Everything is permitted

Uploaded: October 20, 2007 07:53:10


For the PG101 Meatloaf Song Title Theme.
Swiss chocolate photographed with Canon 100 mm macro lense, ISO-100, f/9, 0.6 s, natural light, diffusor, reflector, tripod.
Curves, saturation, clone, burn, crop and sharpen in PS7.

1st Place D&M Feb 2008.


Bob Cournoyer level-classic October 20, 2007

May as well stop the contest now!! Great presentation. I best get this sent fast before my drool shorts out the keyboard... :-)

Happy Theme Day

Bob #766309

Nikki McDonald level-classic October 20, 2007

Oh my goodness, Katarina, this is absolutely decadent. Can I have some??
Happy Theme Day
PS Your presentation, color, detail, and everything else are right on! Great idea and wonderful shot. #4952712

Kara L. Hendricks October 20, 2007

Ummmm.... YUM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

What a cool shot for the theme... Love it!!! #4952728

Dr Silly level-classic October 20, 2007

It's a good think I have food in front of me or I would be hungry. Wonderful still life of candy. :O)

Amber Kennedy October 20, 2007

Who gave you this permission? I want a mom like that...great image! #4952796

Cheryl E. Davis October 20, 2007

Yum! Excellent shot, Katarina! Love the details, colors and it looks so tempting. :-) Well done! #4952837

October 20, 2007

Beautiful presentation. This portrait should be on my nightstand, lol. Awesome job, Katarina. :-) #4952881

Joy Rector October 20, 2007

love this shot #4952910

Marcie A. Fowler October 20, 2007

Yummy!!! Excellent work Katarina. They look delicious. #4952986

Susan M. Hembree level-classic October 20, 2007

I agree with everyone above, Katarina! Excellent, superb and wonderful! And yummy, yummy, yummy! #4953078

Amalia Sylvia Arriaga Salinas level-classic October 20, 2007

WOW, great entry Katarina!, They look delicious!,
Amalia #4953167

Les Rhoades level-classic October 20, 2007

Super BiG WoW Katarina! This is amazing. #4953186

Michelle L. Frick October 20, 2007

Yummy! I like the way you think Katarina! Happy Theme Day!! #4953307

Janine Russell level-deluxe October 20, 2007

Katarina, excellent color, detail, clarity, lighting and composition. #4953518

Pat Gamwell October 20, 2007

Exquisite shot, Katarina! Looks so real, think I'll have a piece (or 2, or 3, or..!) lol:) #4953932

Corinne M. Thompson October 21, 2007

A very appetizing entry...makes me want one, and I don't like chocolate! #4956419

Daniella Puente October 21, 2007

OK...I'm on a diet these days! but as your theme said Everything is permited with this!!!! GREAT idea, delicious macro :)))) #4956881

Diane Davis October 22, 2007

Send directly to me!!!! Those look so yummy. Great composition and lighting makes them even better. #4961290

Sherry Sturgis October 23, 2007

WOW!!!!! I just had to make an additional comment on this image, Katrina! I spotted it in the C&C thread!
Magnificant capture, delicious composition! A sure winner!!! #4967641

Debbie Hartley level-deluxe October 24, 2007

Oh YUMMMM Katarina! My mouth waters just looking at this image! So, did you eat the subjects at the end of the shoot?!?! #4973186

Kara L. Hendricks October 24, 2007

Just saw you added this to the Countdown thread... I too hope it goes far... But this image was just posted in Oct.... It's Sept. entries being judged this month...:) So this one won't be among your finalists this month... Hopefully next...:) #4974042

Sharon Day level-classic October 25, 2007

Gorgeous and yummy shot, Katrina!!! You have certainly mastered natural light! Nice job! #4977618

Cesar J. La Rosa November 02, 2007

This is not the first time I come to look at this beautiful photograph and I was sure I had already commented on it. Since I can't see my message, here I go again: WOW!!! What a deliciously captured treat!!! The composition, the lighting, the colors and the clarity are amazing and I am sure we'll be seeing this again soon. Excellent work, Katarina!!! This photograph is PERFECT in every way!!!
Cesar #5019171

Nikki McDonald level-classic March 22, 2008

Super shot--super finalist. Congratulations and good luck, Katarina. #5677600

Mitch Spence level-classic March 22, 2008

Congratulations, Katarina. A luscious photo, to say the least. :) #5678195

Dr Silly level-classic March 22, 2008

Way to go Kat, congrats. :O)

Sylvia Rossler March 22, 2008

Another big congrats on this terrific finalist Katarina :O) #5678600

Robert Baer March 23, 2008

really wonderful image katarina. congrats. #5682806

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe March 23, 2008

Congratulations on your finalist!! Excellent Katarina! #5684142

Patrick Rouzes level-classic March 23, 2008

WOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! CONGRATULATIONS on this phenomenal finalsit,Katarina!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #5684945

Eivor Kuchta March 23, 2008

Yummy! Congratulations on your finalist, Katarina! #5685282

Tiia Vissak March 24, 2008

Congratulations! #5686883

Susan Fox March 24, 2008

Congratulations on your finalist Katarina! #5688164

Patrick Rouzes level-classic March 24, 2008

KATARINA-------- A GIGANTIC CONGRATULATIONS on your FIRST PLACE WIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
VERY, VERY well deserved!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #5691183

Nikki McDonald level-classic March 24, 2008

WooHoo, Katarina! First place, yet. Just a wonderful win. Congratulations. #5691244

Bob Cournoyer level-classic March 24, 2008

Way to go, Katarina.. :-)

Bob #5691245

William C. Raco level-classic March 24, 2008

Congratulations on your win, Katarina
Wonderfully done! #5691272

Susan Fox March 24, 2008

Congratulations Katarina on your fantastic first place win!!!!!!!!! #5691326

Susan M. Hembree level-classic March 24, 2008

Congratulations on your first place win, Katarina! #5691335

Sherry Karr Adkins level-deluxe March 24, 2008

CONGRATS, Katarina!!!!!!! #5691376

Kara L. Hendricks March 24, 2008

A HUGE congrats to you Katarina... I know you have believed in this one for a long while!!!

