Cathy Barrows 12/9/2006 8:46:57 AM did you do this #569643

Gary Lange 12/9/2006 9:23:01 AM

Wow, Mohammad, this is a terrific image!! I don't know how you accomplished it but great job!! #3684372

Kyle Gehmlich 12/9/2006 12:30:00 PM

I don't know how he did it, but I bet it cost him quite a few wine glasses ;) #3684794

Dan Plumpton 12/12/2006 12:03:25 PM

Well Done! This is a great shot! #3695627

Remi Trepanier 1/24/2007 2:22:35 PM

Congratulations on your finalist Mohammad! Great work!! #3860509

Christopher Budny 1/24/2007 4:26:13 PM

No surprise here; congratulations! Hope to see it advance! #3862298

Morteza Safataj 1/24/2007 5:24:55 PM

Nice Shot Mohammad !! #3862977

Kay E. Mahoney 1/25/2007 9:15:38 AM

Congratulations on your finalist. Good luck in the next round. #3868499

The Judges at 1/25/2007 3:25:58 PM

Fun stuff #3871026

The Judges at 1/25/2007 3:31:28 PM

Fun stuff #3871069

The Judges at 1/25/2007 3:32:59 PM

Fun stuff #3871090

Su Sana E. P 1/25/2007 5:33:49 PM

Mohammad, Huge Congratulations on this Awesome Grand Prize Winner!! Truly well deserving shot. #3871640

Morteza Safataj 1/25/2007 5:34:52 PM

Congratulations on your grand prize Mohammad !! #3871649

Susan Fox 1/25/2007 5:36:29 PM

Congratulations Mohammad on your grand prize win! It's a wonderful photo!! #3871665

Janet McNeil 1/25/2007 5:40:32 PM

Congratulations on this great shot - a well deserved grand prize!! (thanks for the explanation!!) #3871706

Christopher Budny 1/25/2007 5:40:52 PM

...And advance it did! Congratulations, Mohammad, on taking home the big prize! #3871712

Cheryl E. Molennor 1/25/2007 5:43:01 PM

That is an incredible image! Congratulations to you #3871733

Lavone Vannoy 1/25/2007 5:51:54 PM

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

Kenneth Mucke 1/25/2007 5:53:01 PM

CONGRATS on this amazing and well deserved GRAND PRIZE....A One of A Kind Image.... #3871814

Michelle Lea Guinn 1/25/2007 6:00:12 PM

This is WELL DESERVED!!! An Absolutely creative image!!! Congratulations on Winning The Grand Prize!!! mlg~ #3871867

Vladan D. Djordjevic 1/25/2007 6:21:04 PM

Fantastic photo!!! Love the effects, composition, color, lighting!Congratulations, Mohammad! #3871978

Jill Flynn 1/25/2007 6:47:45 PM

AWESOME in every way Mohammad! Congratulations on your GRAND PRIZE WIN! #3872202

Melissa G. Meiselman 1/25/2007 6:48:12 PM

Congratulations...this is the most awesome image I have ever seen and it is most deserving of the grand prize!!!!!!!! #3872207

Susan M. Hembree 1/25/2007 7:00:33 PM

Fantastic, Mohammad! A well deserved Grand Prize! Congratulations! #3872295

Deborah Sandidge 1/25/2007 7:36:39 PM

Impressive and unique capture, Mohammad - creative use of slow shutter and flash with spectacular results! Congratulations! #3872546

Kay E. Mahoney 1/25/2007 7:43:19 PM

Congratulations on your Grand prize winner. #3872583

Charlene Taylor 1/25/2007 7:52:18 PM

Congratulations on the grand prize win Mohammad! This is a truly remarkable shot! #3872633

Susana Ms Heide 1/25/2007 7:54:50 PM

STELLAR!!!!!!!!!!! Definitely a GRAND Winner!!! Congratulations Mohammad!!! #3872648

randy dannheim 1/25/2007 8:51:58 PM

Congratulations on your winning image Mohammad!! #3872888

Nadya Johnson 1/25/2007 9:38:57 PM

Astounding work, Mohammad! This is truly superb! Congratulations on your Outstanding Grand Prize Winner! #3873005

Sylvia Rossler 1/25/2007 9:53:10 PM

Big congrats on this amazing Grand Prize win Mohammad !!! #3873023

Les Rhoades 1/25/2007 11:10:32 PM

Congratulations on your December WINNER #3873194

Khalid Al-Issa 1/25/2007 11:30:04 PM

This outstanding shot would easily make its way to prizes ! Great job Mohammed :) #3873228

RC Fritz 1/26/2007 1:16:20 AM

Excellent work here! Congratulations on you Grand Prize Winner, Mohammad!! #3873436

Paul G Slate 1/26/2007 4:00:41 AM

Congratulations a beautiful winner Mohammad !! Great shot!!!this is amazing!! nice work!! #3873876

Ermanno Radice 1/26/2007 4:34:09 AM

Many Congratulations on your gorgeous ane well deserved, Grand Prize win!!!
It was my preferred one and are happy that it has won, Mohammad!! #3874003

