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Original image title: Bubbles in blue
2nd PlaceOriginal image title: Bubbles in blue
IreneM


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Challenge: Homage To The Bottom 1000 (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Nikon D700
Lens: Nikon AF Micro-Nikkor 60mm f2.8D
Location: My kitchen
Date: Jul 19, 2012
Aperture: f16
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/125 s
Date Uploaded: Jul 22, 2012

This has been another very exciting week for me. Thank you.
On the first day the score was at 8.5!!! My poor heart ;-D

I used soap bubbles for this. The kind you buy (usually for kids ;-) where you blow the bubbles through a plastic hoop.
Here’s what Wikipedia says about bubbles: Soap Bubbles

Anyway, the first evening I got absolutely nowhere… it was torturing my brain so much that I couldn’t sleep, so I got up around midnight and started experimenting again. This was the best one I got from the “midnight” batch – but I felt it wasn’t good enough... Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_1027505.jpg

The next night after work I started again… I was blowing the bubbles through an empty pen tube. It was such a pain in the ass… I’d blow the bubbles, reach – quick, quick – for my camera and, before I’d even taken a shot, the bubbles had starting bursting… AAArgh. I was getting into such a state with trying to do everything even quicker, I put the wrong end of the pen shell into my mouth several times. I tell ya, that bubble stuff does not taste good.

It was nearly ten p.m. by this time. I got three bubbles exactly the right size. Go for it, Irene. I was crouching down in my favorite “Quasimodo” position – bent knees, back hunched, right arm holding the camera, my right elbow above my head. I photographed the bubbles slightly from the right this time instead of straight on and “YES” “YES” “YES”! My entry image was born ;-)

I felt the look was sort of science fiction-ish, however, 21.gif Stphq commented that it looked like transparent blue sperm. Had another look at the shot. He’s right! Oops;-))

Thanks for the comments and great score (and the wonderful ribbon).

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Place: 2 out of 69
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Avg (commenters): 8.8333
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Views since voting: 2905
Views during voting: 196
Votes: 89
Comments: 22
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08/04/2012 08:18:10 PM
Irene, you take all things simple and make them beautiful. Congrats. Enzo
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08/01/2012 02:00:27 AM
I LOVE that you always have a good "story" with your photo'/wk...wonderful picture!!!
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08/01/2012 12:36:58 AM
Great image Irene! And thanks for the Wikipedia article too! Now I know way too much about soap bubbles! :)
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07/31/2012 03:30:02 PM
Congrats, Irene!
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07/30/2012 09:01:45 PM
Congrats on a really beautiful shot. Thank you for sharing the process.
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07/30/2012 05:05:08 PM
Irene, this is such an amazing image! Congrats on the red, I am sure it was worth the "Quasimodo” position!
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07/30/2012 12:51:32 PM
I enjoyed reading your description, such effort, well done.

Message edited by author 2012-07-30 12:51:47.
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07/30/2012 11:50:14 AM
Congrats on the ribbon.
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07/30/2012 08:24:52 AM
First of all, congrats, second of all, it kind of reminds me of the story of the creation of life.
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07/30/2012 06:24:18 AM
Congrats Irene!!! You are an inspiration!
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07/30/2012 04:08:25 AM



Message edited by author 2012-07-30 04:10:08.
07/30/2012 04:08:17 AM
Fabulous work Irene. Gotta admire your tenacity...you deserve success
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07/30/2012 01:33:58 AM
Congratulations, Irene. Beautiful work, gorgeous colour. (And I don't think that sperm have so many segments?)
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07/30/2012 12:07:29 AM
Ethereal, Irene. Congrats on the ribbon.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/29/2012 07:53:04 PM
very nicely done..love the blue to black fade and the reflections here....nice work
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07/29/2012 06:39:12 PM
The electric feel to this is wonderful.
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07/29/2012 06:25:31 AM
GREAAAAAAAAAAT!!! 10+
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07/25/2012 04:45:07 PM
Like a SciFi film...


Well done.



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07/23/2012 09:58:46 PM
I like this. I really like this. I've never done a bubble image so it makes me curious too... You may have inspired me into giving it a shot. Now the question to begin it all. Glass or water? 0.o
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07/23/2012 08:42:49 PM
Id love to know what this is and how you did it
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07/23/2012 08:52:17 AM
very cool.. is it just me or does this look like a big transparent blue sperm to anyone else ?? lol.. either way its well taken and i like it.. :) , loving all the blue tones.
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07/23/2012 02:53:57 AM
awesome image!! 10
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