Way to go!!! #5691621

Corinne M. Thompson March 24, 2008

WTG Katarina, congrats on your win!

Cesar J. La Rosa March 24, 2008

Big CONGRATULATIONS on this WONDERFUL Winner, Katarina!!! As I said before, this photograph is PERFECT in every way. Deliciously beautiful!!!
Cesar #5692013

Chris Budny level-deluxe March 24, 2008

Many congratulations on your delicious winner, Katarina---keep up the great work, and send some of that chocolate this way! #5692067

Leslie McLain level-deluxe March 24, 2008

Congrats on a fantastic winner. Definitely good enough to eat. #5692327

Colleen Farrell March 24, 2008

Sensational work, Katarina! Yum! :D Big congratulations on your FIRST PLACE WIN!! #5692475

Elida Gutierrez March 24, 2008


A Special Star
For all the Winners.

Laurence Saliba level-classic March 24, 2008

Fantastic, congratulations on your win, Katarina!!! #5692841

Sylvia Rossler March 24, 2008

Big Big congrats on your 1st place win Katarina :O) #5692987

Tiia Vissak March 25, 2008

congratulations on your winner! #5693138

Dr Silly level-classic March 25, 2008

WTG Kat, congratulations on the GOLD. :O)

Ray Clarke March 25, 2008

Congratulations on this wonderful winner Katarina!!!(R) #5694090

Wally Orlowsky March 25, 2008

Congratulations on this delicious winner, Katarina!!! #5694309

Judy V. Kennamer level-classic March 25, 2008

WOW! Deliciously beautiful Katarina!!! A big congrats on your win!!! #5694374

Robert Baer March 25, 2008

congratulations on this yummy win!! Hope you ate it and not just shot it! #5695103

Dominick M. Dimacale level-addict March 25, 2008

Congratulations Katarina on your First Place Win!!!

Dominick #5695814

Terry L. Ellis level-classic March 25, 2008

An amazing First Place win, Katarina! Congratulations! #5696081

RC Fritz March 25, 2008

Amazong, amazing. Excellent work here. Big congrats, Katarina!! #5698450

Susana Ms Heide March 25, 2008

A big CONGRATS to you Katarina on your FIRST place win! You work really hard at your photography and are amazing!! This looks delicious.... and I don't even like chocolate... LOL... Enjoy your win!! #5699153

Denny E. Barnes level-deluxe March 26, 2008

Congratulations, Katarina on your First Place Win!!!!
Denny #5700849

Lee Canham March 26, 2008

A very well deserved,well earned and perfect win Katarina...
I want to add this to my favourites..But not sure which I like the most..Coffee cream or the nutty one...
I'll take the whole box..

Very Happy for You Katarina ...Smiles all round.
Lee #5702081

Jill Flynn level-classic March 26, 2008

Beautifully presented! Love the angle and the clarity is outstanding. Great job on this. Congratulations on your win Katarina! #5702963

Colette M. Metcalf March 27, 2008

Congratulations!!!! #5706487

Cary Rogers March 29, 2008

HUGE CONGRATULATIONS on your tasty WINNER!!! Excellent work, Katarina!! #5714630

Kate Jackson level-classic April 01, 2008

Congratulations on such a truly scrumptious winner Katarina! #5727171

Vladan D. Djordjevic April 21, 2008

fantastic!!! #5821126

Sarah A. Christian February 01, 2011

All the way around, fantastic!!! Wow, Katarina, again, WTG! I am seeing this for the first time, and oh how I love chocolate and what a presentation this is! Artistry of artistry! #9206451

Jodi Zimmer May 22, 2011

awesome!! #9422470

Lisa D. Greer July 22, 2011

Oh, yum!!! Love this! :) #9547302

Carolyn McIntosh October 09, 2011

WOW, WOW, WOW . . .. the first time I am seeing this image . . a well deserved win. What a fantastic image.

Thanks for taking the time to comment on my POTD . . much appreciated. #9725130

Nadia Paul November 07, 2011

What a wonderful and delicious image Katarina - congrats on your most deserving win! #9790188

JO ANN CLEVELAND December 21, 2011

Wow! Awesome winner, love the diagonal!

jo ann c. #9881447

To discuss, first log in or sign up (buttons are at top center of page).

Get Constructive Critiques

Sign up for an interactive online photography course to get critiques on your photos.


Did You Know?

Discussions by Category: You can view photo discussions on various themes in the Community > Photo Discussions section of the site.

BetterPhoto Websites: If you see an orange website link directly under the photographer's name, it's totally okay. It's not spam. The reason: BetterPhoto is the one that offers these personal photography websites. We are supporting our clients with those links.

Unavailable EXIF: If there is no other information but 'Unavailable' in the EXIF (meaning no EXIF data exists with the photo), the 'Unavailable' blurb is not displayed. If there is any info, it shows. Many photos have the EXIF stripped out when people modify the image and resave it, before uploading.


The following truth is one of the core philosophies of BetterPhoto:

I hear, I forget.
I see, I remember.
I do, I understand.

You learn by doing. Take your next online photography class.

BetterPhoto.com All Time Best Photo Contest Editor's Pick BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest FIRST PLACE Winner

Copyright for this gallery photo belongs solely to Katarina Mansson.
Images may not be copied, downloaded, or used in any way without the expressed, written permission of the photographer.
Log in to follow or message this photographer or report this photo.