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The Chocolate Martini
The Chocolate Martini

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Challenge: Shapes (Advanced Editing I*)
Camera: Canon EOS-10D
Location: My basement
Date: Dec 7, 2003
Aperture: 13
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1 sec
Galleries: Advertisement, Food and Drink
Date Uploaded: Dec 7, 2003

Orange wedge, for rim
Cocoa, for rim
1 1/2 oz vodka
1/2 oz creme de cacao
Hershey's Kiss, for garnish

Wet the rim of a martini glass with orange wedge and dip rim in cocoa to coat. Pour vodka and creme de cacao over a handful of ice in a cocktail shaker. Shake until cold, then strain into prepared glass. Drop Hershey's Kiss into the bottom of the glass, for garnish.

Some post-shot cloning of some stray cocoa powder, selective darkening of the black background and removal of a slight shadow on the right side. The Hershey's Kiss was suspended in the air by a skewer, on which I dripped Hershey's syrup and captured the drip with the 1-second exposure. The glass is sitting in a "pool" of Hershey's chocolate syrup. The "dust" is actually small air bubbles.

Place: 36 out of 125
Avg (all users): 5.8966
Avg (commenters): 6.8182
Avg (participants): 5.6951
Avg (non-participants): 6.1587
Views since voting: 3963
Votes: 145
Comments: 13
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12/15/2003 01:39:38 AM
this does indeed look yummy--and the lighting, colors and composition are superb--however, you should ask me about *my* chocolate martini recipe! ;)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/14/2003 10:09:33 PM
looks delicious! Nice shot!
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12/14/2003 09:21:51 PM
That looks like a tasty drink-- nice job on your light--
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12/10/2003 11:49:01 PM
Stunning photo. 9
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12/09/2003 10:14:37 PM
the cherry coming out of the glass would have been smooth! rim is clear.
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12/09/2003 06:17:13 PM
Nice idea. Good still life. 7.
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12/09/2003 12:47:08 PM
Nice and unusual
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12/09/2003 02:10:56 AM
How did you do the background for this picture? It's impressive. and the colors throughout the image do remind me of chocolate.
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12/09/2003 12:47:25 AM
What a crazy glass I think maybe its had one to many
Nice warm colours Great shapes the only thing that ruins this image is
The table looks bitty but otherwise a great image and very clever idea.
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12/08/2003 09:58:32 PM
Nice shot and well lit. Could have used the spot editing to get rid of some of the dust in the bottom of the pix
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12/08/2003 06:44:35 PM
while interesting, shape not really most important aspect, I think lighting and color are - the specks on the table are distracting
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12/08/2003 06:39:33 AM
Nice use of light, background/surface looks great.
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12/08/2003 01:22:32 AM
Great shot, the choice of the colors here enhance you title chocolate, the unusal shape of the stem of the glass is great adding again to the shape challenge, I like it
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