this is fantastic, Cathy! Congratulations on your well deserved POTD! Someone needs to put on their glasses. :) #5438919

Ken Smith level-classic February 03, 2008

Cathy, just to reiterate this is a well-deserved POTD...nothing wrong with the shot at all...congrats again!! #5438953

Roy Blinston February 03, 2008

As I said, sorry to be a pain... but it is my opinion. I also believe one gets more form "criticism" than does from praise. Praise helps you along and keeps you going at it, but it can keep you going at the wrong stuff. Criticism is better (providing your skin is tough) and it can get you on the right track. After saying all that, I can see why many people like it... but the truth of the matter is that the perspective is wrong and nobody can deny this (on this point alone my comments are justified). I am not trying to hurt anyone. I am trying to help. #5439057

Shelly A. Van Camp level-classic February 03, 2008

Roy, I too went and looked at your gallery.....and I being an artist can not understand why you would ever make a comment, as you did. Her images are way above yours, in every way. You say you are helping? I believe Betterphoto liked the image and that is what is important. Keep up the good work, Cathy! #5439192

Roy Blinston February 03, 2008

You are missing the point, and the fact you have gone into my site to "compare" implies you are trying to justify I am wrong and you are right.

The perspective is wrong in the popcorn picture. Admit that then I am right. If you say it isn't, then you don't know what you are talking about. I don't want to get into any arguments. Surely the whole point of feedback is a two-way street (good and bad... or can you only take the good stuff?).

The perspective is WRONG (admit it)... and in turn this means the whole picture is wrong and is "not good". You have to be very careful when you "combine" two different pictures into one. It is not just a case of playing in Photoshop and saying how great it is. The picture is trying to be a graphic and it has failed miserably. Sorry for being blunt, but it is true. If the picture was good, I would be the first to say so (but it isn't).

Maybe you are just trying to be nice and defend the owner. I commend you for your efforts, but the picture is not good. Shall we all say it is good when it isn't just to make someone feel good. That is a pointless exercise. One will learn nothing from that.

You stated her images are much better than mine. That is your opinion and you have every right to say so.... and so do I with hers. #5439237

Linda D. Lester level-classic February 04, 2008

Sorry but feedback after she has won is a little late. If you had critiqued it before she won POTD that would have been fine. Now do you understand? #5440986

Nadya Johnson February 04, 2008

Cathy, your photo is wonderful and Mr. B is Out to Lunch! OBVIOUSLY, it is not meant to be a realistic Slice of Life! Perspective!! This is probably the type of comment Van Gogh had to listen to... and the reason he eventually went mad! ("There should be no rings around the lights.") Where do these people come from??? Hope they will return, wherever it is! Congratulations on your VERY striking Photo of the Day! #5441184

Cathy Barrows February 04, 2008

thanks so much everyone...he is entitled to his opinion, but I have no respect for it #5441315

February 04, 2008

Oh my....I am surprised at the comments on this wonderful photo...I am new to BP and didn't realize that others would offer such critical comments on the gallery...maybe he could try to mention it privately if he was truly trying to help you. It is questionable that he did it this way because his comments will be forever on this image. All in all, it is such a clever and fun shot! #5441357

Roger Bernabo February 04, 2008

I love your shot Cathy!!! The only improvement I'd make would be to make the background purple! Such a picky point though! #5441840

Darryl Wilkinson February 04, 2008

I get the point, Cathy! Looks like a great AD to me...can I get the "Kettle" brand next time? :) #5442956

Evy Johansen level-classic February 04, 2008

Wonderful image - as always, Cathy!! Big congratulations on your well deserved POTD!! #5444529

Roy Blinston February 04, 2008

I did not know she had won anything.
Her popcorn pic was emailed to me as a "daily email".
As far as I am concerned just being on the forum is open to "discussion".

Constructive criticism is better than worthless waffle.
One should embrace any ciriticism. I do, because you learn more.
It will make us all better at what we do.
If you can't stand the heat... etc etc.

I am amazed at the reaction overall... I am trying to help a fellow photographer (and in this instance it is in an area that is my "profession" (ie: graphics) of which I have 35 years experience in all facets of the industry.

The whole point of display/exhibition in this media is for open discussion.
It one can't offer a true opinion, then the forum is useless. #5444746

Daniella Puente February 08, 2008

Congrats on your POTD Cathy! Is a very diferent an unique composition. Personally I like the best that part: composition and the cool and fresh idea you transmit with this one :-)

PD: Guys donĀ“t be so hard with Roy :) I don't know him but indeed he was just trying to give some personal opinions and each one has a diferent one! :-)))

Linda D. Lester level-classic February 22, 2008

I'm so happy to see this shot come back! Congratulations!!!!! #5532984

Shelly A. Van Camp level-classic February 22, 2008

HMMM, I guess this is good enough to get a finalist....I love it!!! Congrats, Cathy!!! Way to go on all of them! #5533252

Elida Gutierrez February 22, 2008

Congratulations in your finalist!!! #5533380

Carla Metzler February 22, 2008

Congratulations, Cathy! :) #5534107

Shawn Jennings level-classic February 22, 2008

WTG Cathy! Congratulations on your finalist! #5534276

JO ANN CLEVELAND February 22, 2008

Congrats Cathy, bet this goes even farther!

As for Mr. B, he has 2 or 3 EP's so I don't think his opinion to be a critic has much worth!

Guess his mom never told him if you can't say something nice, then don't say anything!

I don't think I would have told anybody I was a graphic designer, his photography isn't outstanding!

Uhhh, Mr. B., that was uncalled for!

jo ann c.


Cathy Barrows February 22, 2008

thanks everyone and thanks for having my back joann #5534616

Corinne M. Thompson February 22, 2008

Congrats on your Finalist, may it go Gold for you! #5535397

Ken Smith level-classic February 22, 2008

Congrats, Cathy...well deserved...very creative!! #5535639

Nikki McDonald level-classic February 22, 2008

Saw and enjoyed this when it made POTD but didn't comment. Congratulations on your finalist and good luck in the next round, Cathy. #5535817

Judy V. Kennamer level-classic February 22, 2008

A big, big congrats on your Finalist Cathy!!! Very well deserved! #5535934

Cheryl E. Molennor February 24, 2008

Congratulations!! #5544266

Jean-Pierre Ducondi level-classic February 24, 2008

Congratulations on your finalist Cathy.
JP #5544332

Emile Abbott level-deluxe February 24, 2008

Nice High Key capture, Cathy and congratulations. #5545230

Cliff & Patti Smith February 25, 2008

Congratulations on this finalist Cathy! Still one of my favorites, I love the originality:) #5548833

Sheryl A. Hudson February 25, 2008

WoW...a double congratulations to you Cathy!!! #5552260

Linda Blair February 28, 2008

Awesome finalist...congrats!!!!! ☺ #5568194

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