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Truffles with Cocoa
Truffles with Cocoa
bledford


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Chocolate (Basic Editing I)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
Location: Dining room
Date: Jul 19, 2004
Aperture: f8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/80
Galleries: Still Life, Food and Drink
Date Uploaded: Jul 20, 2004

Just the kit lens on my D-Rebel, handheld. Took about 40 or so shots of these truffles, which are handmade by a local ice cream shop called Shuberts.

The cocoa powder is Ghirardelli baking cocoa from the grocery store. Lit naturally from the right by north-facing window and by 550ex bounced off a manila envelope.

Played around with custom WB settings on the Rebel and I would recommend doing so to anyone who's frustrated with the results of the AUTO, Shade, etc. white balance settings on the D-Rebel. Had fun taking this one and then eating the props. The "all milk" was the best (middle), followed closely by the french vanilla (foreground).

First attempt at using a border. Hope it goes over well.

Statistics
Place: 8 out of 202
Avg (all users): 6.4070
Avg (commenters): 7.7647
Avg (participants): 6.2627
Avg (non-participants): 6.4823
Views since voting: 3520
Views during voting: 466
Votes: 344
Comments: 22
Favorites: 2 (view)


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08/16/2004 04:49:34 PM
I like it but...my eyes dont like the angle too much. But im not a photography critic...I cant take pictures that good...but just a comment!
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07/30/2004 05:59:27 PM
I was considering a macro shot too. I really like this, nice crispness on the chocolate powder. Might have chosen a deeper DOF personally. Nice lighting and colour too.
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07/28/2004 12:18:48 AM
Congratulations on your 8th placing. Believe me, I can taste it, The image is a winner with that magic powder.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/27/2004 08:19:53 PM
Great use of shallow DOF and I love this angle, it gives an intimacy that put the shot at the top of the class. Might well be on the cover of a cookbook.
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07/27/2004 02:11:29 PM
great dof and detail
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07/25/2004 04:20:21 PM
This was my favorit picture of pieces of choclate!
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07/25/2004 01:07:01 PM
Great photo! I like the sharp focus, and I also like your original set up! 9.
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07/23/2004 12:40:31 PM
Nice arrangement, composition & lighting. Overall - beautiful shot.
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07/23/2004 09:57:50 AM
I hope you get a ribbon.. 10 10 10 10...
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07/22/2004 10:51:03 PM
Oh yeah...I can taste it!
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07/22/2004 02:54:11 AM
Nice, great focus and interesting composition.
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07/21/2004 10:50:51 PM
Excellent !!
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07/21/2004 09:32:43 PM
Great composition and lighting, only wish that the foreground truffle didnt have so much cocoa power on it
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07/21/2004 04:30:51 PM
Nice choice of DOF and of quirky angle. Three itsems together is always visually pleasing and I like the way use it to give depth to the image. The chocolatey surface works well too.
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07/21/2004 04:03:59 PM
Nicely bordered.
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07/21/2004 01:14:37 PM
very nice, my favorite so far.
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07/21/2004 12:09:29 PM
Beautiful shot... very professional looking. Good use of depth of field. Good lighting.
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07/21/2004 11:47:00 AM
perfect studio shot, advertisement picture to the best a9
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07/21/2004 10:00:59 AM
Pretty light and focus.
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07/21/2004 07:33:09 AM
wow! yummy....i liked the composition and cropping. 9
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07/21/2004 01:25:00 AM
Very cool depth and composition, the tilt makes it look like an advertisement. Great job (9)

Good luck....
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07/21/2004 01:09:27 AM
I like the overall lighting and depth of field to enhance the colors and textures of the chocolate. Although I have to admit that they look a little like the pods in the movie Alien. A shot I would expect to see in a cooking book, and it certainly portrays an appealing product.
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