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    Chocolate Box

    There was a time when we all had to avoid making "chocolate box" photos.
    Although I really thought it was the biscuit tin photos that were the worst.

    Well I havent seen much stuff called chocolate box lately so heres my contribution!


    I am , of course, quite pleased with this one but it is a bit chocolate boxy all the same. Anyone else have any contributions?

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    Re: Chocolate Box

    My only contribution is to say how lovely this rose is.

    Cheers,
    Don

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    Re: Chocolate Box

    Thanks Don, although I should have written that this is a camelia.Sorry for the confusion.
    heres a bud coming out on the same plant, could be for the back of a chocolate box?
    GX100


    But what happened to chocolate box put downs for photos? One time virtually every sunset or bunch of flowers picture was dismissed as being "chocolate box". I personally thought it was a good idea for chocolate manufacturers to use the best photos they could find!
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    Re: Chocolate Box

    I agree with Don. Which camera, by the way?
    Best,
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    Re: Chocolate Box

    Otumay,
    the Ricoh GX100 mounted on my Manfrotto Modo .

    Thanks Otumay

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    Re: Chocolate Box

    Nice idea for a thread Paul. Striking images as well!

    Not sure if these would sell may chocolates but they are the nearest thing I could find in my flickr images.

    DP1 cropped


    GRD2 saturation pushed.


    GRD2 levels adjusted to give silhouette


    GRD1

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    Re: Chocolate Box

    Beautiful, Will, DP1 especially.
    Osman

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    Re: Chocolate Box

    Great work Will, really like the white flower from the GRD2.
    thanks for the comment!

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    Re: Chocolate Box

    Quote Originally Posted by pollobarca View Post
    Thanks Don, although I should have written that this is a camelia. Sorry for the confusion.
    heres a bud coming out on the same plant, could be for the back of a chocolate box?
    I'm sorry for my confusion, too. This is the reason Leela tends the garden and not me.

    The bud is equally beautiful. Thanks for the photos and the correction.

    Cheers,
    Don

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    Re: Chocolate Box

    Quote Originally Posted by Will View Post
    Nice idea for a thread Paul. Striking images as well!

    Not sure if these would sell may chocolates but they are the nearest thing I could find in my flickr images.

    DP1 cropped
    Wow! Beautiful image... and it's going to explode soon. (Well, I'm sure it already has, but not just yet in this photo.)

    Cheers,
    Don

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    Re: Chocolate Box

    Yes Don, My wife told me the name of the flower, thats why she directs the plant maintenance and I do the donkey work....
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    Re: Chocolate Box

    Korean Ginseng Chocolate box...
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    I brought back some ginseng from that trip - Incredible stuff- I will make a series of these two rather kitsch but very clever dolls. According to how they are positioned they tell a story of communication.
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    Re: Chocolate Box

    Osman, Paul and Don, many thanks for you comments.
    Much appreciated!

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    Re: Chocolate Box

    Talking about chocolate box, I am stuck in Bruxelles (chocolate town ) due to an Islandic Volcano. No flights and the trains are full.....Tomorrow phots in Belgium.

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    Re: Chocolate Box

    Quote Originally Posted by Don Ellis View Post
    I'm sorry for my confusion, too. This is the reason Leela tends the garden and not me.

    The bud is equally beautiful. Thanks for the photos and the correction.

    Cheers,
    Don
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    Re: Chocolate Box

    [QUOTE=pollobarca;202685]Talking about chocolate box, I am stuck in Bruxelles (chocolate town ) due to an Islandic Volcano. No flights and the trains are full....

    Aye, Paul. It's called Chaos Theory.
    A butterfly flaps its wings in Reykjavik and all the planes in Europe stop flying.
    Don't eat too many chocs

    Cheers,

    Gandolfi.

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    Re: Chocolate Box

    Well thanks Gandolfi! today we were evicted from the hotel but the easyjet people here
    have put me up in 4 star luxury at the Holiday Inn until sunday when the next attempt to fly will happen.
    Here we have some choice Belgian Chocolate, Giant size Manneken pis..
    PS easyjet are being very good for a low cost operator,as good as lufty!
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