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Chocolate Covered Strawberries
1st PlaceChocolate Covered Strawberries
toddhead


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Challenge: Recipe (Food) III (Basic Editing)
Collection: 2008 Challenges
Camera: Canon EOS-40D
Lens: Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
Location: My basement
Date: Jul 14, 2008
Aperture: 8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/160
Galleries: Food and Drink
Date Uploaded: Jul 15, 2008

Chocolate and Strawberries...

This isn't really my style, but I have decided to try and go outside my box and take pictures of things I am not comfortable with in an effort to become a more well rounded photographer.

Not really sure how this will do because it isn't really an original idea, but I wanted to try... Oh... the top strawberry acted as an overhang and screwed up all the other pictures because it sent the chocolate straight to the bottom, so that is why you get this one!


*****POST RESULTS*****

Awesome! Thank you so much for the votes, comments, and ribbon!

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 134
Avg (all users): 7.1128
Avg (commenters): 8.3333
Avg (participants): 6.5000
Avg (non-participants): 7.3241
Views since voting: 9880
Views during voting: 388
Votes: 195
Comments: 33
Favorites: 10 (view)


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11/11/2008 04:50:04 PM
delicious!

Ben
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07/26/2008 12:26:01 AM
i want to eat it...give me my cookie...cookie monster
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07/26/2008 12:17:29 AM
Beautiful Photo. I absolutely love the lighting and the way the colours are so vibrant. Congratulations:)
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07/25/2008 05:56:30 PM
Very nice!How did you stack the straw berries.Plus how much light did you use.Harvey Sherman {mrhsherman@yahoo.com
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07/24/2008 07:20:06 PM
you should sell this on stock...it's a winner :)
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07/24/2008 02:08:42 PM
what is ridiculous is that any of your outtakes may have ribboned as well. nice work.
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07/24/2008 02:04:56 AM
Congratulations Mr. Somethingoranother! Way to excel wile branching out.
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07/23/2008 10:19:38 PM
Great idea and wonderfully photographed, Todd! Big congrats on your blue and thanks for the great comment you left on mine.
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07/23/2008 05:45:46 PM
makes me hungry!
Well Done!
Debbi
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07/23/2008 10:01:13 AM
Ooooooh. . .YUM! What a beautiful presentation. Congratulations on top honors with this deserving shot!

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07/23/2008 08:09:49 AM
Some outtakes...

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07/23/2008 07:11:02 AM
Originally posted by MAK:

1st blue, good result mate.


Thanks... It is actually my 2nd Blue, but who's counting! ;)

07/23/2008 05:47:23 AM
1st blue, good result mate.
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07/23/2008 03:20:13 AM
Congratulations on the ribbon! I have to say though that the red in the strawberries is a little to intense. It looks like the contrast is a little to heavy. Also, the red border is not quite the right red, a little darker would be better.
Otherwise a really great shot!
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07/23/2008 03:00:55 AM
Congratulation on your blue with this well done picture!
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07/23/2008 02:19:56 AM
mmmmmmmmmmmm niceeeeeeeeeeeeee, well done and congratulations
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07/23/2008 01:54:10 AM
did you get to eat all the strawberries fromt he outtakes:)
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07/23/2008 12:46:15 AM
Fantastic shot! Congrats on winning - very well deserved.
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07/23/2008 12:35:27 AM
Congratulations!! I love everything about this image!!
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07/23/2008 12:33:11 AM
Congrats on 1st place. Lovely image.
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07/23/2008 12:14:09 AM
Congrats on your ribbon!! Very well deserved.
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07/23/2008 12:02:27 AM
Congratulations!!! Well Deserved. I'm pretty sure the advice I have been giving you over the last few weeks is starting to pay off. Stay focused.

Message edited by author 2008-07-23 00:04:40.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/22/2008 10:20:32 PM
Very nice! Should be in the top three.
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07/22/2008 09:11:54 PM
Mmmmmmm! Yum!
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07/21/2008 02:17:25 PM
What can I say - simple and stunning! Great work.
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07/21/2008 10:07:27 AM
Yer Strawberries er CrOoKeD. I'll give ya a 10...'cause you sure aint #1.
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07/17/2008 11:29:50 PM
The Tower of chocolate drenched Strawberries! Nice job on the lighting and love the sharp details on this one! The bright & bold reds of the strawberries really pop off nicely off the white backdrop. I also like the sheen that can be seen off the deep dark chocolate that is being poured over them. Years ago I found it challenging to photograph dark liquid chocolate for if you don't capture a sheen or an underlying hue of rich browns then it looks rather unappetizing. I can see both a sheen and some underlying tones of dark brown which greatly helps make the image more mouth-watering. Now on to two critiques that would help improve the visual impact of the photo. The arrangement of the strawberries in the tower has no real pattern such that they appear thrown together in a lopsided fashion. Arranging them in a pattern could help make the image even more appealing for the eye to look upon. For instance if they were arranged with their bases at the bottom with the tip facing up to met the next one at the base with the tip pointing up and so on. It would be a repeating pattern one which the eye could recognize and find order and appeal in it. Not to mention the top strawberry would have the tip pointing up such that the chocolate dripping down off of it would look similar to that of a snow capped mountain. Next I am none to sure about the choice of the red border - I feel that a border that is the same color as your main subject tends to draw away focus off of your main subject. A simple unassuming color to frame the photo would be more complimentry and not draw attention away.
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07/17/2008 09:46:46 PM
GREAT! 10
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07/17/2008 09:44:37 PM
My guess is that this will be the blue. Very nicely done!
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07/17/2008 12:07:56 AM
Back to bump. I'm not sure the frame adds ... but nice shot.
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07/16/2008 10:27:09 AM
lovely shot, great pour, I don't even mind the border! 8
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07/16/2008 03:09:02 AM
This is a keeper - very well setup and shot -
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07/16/2008 12:28:09 AM
You will ribbon!
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