Cocoa Powder and Cocoa Snow

I saw this idea quite some time ago in a cookbook. I really loved the picture and wanted to recreated for some time, but all the spoons that I had didn't work. So, just recently I got a set of very lovely spoons that I figured would be perfect for this shot. First, I thought I'd wait until I make some chocolate dessert and then take this picture, but I was bored and the little spoons were so tempting. So, I decided to just go ahead and have fun with some cocoa powder.

I really liked the result, but I wanted to try something else. I wanted to drop a spoon and take a picture the moment it falls in the cocoa powder and the cocoa flies everywhere. That didn't work out at all. I couldn't get the shutter speed fast enough even with higher ISO and exposure compensation. But the main problem was dropping the spoon and clicking my remote at the exact moment of the spoon getting into the cocoa. Yep, that was (or wasn't) fun. As a result my whole place was covered in cocoa powder, it looked like there was cocoa snow. My table, my tablecloth, floor around the table, tripod, camera, spot light with an umbrella and, of course, me - we were all covered in a fine layer of cocoa powder. It wasn't fun to clean up, but it was fun working with it and a bonus - my place now smells like chocolate!!!

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and one more... having fun with dypitchs...

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Posted on June 7, 2009 and filed under Photography.