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agwright


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Challenge: Dairy (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
Location: Attic
Date: Aug 22, 2005
Aperture: F11
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Action, Food and Drink
Date Uploaded: Aug 22, 2005

Used the Canon 550ex flash set at 1/4 power.

While taking the cream to the attic I dropped it onto the stair carpet oops... so after cleaning the carpet, I managed to get this shot. LOL

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 284
Avg (all users): 7.2288
Avg (commenters): 8.3684
Avg (participants): 6.9595
Avg (non-participants): 7.3732
Views since voting: 13523
Views during voting: 843
Votes: 424
Comments: 93
Favorites: 51 (view)


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02/23/2006 05:12:37 PM
I'm a real sucker for splash/droplet photographs but this one is really outstanding.
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09/08/2005 06:09:23 PM
mmm, so I feel hungry
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09/08/2005 01:35:03 PM
Fantastic. Congratulations. 10

Ilko Iliev
Bulgaria
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09/06/2005 06:50:53 PM
What a perfectly wonderful 'splash' of strawberries and cream...love it!
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09/01/2005 07:37:39 PM
thanks for filling the exposure details...
it's made me rethink my approach to a couple different type of shots.

and congrats ;}

<edit> i am also curious how much of a crop this is - or if you were very close to the subject.

Message edited by author 2005-09-01 19:38:50.
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09/01/2005 07:05:48 PM
Congrats on your 2nd place finish matey, well deserved in my opinion.

I gave this a 10 as I know how tough the shot must have been to get this perfect. I am curious, how many shots did it take to get this one image?

Well done!
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09/01/2005 01:47:52 PM
Wonderful image! Congrats! :)
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08/31/2005 05:34:40 PM
No offence to graphicfunk, but how did this pic NOT win. Amazing shot, congratulations.
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08/31/2005 09:48:00 AM
Congratulations! Very cool dude!
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08/31/2005 07:54:33 AM
Applause and cheers to you - congratulations!
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08/31/2005 07:29:38 AM
Nice shot, clean and simple...congratulations !
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08/31/2005 02:54:44 AM
Nicely done! Congratulations!
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08/31/2005 02:50:35 AM
brilliant shot. i loved it
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08/31/2005 02:34:12 AM
Originally posted by brownt:

Well done Tony!!! oops, shouldn't be talking to you....


Sorry Terry Who...
08/31/2005 02:23:42 AM
Well done Tony!!! oops, shouldn't be talking to you....
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08/31/2005 01:48:38 AM
wow...so amazing...the milk surrounding the strawberry and splashing milk looks so smooth it blends in with the dpchallenge website color....great job.
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08/31/2005 12:55:38 AM
Yum! I like the two contrasting colours. Good job!
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08/31/2005 12:47:49 AM
congrats on ribbon! nicely-frozen instant.
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08/31/2005 12:46:43 AM
This one was really my favourite!!!
Ribbon is wel deserved.
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08/31/2005 12:37:40 AM
Originally posted by kbhatia1967:

I knew it was a ribbon. Is the strawberry real?


Yep, its real but from a farmers market - really fresh. Also two tubs of single cream slightly watered down as the cream itself is too thick. Washed the strawberry between each shot to clean it. I ended up taking about 50shots to get this one.

Thanks so much to everyone who voted for it and also to the great comments for it. I'll be walking around with a smile on my face for a week now!! Thanks again.

