Every month Bee and Jai faithfully announce a theme for their food photography event, Click. I haven't been able to participate regularly these past months for various reasons. Last month I managed to take the pictures and send them in, only to discover that I had missed the deadline!
Yesterday I discovered that next month's theme was announced three days back and that I was yet to submit a picture for this month's edition of Click. Today happens to be the deadline for this month's edition!!
So what does all this have to do with chocolate?
Nothing much except that I really like chocolate. So it's not surprising that while looking for inspiration for some pictures, I ended up with an idea of using chocolate as my subject.
The theme at Click this month is "Stacks" and here are 3 of the many pictures I took. I, personally, like all three of them but am choosing the first one to send in for the event.
This first picture is very well focused and the textured edges of the chocolate pieces show up very nicely.
The cherry in this picture is in focus with a slightly blurred chocolate stack (wouldn't do for Click, I think) giving the cherry a floating look.
This picture is really my favourite, in terms of composition (the arrangement was done by Akshaya), but the focus in this picture is the stem of the cherry (which, again, wouldn't do for Click).
And I leave you all with an anonymous quote which touches a chord in me; "I could give up chocolate but I'm not a quitter."