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Tower of Temptation
Tower of Temptation

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Challenge: Before and After II (Basic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D80
Lens: Nikon AF Micro-Nikkor 60mm f2.8D
Location: Room 244, Elgin High School.
Date: Dec 9, 2008
Aperture: f/11
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/4
Date Uploaded: Dec 9, 2008

These guys never made it out of the studio!

Originally I had imagined shooting the candy in a row, but it just didn't look that good. After a suggestion of stacking, I tried that and was much happier with the results. The candy filled the frame so much better and had more visual impact.

Opened in RAW

An outtake:
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POST CHALLENGE: Eh, top thirty... not bad... Thanks for the comments!

Place: 28 out of 143
Avg (all users): 5.9845
Avg (commenters): 7.0714
Avg (participants): 5.9636
Avg (non-participants): 5.9928
Views since voting: 998
Views during voting: 317
Votes: 194
Comments: 19
Favorites: 1 (view)

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02/01/2009 02:36:43 PM
you know a photo is good when it makes you crave the subject matter
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12/23/2008 09:35:16 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club...

I was not able to vote on this challenge, but if I had, I probably would have given you a 6 or 7.

My first thought was that I liked your outtake a lot better, but after comparison, I think they are both well done. The one element I prefer about the outtake is that there is a progression that is easy to follow, where as in this version, the Reeses almost become a sculpture on their own. The square crop was a good choice, and I like how you chose to almost completely fill the frame. If I weren't allergic to chocolate, I'd be running to the store to buy some now.

Keep up the good work.

If you need any clarification on any of my comments, please feel free to pm me. It might take some time for me to get back to you.
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12/17/2008 09:30:46 AM
I am really surprised that this didn't score higher. (Art's right; Don't they know there's no wrong way to eat a Reeses??) This is still my favorite in the challenge regardless. Great job. :)
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12/17/2008 02:42:34 AM
I don't know how anyone could knock this. Don't they know there is no wrong way to eat a Reeses?? :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/16/2008 08:43:36 AM
And tempting it is!
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12/15/2008 09:57:17 PM
The DOF and plane of focus is spot on! Now I need to find some Reese Cups!
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12/14/2008 02:37:54 PM
Yummy! Great detail
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12/13/2008 05:17:55 PM
Love it...the only thing is the back edges of the reeses are slightly out of focus, I don't know if you meant for that to happen or not, but it doesn't take away from the picture
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12/13/2008 10:00:20 AM
Great idea, Your white balance is off though. You could adjust afterwards using colour balance, or if you have photoshop you can open in the raw editor even if you shot as a jpg
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12/12/2008 10:35:37 PM
One of the better. more original food shots.
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12/12/2008 12:45:05 PM
This is one of my picks for the front page, for sure. Definitely meets the challenge, is composed well, good lighting and focus, and above all, its delicious! :)
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12/11/2008 01:57:47 PM
great love it 7
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12/11/2008 01:14:57 AM
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12/10/2008 07:09:23 PM
I love peanut butter and i love chocolate, but i hate them together.
I like the bottom piece and the one with the single bite. I think if you stayed with those it would be more impactful. The top two tiers look messy.
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12/10/2008 06:49:49 PM
First of all- that looks delicious- R.PB cups are my fave!!!

I really like this picture a lot- well lit, framed, and especially well set up... I like the crumbles on top of the cups. I do wish the DOF was deeper. I don't mind the backs of the lower cups being out of focus, but I think I would prefer the back of the top cup to be in focus... personal opinion. Overall great shot!
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12/10/2008 05:30:43 PM
Yummy! Nicely done! 9
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12/10/2008 11:53:02 AM
love this picture! I;m a foodie, so I have a soft spot for food pics. Your lighting is excellent, and the setup is quite original. I like how you made sure there was crumbs, it really adds to the photo. You know you are going to have all the voters wanting a Reese's now, right? =)
I reserve 10's for my personal favorites in a challenge..... -10
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12/10/2008 08:24:13 AM
Nicely composed and shot.
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12/10/2008 03:00:09 AM
Yum. More specific lighting would have made this even better.
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