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Hot Chocolate
3rd PlaceHot Chocolate
arron_christensen


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Recipe (Beverage) (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Sigma 18-125mm f/3.5-5.6 DC for Canon
Location: My kitchen
Date: Jul 15, 2008
Aperture: f/13
ISO: 100
Shutter: 6 sec
Galleries: Still Life, Food and Drink
Date Uploaded: Jul 15, 2008

So the instructions for making this are simple-
Add
6 oz hot water
1 packet of hot cocoa mix
1/12th of one Hershey's bar
Mix until blended
Add as much whipped cream as desired
Sprinkle some hot cocoa powder on whipped cream
Enjoy

I know it wasn't a real recipe, but I'm a simple guy. I actually tried cookies but two things happened. One, my lighting was harsh looking after the processing. And two, i couldn't reshoot because the cookies tasted so good they all managed to disappear.

Hopefully this will appeal to a few people. And I will acknowledge that dot in the middle on the right side. Silly basic editing prevented me from being able to take care of it...

What a great surprise to wake up to. I'm so excited about this. When I first woke up, I had to make sure I wasn't still dreaming. Thanks for all the great and helpful comments. This site has so many great photographers, I'm just glad to be a part of it.

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 111
Avg (all users): 6.9593
Avg (commenters): 7.7059
Avg (participants): 6.3684
Avg (non-participants): 7.0673
Views since voting: 4820
Views during voting: 424
Votes: 246
Comments: 38
Favorites: 6 (view)


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07/29/2008 08:14:26 AM
I didn't realize this was your first ribbon - huge congrats!!! Wonderful image - light is very skillfully handled, presentation is simple and effective. Great job!
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07/25/2008 10:37:59 PM
I didnt vote, but this is a really super image looks tasty and very elegant well deserved ribbon Congrats
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07/24/2008 05:41:33 PM
This is a beautiful shot Arron. Congratulations on your first ribbon!
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07/24/2008 01:09:42 PM
I was hopping this one would take the blue. I loved it and it makes me want to have one.
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07/23/2008 05:50:34 PM
Masterpiece!!!
Debbi
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07/23/2008 04:09:22 PM
Congratulations on your first ribbon, very nice image. :)
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07/23/2008 10:52:49 AM
hey congrats on the well deserved ribbon
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07/23/2008 10:51:14 AM
Congrats on a beautiful, award-winning image and a new PB for you! It's lovely.
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07/23/2008 09:57:22 AM
Oh, this is awesome! Way to go making a cup of hot chocolate such extraordinary photography! And congratulations for getting a ribbon for it :)
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07/23/2008 09:36:21 AM
Congrats on the first ribbon. Really fine work and very appetizing.
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07/23/2008 09:30:21 AM
Excellent photo. Congratulations!
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07/23/2008 05:46:29 AM
OK, now I have to go get me a hot choco drink... great shot congrats
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07/23/2008 03:41:58 AM
Congratulations! Really was one of the best of the challenge.
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07/23/2008 03:23:03 AM
Beautiful shot! That looks so delicious! Congrats :D
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07/23/2008 02:24:01 AM
well done,congratulations
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07/23/2008 01:24:06 AM
Simple is good. Congrats on 3rd place!
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07/23/2008 12:42:33 AM
This is great and looks sooo delicious... Congrats on your ribbon, Arron.
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07/23/2008 12:27:54 AM
Congratulations on your ribbon! This was one of my favorites and makes me thirsty!!
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07/23/2008 12:13:11 AM
Congratulations on the PB and your first ribbon! wtg :D
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/22/2008 11:31:39 PM
Looks so yummy, like I can reach in grab it...I wish! Great quality image, everything looks fab, 9.
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07/22/2008 11:18:19 PM
The lighting is very good and the sharpness is great but the mirror image to me just is a little to fuzzy or really takes away from the over all pic in my opinon. Good job and good luck.
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07/22/2008 06:25:04 PM
A sharper reflection, or perhaps just cropping it out, would have made this image stronger. I really like the simple composition and color scheme. It certainly looks delicious!
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07/22/2008 05:43:11 PM
Now that looks tasty! Great composition, like the use of the reflective black surface.
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07/21/2008 04:38:31 PM
would make a very good cover for a desert menu
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07/19/2008 07:45:15 PM
The four pieces of chocolate on the saucer was more than just a nice touch -- I think it makes this image. Looks delicious! An eight for you.
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07/19/2008 07:28:57 PM
Wow. Pretty.
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07/19/2008 02:50:05 PM
very nice, clean, good sharp focus
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07/19/2008 12:29:35 AM
one of the best photos here, yet also one of the simplest. great job.
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07/18/2008 07:18:33 PM
Thanks for getting me in the mood for hot chocolate in 110 degree weather :)~, stong image overall, well done.
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07/18/2008 12:44:08 AM
Yum. I hope this was as fun to drink as it obviously was to shoot.
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07/17/2008 04:49:06 PM
beautiflu, i tried a shot with chocolate, and it melted everywhere, hope you had an easier time with it. i love this image, i hope it does well for you
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07/17/2008 04:12:40 PM
scrumptious ..... Love it
Kathleen royles
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07/16/2008 04:50:56 AM
Beautiful! My favorite in the challenge!
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07/16/2008 04:09:55 AM
That is so mean! Now I can't help but wanting hot chocolate for the rest of the day!
*grumbles*goodphotothough*grumbles*
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07/16/2008 02:05:50 AM
I like this :)
A little nit pick though: the one peice of chocolate is upside down- if you had turned it around to match the rest, the soft side (the part that hasn't been broken off) would have been visable instead. Besides that though, it's very nice!
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07/16/2008 12:43:43 AM
Very nice lighting.
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07/16/2008 12:40:10 AM
I think I have that same china. Is that noritake? great photo.
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07/16/2008 12:14:04 AM
Splendid!
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