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Challenge: Dairy (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-10D
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro
Location: home
Date: Aug 23, 2005
Aperture: 11
ISO: 100
Shutter: 180 / with strobe
Galleries: Humorous, Action
Date Uploaded: Aug 23, 2005

Here I wanted to do something very different from the common liquid splash. The properties of milk are amazing in stop motion because milk appears to take on the look of a sculpture. It looks more like wax or plastic. I did experiment with it before and did an image which I was going to enter in the past "Macro" challenge. Well, I didn't because some people will argue the macro virtues. So I entered the image elsewhere and won.

When the milk challenge appeared I did nothing until Tuesday at 3:00 pm, but was finished at 4:30 pm. This image is indeed a macro because the bottle is only 2 1/2" tall. Otherwise the mess would have bathed me and equipment. The original idea started as a vision and then to make it happen. I wanted milk to appear rising with a distinct cut off at the top, that is nothing poured. Here then is how it was accomplished:

I wanted a black bottom so as to get the nice semi dark tones against the white. I employed glossy black plastic as the base. It had to be flat, that is no plate or dish because then I would be back to a common splash. The rest was easy. You fill the bottle half way and then use a tablespoon (experimented with 1/2 and 1 ounce plastic measurers. The spoon was the best. You fill the spoon and then you flip it up and with the other hand press the shutter. You do this about twenty times and you wind up with all these wild apparitions. I did make an error in my set up and had to go back and reshoot again. A misplaced backlight spilled too much light near the background. This was corrected and the series retaken. I will post the other effort in my port under b/w.

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 284
Avg (all users): 7.3256
Avg (commenters): 9.0526
Avg (participants): 7.1258
Avg (non-participants): 7.4416
Views since voting: 18186
Views during voting: 829
Votes: 433
Comments: 149
Favorites: 59 (view)


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06/16/2007 04:04:40 PM
Very cool effect! Great job.
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08/01/2006 07:25:40 AM
Nice composition and woonderful effect.
Splendid work!! Congratulations
Regards, B.
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06/08/2006 11:37:41 PM
Very nice Dan!!! Congratulations on your Ribbon!!!
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10/07/2005 07:54:08 PM
Great effect!
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09/06/2005 10:35:10 PM
This was a very nice shot. Congrats
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09/06/2005 02:25:05 PM
Congratulations on your new ribbon,
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09/05/2005 07:26:27 AM
This is so cool.
Congratulations on another ribbon
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09/04/2005 06:19:03 PM
Daniel this is a wonderful image, it is so clean. Congratulations on this well deserved blue.

Message edited by author 2005-09-10 14:37:26.
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09/04/2005 02:02:37 PM
i'm still trying to work out how a flipped spoon makes the kinda weird statue of milk on the right?

can you explain a little better for a simpleton like me? i've been playing with milk a bit myself to (didn't enter or know challenge was on) but i'm curious :-)
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09/03/2005 12:13:41 PM
wow! wow! and more wow!!!! That is an incredible shot!
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09/01/2005 02:27:25 PM
Cogratulations.Fasntastic!Thanks for the inspiration!
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09/01/2005 01:47:17 PM
Really well executed! Congrats! :)
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09/01/2005 08:35:05 AM
Love your photo; Congrats on the blue.
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08/31/2005 11:51:38 PM
Daniel I have had trouble with my computer so have not voted lately but I must say I am in awe of your work
So well deserved and Congrats on your blue Ribbon I couldn't let it go by without my best wishes to you
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08/31/2005 09:47:58 PM
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Thanks to all +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

I am very honored and humbled with the attention you have paid this effort. I wish to thank each of you from the very bottom of my heart.
08/31/2005 09:31:06 PM
I still stand by my comment 110% maybe even 111%, WOW~!
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08/31/2005 09:10:20 PM
Really creative, congrats...
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08/31/2005 05:55:32 PM
Daniel, you are THE Master!!!! I'm in awe!
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08/31/2005 02:17:56 PM
Great picture congratulations on your blue ribbon.
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08/31/2005 01:42:03 PM
Congratulations, Dan, this was a wonderful image and one of my favorites in this challenge..thanks for the explanation, too..it helps to learn how these things are done for future reference.
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08/31/2005 10:47:07 AM
congratulations Dan; brilliant creativity and well executed; thanks as always on your explanation and discription of your idea and it's implementation.

