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April 07, 2010

97 - 04.07.10 - Capturing Motion

Spilt Beverage
 Always wondered what spilt milk looked like when it hit the floor.

Okay here is the detail.  I put my camera on manual so that I could focus on where the drops were landing.  You are probably asking yourself, "how can you focus on something that isn't there?"  Well let me continue.  I filled a small baggie with milk then poured some in a 13x 9 cake pan, just enough to cover the bottom.  I secured the milk filled baggie to my over head kitchen light, you probable have one handing over you table just like mine.  I then poked a hole in the baggie, ya  the one with the milk in it, with a straight pin.   I set up the camera, oh ya I was using my macro lens but you can use a 35mm, 50mm or whatever you have.  I watched where the milk was dripping to and set a pen in that exact spot so that I could focus on it.
It took MANY tries before I could get any that were photo worthy.  I use natural lighting, no flash involved.  So there you have it, my setup for my spilt milk photo.

16 comments:

Spencer said...
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Merryn said...

This is a great shot. What lens etc did you use?

Ron a.k.a. Danudin said...

I am crying over the clarity and beauty of this spilt milk.

Chesney said...

You stopped that milk in mid air...how cool is that? Love it!

BobbieCoughlin said...

No one ought to cry over that spilt milk! This is just an incredible shot.

Shannon Joy said...

LOOVVEEE!!!! Great clarity! This is on my growing list of things to try :)

Jessica said...

My spilt milk certainly never looks that good!

Jessica said...

Did you light this?

HealBalanceLive/FrameFocusShoot said...

Very nice, I especially like the way you cropped it off center.

Lorri said...

Oh, very VERY nice! And I greatly appreciate your detailed description of the process.

Marijke said...

I am really impressed!

dspec01 said...

First off I am impressed by your patience! Secondly this is one great shot. Very nicely done.

morrdrakensphotowalk said...

Beautiful! Thank you for the detail too, I never thought about using a pen like that to be able to focus on the right point. I'll try that next time! :D

Brooke Snow Photography said...

oh! I want to try! Great work!

Barb Phillips said...

Thanks to all of you for supporting and commenting, your comments really are appreciated and needed. It's comments like yours that helps me carry on an heal as thought what I am doing is worth notice.

Clara said...

Just fabulous Barb. I have seen this done with water, never with milk. The milk makes a great image. Wonderful.