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Warm and Chocolatey
Warm and Chocolatey

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Challenge: Advertisement (Classic Editing)
Camera: Sony Mavica FD-73
Location: Kitchen
Date: May 1, 2002
Date Uploaded: May 4, 2002

One of my favorite things in life is a warm mug of hot cocoa! When this challenge came up I decided this would be the best choice!

It took me a few tries to get this shot, I tried it with a flash and without, this is without the flash but with added light from the overhead fixture and I brought in another lamp.

Place: 54 out of 79
Avg (all users): 5.0437
Avg (commenters): 5.6923
Avg (participants): 4.8732
Avg (non-participants): 5.1333
Views since voting: 1395
Votes: 206
Comments: 27
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/12/2002 10:38:00 PM
For me, its ok to crop the milk as you did, but i would've liked to see the whole pot. Also wish the cocoa package was fully visible.
05/12/2002 09:00:00 PM
The image seems a little busy with everything goin on in it, but I suppose it shows the multiple uses. The subject def. stands out.
05/12/2002 03:21:00 PM
I think different lighting would've made this more inviting. Maybe a little darker, so it feels warmer?
05/12/2002 11:34:00 AM
I'm a Swiss Miss fan myself, but Hersheys is okay too.
05/10/2002 10:51:00 AM
I like the layout to this shot. The shot itself is not very clean this could be due to the software.

05/09/2002 05:24:00 PM
good idea for an ad, could be improved by simplifying the layout, try removing an element or two. actually, if you just composed a tight vertical of the hershy's can with the pan of cocoa in the foreground it would work better
05/09/2002 02:31:00 PM
This looks too tempting. It seems slightly out of focus but I think it gives it a more old fashioned feel.
05/09/2002 02:26:00 PM
looks a little grainy.
05/09/2002 11:56:00 AM
picture seems grainy, arrangement of artifacts isn't very pleasing to the eye, I have that spoon
05/09/2002 10:53:00 AM
You should have used sharpen, because this isn't the clearest it could be. Otherwise a very nice setup, good job!
05/08/2002 09:50:00 PM
I really like this. spoon has a tad too much reflection
05/07/2002 10:34:00 PM
Yummy..great idea.
05/07/2002 09:07:00 PM
Nice composition. There appears to be quite a bit of noise in this shot along with a red colorcast. Good effort.
05/07/2002 04:31:00 AM
presumably you preferred the brand label on the shadow side. that's a nice deviation from the norm. however the shot seems to lack emphasis. the spoon is distractingly reflecting a lot of your side light, also.
05/07/2002 03:07:00 AM
Mmmm... cocoa....

I think this image is a bit too busy to be an effective advertisement. I don't think it needed the milk bottle to be in the shot, and the stovetop is just a bit extraneous. I think just the cup with those little cakes and the cocoa tin could have been enough, maybe with some other table setting type things? Still, it made me go mmmmmmm :)
05/06/2002 11:03:00 PM
not a very clear photo. also, you cut off the milk bottle and pan on the stove. just doesnt look like a professional advertisement
05/06/2002 06:47:00 PM
like the composition
05/06/2002 05:37:00 PM
Looks yummy, but a little out of focus.
05/06/2002 02:50:00 PM
Good job! Maybe taking a half step back to inclue everything into the photo? i dunno but it is makin me hungry!
05/06/2002 01:46:00 PM
05/06/2002 01:24:00 PM
Looks almost as though you took the picture direct from a TV.. sort of a still shot from video. Not the most exciting compo, but without a doubt, nearly perfect from a professional look point of view.
05/06/2002 12:36:00 PM
Good advert! (Warning: Cocoa can on burner!) I find nothing technically "wrong" with this photo advertisement. All 10s (Photo, Advert, Creativity)
05/06/2002 09:39:00 AM
Alll four are set up at equal distance. It's too symmetrical. This is a warm fuzzy on a cold winters day! Looks good.
05/06/2002 08:26:00 AM
Ahhhh, comfort foods.
05/06/2002 07:29:00 AM
mmmm : )
05/06/2002 05:22:00 AM
I like this. I like the lighting. I like the natural at home feel to it. That goes well with the product ! This is well done:)
05/06/2002 02:09:00 AM
Composition and lighting. I think you may have to many items or too much space between them. Imo a close-up of Hershey produce and the mug setup would have made a stronger picture. Maybe the milk in the background? This photo reminds me of something from an old issue of a woman's magazine. I almost can imagine the hot cocoa recipe printed to the side. You may not have sold me any cocoa but you did a great joke on meeting the challenge.

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