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Black Chocolate
Black Chocolate
sekarmalathy


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Hidden Gem -- 1,000th Challenge! (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Nikon D70s
Lens: Tamron SP AF 90mm f/2.8 Di for Nikon
Location: Bloomington, IL
Date: Aug 23, 2008
Aperture: f/40
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/500s
Galleries: Abstract, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Mar 10, 2009

These are black pebbles placed in a bowl of water. The lighting is SB800 bounced on a white foam board.

Statistics
Place: 180 out of 1129
Avg (all users): 6.1660
Avg (commenters): 7.0541
Avg (participants): 6.2054
Avg (non-participants): 5.9506
Views since voting: 823
Views during voting: 711
Votes: 524
Comments: 82
Favorites: 4 (view)


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03/18/2009 03:10:52 PM
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/17/2009 11:36:21 PM
I'm sure this is not chocolate! Very nice abstract
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03/17/2009 11:01:34 PM
I love the abstract and this one hits me right! I would almost have liked an ambiguous title 7
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03/17/2009 06:35:50 PM
Very nice design sense, good use of darks and lights!
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03/17/2009 12:05:34 PM
Interesting pic and fun to look at, different than the others that's for sure.
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03/17/2009 11:06:39 AM
I love the smoothness and the reflections.
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03/17/2009 10:53:49 AM
wow impressive... seven ;D
brano
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03/17/2009 06:20:56 AM
Great image created with magnetic fluid.
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03/16/2009 11:59:15 PM
Lovely.
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03/16/2009 10:12:53 PM
oo yumm. nice shot, very smooth water
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03/16/2009 09:58:39 PM
Aren't those stones in water? <_< Even still, cool abstract-ish(?) art
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03/16/2009 05:22:10 PM
Each time I come back to this, it goes up a notch. It'll get a 13 if I don't quit this voting nonsense!
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03/16/2009 03:11:37 PM
Nice capture.
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03/16/2009 01:43:14 PM
Lovely!
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03/16/2009 10:45:28 AM
a little mystery, a little light, a lot of chocolate, what's not to like.
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03/16/2009 09:22:39 AM
Interesting photo - Love how smooth - Almost surreal.
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03/15/2009 10:28:31 PM
nice BW great tone
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03/15/2009 10:17:10 PM
The b/w conversion and/or tonal range is so exceptional here... I'm so moved by the "impact" of this abstract collection. Wonderful!
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03/15/2009 09:46:43 PM
I love this type of image: smooth, sharp, deep tonality, luminous reflections 9
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03/15/2009 09:11:37 PM
WOW! Really well lighted and captured.
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03/15/2009 07:34:42 PM
Wow, what great dark tones! Great texture, here.
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03/15/2009 07:26:04 PM
Wow. This one is unique and VERY well done. Nice to see something like this amidst all the landspcapes.
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03/15/2009 07:25:42 PM
Like the effect you have achieved with the silkiness broken up by the coarseness of the rocks.
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03/15/2009 06:39:42 PM
Really interesting textures.
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03/15/2009 06:31:38 PM
remarkable clarity and sharpness. great exposure control over the highlights/shadows as well. 8 good luck
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03/15/2009 04:57:29 PM
Nice patterns and shapes and a beautiful contrast!
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03/15/2009 02:33:09 PM
Very artsy and abstract!
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03/15/2009 02:32:14 PM
Wonderful journey through the photo - love it! (9)
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03/15/2009 12:12:50 PM
Nice handling of the contrast without blowouts.
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03/15/2009 10:41:48 AM
OK , I 've seen this somewhere before, nice shot, I really like the smoothness of the water and how it interacts with the pebbles , 8
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03/15/2009 10:19:30 AM
WOW!! Fascinating.... 7
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03/15/2009 10:09:19 AM
This is so cool, I've seen your similar photo (can't remember who you are though). The inky look of the water, the surface tension, the rocks, all wonderful elements when combined like this.
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03/15/2009 05:50:14 AM
Love all the gravity induced highlights! LOL Beautiful.
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03/14/2009 10:59:03 PM
awesome tones!
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03/14/2009 05:09:14 PM
Doesn't necessarily remind me of chocolate -- more like oil, BUT I really like the textures in this and it is a wonderfully cool abstract.
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03/14/2009 01:46:12 AM
love the abstract feel of this, great tones!
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03/14/2009 12:31:26 AM
mmmm chocolate.... 7
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03/14/2009 12:26:44 AM
I like dark chocolate but this is a little too dark for my tastes lol. but as far as the photo goes for an abstract shot it looks really cool, the lighting and textures are great!
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03/13/2009 07:46:51 PM
Nice silky tempting shot.
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03/13/2009 07:21:37 PM
Nice texture on the chocolate.
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03/13/2009 06:39:49 PM
MMmmm, chocolate :) Love the silky smoothness of this
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03/13/2009 06:18:04 PM
I can almost imagine peanuts surrounded by chocolate
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03/13/2009 03:00:53 PM
Abstract and interesting. Good for you.

