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Challenge: Oops! (Classic Editing)
Collection: Humorous
Camera: Olympus E-20P
Location: home
Date: Aug 31, 2003
Galleries: Humorous, Interior
Date Uploaded: Aug 31, 2003

Hi All. I sure was surprised to win my first ribbon after only 80 entries!! See there is hope for anybody. Thanks to everyone for taking the time to look at, vote on, and comment on my picture. Here is how I did it.
I glued the cup to the table and put the table and the backround at about a 45 degree angle. The coffee in the cup is a piece of brown plastic that I coated with vegetable oil to give a shiny appearance. The milk spill on the table was a hard one. I tried whipped cream, fried egg whites, and dried acrylic paint. None of them worked. I ended up taking a picture of spilled milk, printing it out, cutting it and taping it on the table. It took about 50 shots before I got my timing down so that I could capture the picture at just the instant that the poured milk from the bowl landed exactly on the picture of the milk on the table without running off the table. Taking the picture and pouring the milk at the same time was a little tricky. Don't worry about all the spilled milk that ran off the table on the missed shots... my dog licked it up!! My wife thinks I'm obsessed with DP Challenge. She is right!!

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 150
Avg (all users): 6.4388
Avg (commenters): 6.8182
Avg (participants): 6.0274
Avg (non-participants): 6.6220
Views since voting: 7904
Votes: 237
Comments: 36
Favorites: 8 (view)


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09/16/2003 10:04:10 AM
Idea is good pity about the 2 shadows from different directions.
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09/16/2003 02:04:21 AM
Hey, Awesome idea and you carried it through very nicely..I think it's cool!
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09/11/2003 07:06:39 PM
Really excellent job! For all the trouble you went through, the final image is a great success. You make it look ez...that's a gift...lol
Congrats on a well deserved win! Keep up the great work.
Grayce
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09/10/2003 05:43:57 PM
Congrats!! Great immagination, this was definatly my favorite.
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09/10/2003 01:52:47 PM
very creative and nicely done...a ribbon well deserved!
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09/10/2003 10:27:22 AM
Way to go Lawrence and congrats on your first ribbon.
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09/10/2003 09:50:13 AM
hard work paid off! well done.
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09/10/2003 08:58:20 AM
Great picture, well deserved ribbon for the effort alone - my wife would never allow such an experiment - dog or no dog ;)
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09/10/2003 08:40:26 AM
Hi Lawrence,

Thanks for explaining the technique for creating this image. I was definitely fooled since I did not see any angle in the coffee, I had ruled out the 45 degree idea completely. Great job and congratulations on the win. I still hold out hope for a ribbon too, and after 32 submissions, I am thrilled to see that you finally won after 80 attempts, so there must be hope for folks like me too.

Cheers,
Michael
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09/10/2003 06:31:17 AM
Hi All. I sure was surprised to win my first ribbon after only 80 entries!! See there is hope for anybody. Thanks to everyone for taking the time to look at, vote on, and comment on my picture. Here is how I did it.
I glued the cup to the table and put the table and the backround at about a 45 degree angle. The coffee in the cup is a piece of brown plastic that I coated with vegetable oil to give a shiny appearance. The milk spill on the table was a hard one. I tried whipped cream, fried egg whites, and dried acrylic paint. None of them worked. I ended up taking a picture of spilled milk, printing it out, cutting it and taping it on the table. It took about 50 shots before I got my timing down so that I could capture the picture at just the instant that the poured milk from the bowl landed exactly on the picture of the milk on the table without running off the table. Taking the picture and pouring the milk at the same time was a little tricky. Don't worry about all the spilled milk that ran off the table on the missed shots... my dog licked it up!! My wife thinks I'm obsessed with DP Challenge. She is right!!
09/10/2003 03:24:53 AM
'Cool for you....Ya got a ribbon!!!

Hopefully the first of many!
TC
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09/10/2003 01:08:59 AM
You Sure waited a long time for this...Congrats! on your first ribbon!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/09/2003 05:12:51 PM
ROTFLMAO!
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09/09/2003 11:41:07 AM
Clever! Interesting subject.
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09/08/2003 05:46:59 PM
good effect :) wish the background was a more contrasting color...good composition.
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09/08/2003 03:54:23 PM
Well that's the first time I've seen a milk twister! Interesting shot but the background is a bit too bland. I'd lose the border too. Good composition.
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09/08/2003 08:03:57 AM
Very cool - fan? 10 Morgan
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09/08/2003 01:05:35 AM
I anticipate a 'how'd you do that' coming for this one.
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09/07/2003 08:24:28 PM
Great optical illusion. A bit more contrast may have incresed your score.
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09/07/2003 05:48:08 PM
Neat effect.

Cutting the cream dish in half ruins it for me.
09/07/2003 01:14:34 PM
A very interisting shoot. How you take it?
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09/05/2003 09:26:56 PM
visual joke - a fan blowing?
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09/05/2003 04:09:09 AM
Nice optical illusion! :) It could have used better colors though..
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09/05/2003 12:06:05 AM
Cool shot
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09/04/2003 10:14:55 PM
Very good idea, well executed.
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09/04/2003 04:00:59 PM
Weird shadows...
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09/04/2003 02:30:17 PM
This would have been great in B&W w/a black bacgound & palin white mug
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09/04/2003 08:56:52 AM
Very nice! For all! 8
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09/04/2003 12:15:18 AM
cool idea, but bad shadows and a boring background hurt this shot. You should consider a simpler setup to highlight the cream and coffee cup.
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09/03/2003 10:34:20 PM
Nice idea. Visually lacking. Too many elements for the eye to be drawn to the point only.
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09/03/2003 06:37:28 PM
This is either a really cool special effect or a really quick reaction- nice
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09/03/2003 01:24:19 PM
what the heck? thats awesome, but how did you do it?
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09/03/2003 12:34:22 PM
Good capture of motion. Funny.
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09/03/2003 08:29:25 AM
Great concept, but the lighting and background are distracting.
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09/03/2003 01:19:59 AM
Good composition. Cool effect with the cream. Lighting is good. Love the shadow of the cream, follows the spill. Framing is very nice.
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09/03/2003 12:49:11 AM
Very interesting!
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