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The sweetest thing.
The sweetest thing.
p_johns

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Challenge: Chocolate (Basic Editing I)
Camera: Canon EOS-10D
Location: London, UK
Date: Jul 20, 2004
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO: 100
Shutter: 0.5 Sec
Galleries: Portraiture, Nude
Date Uploaded: Jul 20, 2004

Unfortunately I'm not well-off enough to afford a decent studio to shoot this picture in, but we did our best with what we had! I have seen many pictures of ladies painted in paint only and it looks sensational! I thought this may be something different.

Statistics
Place: 6 out of 202
Avg (all users): 6.7642
Avg (commenters): 8.3182
Avg (participants): 6.6356
Avg (non-participants): 6.8209
Views since voting: 9588
Views during voting: 1034
Votes: 386
Comments: 61
Favorites: 17 (view)


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10/23/2008 11:22:13 AM
How did I miss this one?!!! FABULOUS!
11/16/2004 08:25:53 PM
excellent the paint gives it a great texture and shininess
08/18/2004 02:50:25 PM
I'm new here, and I have been browsing all the galleries. This is an amazing picture.
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08/16/2004 04:46:24 PM
Ohhh...that's gorgeous. I think you should've have gotten a ribbon.
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07/28/2004 07:25:30 AM
AWESOME! and very enticing ...
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07/28/2004 06:12:22 AM
Thanks everyone for the great feedback - it was very frustrating trying to get the lighting right for this without the right equipment. I know the harsh highlights is what bought the score down. I tried using my little video studio light, flash and a 60 watt globe as a fill light, but in the end just used the 60 watt globe! Plus the dilema with the chocolate - I now know the difference between eating chocolate and cooking chocolate!! Eating chocolate doesn't melt!!

By the way the model happens to be my beautiful wife who was more than happy to pose for this shot. For those who wanted to know, unfortunately by the end (it was 1:30am) we were both so tired she just jumped in the shower and I packed up. Bit of a rip I know! :P
07/28/2004 05:33:54 AM
A beautiful creative and artistic shot
It caught my eye in the thumbnails and even though I didnt get time to vote I just wanted to say I think you did a fantastic job with this
All those people who gave you less than a 5! amazing!
The tone of you image is really nice
Well done
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07/28/2004 04:43:10 AM
Good idea Philip, and good to see you back again. One question. How did you get the chocolate off afterwards :)
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07/28/2004 12:11:02 AM
Congratulations on your 6th finish. Hovering at the top. This is a great image and added that sweet touch to make this challenge more interesting.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/27/2004 11:45:23 PM
All I can say is YUM!! OK...the chocolate has a little reddish tint to it. The skin tones and shadows are awesome though, especially by the right (left in pic) clavicular area.
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07/27/2004 11:12:21 PM
Great idea! The light is a bit harsh and the orange tinge is a bit too strong, but the image still works.
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07/27/2004 04:34:50 PM
Sexy!!!!
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07/27/2004 01:03:55 PM
Hmmmm. What can i say.
Good exposure, nice picture. Challenge relevant.
Your model has made this shot.......lovely proportions and lines.
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07/27/2004 09:35:12 AM
I really like the the way the chocolate compliments the color of the skin. The only suggestion I would meke would be to have one breast much less obvious than the other, and then to have the chocolate swirl start at the obivous one and then to go the the less obvious one. And then have one of her fingers dipped in chocolate tracing along her belly. That way the obsever looks at the obvious breast, then follows the swirlt to the next and then to the finger and back to the first breast. Better yet, leave the photo alone, this is yours, not mine. Now I just have to find a model and some chocolate syrup. ;)
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07/27/2004 09:01:11 AM
Fantastic idea!!!!
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07/27/2004 01:56:38 AM
love this picture i think its the best. very expressive and artistic. beautiful!!!!
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07/27/2004 01:34:09 AM
very sexy, well done, nice lighting as well
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07/26/2004 11:04:32 PM
So far, this is the first body chocolate shot I've come across, and I really thought this contest would be saturated with them. Surprisingly, this is artistically done. I really think it's very sensual.
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07/26/2004 06:32:13 PM
Interesting composition.
07/26/2004 05:11:50 PM
One of my favorites from the competition, and not just because of the subject matter. The lighting is warm and soft which adds a nice look to the skin and creates a nice contrast to the dark and shiny chocolate. I also like the composition because of how the chocolate starts on the top right and works it way down into the frame. The only improvement might be to reduce the hightlights in the chocolate. I think you could maintain the shiny look without letting it go all the way white. Definitely one of the more creative of the challenge!
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07/26/2004 02:55:54 PM
Creative. The chocolate is perfectly applied. Beautiful model. Good lighting, though a bit flat on her left breast and the belly below it.
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07/26/2004 01:22:17 PM
That pic needs a lot of work.
07/26/2004 12:16:32 PM
The squirls are very artistic, the composition isnt bad, the lighting is ok although some of the light reflection spots are a little distracting. The idea is a good one.
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07/26/2004 10:33:18 AM
Sweet... and Sensual!
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07/25/2004 11:38:16 PM
My favorite! Sensual, I love both... Nice composition and color I would crop it little bit lower, below the hair. 10
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07/25/2004 06:09:01 PM
Great photo, and boy you must have had fun :)
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07/25/2004 06:08:52 PM
I am a fan of real body art. And this is beautiful! Hoped I'd see something good like this.
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07/25/2004 04:17:01 PM
I wanted to do something with melted chocolate on the face but no one would help me... How do you get model to do this for you?
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07/24/2004 06:35:16 PM
Your lighting and composition are great, well shot. Did you clean it up?
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07/24/2004 07:54:36 AM
Nice lighting, looks very tasty - well done. 8
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07/24/2004 03:30:21 AM
interesting concept. could have used a little more light to the left ...9
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07/23/2004 09:32:20 PM
Good use of chocolate as body paint. You have my 7.
07/23/2004 04:38:08 PM
I really like the contrasts of shape, shade and lighting and skin tones on this. It looks a 'warm' image. I like the way the chocolate has been used so creatively in the photo. I'm not a photo expert and neither am I qualified to make any technical criticisms, but for me this photograph works really well and I gave it a 9
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07/23/2004 02:38:11 PM
Very nice body art.
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07/23/2004 12:24:55 PM
A naked body and chocolate is bound to be a ribbon winner. Pretty cool effect...I especially like that you did a design rather than just smearing it on. The angle and lighting is also good. Overall, it really doesn't do too much for me, but I think it will score well.
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07/23/2004 11:33:31 AM
Wow. Very nice shot. I like how the light reflects off of the uh.. the uhm.. the body chocolate. It really makes the areas with the reflection... um... stick out.

