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Challenge: Dairy (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
Location: Indoors using natural light from patio doors
Date: Aug 20, 2005
Aperture: F11
ISO: ISO 200
Shutter: 800/1
Galleries: Food and Drink
Date Uploaded: Aug 20, 2005

Filled a dish to about half an inch with cream and a little milk to thin out the liquid for a better splash. Used natural light and a touch of bounced flash.

Then just took shot after shot until I got one that I was happy with, I think this was attempt number 43.

Then some cropping, levels and curves adjustments made in PS. Touch of neat image to finish.

Am quite happy with this shot, but would have liked to have burned the strawberry to bring the red out a little. Also would have liked to clone out what looks like a white seed in the middle of the berry - ah well!
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Views during voting: 687
Comments: 46
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08/31/2005 12:40:27 PM
well done on your first challenge and to get 4th place ... coooool

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08/31/2005 01:50:54 AM
this stands out from the rest of the strawberry splash shots because of the lighting...great finish, tough luck on missin that gold.
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08/31/2005 12:16:49 AM
A lovely take as the strwberry creates that wall around it. Congratulations on your top five finish.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/30/2005 04:27:36 PM
Of all the pictures like this one I liked this the best. I like the splash and I like the shadow of the splash. I like how the strawberry was in focus and I could see all the seeds. I think you could have made the strawberry a little more red? Hmm. But very nice approach on the challenge even though I saw like 10 of these. =] 10.
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08/30/2005 03:52:03 PM
and oh so DPC friendly :)
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08/30/2005 03:35:15 PM
Excellent capture, colors and composition. Nice work.
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08/30/2005 03:25:47 PM
The best splash shot in this challenge. Shadows not too distracting as in many other splash shot. Lighting on strawberry is perfect. It looks like you use creme instead of milk; I guess it gives a bit more reaction time.
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08/30/2005 02:10:50 PM
Very sharp. Nice.
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08/30/2005 11:26:02 AM
Lovely creamy colour and an interesting ring of droplets with shadows.
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08/30/2005 02:47:27 AM
Awesome11
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08/29/2005 07:14:14 PM
a tough capture for sure. the shadow is kind of harsh. would have preffered some secondary lighting? to lessen the shadow, and make this a bit more minimalistic.

good luck.

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08/29/2005 05:19:11 PM
it's probably one of the better splashes, but generally, i really feel the splash is overdone, and i dreaded it before the voting period -- with good reason, i suppose. the timing here is nice. on my screen, however, there's an overall SLIGHT pink toning on what's supposed to be white. to some extent, i find the shadow to be distracting. 5
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08/29/2005 04:51:48 AM
Love this. Great capture; nice shadow, great exposure; great detail; great composition - you've made me hungry. 10
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08/28/2005 10:17:41 AM
I really like the angle you have the light at, I think it helps to define the splash a lot. Good placement of the strawberry, maybe if it had been angled more towards the center, with the green pointing towards a corner it might have been a smidge better? Great picture overall.
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08/28/2005 08:11:46 AM
WOnderful, looks like great commercial work, well done
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08/27/2005 02:06:15 PM
stunning work. You should definitely make this available as a print! <10>
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08/27/2005 10:51:44 AM
Great splash capture! Even better than mine. ;o 8.
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08/26/2005 03:27:36 PM
i've seen a lot of these splashing photos in tis challenge, but this one is the best! 10
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08/26/2005 02:48:26 PM
Now this is a splash shot! Super sharp image. I'm guessing top 10 here, at least!
I would enhance the red and green colors a bit, and brighten up the milk!
Good job - 8
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08/26/2005 07:34:57 AM
Very good best one I seen with the strawberries and milk sham about the pip.
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08/26/2005 07:15:44 AM
Excellent shot. I like the shadows. The whole image looks delicious - stalk n'all.

I hope this gets placed in the top 3.
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08/25/2005 08:48:24 PM
Wonderful~! i love it~! what can i add to near prefection... yes, i said it, near, but i have no critical, near critical, or remotly critical comments to offer you my friend, so embrase it, and hopefully you recive more comments as positive as this one! WoW, i feel like i should say more, but i doubt you'd like reading it. after the challenge, let me know if you want to hear more, lol. Great job!
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08/25/2005 06:21:22 PM
Excellent capture, great focus and lighting. I just do not like the slight yellow color cast. 8
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08/25/2005 03:32:15 PM
the lighting in this is spectacular
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08/25/2005 01:23:18 PM
There were two strawberry in cream pictures and I'm afraid the other is superior. The splash capture here isn't bad, but the image is overexposed which leads to less detail or contrast between the splash and background. Your object is in focus, which is nice, and more than many other "milk splash" pics in the challenge. 7.
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08/25/2005 10:29:32 AM
very pretty photo
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08/25/2005 10:12:41 AM
I see creme fresche....French dessert.
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08/25/2005 09:23:09 AM
Nicely captured and timed milk splash shot. This is one of the few that I have seen so well focused. Well done.
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08/25/2005 09:00:30 AM
something i picked up from one of the other entrants is .... it looks like they wet the strawberry before dropping it into the milk/cream...this one looks a bit dry....next time....anyway....great shot....7
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08/25/2005 12:40:13 AM
nice! great focus and excellent choice of shutter speed.
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08/24/2005 09:27:15 PM
Yes. It's a great shot with the color and the texture coming right through
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08/24/2005 07:11:54 PM
awesome splash shot. Probably the best in the challenge. The milk retains its whiteness and the clarity and focus is perfect. Also you avoided the shadows which plague the other images. Excellent work. I really enjoy the empty space showing the calmness of the surrounding milk. Did you use a shallow pan for this image?
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08/24/2005 04:21:31 PM
wow really like how the milk goes to every on in this picture. nice timing.
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08/24/2005 04:20:23 PM
Yummy.
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08/24/2005 02:04:50 PM
Wow. A truly amazing shot. Love the composition and the lighting and saturation are perfect. I can almost taste the cream. If this doesn't win first or second, I'll eat my hat (or that berry)! ;)
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08/24/2005 10:09:57 AM
Great shot.
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08/24/2005 09:49:18 AM
superb.... 10 from me....just superb
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08/24/2005 08:52:52 AM
i like it, good freezing, and amazing colors
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08/24/2005 07:55:39 AM
Of the *many* stawberry -n- milk images that I've come across, this is probably one of the most professional ( althought I am sure that I will come across many more ) .
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08/24/2005 07:48:40 AM
pretty
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08/24/2005 06:13:36 AM
Very Good I Like It
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08/24/2005 04:07:33 AM
two photos slightly different. I think I like the verticle strawberry in the other shot better but this is quite good too. In both cases the instant of capture is excellent. 7
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08/24/2005 02:13:09 AM
Great shot. A little to bright I think
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08/24/2005 12:44:41 AM
i've seen this idea preformed before....and so i know when it has been done quite well...and this fits the bill..

great shot great light for it-GL
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08/24/2005 12:31:52 AM
EXCELLENT!!! This is great. I might up the green a tad, but otherwise - PERFECT. I love the shadow on the lower left of the splash. This is a super macro. BRAVO!!
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08/24/2005 12:07:15 AM
this looks too set up...looks like fake milk or some kind of paint


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