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Challenge: Candy III (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D300s
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 17-55mm f/2.8G IF-ED
Date: Nov 7, 2013
Aperture: f/14
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/250s
Date Uploaded: Nov 7, 2013

Thanks all for the great comments and votes! This was a lot of fun to make. Let me start by saying I've given up sugar for the last 4 months or so and I wasn't really looking forward to this challenge!
I first had the idea of floating a chocolate bar in chocolate syrup, but then I thought…it needs… FIRE! ..and it evolved into this idea.
So, I ran down to the local store and got a bottle of Hershey’s syrup, a pack of kit-kats (which I love and couldn’t eat!!) and of course lighter fluid. It took a lot of tries with different backgrounds and bases before I got the look I wanted, then came the fire! Did you know that kit-kats burn quite nicely on their own?? So I went through like 8 of those double kit kat bars before I got the shot I needed. Even though it smelled awesome, I don’t think it would be too tasy with the lighter fluid. Oh yeah, I didn’t even once lick that chocolate of my fingers when changing the candy bar out!
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Place: 2 out of 56
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Votes: 67
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11/18/2013 01:09:29 PM
Wow, great shot and love the setup...how much lighter fluid did you use on the Kitkats or were they flammable enough without extra help? And grats on the ribbon too :-)
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11/18/2013 05:47:04 AM
Congrats Tom with teh Ribbon here. Lovely take and liked your story on how you got the shot. You are way better than me.. I would have finished the Kit Kats before the shots were even taken
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11/17/2013 08:17:30 AM
Great shot, Tom. I particularly love the background color. Many congrats on the ribbon.
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11/16/2013 11:50:50 AM
Go Tommy!
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11/15/2013 02:19:11 PM
Originally posted by markwiley:

This is masterfully shot. The idea to add flame was a great one. Now I'm thinking more of my shots need to have some fire.

It's like cowbell Mark...you can never have enough! :-)
11/15/2013 02:17:07 PM
This is masterfully shot. The idea to add flame was a great one. Now I'm thinking more of my shots need to have some fire.
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11/15/2013 10:08:14 AM
Some of us DPCer's go to unknown extremes to get the right shot. You are part of that club Tom! Congratulations on a very well done image. That flame is just right.
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11/15/2013 07:54:39 AM
Congrats on an awesome shot.
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11/15/2013 04:51:08 AM
I could kill to drink/eat this one Tom! Seriously!
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11/15/2013 03:37:31 AM
Good good Good,Congrats.
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11/15/2013 01:59:14 AM
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11/15/2013 01:32:37 AM
Wow, wow, wow … three members of Chromatic Alliance in the top 10!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Congratulations, teammates!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/14/2013 03:49:40 PM
I love that glowing red background. Top 3.
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11/13/2013 07:18:43 PM
Looks appetizing, except for the KitKat, which is going to melt into a soggy mess any minute now.
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11/12/2013 02:31:40 PM
My favorite shot of the challenge. Looks amazingly delicious.
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11/11/2013 12:24:13 PM
Far and away, the cream of the crop.
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11/11/2013 08:29:08 AM
great reflection of color on glass…well exposed
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11/09/2013 12:11:27 PM
Front runner for me.
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11/08/2013 04:58:02 PM
Very elegant!
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