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Chocolate Rain Drops
Chocolate Rain Drops
ShaneBlake


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Dairy (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Nikon D70
Lens: Tamron SP AF 90mm f/2.8 Di for Nikon
Location: my kitchen counter
Date: Aug 23, 2005
Aperture: f/40
ISO: 400
Shutter: 250
Galleries: Macro, Food and Drink
Date Uploaded: Aug 23, 2005

Chocolate milk drops in regular milk.
raw conversion
median filter (sensor dust... ick)
levels
color correct
usm
resize

Statistics
Place: 8 out of 284
Avg (all users): 6.5099
Avg (commenters): 7.7429
Avg (participants): 6.3946
Avg (non-participants): 6.5759
Views since voting: 5455
Views during voting: 632
Votes: 404
Comments: 42
Favorites: 10 (view)


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08/04/2006 02:42:27 PM
Have never seen this before, awesome shot! :)
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09/01/2005 09:13:59 AM
Thanks for the info on the setup. It would have been interesting to have the white balance right on the milk and emphasize the orange in the drops - noone needs to know it's chocolate :)
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08/31/2005 10:06:48 AM
some one asked during the challenge how this was set up, so i thought i'd give a quick rundown :

basically, i set up a bowl of milk on the counter and mounted my d70
and tamron 90mm to the tripod just slightly higher than the bowl. i
manually focused on my finger at the surface of the water in the
middle of the bowl.
for this shot, the sb-600 flash was set in wireless mode just beside
the bowl to the left of the lens with a lumiquest ultrasoft to give
the soft lighting. with a turkey baster, i dropped chocolate milk
into the bowl and just kept my finger on the shutter button (taking
about 25+ shots per baster full)
in total, it took more than 150 shots to get this one to turn out.
hurray for digital...
the real difficulty was getting the drops to hit in time w/ the
shutter and flash and to make all the drops hit the exact spot i'd
prefocused on...
because of the kitchen lights and the flash, i never got the white
balance to a point i was happy with, which is why the milk is too blue
and the chocolate milk too orange... oh well. next time i'll know
better...
08/31/2005 12:28:52 AM
So neat a visual. Congratulations on your top ten finish.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/30/2005 11:44:26 PM
Using the max size for the image would make this even more spectacular. Great!
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08/30/2005 05:13:47 PM
I like the sharpness of your picture, also, how clear and simple the drops and forms are. Very smooth. Try to submit a larger image for the next challenge - have a look at the learn -> tutorial section. 10.
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08/30/2005 04:32:31 PM
I really liked this photo because of the color in the middle, you can see the brown or orange in the middle trying to mix with the plain white. I like your use of colors and I'm glad you didn't do white milk dropping into white milk! Good job! 10.
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08/30/2005 02:35:09 PM
Nice ripple effect. You obviously worked on your lighting quite a bit; there is no ugly shadows like so many entry in this challenge.
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08/30/2005 04:20:54 AM
great job catching the action. I love the colors too.
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08/29/2005 11:34:27 AM
Looks like drops of orange instead of chocolate. I do like this picture, especially the way the color blends with the white. The blending gives it a different take on the splash.
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08/29/2005 01:18:59 AM
ah MAN... I wish it was bigger
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08/29/2005 12:11:46 AM
Nice Capture
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08/28/2005 10:32:00 PM
Fascinating image. Actually very appealing in its texture and color.
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08/28/2005 01:45:53 PM
It seems as though it took some thought and practice to capture a dark drop in front of a light background. I really like it . Great focus and timing. I'm wondering about the crop choice, but it's still one of my favorites in this challenge.
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08/28/2005 11:54:55 AM
This is perfectly executed! I'm impressed by the sharpness and the great composition. One of my favorites. 10
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08/28/2005 12:32:45 AM
The bubble on the right is distracting, but otherwise I really like the image.
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08/27/2005 05:36:36 PM
Awesome capture. You have a great chance of winning. Love the ripples and the pinkish color is a nice change from the white. 10
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08/27/2005 11:12:56 AM
wow - perfect sphere!
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08/26/2005 11:31:25 PM
That's very light chocolate. But I still like it.
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08/26/2005 07:52:43 PM
Nice gentle splash. I like the effect of the little splah on the back right hand side.
Excellent lighting and coloring.
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08/26/2005 07:15:33 PM
It looks really cool, but fake.
08/26/2005 06:31:07 PM
Nice and smooth. 7
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08/25/2005 08:58:11 PM
Nice sharp focus, the milk has too much color cast in it and it appears greenish so not from the chocolate.
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08/25/2005 08:55:41 PM
Very nice. Great timing. I hope you do well.
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08/25/2005 08:51:11 PM
Love to put my fingers in there. It looks yummy. Bumping up on very neat capture.
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08/25/2005 08:26:19 PM
Good shot! Great timing, I like the smoothness of the ripple
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08/25/2005 08:15:53 PM
Wow! What a perfect capture!!!
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08/25/2005 07:59:58 PM
I like how yu did the close up of the drops.
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08/25/2005 05:47:15 PM
7 - Like this, but the title actually detracts in my opinion. Look more like 'eggs' (well especially that back one) than chocolate to me. Criticism; larger, maybe (if possible) rotate and then crop, if you could still have included that far right 'indent drop', not sure, also to include the left 'rim' of the main 'indent drop', would have made this a better shot in my opinion.
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08/25/2005 12:02:09 AM
actually made me say "ooh". very nice, way to capture an awesome image. bet you wish you could clone that bubble out :) extremely nice job.
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08/25/2005 12:01:43 AM
I would love to know exactly how this was done. Wonderful.
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08/24/2005 10:17:09 PM
this is a very very cool photo my only 9 so far
OK I went back and looked at all of the shots and this is my favorite and my only 9 I hope you get the ribbon
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08/24/2005 08:30:09 PM
Cool capture on the drops. At first glance I thought it was strawberry. Nice highlights too.
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08/24/2005 08:24:49 PM
cool pic
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08/24/2005 06:06:15 PM
Beautiful Image...... soft smooth texture.... perfect frozen droplets and nice diffused lighting. Did you use flash for this or an external light source?
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08/24/2005 01:41:04 PM
Great picture. That is chocolate? hm. Anyways I love the circular look without the splash. It is a little different than the rest of the entries
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08/24/2005 09:14:01 AM
Excellent
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08/24/2005 08:15:01 AM
amazing shot, i really like it, amazing freezing
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08/24/2005 05:00:48 AM
Wow
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08/24/2005 02:24:16 AM
very cool image

well lit well composed great job
7
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08/24/2005 12:30:32 AM
nice and interesting but a bit small
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08/24/2005 12:07:33 AM
Wish these looked more brown than orange! Lovely capture though, except that odd crater/bubble in the right corner!
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