In my defense: Yesterday I did a little test run of the milk splash with a mug full of water, sitting on a kitchen towel. It made a little bloop up in the air and that was it.
Did you know that whole milk has different properties than water? Me neither. I guess it's heavier, or denser...whatever, it's splashier. And that led to the gigantic mess. Whoops!
A few of you asked for the how-to. So as not to disappoint, here is what you need to make the splash: (hard boiled of course)
Still not grasping the physical differences between whole milk and water, I tried this morning with coffee.
So that was kind of cool, but not as splashy as milk.
You're laughing because I'm out on my deck, aren't you?
And because the baby is still sleeping (and because I know you don't want this mess on your deck)...
Would you guys give me a free pass on responding to comments today? I'm so sorry to do that...I appreciate your comments so so so much! :-) This week is starting to get away from me, and I need to be off the computer for next couple of days.
Oh geez! I almost forgot the most important part: my settings.
Today's settings outside were:
TV mode - 1/800
Yesterday's settings inside were:
TV mode - 1/400
ISO 1250 (yep, 1,250)
In my kitchen there's not much available light, and my ISO was already 1,250. I should have used a faster shutter speed and a smaller aperture (bigger number, like 4.5), but I didn't want to raise the ISO any higher.
Also, for those that asked how many times I tried the milk splash yesterday: two. You get a cool result pretty much every time, and I actually posted the pictures of my first attempt. Because of the huge mess, I moved the cup to the center of the table for the 2nd attempt, and the light wasn't as good.
Again, I'm so sorry that I can't respond to all the comments, but maybe this little how-to will make up for it, right? ♥