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Melting Morsels
Melting Morsels

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Chocolate (Basic Editing I)
Camera: Canon EOS-1D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro
Location: My basement
Date: Jul 20, 2004
Aperture: /5.6
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/60 sec
Galleries: Macro, Food and Drink
Date Uploaded: Jul 20, 2004

Nestlé semi-sweet chocolate morsels, coated with vegetable oil to give the shiny "melting" appearance instead of the unattractive out-of-the-bag appearance. (My first shots were out-of-the-bag and didn't look very appealing. I liked the look with the morsels "oiled up" much better.)

I fully expect the shallow DOF haters will hammer this...

Taken with the Canon 100mm/2.8 Macro.

Place: 44 out of 202
Avg (all users): 5.6327
Avg (commenters): 7.7500
Avg (participants): 5.4818
Avg (non-participants): 5.7103
Views since voting: 1276
Views during voting: 451
Votes: 324
Comments: 14
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07/29/2004 03:39:30 PM
Hmmm, thought I had commented on this during the challenge. I really like this one. I don't mind the shallow DOF, it's kind of nice, but I don't know about the choice of focal point. Either a deeper DOF, or a focal point at the very bottom of the frame would be interesting to compare. This kind of blurry->sharp->blurry shallow DOF sometimes doesn't feel "right" to me, though I usually like shallow DOF. Good shot though.

So you used vegetable oil, but were the chips also actually melting? I'm thinking maybe not, after looking really close.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/27/2004 09:57:41 PM
Nice and simple, I like the shallow DOF. (9)

Good luck...
07/26/2004 11:02:03 PM
They're at the most perfect stage. Wish I had a spoon!
07/25/2004 10:05:59 AM
How many chips did you go through to get the perfect shot? =)
07/22/2004 10:04:49 PM
Excellent dof and lighting. One of my favorites in this challenge.
07/22/2004 06:56:55 PM
Nice eye candy. Greater depth fo focus would be great.
07/21/2004 07:49:55 PM
I like the DOF here - just pickingout a narrow band in the middle. Makes it feel like a landscape of chocolate. Nice detail, good light, color. 7
07/21/2004 06:32:43 PM
If this were all in focus it would have been a 10. I give you a 7.
07/21/2004 04:33:45 PM
Nice sheen on slightly melting chocs. Good use of DOF. Lacks a focal point.
07/21/2004 03:06:44 PM
good shot. I would have preferred a different depth of field and show the chips in the front in focus a bit more
07/21/2004 12:26:50 PM
Man this picture makes me hungry for chocolate! Excellent picture! 10
07/21/2004 11:44:20 AM
I like the texture and the way chocolate is getting hot... almost melt... a8
07/21/2004 03:30:09 AM
this is neat, a little busy, but neat. I'll say 6.
07/21/2004 12:46:23 AM
Simple but I like the abstractness of it. Melting seems to have been a good choice. Takes away that chalky look chocolate chips have right out of the bag.

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