Q&A: How to properly cook a steak?

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Contest ends: Fri, April 20 at 11:59pm EDT (UTC-4)

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  • Wow, that person looks like they are literally on fire! – jrista Apr 17 '12 at 18:34

steak with green sauce

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    Your steak is a little green. – mattdm Apr 7 '12 at 13:22
  • you're so funny – J. Walker Apr 7 '12 at 23:18
  • BTW, you didn't use the rule of thirds. – J. Walker Apr 7 '12 at 23:19
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    To me it looks like the focus of the image is the fork. In that respect, it does look a little green. – J. Walker Apr 7 '12 at 23:20
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    @J.Walker - 1. this isn't the place for critique 2. The "rule" of thirds isn't a rule, just a guideline. Break it when it feels right. – rfusca Apr 8 '12 at 0:05
  • I know that. It was a joke. Apparently one of our senses of humour is lacking. – J. Walker Apr 8 '12 at 0:08
  • If I may seriously break the critique rule a tiny bit here, though, @dpollit, I'dsuggest cleaning up the mess on the table in the lower right corner and resubmitting. – mattdm Apr 8 '12 at 1:49
  • Thank you for all of the great comments... I see coneslayer, the only person who did submit his own work, did not comment. – dpollitt Apr 14 '12 at 4:01
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    @rfusca - I disagree a bit here, I think some critique in a photo contest is a good thing. I feel that way about our weekly one too. What the heck, this site is what we make of it and good critique can help us learn. Mind you, I agree on the rule of thirds... :) – John Cavan Apr 15 '12 at 2:48
  • @JohnCavan - We get stuff like this week then, which is not a bright, shining moment in our history as a site. – rfusca Apr 15 '12 at 2:57
  • @rfusca - Yes and no. That's an extreme example, to be fair, though I see your point. Nevertheless, critique is a valid path to growth as a photographer and, to be honest, I think we're going to have to consider some level of that if the site is to maintain a strong pulse. – John Cavan Apr 15 '12 at 3:14
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    @John - I would love to see us get it in some form, I just haven't seen a form that would work for the site. – rfusca Apr 15 '12 at 3:22
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    I think we should purposely and explicitly avoid critique in this kind of forum. A contest should just be a contest, not a contest and a critique of the contested works. If we ever decide to do critique, it should be explicit and in a form where we can maintain some modicum of control over the tone and direction critiques take so as not to outrageously offend our members (as that has indeed lead to loss of members in the past.) – jrista Apr 17 '12 at 14:50

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