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Broken Photo Contest GRAND PRIZE Winner
I use High speed phography techniques to captures this type of photos. the room should be dark and the shutter is opened for one second. During this second, my flash is triggered to freeze the action. The flash is usually set to the minimum power to reduce the duration of the flash which means better action freezing. To trigger the flash at the right moment you can trigger it manually or using sensors. I used sensors but it is not a must.

for more details on High speed photography you can go to

In this shot, I swinged the glass around its base and it was like a cup centrifuge and this caused the water inside to form this arch.
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Cathy Barrows
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12/9/2006 8:46:57 AM

Gary Lange
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Wow, Mohammad, this is a terrific image!! I don't know how you accomplished it but great job!!

12/9/2006 9:23:01 AM

Kyle Gehmlich
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I don't know how he did it, but I bet it cost him quite a few wine glasses ;)

12/9/2006 12:30:00 PM

Dan Plumpton
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Well Done! This is a great shot!

12/12/2006 12:03:25 PM

Remi Trepanier
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Congratulations on your finalist Mohammad! Great work!!

1/24/2007 2:22:35 PM

Christopher J. Budny
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No surprise here; congratulations! Hope to see it advance!

1/24/2007 4:26:13 PM

Morteza Safataj
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Nice Shot Mohammad !!

1/24/2007 5:24:55 PM

Kay E. Mahoney
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Congratulations on your finalist. Good luck in the next round.

1/25/2007 9:15:38 AM

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1/25/2007 3:25:58 PM

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1/25/2007 3:32:59 PM

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Mohammad, Huge Congratulations on this Awesome Grand Prize Winner!! Truly well deserving shot.

1/25/2007 5:33:49 PM

Morteza Safataj
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Congratulations on your grand prize Mohammad !!

1/25/2007 5:34:52 PM

Susan Fox
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Congratulations Mohammad on your grand prize win! It's a wonderful photo!!

1/25/2007 5:36:29 PM

Janet McNeil
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Congratulations on this great shot - a well deserved grand prize!! (thanks for the explanation!!)

1/25/2007 5:40:32 PM

Christopher J. Budny
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...And advance it did! Congratulations, Mohammad, on taking home the big prize!

1/25/2007 5:40:52 PM

Cheryl E. Molennor
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That is an incredible image! Congratulations to you

1/25/2007 5:43:01 PM

Lavone Vannoy
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Your skills in this type of photography are VERY impressive! :)

1/25/2007 5:51:54 PM

Kenneth Mucke
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CONGRATS on this amazing and well deserved GRAND PRIZE....A One of A Kind Image....

1/25/2007 5:53:01 PM

Michelle Lea  Guinn
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This is WELL DESERVED!!! An Absolutely creative image!!! Congratulations on Winning The Grand Prize!!! mlg~

1/25/2007 6:00:12 PM

Vladan D. Djordjevic
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Fantastic photo!!! Love the effects, composition, color, lighting!Congratulations, Mohammad!

1/25/2007 6:21:04 PM

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AWESOME in every way Mohammad! Congratulations on your GRAND PRIZE WIN!

1/25/2007 6:47:45 PM

Melissa Gurdus
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Congratulations...this is the most awesome image I have ever seen and it is most deserving of the grand prize!!!!!!!!

1/25/2007 6:48:12 PM

Susan M. Hembree
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Fantastic, Mohammad! A well deserved Grand Prize! Congratulations!

1/25/2007 7:00:33 PM

Deborah  Sandidge
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Impressive and unique capture, Mohammad - creative use of slow shutter and flash with spectacular results! Congratulations!

1/25/2007 7:36:39 PM

Kay E. Mahoney
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Congratulations on your Grand prize winner.

1/25/2007 7:43:19 PM

Charlene Taylor
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Congratulations on the grand prize win Mohammad! This is a truly remarkable shot!

1/25/2007 7:52:18 PM

Susana Heide
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STELLAR!!!!!!!!!!! Definitely a GRAND Winner!!! Congratulations Mohammad!!!

1/25/2007 7:54:50 PM

randy dannheim
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Congratulations on your winning image Mohammad!!

1/25/2007 8:51:58 PM

Nadya Johnson
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Astounding work, Mohammad! This is truly superb! Congratulations on your Outstanding Grand Prize Winner!

1/25/2007 9:38:57 PM

Sylvia Rossler
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Big congrats on this amazing Grand Prize win Mohammad !!!

1/25/2007 9:53:10 PM

Les Rhoades
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Congratulations on your December WINNER

1/25/2007 11:10:32 PM

Khalid Al-Issa
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This outstanding shot would easily make its way to prizes ! Great job Mohammed :)

1/25/2007 11:30:04 PM

RC  Fritz
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Excellent work here! Congratulations on you Grand Prize Winner, Mohammad!!

1/26/2007 1:16:20 AM

Paul  G  Slate
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Congratulations a beautiful winner Mohammad !! Great shot!!!this is amazing!! nice work!!

1/26/2007 4:00:41 AM

Ermanno Radice
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Many Congratulations on your gorgeous ane well deserved, Grand Prize win!!!
It was my preferred one and are happy that it has won, Mohammad!!

1/26/2007 4:34:09 AM

Peter Mantione
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Congrats on this very cool image and winner. Peter

1/26/2007 5:20:11 AM

Jessica Jenney
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Congratulations on this exceptional Grand Prize Winner, Mohammad!

1/26/2007 5:37:03 AM

Lynne Morris
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Wow what an awesome image Mohammed, many congratulations on this wonderful Grand Prize Winner.