Peter Mantione 1/26/2007 5:20:11 AM

Congrats on this very cool image and winner. Peter #3874200

Jessica Jenney 1/26/2007 5:37:03 AM

Congratulations on this exceptional Grand Prize Winner, Mohammad! #3874287

Lynne Morris 1/26/2007 5:37:46 AM

Wow what an awesome image Mohammed, many congratulations on this wonderful Grand Prize Winner. #3874290

Brook Burling 1/26/2007 6:08:00 AM

WOW this is incredible!! Congratulations Mohammad on your Grand Prize Winner!! #3874448

Nathalie Charbonneau 1/26/2007 8:35:42 AM

Many congrats on your superb winning shot! #3874991

Rakesh Syal 1/26/2007 9:26:48 AM

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


Janine Russell 1/26/2007 9:44:00 AM

Mohammad, awesome capture; congratulations on your Grand Prize Win. #3875198

Dee Ann Young 1/26/2007 11:16:00 AM

Very impressive! #3875584

Geraldine E. Lefoe 1/26/2007 2:45:57 PM

Awesome image - congratulations #3876273

Siete Meeter 1/26/2007 5:08:20 PM

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


Claudia Kuhn 1/26/2007 5:17:52 PM

What a cool capture Mohammad, congratulations on your grand prize winner! #3876619

Mohammad J. Al-Mumen 1/26/2007 8:46:32 PM

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!

Regards... #3877193

Gail Sullivan 1/27/2007 5:06:33 AM

Mohammad...visually stunning and technically superb...congrats to you on a fabulous Grand Prize winner! #3877992

Crystal L. Craig 1/27/2007 9:24:28 PM

Congrats! Well deserved Mohammad, excellent excellent work! #3881352

Megan p 1/28/2007 9:15:08 AM

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! #3882796

Sue L. Cullumber 1/28/2007 11:50:50 AM

Muhammad - very cool!! Congrats! #3883172

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 1/28/2007 1:47:25 PM

Very creative and interesting, a big congratulations! #3883483

Scott C. Quarforth 1/29/2007 7:53:07 AM

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. #3886539

Ivan Chacon 1/29/2007 8:37:53 AM

Very impressive, big congrats! :) #3886705

Colleen Farrell 1/29/2007 5:58:49 PM

Truly amazing! Congratulations on your win. #3888797

Ali Alyousef 1/30/2007 2:48:15 AM

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


Catherine A. Robinson 1/30/2007 2:48:57 PM

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! #3892732

Milan Banik 1/31/2007 2:35:26 AM


PENNY E. DARDEN 1/31/2007 10:34:23 AM


Ekaterine Shapatava 1/31/2007 11:03:21 AM

I want to join others and say that this is a wonderful image very close to perfection! Congratulations!!! #3896650

Eleanor Caputo 2/1/2007 6:10:53 PM

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. #3901901

Debbie Del Tejo 2/2/2007 4:34:06 AM

You are in a class by yourself....amazing work. My most heartfelt congratulations to you!!!!
Best wishes for continued success. #3903175

Bianca B. Steinfeldt 2/4/2007 10:34:34 AM

Congratulation to this fantastic image! And thank you for the link! #3910769

Susan M. Reynolds 2/8/2007 11:50:08 PM

Absolutely Stunning and VERY Creative!!!
Congatulations! #3928080

Abdusalam A. Al-Tuwijri 2/12/2007 1:18:20 AM

amazing work man ..

many congratulations on this wonderful Grand Prize #3938591

Tracy Olsen 2/12/2007 2:39:09 AM

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. #3938682

Laurence Saliba 2/19/2007 8:50:37 PM

Persistance wins!!! Great job Mohammad, Congrats on this splendid win!!! #3966519

Mohammad J. Al-Mumen 2/20/2007 11:07:07 PM

Thank you all again.. #3970428

Sheryl A. Hudson 2/26/2007 10:10:36 PM

Awesome! Congratulations on your well deserved win!!! #3999462

Kathleen K. Parker 2/27/2007 12:07:19 PM

This is truly awesome work, Mohammed! Congratulations on the Grand Prize!!!
KK #4001901

Rayan A. Al Qurnas 2/13/2008 8:54:02 AM

Very impressive! #5489770

Carolyn M. DAlessandro 4/20/2008 5:46:25 PM

Simply OUTSTANDING...Bravo Mohammad...well done! #5812691

Teri D 5/22/2008 9:47:25 PM

Wow great pic. I would have to break a zillion glasses to get this effect. #5964753

Luca Diana 5/23/2008 7:04:10 PM

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

Luca #5968965

Naufal MQ 8/20/2008 10:34:20 AM

Really Grand. #6337576

JO ANN CLEVELAND 3/14/2009 6:29:34 AM

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

jo ann c. #7283331

Carolyn M. DAlessandro 4/1/2009 7:06:01 PM

OUTSTANDING Mohammad..Outstanding #7362027

Sudipta Das 7/7/2014 10:37:37 AM

wow..!! really its a wow pic . congratulation #11080115

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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.

Exif: FNumber: 11, ExposureBiasValue: 0/6, ExposureTime: 1, Flash: flash did not fire, ISO: , WhiteBalance: manual white balance

Uploaded on 11/7/2006 3:25:51 AM

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Camera: Nikon D70 Digital SLR Camera All Time Best Photo Contest Winner Photo Contest GRAND PRIZE Winner

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