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OREO's and Milk - Pure Joy
OREO's and Milk - Pure Joy

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Black and White in Color II (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Sigma 18-125mm f/3.5-5.6 DC for Canon
Location: My Kitchen
Date: Feb 26, 2008
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/60 sec
Galleries: Action, Advertisement
Date Uploaded: Feb 26, 2008

This was hard, not the actual shot, but wasting so much milk and so many oreo's. Setup was a pillowcase backdrop, a glass of milk, an oreo balanced on the far edge of the glass, and alot of towels to catch the slashing milk. My camera was about 5 ft awat, my flash was at a 45 degree angle straight ahead, and there was a silver reflector halfway between the cup and the camera. My wife dropped a rubber thing from one of my screwdrivers into the milk while I was shooting the camera w/ a remote. The timing was hit or miss to say the least.

Photoshop was- convert from RAW, curves, levels, clone out some crumbs in the milk, clone out a shadow from the glass on the backdrop, smooth the background w/ the healing brush, resize, reduce noise, usm (i think), save for web. Lots of fun tryng to push my skills w/ photoshop to make this look as black and white as possible without cheating.

And hopefully this does alright because I would hate to see all that milk and those oreo's go to waste...

Place: 21 out of 249
Avg (all users): 6.4505
Avg (commenters): 7.3333
Avg (participants): 6.1765
Avg (non-participants): 6.6204
Views since voting: 5038
Views during voting: 344
Votes: 222
Comments: 17
Favorites: 1 (view)

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06/11/2008 01:41:34 PM
Really nice shot, nailed the timing here, the one thing I would like to see would be added contrast, right now it looks rather flat, I think bringing up the contrast could add a lot of pop, here's a quick edit I did, hope this is helpful, nonetheless, this is a really great shot.

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I brought out some contrast in the splashing milk. I couldn't get quite what I was thinking of, probably the best way to do it would be by bouncing the light off a wall to the side, it would add some contrast. Take it or leave it thought, just my opinion, really great shot still, keep it up.

edit: changed the edit just a little.

Message edited by author 2008-06-11 13:43:50.
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03/05/2008 02:12:15 AM
fun isn't it. i did a similar shot for Childhood Without Children II.. should take a gander.. you were a lot more clever in the setup than me.. haha i went through a gallon of milk and 80 oreo's.. i like yours better.. especially for the challenge you used it in
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/04/2008 09:55:15 PM
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03/02/2008 02:29:57 PM
Looks like pure mess, as well. I hope you didn't need too many takes to get the final shot.
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03/01/2008 04:41:28 PM
Love it!
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03/01/2008 12:57:15 AM
I love how you can just see the word oreo... nice composition!
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02/29/2008 07:05:22 PM
Great Capture, wish the splashing milk was a bit more contrasting to the background.
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02/29/2008 11:21:34 AM
I had the same idea...now I'm glad I didn't do it because everyone would be comparing it to this one and I would've lost lost lost. I gave this a 9. The reason for keeping it from a 10 would be the lack of detail in the upper droplets. AND...it's not as interesting a shot as the ones I gave a 10 to (And I only gave 2 10's)
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02/28/2008 12:17:46 PM
nice motion capture I wonder if a black background would have made the subject pop a bit more.
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02/28/2008 02:50:56 AM
really nice image
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02/27/2008 06:00:14 PM
fits the challenge. no color. like the composition. 8
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02/27/2008 05:56:53 PM
I had this idea too. Very nice.
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02/27/2008 01:08:16 PM
Background is too white - can't see the splash - great idea though!
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02/27/2008 12:00:19 PM
Nice capture
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02/27/2008 11:03:28 AM
nice would have like to seen this on black background though
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02/27/2008 09:15:36 AM
Nice! A very classic shot.... done w/ trial and error? Is this the person who does all the drip shots?
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02/27/2008 08:18:43 AM
Very good capture!!
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