Message edited by author 2005-08-31 01:12:13.
08/31/2005 12:25:17 AM
Perfectly timed, well done !
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08/31/2005 12:21:23 AM
I knew it was a ribbon. Is the strawberry real?
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08/31/2005 12:12:37 AM
A great splash. Congratulations on your red.
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08/31/2005 12:08:15 AM
Congratulations on your Red with this well timed and well composed shot!
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08/31/2005 12:03:01 AM
Congrats. Great composition and good timing!
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08/31/2005 12:02:59 AM
congrats on your ribbon. i gave this a solid 9 :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/30/2005 11:52:47 PM
how many shots in this burst for this one pic?
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08/30/2005 11:12:12 PM
I love this shot...........
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08/30/2005 10:59:36 PM
like how you have the strawberry upright!
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08/30/2005 08:49:40 PM
One of the best splash shot. Good control of lighting for soft shadow, excellent. Good composition too. Looks to me you used milk; may have worked better with creme though.
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08/30/2005 08:23:49 PM
This is a GREAT PHOTO! IT IS THE BEST IN THE WHOLE COMPETITION
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08/30/2005 07:24:42 PM
Awesome picture
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08/30/2005 03:20:35 AM
This is my favorite submission so far. So clear, and the contrast of the red on white is excellent. Can't find a thing I don't like about this one. :) 9
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08/30/2005 02:57:27 AM
The best of the splash images in this challenge.
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08/30/2005 02:19:05 AM
Finally a well done drop shot. Thus us the only one I have seen so far that is above mediocre. Color, focus and composition are right on. 10
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08/29/2005 11:22:20 PM
Well done, but i'm reminded of the blueberry splashing the in the blue challenge
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08/29/2005 11:02:27 PM
One of the best splash shots.
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08/29/2005 09:14:12 AM
Exquisite!!
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08/29/2005 12:45:24 AM
Great color......
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08/29/2005 12:14:25 AM
There are a lot of shots like these, but this one is by far the most appealing simply by its gentleness and ease on the eyes. It's a great shot, especially how the strawberry is plunging straight down and creating an odd indenture into the milk. Great job. 7
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08/28/2005 05:42:09 PM
There were lots of big splashes in this challenge but this image is one of the better ones. Nice clear image.
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08/27/2005 08:24:26 PM
One of my favorites, great splash! Nice cropping, and color. Really great lighting, shadows!
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08/27/2005 05:51:29 PM
Excellent capture. The milk is real sharp. You light was great. 9
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08/27/2005 03:14:34 PM
Absolutely stunning shot! I really like this! There's some pictures that you see and you immediately like, this is most definately one of them!

Your lighting is perfect, the tones in the cream/milk isbrilliant. It has such a smooth feel to it, just what you think of when having strawberry's and cream!!

The positioning of the strawberry is spot on too, perfect! Definately full marks here!!

A simple looking shot to the eye, there's little to look at, but again so much! You see the strawberry, then keep looking at the splash, the droplets, the shadow, the slight reflection, I could go on...

Very well done, a well deserved 10. (And most probably a nice blue ribbon too)
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08/27/2005 01:07:34 AM
very well executed technically very good 9
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08/27/2005 12:12:32 AM
this kind of shot seems overdone but gotta admit its nice
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08/26/2005 09:44:34 PM
very cool
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08/26/2005 03:55:11 PM
ah yes, this is sure to do well.
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08/26/2005 03:27:58 PM
The execution of the splash is near perfect. I've seen this done many times before (and many time in this contest) and this happens to be quite good. My only problem is the coloring of the milk or cream.
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08/26/2005 03:08:29 PM
Fit Challenge Criteria: 2/2
Contrast/Color: 2/2
Composition: 2/2
Photo Quality: 2/2
My Subjective Affinity: 2/2

