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gotta be different
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Challenge: Chocolate (Basic Editing I)
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S602Z
Location: my kitchen
Date: Jul 18, 2004
Aperture: 6.3
ISO: 160
Shutter: 1/30
Galleries: Abstract, Studio
Date Uploaded: Jul 19, 2004

I was surprising how different chocolate chips can be! The generic store brand had a much nicer shape then the high priced ones. I guess they put their $$ into advertising, not their chip shape. You really have to get close to a chip to see the difference.

adjusted levels, curves, and cropped

Statistics
Place: 35 out of 202
Avg (all users): 5.7337
Avg (commenters): 7.0000
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Views during voting: 512
Votes: 353
Comments: 16
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07/28/2004 02:22:33 PM
I didn't use oil or heat lamps to get the sheen. I used spray acrylic. The acrylic soaked into the chips rather quickly, so I had to reapply. They did get a little glossier than I would have liked, this is one of my later shots. Unfortunately I couldn't eat any of the chocolates afterwards.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/27/2004 08:04:51 PM
It's kinda blurry in the back so an 8.
07/27/2004 11:38:00 AM
Mike is a rebel and loves white, Lina wants approval and choses brown, I'm a staff and see that everyone shines in their own special way.
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07/27/2004 07:26:46 AM
great concept and composition. i would probably enjoy this more if shot with a softer light.
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07/27/2004 05:49:34 AM
Very nicely done! Did you paint the chocolate with egg white or oil to make it glisten? One of my favorites this challenge. Well done!
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07/27/2004 01:38:32 AM
minorities, jeez
07/23/2004 04:22:52 PM
good one!!!
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07/23/2004 04:06:18 PM
Excellent work. I only wish the white "chip" was more white than cream in color. I love that you faced them all in the same direction and put the heat to them.
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07/23/2004 01:17:39 PM
Very nice. I like the idea of this one and I think it's executed very well.
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07/23/2004 09:19:30 AM
neat idea. The chips seem to be sweating under the lights, but that adds sparkle to the image. 9
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07/22/2004 02:53:35 AM
The large number of highlights do confuse the composition, nice picture though.
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07/21/2004 06:41:47 PM
bround melt faster that white.... a9
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07/21/2004 04:35:11 PM
Aaaw! Nice idea.
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07/21/2004 03:24:42 AM
I would have cropped until all was in focus, less is more.
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07/21/2004 02:04:59 AM
i like the melty sheen on all of them, really stands out from the rest of the photos which used chocolate chips and kisses as well.
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07/21/2004 01:53:10 AM
Very nice idea for the challenge. The composition of your picture is really nice; however, the melty, slimy look that the chocolate has really detracts from the photo. It's too bad it got so melty in the hot lights.
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