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KM C38 Chocolate; comp: Dessert Platter
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26-JUL-2005 John down under (7D)

comp 2nd place
KM C38 Chocolate; comp: Dessert Platter

my house in the suburbs of Adelaide, South Australia

No mirrors or Photoshop trickery here, just three glasses lined up on a platter with a flash behind the thin card in the background. I also shone an overhead light down onto the closest glass for a second or so during the exposure.

To check out the leftovers and see what came of the chocolate tower, see my C38 gallery:

Special thanks to Autumn Sky for his excellent Marbles 'n' Glass gallery and his 'Cheers' image (an action shot no less), which is where much of this idea came from. I'd recommend a look at that gallery (and his others too!).
Autumn Sky's 'Marbles 'n' Glass' gallery:
Autumn Sky's 'Cheers' image:

Konica-Minolta Maxxum 7 Digital ,KM AF 17-35/2.8-4 (D)
4s f/22.0 at 17.0mm iso100 full exif

other sizes: small medium original
Kat07-Jan-2008 07:02
I love this whole playing with light gallery. It is something I am working on currently. I can learn a lot from your work. Do love this particular shot a great deal. Thanks for sharing.
Sainath29-Jul-2005 04:13
I do like this one quite a bit. You've come up with something unique and through this image the work you put in can be appreciated. What really appeals to me in this image are the glasses, with chocolate, and their arrangement. However, I find myself agreeing with Marj, in that there seems to be a lot going on here. And this is probablly being really picky, but on the ceramic dish in the lower right and left corners there are some highlights ( I'm assuming those are reflections of the candle flames) which don't quite suit the overall composition here; just my opinion, and as I mentioned, just being nitpicky perhaps. :) And having said all of that, it's still a very creative idea and overall well excecuted.
John Nasche28-Jul-2005 19:13
Ahh, … beautiful treatment and beautifully executed. I’m glad my wife hasn’t seen this though, … she’s already too much of a chocolate addict! Well done!
JeremyGood27-Jul-2005 21:38
Great lighting, came out very interesting.
Marj Shockley27-Jul-2005 13:08
An excellent job with the creative lighting. I'm afraid I'm in the minority on this one. I feel the composition is overkill. Just too much going on...all of it wonderfully captured, though. :)
Stu26-Jul-2005 22:30
Superbly done
Guest 26-Jul-2005 14:12
You still great ideas John ! Very nice composition !!!!!!!!
Brian McAllister26-Jul-2005 07:42
You nailed it John. Vote.
steve mcsweeny26-Jul-2005 06:19
You took some time on this one;) very creative indeed! Vote.
Mindy McNaugher26-Jul-2005 04:46
Stunning lighting! All around exquisite shot! Your ideas are so creative and executed so perfectly! Vote!
Dan Chusid26-Jul-2005 04:35
Beautiful work John.
You knew I didn't have dessert yet...
snootydog26-Jul-2005 04:33
you really have something special with this one. I am not even going to bother detailing everything I like about it because it will sound trite. The light reflected in the chocolate is pretty awesome though. Really really nice work.
Karen Leaf26-Jul-2005 03:32
The setup is realy superb and the light well done, esp. like the expanding light in back. Not sure but what the chocolate surrounding the base of the glasses might be too much? Detracts from the candles and that yummy platter?
Guest 26-Jul-2005 03:28
John this is an awesome set-up and shot..
Khalid Hameed26-Jul-2005 01:35
great lighting! umm Chocolate......
Rene Hales26-Jul-2005 00:26
Awesome lighting technique. Okay, so who gets to eat all the props?--Rene
Guest 25-Jul-2005 23:51
love the chocolates in the glass and on the base. interesting effect with the three glasses! and great lighting!
Sam Stevenson25-Jul-2005 23:31
Excellent shot - and what a great subject!
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