'Tis the Season - Hot Cocoa

5 days ago

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27 days until the New Year!

Have you noticed that stores already started selling all that cheerful merch, trying to get all the money early, as always haha. The other day I was grabbing some stuff and noticed that they had candy canes at the register. Since I didn't really do any Christmas themed photo shoots last year (except some cookies) I thought I might as well use them for photographing drinks, so I got three :).

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Little did I know that @alphawhale would beat me to hot minty cocoa with marshmallows, oh well. By they way, please kindly proceed over her to 'Tis the Season! post and share your Steem!
What if we all begin to post holiday pictures and have a little challenge? I think that would be fun.

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I tried my very best to create holiday atmosphere shooting these photos, but it didn't occur to me until I sat down to edit them that I should have got my Christmas lights involved to get that sweet, sweet bokeh going. God damn it! I will just have to think of something else to shoot. Luckily, there's still plenty of time to get those out of the box haha.

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Needless to say I had improvise in Photoshop to make up for the absense of Christmas lights, so I decided to use "brushes" to create something similar to . . . snow fall? I dunno what it is exactly, but I thought it turned decent :D.

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The images were taken with a Canon EOS 5D Mark III and a Canon EF 24-105mm - F/4 lens.

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artwork by @kookyan

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Yummie Yum Yum Yum! Keep 'em coming!!! :-)

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I didn't even try it. All the candy melted by the time I finished taking these pictures, so I didn't risk drinking these hahaha.

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Lol... You dread pile? 😂
I heard sugary stuff are responsible for it.

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I dunno if I heard it right but when I was little and still with my dad he said pile is that pain that strains the back bone at the anal canal of our body when we bend for a while.

I checked Google now I can't seem to find his thought about pile online, maybe he didn't get the name correctly. This was what I found.

Piles is another term for hemorrhoids. Hemorrhoids are collections of inflamed tissue in the anal canal. They contain blood vessels, support tissue, muscle, and elastic fibers

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No, I didn't connect the disease and eating a lot of sweets haha. The reason is that I don't like sweet drinks.

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Me too I don't like sweet drinks be it Coca-Cola, Pepsi.. Name it.

hello these are my favorites my grandmother used to do it every time Christmas arrived and how sad it is that she can not do it more for health reasons unfortunately she is no longer with us :( 😭greetings

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I'm sorry to hear about your grandmother. Thank you for stopping by!

Firstly happy new year to you in advance 😜

I love the candies, the hot minty cocoa and how they turned out in the pics, it's the month of celebration; this idea of 'Tis the season' is cool, there should be a contest as suggested by you.

Stay safe kott❤️

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Hahaha! Happy New Year to you in advance as well 🍾

I think so too, maybe we should consider this post an invitation to the contest? :)

Holy crap! It’s been a year already....I can’t wrap my head around it! You seem to be enjoying the cold weather here ;-P

Happy almost new year

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No! I hate cold weather! Sure do wish it was summer again ;)

Thanks!

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I know, I feel bad too because I was such a major supporter of Whaleshares in the beginning and once it went live I became so involved in Steem Monsters all of my focus went to that. I'm back now though and will be making more time to engage with the community. Hopefully I can even manage to catch one of the shows! lol (If I'm not mistaken, there's one tonight?)

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Yeah, I think so. You'll need to check the #event-calendar to know for sure :).

Anyway, glad to see you around, welcome back!

How do you this :) every post such awesome food and photography.... Best hot chocolate photos ever :D

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Haha thank you :) I guess I'm just getting better with a camera!!!

Праздник к нам приходит :)

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Воистину :). Новый год - это мой самый любимый праздник.

Foods that became favorites of children with Brown being the main ingredient. Very good for heart health

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Pardon? What is good for the heart?

ow for christ sake, do more photoshoots with xmas stuff in there!

Beautiful presentation an so in the Christmas spirit! Curious about the drink since here we just have hot chocolate sometimes (it's the tropics the heat is killing us lol), the toppings look yummy and so beautiful, loved that over the jar pic. holyday game is on!

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Oh the drink is hot cocoa :). Yeah, the topics are pretty festive, I didn't risk drinking the cocoa afterwords though because by the time I finished shooting, the toppings melted into the jars so I assumed it was just sugary sweet mess and opted out. I think it would be good with a smaller amount of toppings haha.

Sure do wish I was in tropics right now with a glass of Piña colada, no, not a glass but a carved pineapple full of Piña colada.

Thanks!

Mannnnnnnnnnnnnn. NOW I WANT SOME FUCKING COCOA, SOMEONE NEEDS TO TAKE YOUR CAMERA AWAY.

Also, they were putting out the x-mas stuff early as hell this year. I saw Christmas stuff out for sale, on, like, November 16th IIRC? Something like that. Ridiculous as fuck.

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Hahaha! That makes me happy :) when people get craving after looking at my photos haha, I hope you had some cocoa at home though!

Yeah, out neighbors decorated their windows even before Halloween, I was like WTF hahaha

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Sadly, no. We're going to go buy cocoa stuff this weekend so we can have some. I'm still craving it after 2 days :(

Yeah, out neighbors decorated their windows even before Halloween, I was like WTF hahaha

Excuse me, what the fuck? Sounds like your neighbors are probably serial killers, dude. I'm sorry to tell you this, but you and Matt are going to need to take up sniper positions in your windows and take them out before they continue their milk and cookie fueled killing spree.

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I know haha, so stupid! America is very holiday driven, I've never seen anything like that before haha

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It looks quite tasty doesn't it haha, but tastes too sweet, I'd assume (didn't drink it) hahaha

@kotturinn you didn´t try it but looks lovley, nice picctures

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Thank you @ladyfont! Yeah, I didn't feel like having a sweet drink (it was cold too) by the time I finished taking pictures haha

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@kotturinn yes I know in cold climate you want to drink hot drinks

Damn @kotturinn, do you already, or are you planning to make an e-book from all the eye-candy that you're showcasing here? How many photo series of these do you have?

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I don't have a book yet. I think that I need to work harder on my styling game haha. These pictures are good, but probably not the best, am I being self critical? Maybe!

Thank you!

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You're being way too critical at your own work, and that is good! That shows some determination. If you ever need help with designing a book, you know where to find me! That would be pretty cool!

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Thanks! Feels good getting positive feedback from a pro! Whenever I feel ready to start working on a book, I will reach out to you for sure! :)

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You're at pro level yourself! The details you're adding to it is just sublime! That requires a lot of skill. I'm up for it! Let's go 😁😁😁

wotttttt, why you do this to me?

Looking absolutely divine. Tis the season to get a fat belly, fa lalalala.

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Pretty much hahaha! Wait these were made for taking pictures only, so not fat here bellies . . . yet!

Thank you!

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......... so you didn't even have these? no way. I admire your willpower.

New year is one of my favorite holidays, we are also preparing for it earlier. They themselves took the photo area, I made a post about it.

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I love New Years too, it's the best holiday of the year!

Christmas is a wonderful time of the year for me. I love snow. I love family celebrations and I love lots of food. Of course afterwards I need a few days of recovery but I think it's worth it...

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Yeah, for sure haha. I personally prefer New Years to Christmas though, both are fun :)

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Thank you! They do look good, although not sure about the taste, didn't sample them! Too much candy in a drink!

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well, you can't go wrong with cocoa and mint i think.

and that snow fall effect, it really works.

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That is true, I do enjoy mints and cocoa or coffee, not so much marshmallows though haha

Thank you!

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