Dave
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08/31/2005 10:43:27 AM
That is so awesome!!!! What incredible photography! Congratulations on another blue!!!

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08/31/2005 10:12:22 AM
i had this shot as my second favorite, but called it to win. (my favorite didn't do too well. no accounting for taste, eh?)

anyway... well deserved blue. amazing capture and the fact you got in in about a sixth of the tries it too me to get my splash proves you are the man
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08/31/2005 10:02:30 AM
Absolutely well-deserved! This is just the kind of shot that should be prominently featured on the front page of the site. Kudos for another extremely well-executed shot!
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08/31/2005 09:47:19 AM
Way cool Daniel Congratulations!! This piece rocks! Very creative

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08/31/2005 09:46:09 AM
Congrats Dan! WTG!
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08/31/2005 09:33:23 AM
Great shot..congrats..a lot of people will be smiling, seeing you win again!
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08/31/2005 09:18:04 AM
Congratulations on yet another brilliant concept with the ability and skill to execute it perfectly.
Added yet another to my faves.
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08/31/2005 08:57:17 AM
I find myself looking through challenges trying to figure out which one is yours. You are a true talent and a great asset to this site. What I find most impressive about your entries is the fact that you take the time to explain how it is done and do not hesitate to teach others. There are other photographers on this site who rack up the ribbons, but never take the time to explain the process they used to get the end result. You are truly underappreciated and I couldn't be more happy that you won another blue.
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08/31/2005 08:48:46 AM
Congrats with the ribbon!
Great work...Well deserved.
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08/31/2005 07:58:45 AM
Woohoo! Great shot and great title, too! This is definitely something different from the typical splash shot. Very refreshing. Congratulations on the blue!
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08/31/2005 07:53:32 AM
Congratulations on the ribbon. Most impressive shot.
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08/31/2005 07:37:46 AM
Great win and well deserved, the milk looks as though you have it on a string..
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08/31/2005 07:29:10 AM
this image is head and shoulders above the rest. Very glad it came out on top, though I am still discouraged by its score and the number of low votes. Congrats - extremely well deserved!
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08/31/2005 07:24:56 AM
All I can say is: WOW! :-) Keep on inspiring!! You rock Dan!
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08/31/2005 07:21:14 AM
Great shot indeed. Congratulations on your ribbon !
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08/31/2005 07:01:14 AM
way to go. the apparent size of the bottle had me guessing during voting.
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08/31/2005 06:45:28 AM
I still don't understand how you did this. An amazing idea and you pulled it off, no problem. Your creativity inspires me to try to improve mine. Congrats on the well-won Blue.
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08/31/2005 05:57:54 AM
Congrats, amazing shot!
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08/31/2005 05:35:26 AM
great image.... congrats Dan!
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08/31/2005 04:29:50 AM
congrats. finally a blue again. well deserved.
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08/31/2005 03:09:52 AM
Only masters can do this....thanks for inspiring us all here.

The black and white is a very good contrast. it makes the image more powerful.

