NationalGeographic.com [an error occurred while processing this directive]


 
Zoom In

Caffeine



<< Back to Feature Page




View exclusive photographs and get the facts behind the frame.

Caffeine Zoom In Thumbnail 1
Click to ZOOM IN >>

Caffeine Zoom In Thumbnail 2
Click to ZOOM IN >>

Caffeine Zoom In Thumbnail 3
Click to ZOOM IN >>

Caffeine Zoom In Thumbnail 4
Click to ZOOM IN >>

Caffeine Zoom In Thumbnail 5
Click to ZOOM IN >>



Caffeine Zoom In 4

Mouth-Watering Art
Photograph by Bob Sacha

At the Barnstable County Fair in Massachusetts, visitors young and old stop and stare as sculptor Jim Victor shapes a sailboat from some 300 pounds (140 kilograms) of dark chocolate—loaded with up to as much caffeine as 700 12-ounce cups of coffee. The sight "sure gets the juices flowing," says Victor, who happily admits to snacking on his raw material as he works. The Pennsylvania-based artist, who has also carved cows out of butter and dinosaurs out of cheese, sees the special allure of chocolate reflected in the faces of fair goers. "It's a real turn-on," he says, "for kids especially. They just want that chocolate."

Photo Fast Facts

Camera: Canon 10D
Film Type: Digital
Lens: 15mm
Speed and F-Stop: 1/8 @ f/4.5
Weather Conditions:  Unrecorded
Time of Day: Evening
Lighting Techniques: Flash


© 2005 National Geographic Society. All rights reserved. Privacy Policy       Advertising Opportunities       Masthead

National Geographic Magazine Home Contact Us Forums Shop Subscribe