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Challenge: Fantasy World (Advanced Editing IV)
Collection: Macro
Camera: Nikon D70
Lens: Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 28-105mm f/3.5-4.5D
Location: San Diego, CA
Date: Jun 18, 2005
Aperture: f/27
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1s
Galleries: Abstract, Macro
Date Uploaded: Jun 18, 2005

A macro shot of a glass ball filled with air bubbles of different sizes (my wife loves to buy useless things like that :)). The glass is tinted by various shades of blue and orange, so the colors are just like they were from the camera, only slightly saturated during RAW conversion. In p/p neat image, sharpened, a little bit of cloning, curves, resized, saved.

The title is borrowed from the excellent book by Stanislaw Lem (1961) and the classic film by Andrei Tarkovsky (1972). Haven't seen the recent Soderbergh remake, so can't attest to it.

update:
Wow, a ribbon!! Thanks everyone for great comments and votes! It was nice to get a second ribbon after a loooong break. The first one felt a bit like a fluke. I mean, I just was lucky to be at the right place (Paris) at the right time. So I am happy to score another ribbon literally in my backyard. At least now I have two flukes :)

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 151
Avg (all users): 6.7982
Avg (commenters): 8.5000
Avg (participants): 6.5172
Avg (non-participants): 6.9716
Views since voting: 14041
Views during voting: 504
Votes: 228
Comments: 55
Favorites: 45 (view)


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10/29/2008 10:11:18 PM
wow. freaking amazing
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05/09/2008 05:38:03 PM
A beautiful shot
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07/20/2005 07:03:50 PM
I think I forgot to make you the congrats! Ooops! :)
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06/30/2005 06:00:49 PM
SUCH an amazing shot!!! Your work just blows me away!!!! Congratulations on another well-deserved ribbon!!!!!

SandyP

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06/30/2005 09:01:43 AM
Amazing use of color, may have to get a print of this one! good job
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06/28/2005 01:23:56 PM
Congratulations on a beautiful image. Useless thing?
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06/28/2005 11:00:04 AM
Fill the sensation that microcosmos space could be so impresive as outer sapace. Congrats for this wonderful picture
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06/27/2005 05:05:39 PM
Congratulations on your ribbon with this beautifulo capture of color and light. Great work!
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06/27/2005 02:20:59 PM
An excelent image, congratulations!!!
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06/27/2005 09:27:36 AM
f27 is crucial here. A lovely shot and one of my favorites. Congratulations on your Yellow.
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06/27/2005 08:35:07 AM
congratulations! [now what you gonna do for macro?] :)
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06/27/2005 03:31:43 AM
Congrats on the ribbon this was just perfect for the challenge.
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06/27/2005 02:39:30 AM
Amazing colors, pleasure to look at, congratulations!
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06/27/2005 02:27:31 AM
Originally posted by nico_blue:

congrats on the ribbon! i was the first one to comment on the photo, do i get a prize? :-)

Nico, didn't you get one?! :)

Let me just thank again everyone for great comments and votes, thank you all so much!!
06/27/2005 01:33:10 AM
congrats on the ribbon! i was the first one to comment on the photo, do i get a prize? :-)
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06/27/2005 01:20:42 AM
glad to see this do so well! Ignore the Solderburgh version.
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06/27/2005 12:20:38 AM
Big congrats on your ribbon, Lev!
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06/27/2005 12:06:10 AM
Hey hey, you beat me by just a little bit!

Nice work and deserved :-)
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06/27/2005 12:02:50 AM
I gave this one a 10. Way to go. Congratulations.
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06/27/2005 12:02:29 AM
see how usless that object is now ;p. Congrats on your ribbon :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/26/2005 11:16:08 PM
i made this one of my favorites, for some reason i like the photo, i like the colour and lighting to this picture
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06/26/2005 10:41:20 PM
Very beautiful I love the different colors in the bubbles and background.
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06/26/2005 08:50:46 PM
Perhaps one of the most dynamic entries in this challenge. Bump.
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06/25/2005 09:44:32 AM
Very nice use of reflections and color
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06/25/2005 12:14:49 AM
I love the gradation in color and the various sizes of orbs 8
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06/24/2005 09:49:20 PM
After you are given your blue ribbon, I look forward to reading your comments about this photo. Awesome shot!
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06/24/2005 01:58:10 PM
Nice job. High technical quality. Picking an outdoor location for the tiny refracted images in the bubbles is a terrific idea. Does not look like camera or photographer got into those images. This image will place very high in voting.
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06/24/2005 01:28:59 PM
Amazing photo
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06/24/2005 12:53:15 PM
Very vibrant, strong colours
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06/24/2005 07:45:28 AM
Beautiful!
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06/23/2005 11:53:09 AM
I find myself trying to figure out what is in the background as I look through the bubbles. Clarity and color make the picture interesting. The implied triangle between the 3 larger bubbles makes the composition. I would though clone out some of the smaller bubbles to give more clarity to the image overall. 6
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06/22/2005 09:23:47 PM
Very cool.
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06/22/2005 05:04:47 PM
This shot is simply fantastic. The range of colors is amazing as is the detail in teh bubbles.
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06/22/2005 04:55:39 PM
this is great...one of those photos you look at and wonder how it was done and will i ever be able to do it...love the placements of the flares
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06/21/2005 11:23:21 PM
Beautiful, great color and light is just right. Well done.
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06/21/2005 10:46:04 PM
Gotta love it for the title alone. Wish it were sharper/crisper. Fine entry regardless.
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06/21/2005 10:36:06 PM
One of my favorite shots, well done. I love the colors.
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06/21/2005 08:58:17 PM
Love the color tones here and the sparkles.
06/21/2005 08:25:41 PM
I love the colors in this...
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06/21/2005 06:08:33 PM
Utterly captivating beauty! Great tones..
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06/21/2005 09:57:11 AM
I like this. I wish I knew how to make these kinds of photos. Good luck!
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06/21/2005 06:50:38 AM
This is cool!
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06/20/2005 07:52:40 PM
Love it! Nice color and brightness. VERY SHARP. Nice way to meet the challenge. Good luck! ...Second look, bumping. 9
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06/20/2005 06:04:57 PM
this is awesome--love the crisp focus on the bubbles and the graduated colors. very cool.
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06/20/2005 05:40:58 PM
Excellent photo! Very well done. My only criticism would be the reflections are a little distracting. 8
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06/20/2005 04:59:22 PM
Meets the challenge and is excellent (10)
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06/20/2005 11:50:36 AM
Paperweight?
This one is my favourite in the challenge. I love the abstract nature, the colours, the light, the hint of reflections...... the whole thing!
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06/20/2005 10:23:21 AM
i'm not quite sure i see this in my fantasy world ... but everyone's fantasy is different :) ... the capture and clarity is amazing - i'd like to know how this was achieved - 8
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06/20/2005 06:03:55 AM
Great contrast
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06/20/2005 04:37:58 AM
I like this it shows imagiation aand creativity .10
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06/20/2005 02:54:49 AM
Stunning and lovely colors. Exceptional clarity and detail in this shot. Very very beautiful. This one jumped out at me right away and really struck a chord. Excellent representation of the challenge topic.
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06/20/2005 01:53:23 AM
Love the 3D
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06/20/2005 01:41:16 AM
Brilliantly sharp image. Colors are vivid and contribute to the fantasy. Strong composition. Very nicely done.
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06/20/2005 01:39:58 AM
That is VERY cool. Love the colors and the clarity. Hmmm - my favorite so far.
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06/20/2005 12:11:52 AM
great abstraction, nice colors.... really interesting, love how thereflective bubbles float in space
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