Great work. I tried to do something similar, but it didn't dome out near as good as this one did.
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08/26/2005 02:27:08 PM
very clean and crisp.
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08/26/2005 02:02:33 PM
This is a great image, but I would like something a bit more dairy and not so much product.
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08/26/2005 02:52:26 AM
Great shot!
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08/26/2005 02:30:31 AM
Perfect landing. I believe this is my favorite strawberry and milk entry. Good job.
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08/26/2005 12:38:59 AM
Excellent capture. It seems a few people had this same idea with the strawberry, but I think this is the best one. The milk is a good color with none of the annoying color casts. Great focus and lighting.
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08/25/2005 11:24:05 PM
ok, that's a cool splash! I had given up - well done 8
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08/25/2005 08:58:05 PM
Very neat capture and good touch of red! Bumping up.
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08/25/2005 06:15:53 PM
Nice shot! I like the natural colors & good capture...just right!
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08/25/2005 03:02:51 PM
This is great! How perfectly red and white. Nice splash capture.
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08/25/2005 01:20:32 PM
Yes! I am currenlty evaluating all the "milk splash" pictures at once. This one is excellent. Good capture of the slpash, the object is in focus, and the image doesn't have blowout in the important detail areas. 9.
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08/25/2005 09:57:28 AM
Wow! Very, very nice! A ribbon-winner for sure. SUperb capture.
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08/25/2005 02:40:32 AM
ribbon
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08/25/2005 01:18:17 AM
good lighting and color in this one. nice...
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08/25/2005 01:16:16 AM
Focus is pretty good, but the idea is common, and it is slightly underexposed (white should be whiter).
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08/24/2005 11:17:26 PM
One of the best splash captures of the challenge!
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08/24/2005 11:02:59 PM
This one really is my favourite!! Well done!
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08/24/2005 11:01:53 PM
Nice shot
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08/24/2005 10:17:46 PM
I knew someone would do this type of shot, I expect some blueberries in another person's photo. Having said that I like it alot. the moment of capture is perfect. I imagine that you went through a ton of these in getting this shot. well done. 8
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08/24/2005 10:00:08 PM
normally I am so bored with high speed photograph that I grade down, because it is not new or original. However, your is so perfectly done that I can't vote lower. Nice execution, I only wish the idea was new, 9
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08/24/2005 09:21:35 PM
Keen. Great timing.
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08/24/2005 08:09:52 PM
One of the nicer splash shots I've seen so far. Good choice of contrasting color on the fruit....now where's the cereal? :-)
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08/24/2005 07:39:20 PM
Out of all the "milk splash" pictures, this is the only one that made me say WOW. Don't know how you caught the action so perfectly, but this is really well done.
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08/24/2005 06:11:10 PM
ok this is my pick for a ribbon so far... good luck 9
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08/24/2005 04:13:54 PM
Out od all (and gosh wasnt there a lot) of the throw the ... into the bowl of milk, this one was imho the best exicuited. Good use og lighting really seperated this from many in the pack.
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08/24/2005 02:36:17 PM
Wow! Perfect picture!! :-)
I imagine that you tried it 1000 times. Very nice, 10.
Congratulatons for this really nice picture!! :-)
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08/24/2005 01:20:34 PM
Great photo; it would have worked better if it was centered
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08/24/2005 01:18:17 PM
There is an entry really similar to this one in this challenge. Both are really good and I am giving you both the same score....8
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08/24/2005 12:52:37 PM
Best of the milk splashes ,should place top 5 IMO 8 from me
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08/24/2005 12:50:27 PM
We've seen several of these but I like the shadow and the stem placement straight up. Almost makes you giggle, looking at it. Good quick capture considering the movement!
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08/24/2005 11:33:34 AM
it's a nice shot, a nice freeze in time. but i do feel the idea has been over-abused. 5
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08/24/2005 09:53:41 AM
Absolutely perfect!! - If I could I would give you a 20!!!!
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08/24/2005 09:01:58 AM
nice, one, i really like it
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08/24/2005 07:49:12 AM
Hmmm... This one looks a little *to* perfect... If this is indeed genuine, then congrants on the capture.
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08/24/2005 06:41:06 AM
There's a lot of splash photos, but very well done! 9
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08/24/2005 05:10:13 AM
Great action capture. Perfect use of whitespace and your lighting makes the shadow formed by the splash nice and sharp. 7
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08/24/2005 02:07:34 AM
Best splash I've seen so far
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08/24/2005 02:05:37 AM
Lots of this type of shot this week and this one has to be the best of them all...nice focus, lighting and TIMING....Well done
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08/24/2005 12:55:15 AM
this is a great idea when gotten right...u did a fine job of it but i think it would be nice to have the entire area that draws your attention, in focus.....as it is right now the milk walls of the splash r in focus but the stem of the berry is inot and the top of the berry is alittle blurry itself....good luck i think the apiture needs to but uped just a bit
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08/24/2005 12:49:05 AM
I know how hard this type of capture is, you did wonderful!!!
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08/24/2005 12:37:12 AM
Nice shot
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08/24/2005 12:35:22 AM
Wow...

*and we have a winnah!!!*

;)
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08/24/2005 12:30:49 AM
Geez... I am TOTALLY outgunned. Maybe I can be the first to congratulate you on the blue ribbon. 12
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08/24/2005 12:16:16 AM
I literally voted on 5 or 6 of these same kinds of shots in a row... I'm glad there's finally one that was well executed! This turned out quite nicely. Your hard work paid off!
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