manny
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08/31/2005 02:58:35 AM
Brilliant work, should have known it was the master himself at work! Congratulations Dan!
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08/31/2005 02:30:27 AM
You really do add science to this craft. Congrats on an original capture and another intriguing victory. You earned this!
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08/31/2005 02:15:09 AM
Congradulations on your blue ribbon. Well-deserved, it's an excellent photo. :P
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08/31/2005 02:14:44 AM
Congrats Dan!! Very creative and beautifully executed!!
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08/31/2005 01:46:05 AM
makes me want to drink a glass of milk...great plasma blob effect, add this blue to your mantle , well deserved.
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08/31/2005 01:07:27 AM
Congratulations on your blue and a fantastic image.
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08/31/2005 01:04:47 AM
Really nice job Dan, this is splendid! Congrats!
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08/31/2005 01:01:19 AM
congratulations my mentor and my friend.... you did it again.;-)
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08/31/2005 12:55:36 AM
Congratulations on 1st, and I liked reading your comments section!
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08/31/2005 12:46:00 AM
wow! "more" than splash. really nice work Dan'l...
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08/31/2005 12:45:00 AM
As always, incredibly creative and perfectly executed. Congratulations on a well deserved blue!
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08/31/2005 12:44:44 AM
Wow! I wanted to do something exactly like this, but couldn't figure out how. Congratulations and well done!
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08/31/2005 12:36:51 AM
gald to see this 1 get the blue...it really is just simply.....wow!.....

i agree with totaldis
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08/31/2005 12:36:00 AM
Awesome. Loved this photo. Excellent lighting and stop motion. Just perfect. Congratulations on your blue ribbon. :)
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08/31/2005 12:35:48 AM
you sir are amazing
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08/31/2005 12:34:58 AM
Fantastic job Dan - as always! Masterful approach and vision, right through to execution. Congratulations on this well deserved blue!
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08/31/2005 12:34:31 AM
Give him the Blue Ribbon. Well planned and executed.
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08/31/2005 12:32:54 AM
Give him the Blue Ribbon. Very well done. Great planning, results show your hard work.

Message edited by author 2005-08-31 00:35:21.
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08/31/2005 12:32:15 AM
wtg Dan! w00t w00t!

What a truly amazing shot, very deserving of the win here. Congrats on another blue ribbon and your second highest challenge score. Keep the great stuff coming!
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08/31/2005 12:29:50 AM
Congratulations Daniel - great photo and imagination
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08/31/2005 12:25:11 AM
Wow, earlier today I met you via email, tonight you are the
Blue Ribbon winner, mind if I stick around for a while?
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08/31/2005 12:24:28 AM
Damn you're good! Congratulations
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08/31/2005 12:24:20 AM
Damn you're good! Congratulations
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08/31/2005 12:23:32 AM
real nice... congrats.
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08/31/2005 12:23:18 AM
This is fantastic Daniel and IMO your best one yet !

