Milky Music VI - Explore

Sound generated shot.. Without trigger.. Milk on a subwoofer, similar to my last attempt, but this time with two flashes..


The main 'issue' of the last shot, the missing light on the right part could be solved with a second flash and also the darker green food coloring looks better..

Due to the second flash I could also increase the sharpness of the sculptures.. But I'm still unhappy with the milk at the bottom in the foreground.. This should go sharper.. Maybe I've to go even further in the direction of f/20 or f/22 to get a greater DOF.. But this would require more light.. (Both flashes full power?)

I'm thankful for any advises in this direction..


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Sony A100

Sony 18-70mm @ 60mm

ISO 100 - f14 - 1/1600s


Strobist: Sony FVL-42, Wireless, 4 o'clock, 1/2 Power

Strobist: Sony FVL-42, Wireless, 8 o'clock, 1/2 Power

Setup may be found here


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    Nice shot!

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  • iceman_darkroom 5y

    awesome capture, cool colors.
  • L. A. Garchi 5y

    trèès très original.. il faut aller le montrer à l'ECAL.... ou à la HEAD.... intéressant.... ou à steve jobs pour ces petits ipod multicolores.
  • Nick Bryan 5y

    great colour
    fantastic result!

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  • Beverly S. 5y

    this is fantastic !!!
  • nna:2006 5y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Art-Pix, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
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  • Irina Kiseleva 5y

    Fantastic colors!!!
    Perfect composition!!!
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  • Pamela Berlanga 5y

    Just Perfect!
  • Andre Eleazer 5y

    Very cool, very creative, great work!

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  • Renato De Mura 5y

    this is the best one ;-)
  • Kawther_K 4y

    A pro indeed!
  • Jane Thomas 4y

    Really superb, very impressive work!!!
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  • Michael Bilotta Photography 4y

    Great shot - I just did a bunch of these - tried em for the first time. I am using two flashes as well, and the thing that gives you good speed is actually NOT a faster shutter, but a faster burst of light - if you keep it at 200 or 250 speed, ISO 100, and f16 - f18, you can get away with flashes set at 1/16 or even 1/8th, and those "low" powered flashes pop faster than a full power flash, so you are getting the speed you need, without increasing your ISO, and saving a lot on battery life as well! Just a suggestion. But this image looks awesome.
  • Pascal Bovet 4y

    I've to correct you, those shots were done with Sony flashes in HSS mode (its not mentioned here, my fault) therefore it is the shutter speed which is freezing the action.
    Have a look at the following illustration and the tutorial on my blog:
    Highspeed 101 - Lesson 2

    Whereas the method you mention (lower flash power = shorter timespan) is described here:
    Highspeed 101 - Lesson 3

    These images were my first steps into highspeed photography. I did a second series with milky music (on white) where I used the other method..
  • Mario Mayer 3y

    very good shot, but I won't get up with the F-stop that much. due to the physical behaviour of the light going through such an tiny aperture it will get blurry anway. the magic word is pushing the ISO to create more "flash" ;)
    I would go with another focal lenght / lense too, because the choice you had with your lense isn't the best for having a large DOF.
    just my bits :)
  • Paul Evans 2y

    How did you colour the milk?
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