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Challenge: Dairy (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Nikon D100
Location: kitchen
Date: Aug 20, 2005
Galleries: Action, Food and Drink
Date Uploaded: Aug 20, 2005

I know dark and moody wins here lately. So what do I do? Come up with a high-key studio shot! Makes sense right?

Setup: pie tin filled with milk about an inch deep on kitchen table, with tons of newspaper to soak up the mess. It was messy.
Used onboard flash to freeze the action. Would have preferred a bright light source with shutter priority in order to use burst mode, but I didn't have any lights powerful enough on hand. However with the extra effort I had a few decent shots to choose from.

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I expected the rolling eyes at a splash shot. That didn't surprise me at all. I entered this because I was curious as to whether this type of shot still has appeal at this site. Now that the curiosity has been satiated I can move on :D

Statistics
Place: 4 out of 284
Avg (all users): 6.7981
Avg (commenters): 7.9744
Avg (participants): 6.4094
Avg (non-participants): 7.0150
Views since voting: 3104
Views during voting: 729
Votes: 416
Comments: 45
Favorites: 7 (view)


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08/31/2005 09:50:05 AM
Congratulations with 5th Bella! This is a fantastic capture!
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08/31/2005 01:49:56 AM
i liked this better than the 2nd place finish...great similair photo, and the only thing that hurt this a little was the flash spots on the milk droplets. Great photo.
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08/31/2005 12:17:42 AM
A lovely red on white splash. Congratulations on your top 5 finish.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/30/2005 11:41:44 PM
great shot....................
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08/30/2005 10:57:16 PM
I like this one because you can acutally see the strawberry!
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08/30/2005 08:21:31 PM
This photo is great! The splash is very clean and the strawberry is not covered in milk
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08/30/2005 07:52:09 PM
This is the kind of photo I like :)
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08/30/2005 05:48:51 PM
Great splat! Your lighting was perfet to get such detail in the splash. Nice Job!
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08/30/2005 02:52:25 PM
Beautiful. :) These type shots are my favorite. This is one of my 2 favorites in this contest. I had to give this one a 10. :)
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08/30/2005 08:26:14 AM
Good job freezing the "splat". Very realistic!
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08/30/2005 12:03:42 AM
I thought the best one of the pictures submitted in this vein 10
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08/29/2005 10:18:07 PM
Wonderful capture
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08/29/2005 05:16:11 PM
really, the splash is way overdone, and not just in this challenge.
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08/28/2005 10:59:41 PM
must be a popular combo, strawberries and cream...
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08/28/2005 08:46:32 PM
very clean picture, nice colors.
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08/27/2005 11:57:19 PM
Good choice of shutterspeed to capture the drops of milk. It would have been better if the light hadn't reflected so much in the milk, as I find those kinda distracting, but still a good shot.
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08/27/2005 06:30:55 PM
Wonderful image, very well executed
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08/27/2005 05:52:09 PM
Great capture of the strawberry and the milk. 8
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08/27/2005 08:38:21 AM
There had to be someone to do this! Nice shot. Trying the same thing with cream may have been more effective in both concept as well as creating bigger spalshes. The texture on the splash is very pleasing though - well done - 8 first time round. Getting in closer still, and off centre composition, and reducing the shadows would have gained the extra 2 points from me.
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08/27/2005 12:21:49 AM
Good job on the capture. The splash is frozen well, and fairly well defined from the background. The strawberry is in focus but looks a little oversaturated. 8.
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08/27/2005 12:14:19 AM
Very pretty. Well done.
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08/26/2005 11:54:43 PM
Even tho not your attempt I am sure, it still reminded me of the warmth of Christmas, also of France and creme fresche. 9 Did you glaze the strawberry, or was it frozen?
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08/26/2005 08:05:27 PM
The strawberry is great...the milk seems oversharpened & a little too bright on my monitor.
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08/26/2005 12:44:58 PM
beautiful!
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08/26/2005 08:56:51 AM
Wow!!! *timing is everything* ;) good shot
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08/25/2005 07:01:07 PM
nicely done.. .too bad about the flash point on the strawberry which is a tad distracting. 7
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08/25/2005 06:06:10 PM
Nice capture but the light seems flat IMHO. 7
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08/25/2005 04:03:07 PM
very nice work
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08/25/2005 03:32:14 PM
I like the crispness and coloring of this milk splash as compared to others. Good job.
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08/25/2005 02:54:12 PM
nice catch
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08/25/2005 09:45:55 AM
A pretty play of contrast! Luscious enough for an advertising.
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08/25/2005 08:57:38 AM
superb!..8
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08/25/2005 03:02:50 AM
As well done as this photo is, it is lscking a touch of originality, otherwise a 10,
-8
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08/24/2005 08:42:26 PM
good slash, nice color
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08/24/2005 06:39:30 PM
Magnificent! Lots of these photos here but this is easily the best I've seen, importanatly both the milk and strawberry are instantly recognisable. 10
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08/24/2005 05:25:54 PM
Great color contrast and stop action!
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08/24/2005 04:25:06 PM
the spash is a bit to small for me in this one.
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08/24/2005 02:11:59 PM
Excellent capture with good focus and lighting. The centered strawberry works well here. IMO, the milk could look a little whiter by getting rid of the slight yellow color cast. 9
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08/24/2005 01:18:34 PM
Awesome. 9
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08/24/2005 01:13:19 PM
PERFECT!!! Amazing how you got the strawberry to fall so perfectly photogenic like that, and create such a perfect splash! Fantastic job! 10
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08/24/2005 01:10:05 PM
Beautiful! Your strawberry looks fresh picked and so appetizing. Your lighting is good too - no harsh shadows. 10
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08/24/2005 09:09:04 AM
This is exactly how I saw my entry. I failed. This is a perfect success. I would like to know your setup.
Fantastic and perfect. You should ribbon or it's a crime. 10
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08/24/2005 07:30:51 AM
figured we would se several of these. Yours is a bit overexposed or needs more shadow behind the splash.
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08/24/2005 07:10:57 AM
Ok, of all the Splat submissions, this has to be the best. Look at that colour contrast.
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08/24/2005 12:36:37 AM
Good one. Nice close up and splash. Maybe up the green a tad, but otherwise, very well done. Very clear image with nice detail.
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