Not voting yet.
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03/13/2009 02:47:14 PM
Wonderful macro shot and great lighting. 9
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03/13/2009 02:25:31 PM
That is so weird looking. I like it.
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03/13/2009 11:43:24 AM
Melting chocolate? I love how smooth it looks. (And now, I'm going to have to go get me some dark chocolate to munch on while I vote! :D)
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03/13/2009 09:35:59 AM
Such a simple image yet at the same time there is a lot to look at. A nice duality.
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03/13/2009 08:12:01 AM
Voted earlier coming back to leave comments now. This is a wonderful study of light, shapes, and color. A simple clean minimalistic composition that is also an abstract that is very appealing. Love how the light fall such that where the liquid and rocks meet it is illuminated in a nice glow. I know you state in the title that this is black chocolate but I see it more of a rich, thick black oil that is bathing what appears to my eye as rocks. If that is not what it is then boy did you fool me! Not that it has any less visual impact for as I state I really love how the light falls and plays upon the scene - the differences between light and shadow draw the eye in - 7.
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03/13/2009 02:35:49 AM
Great image with a grea title.
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03/12/2009 11:42:28 PM
Very interesting abstract. I love the B&W conversion. Good lighting.
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03/12/2009 10:35:45 PM
interesting result, like little islands
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03/12/2009 09:48:35 PM
has a real smoothness in the chocolate
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03/12/2009 09:05:38 PM
wow - I like this with the reflections off of the smooth curvy surface
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03/12/2009 07:50:49 PM
Very nice contrasting textures.
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03/12/2009 07:06:20 PM
I didnt know it was chocolate but this could be on anyones wall. A very nice abstract. 9
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03/12/2009 05:45:32 PM
perfect!
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03/12/2009 04:22:59 PM
Interesting!
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03/12/2009 04:22:28 PM
This could very well be a product shot for chocolate. Very well done.
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03/12/2009 04:17:25 PM
This is just a sexy macro! So dark but so light with amazing focus and detail. Having the solid pieces among the liquid is spot on and the texture of them is wonderful. What a gem! =) 9
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03/12/2009 04:01:19 PM
wow...super smooth, rich tones...love it
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03/12/2009 03:38:47 PM
interesting in an abstract sort of way
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03/12/2009 12:51:45 PM
very cool abstract, great lighting, great shot
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03/12/2009 12:41:07 PM
This captures my eye. I really like the liquid material used.
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03/12/2009 01:56:41 AM
Very interesting photo, it really makes you focus on it multiple times.
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03/12/2009 01:05:23 AM
great clarity and contrasts
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03/11/2009 09:17:29 PM
Almost looks like a strawberry skin.
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03/11/2009 07:12:53 PM
this is great
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03/11/2009 05:14:07 PM
A fine, fine abstract. Great ebb and flow, wonderful light. Has a richness and palpability to it.
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03/11/2009 04:48:12 PM
This could have been better in color.
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03/11/2009 04:26:10 PM
Love this shot. Masterful.
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03/11/2009 04:22:52 PM
love your textures
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03/11/2009 03:16:29 PM
Very intriguing abstract.
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03/11/2009 01:00:04 PM
Great abstract/lighting!
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03/11/2009 11:07:16 AM
Is it chocolate? It looks like rocks in a river.
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03/11/2009 10:36:05 AM
Not normally one for still art, and yet the flow somehow intrigues me.
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03/11/2009 09:21:43 AM
The all new "Pebble" taste? And what's that red area in top right corner?
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03/11/2009 06:52:53 AM
? 6
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03/11/2009 06:30:38 AM
At first I thought this was a strawberry, but it's not. I'm really not sure what it is. very interesting visually though.

looks like there are some resizing artifacts and jaggies. I don't really care about that though, so no points deducted for that.
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03/11/2009 04:03:44 AM
mmmmmmm! Chocolate should help me get through this voting!
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03/11/2009 02:46:11 AM
Very mysterious. Great textures.
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03/11/2009 02:15:56 AM
love the light
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03/11/2009 12:39:41 AM
Are these melting chocolate chips? Cool effect.
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