-Lisa
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08/31/2005 12:22:35 AM
congratulations on a well earned win! this is definitely the most unusual milk ... formation that I've ever seen.
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08/31/2005 12:17:42 AM
eh would never have guessed it was yours! ;-)
well done daniel!
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08/31/2005 12:17:38 AM
Tusi Great ho ji ! (You are simply great!)
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08/31/2005 12:11:33 AM
Nice job G-Funk!!!
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08/31/2005 12:09:55 AM
I wonder what moron gave you a 1?
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08/31/2005 12:08:26 AM
Yup - knew this had to be yours - THE Master of Illusions.
Congrats Dan!
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08/31/2005 12:08:13 AM
Excellent work, my friend. This is really good work. CONGRATS on the BLUE. WOO HOO
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08/31/2005 12:06:36 AM
Wow!!!! Congratulations on your Blue!! You are Amazing!!
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08/31/2005 12:04:55 AM
good one dan!
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08/31/2005 12:04:20 AM
Superb, Daniel! Many congrats on your milky white blue!
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08/31/2005 12:03:07 AM
Back in? I'd say!
Looks like you're back in the game to me!
Congrats! A very pretty shade of blue.
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08/31/2005 12:03:02 AM
Congrats on another ribbon Dan!
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08/31/2005 12:02:38 AM
Whoa... look at that average vote for commentors! Congrats on your well deserved bluey, Dan!
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08/31/2005 12:02:37 AM
congrats dan. now how did you do this?
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08/31/2005 12:02:18 AM
congratulations on a well deserved blue ribbon.
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08/31/2005 12:01:41 AM
Very cool Daniel! Congratulations!
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08/31/2005 12:01:21 AM
way to go dan! congrats
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/30/2005 11:31:36 PM
Great shot.......
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08/30/2005 10:34:30 PM
I like the b&w look...i love the concept!
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08/30/2005 10:22:34 PM
Very different splash shot - good job
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08/30/2005 08:33:08 PM
That's pretty impressive.
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08/30/2005 07:27:36 PM
Awesome catpure....great photography
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08/30/2005 05:22:41 PM
Oh my gosh, I don't want to know how many tries this took. This is awesome, and I cannot yet see the trick behind this. 10. Good luck.
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08/30/2005 02:45:20 PM
Something about this is really nice... I love this image. :) 9
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08/30/2005 12:54:37 PM
oh my its the thing from the abyss!!!
8
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08/30/2005 08:35:32 AM
This is a fantastic idea! You executed it perfectly! 10
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08/30/2005 03:01:51 AM
Amazing! How on earth did you manage to capture a shot like this? Luck and patience? I really like the composition of this image, lighting is very good. Milk seems to have been a difficult one to capture without blowing out yet you've seemed to have done it perfectly. I'm predicting a very high position in this challenge for this image.
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08/30/2005 02:00:37 AM
Awesome shot!
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08/29/2005 10:54:47 PM
Wow really nice capture.
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08/29/2005 08:55:43 PM
i love the illusion that the milks jumping back in to the bottle....AWSOME!!!
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08/29/2005 06:30:02 PM
Yes very nice
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08/28/2005 11:59:50 PM
Incredible. I'm wondering how you achieved this. I suppose it was quite difficult. 10
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08/27/2005 11:30:36 PM
wow, wonderfull photo! i love it~! wow, wow, wow, i'd say wow again, but ya, i don't think you would appriciate it, well, wow!
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08/27/2005 06:53:09 PM
My one and only 10 of the challenge. This is just spectacular -- I'll look forward to reading the details on this one! If it doesn't win a ribbon, I shall fall into a deep depression :)
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08/27/2005 05:53:06 PM
Interesting shot. Like the capture of the milk. Fits well. 8
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08/27/2005 05:31:46 PM
wow, the pic looks great! love the white against the black and the way the milk is moving <10>
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08/27/2005 12:48:58 PM
i like this alot
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08/27/2005 12:26:37 AM
wow the only good shot i've seen the blue is yours
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08/26/2005 11:30:48 PM
Good capture and title.
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08/26/2005 08:23:32 PM
I really like the illusion of the milk trying to get back into the bottle. What a little mind boggler. How'd you do that?
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08/26/2005 07:44:31 PM
I'm intregued
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08/26/2005 07:26:13 PM
Like the big splash. Good luck
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08/26/2005 06:38:35 PM
Excellent! Great action, clarity, shapes, lighting, and shades! 10
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08/26/2005 02:28:42 PM
quite the impressive splash! looks like this was one seriously messy photo shoot. I just wish there were less glare on the milk bottle...
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08/26/2005 04:49:05 AM
magic...! 10 and a ribbon! Few people I know can ever do this..;-)
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08/25/2005 11:12:42 PM