1/26/2007 5:37:46 AM

Brook Burling
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WOW this is incredible!! Congratulations Mohammad on your Grand Prize Winner!!

1/26/2007 6:08:00 AM

Nathalie Charbonneau
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Many congrats on your superb winning shot!

1/26/2007 8:35:42 AM

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Huge Congratulations on this Awesome Grand Prize Winner, Mohammad!! Truly well deserving image!!

1/26/2007 9:26:48 AM

Janine Russell
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Mohammad, awesome capture; congratulations on your Grand Prize Win.

1/26/2007 9:44:00 AM

Dee Ann Young
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Very impressive!

1/26/2007 11:16:00 AM

Geraldine E. Lefoe
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Awesome image - congratulations

1/26/2007 2:45:57 PM

Siete Meeter
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Congratulations Mohammad on your grand prize win! It's a wonderful photo!!

1/26/2007 5:08:20 PM

Claudia Kuhn
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What a cool capture Mohammad, congratulations on your grand prize winner!

1/26/2007 5:17:52 PM

Mohammad J. Al-Mumen
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Thanks God I never thought that this shot will reach this place...

Thank you sooooo much all for your nice words and souls....

I have broken more than 20 cups to get the right shape but I think It is worth it!!!

Thanks to betterphoto team for selecting the photo for the Grand Prize which means a lot to me!


1/26/2007 8:46:32 PM

Gail P. Sullivan
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Mohammad...visually stunning and technically superb...congrats to you on a fabulous Grand Prize winner!

1/27/2007 5:06:33 AM

Crystal L. Craig
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Congrats! Well deserved Mohammad, excellent excellent work!

1/27/2007 9:24:28 PM

Megan p
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Wow Muhammad, this is so tremendous!! Wonderful!! My 7 year old is next to me and keeps asking tons of questions about this, we will go check out your link! Congratulations!

1/28/2007 9:15:08 AM

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Muhammad - very cool!! Congrats!

1/28/2007 11:50:50 AM

Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Very creative and interesting, a big congratulations!

1/28/2007 1:47:25 PM

Scott C. Quarforth
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Absolutely beautiful. I would love to hang this image in my house, it is definitely a piece that would draw a lot of discussion. Very impressive.

1/29/2007 7:53:07 AM

Ivan Chacon
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Very impressive, big congrats! :)

1/29/2007 8:37:53 AM

Colleen Farrell
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Truly amazing! Congratulations on your win.

1/29/2007 5:58:49 PM

Ali Alyousef
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Congratulations on this Grand Prize Winne, Mohammad!
Wish you all the best my dear friend.

1/30/2007 2:48:15 AM

Catherine A. Robinson

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Dear Mohammad --
You're in a class by yourself!
Nothing even comes close to this.
Imaginative, unique, technically precise, exacting, absolutely beautiful.
Is perfection achieveable? If not, you're definitely near with this one!
I add my humble CONGRATULATIONS, Well Done and Well Deserved to everyone else's!

1/30/2007 2:48:57 PM

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1/31/2007 2:35:26 AM

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1/31/2007 10:34:23 AM

Ekaterine Shapatava
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I want to join others and say that this is a wonderful image very close to perfection! Congratulations!!!

1/31/2007 11:03:21 AM

Eleanor Caputo
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This is stellar work. Executed to perfection. I will have to try your technique. Generous of you to explain the entire process. Congratulations on this top notch work.

2/1/2007 6:10:53 PM

Debbie Del Tejo
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You are in a class by yourself....amazing work. My most heartfelt congratulations to you!!!!
Best wishes for continued success.

2/2/2007 4:34:06 AM

Bianca B. Steinfeldt
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Congratulation to this fantastic image! And thank you for the link!

2/4/2007 10:34:34 AM

Susan Reynolds
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Absolutely Stunning and VERY Creative!!!

2/8/2007 11:50:08 PM

Abdusalam A. Al-Tuwijri
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amazing work man ..

many congratulations on this wonderful Grand Prize

2/12/2007 1:18:20 AM

Tracy Olsen
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Needless to say - this image is absolutely great. Seriously - it's one of those rare images that I can't get out of my mind.

Really well done, and thanks for sharing your technique.

2/12/2007 2:39:09 AM

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Persistance wins!!! Great job Mohammad, Congrats on this splendid win!!!

2/19/2007 8:50:37 PM

Mohammad J. Al-Mumen
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Thank you all again..

2/20/2007 11:07:07 PM

Sheryl A. Hudson
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Awesome! Congratulations on your well deserved win!!!

2/26/2007 10:10:36 PM

Kathleen K. Parker
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This is truly awesome work, Mohammed! Congratulations on the Grand Prize!!!

2/27/2007 12:07:19 PM

Rayan A. Al Qurnas
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Very impressive!

2/13/2008 8:54:02 AM

Carolyn M. DAlessandro
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Simply OUTSTANDING...Bravo Mohammad...well done!

4/20/2008 5:46:25 PM

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Wow great pic. I would have to break a zillion glasses to get this effect.

5/22/2008 9:47:25 PM

Luca Diana
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Beautiful. You know you are a pro photographer when your images are an inspiration to others.


5/23/2008 7:04:10 PM

Naufal MQ
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Really Grand.

8/20/2008 10:34:20 AM

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Absolutely awesome Mohammad!
I have never seen anything to compare to this!
Certainly well deserved Win!!

jo ann c.

3/14/2009 6:29:34 AM

Carolyn M. DAlessandro
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OUTSTANDING Mohammad..Outstanding

4/1/2009 7:06:01 PM

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wow..!! really its a wow pic . congratulation

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