Great choice of lighting on this one. This is definatley something one would see as the cover of a magazine or 'hot' novel or a poster in an adult oriented shop of some sort... Perhaps it would work as a poster in a posh chocalate shop...
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07/23/2004 09:17:24 AM
I'm so glad someone had the audacity to do this. Can't wait to find out who! Very artistically applied and well lit!
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07/22/2004 10:12:36 PM
Most creative use of the chocolate! Beautiful lighting but a bit too dark on the left side??
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07/22/2004 02:33:04 PM
well done
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07/22/2004 09:58:57 AM
Great idea - lots of fun but I prefer it 90 degrees ccw!
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07/22/2004 08:45:28 AM
Oh to be the chocolate zorro. Great shot, I really like the subtle lighting. 9.
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07/22/2004 08:17:58 AM
finally a picture that ould suggest "ART" instead of "advertising". great composition, clarity, color, and use of chocolate. Very nice and well done. <10>
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07/22/2004 12:38:27 AM
I really like the use of chocolate in your picture, everything is in focus also. I think the light on the chocolate gives some distraction to the picture. But I like it a lot.
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07/21/2004 11:48:11 PM
Love that 'Milk Chocolate'
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07/21/2004 11:19:34 PM
Interesting, but light too hard for that kind of sexy shot !.... a8 for the originality
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07/21/2004 09:27:57 PM
Great picture! I like the design that you painted. I think it would have greater impact in landscape so it looks more like she is laying down and not standing up. I think that this should get a ribbon. Good luck!
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07/21/2004 08:27:27 PM
Well, there's chocolate ON the main subject of focus here. =)
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07/21/2004 04:35:50 PM
That's body painting with a difference. Beautifully painted - and excellent composition. Nice choice to focus on body and shapes rather than include face. Lighting just a touch TOO orange for my tastes.
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07/21/2004 04:09:20 PM
Very artistic.
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07/21/2004 03:23:17 PM
WOW! Very well done. 10
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07/21/2004 12:59:48 PM
Crop, tone and exposure all top notch....Good job
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07/21/2004 12:13:27 PM
Very bold and creative. Im not sure i like the lighting, though. Seems a little harsh and possibly has a yellowish tint to it. Very good pic, though
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07/21/2004 10:06:43 AM
Very, very creative. I like it. 9
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07/21/2004 09:07:28 AM
uummm.........yum!
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07/21/2004 05:38:49 AM
Bet you had a good time cleaning up :D I like the lighting as it shows the body shape well. Nice use of chocolate too. 8
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07/21/2004 02:51:11 AM
Sensational! I was planning a body shot but never managed to get my act together in time for the challenge. Absolutely love the lighting, the angle you have the model at, the crop, everything. Also the nicest shaped model I have seen in quite a while, she is perfect. Great stuff, definitely my pick of the challenge! 10
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07/21/2004 01:53:02 AM
excellent
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07/21/2004 01:50:29 AM
Now, now - not very fair to other entries!

Still, the composition is good (and so is the subject!)
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07/21/2004 12:46:20 AM
sexy
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07/21/2004 12:43:11 AM
Nicely lit. Good concept. Composition seems a little off-balance with the large black area at bottom right. Maybe crop it at the collar bone?
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07/21/2004 12:41:48 AM
I really hope this wins a ribbon!
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