Wow. Great job on this photograph. I'm still trying to figure out how you did that. A little more original than other pictures with splashes of milk everywhere. Nicely done.
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08/25/2005 08:33:08 PM
Ahhh!!! Cool ripples and dropplets and reflections!! Nice greys. Love the movement in this photo. Nice.
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08/25/2005 08:21:51 PM
Good shot, wish there was a little more room on the outside edge or the milk splash
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08/25/2005 05:29:40 PM
8 - Good shot. Criticism; no clue how you did this, but if the start of the 'flow' were a little higher, would have made this an even better shot in my opinion. Perhaps a slightly different angle too. Maybe 'zoomed out' slightly too. Not sure what the 'base background' is but it is a little distracting when looking hard at this shot, mainly because of what I think is the texture of it. That said, dependent what color that was, though this shot looks good in b/w, I am interested whether this shot would have looked better (for the Challenge) in color.
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08/25/2005 03:35:29 PM
dang, you put a lot of effort into this. nice job
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08/25/2005 01:35:02 PM
Yes! I am looking at all the "milk splash" pictures at once and this, in my opinion, is the best. That glob is so amazing I'm not quite sure what I'm even seeing. The splash is well frozen and everything is in focus. I would pick this as a ribbon winner. 10.
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08/25/2005 08:23:13 AM
wow, thats a great capture..I am trying to think how did you throw the object that made it rebound like that... very cool effect...its got to be in the top10...
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08/25/2005 03:05:08 AM
I hope you ribbon. Finally a well done shot that is also oiriginal.
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08/25/2005 01:35:17 AM
wow.
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08/25/2005 01:10:40 AM
How'd you do this? Very cool! Fresh and appealing.
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08/24/2005 11:15:10 PM
9 from me...this is a GREAT capture!!
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08/24/2005 11:07:10 PM
Interesting shot, nice in B&W
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08/24/2005 09:46:48 PM
This is very nice.... good lighting, positioning and timing
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08/24/2005 09:39:39 PM
Wow. Impressive. Would love to know how you did that.
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08/24/2005 09:36:10 PM
It's refreshing to see a different take on the milk splashes. Good contrast and lighting. 9
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08/24/2005 07:24:26 PM
Awesome shot!! Can't think of anythign I would change. I lke how the droplets are clear and sharp, adn the composition really leads you back into the bottle (theoretically, any way!)
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08/24/2005 07:10:35 PM
Very well done. 10
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08/24/2005 06:57:11 PM
Wow! What a catch!
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08/24/2005 05:43:12 PM
AWSOME!
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08/24/2005 05:05:15 PM
Wonderful effect, great focus, perfect contrast and range of greys and impecable composition.
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08/24/2005 05:01:44 PM
Wow!
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08/24/2005 04:23:31 PM
great shot !! a favorite for this challenge so far. The whites are nice and white and the clarity on the splash plus "homesick" milk is awesome. I love hte blackc background as well. Good work.
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08/24/2005 04:15:55 PM
thats one cool splash. And nice to see a little twish on the sonething splashing into the milk.
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08/24/2005 01:24:44 PM
Very nice capture with excellent focus. I just wish that it wasn't so dark. 9
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08/24/2005 01:18:02 PM
This is an amazing shot. How many did you have to try to get this one?
Beautiful! 10
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08/24/2005 11:56:09 AM
I know whos this is ;p..seen that same bottle somewhere else(right down to the scratches) good luck....great crisp focus and great capture of the milk in action. looks like u had way too much fun making a mess! 10 not because i know who u are but because you have produced another excellent image and perfect in all technical aspects!
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08/24/2005 10:03:46 AM
How did you do that???? Great job!! - 9
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08/24/2005 08:54:13 AM
amazing idea, ireally like it, one of my favourite
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08/24/2005 07:05:10 AM
Very nice, how did you do it?
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08/24/2005 05:50:58 AM
Awesome. Lighting, composition, caption and execution. Full marks
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08/24/2005 04:26:10 AM
How on earth.......
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08/24/2005 01:52:03 AM
You really appear to have given milk a life of its own with this photo. The lighting is very good also. Great capture.
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08/24/2005 12:50:37 AM
Very clever idea. That's some stop action!!!! Like the ghost of spilled milk. LOL Good one. The clarity and contrast is spot on.
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08/24/2005 12:36:40 AM
wow this one is cool 10
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08/24/2005 12:23:54 AM
Ha.... nice splash. I've only looked at three pictures but I'd say this'll ribbon.
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08/24/2005 12:17:51 AM
absolutly amazing, this should make top 3 or if not the ppl. voting, should not be voting......

ok its kinda late forgive me for not making clearer sence...lets just say this-

WOW good luck great shot

fav.
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08/24/2005 12:02:44 AM
Wow, fantastic. I am still wondering how.... :)
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