June 30, 2009

Just A Little Chocolate!


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."


20 comments:

Hari Chandana said...

Lovely Clicks Aparna... Simply Superb :)

jayasree said...

All three pics are beautiful on its own. As you said, the first one goes with the theme.

Chitra said...

nice entry for the event..too good:)

Ria said...

Lovely pics, but guess the 1st one wins! :)

♥Rosie♥ said...

Lovely Clicks Aparna - all three are outstanding pics.

A2Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Nice pictures, the first one is the best with even the nuts in them being visible.

Ashwini said...

Lovely click...liked the first one.

Sia said...

now that's wahat I call "taste"ful click :)

Elra said...

Beautiful photo Aparna. Love the cherry on top! It makes it look irresistible.

Superchef said...

aahh..chocolate. Everyones all time favourite. Nice clicks!

Soma said...

Love the composition Aparna.. so beautiful.

a cute quote too:-) no i am not a quitter:-)

Yasmeen said...

Delectable Chocolate and cherry,creative clicks:)

Ivy said...

Lovely clicks Aparna. I like the first one. Like you I have taken some photos for the event (just for the fun of it) but did not manage to post.

Mallugirl said...

i am still missing all the deadlines!!
i like the composition of the first one and the color warmth of the second one.

Linda said...

Beautiful chocolate pics, Aparna! I'm also bookmarking that June aviyal which looks sensational in the orange bowl :)

Marc @ NoRecipes said...

Nice setup! Now you have me craving some chocolate and cherries!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

I love chocolate! Those shots are very pretty!

Cheers,

Rosa

Avanika [YumsiliciousBakes] said...

Great pictures! I love the last one!! Ofcourse, not suitable for click, but great nonetheless!

Aparna said...

Thank you all for that support. Makes me feel better about my photography. :)

Hope you enjoy the aviyal, Linda.

Sharmilee! :) said...

Like the template, great blog...first time here!