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Frozen Bubble
Frozen Bubble

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Challenge: Shallow DOF II (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Location: Bellingham, WA
Date: Dec 16, 2005
Aperture: f4.5
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/100
Galleries: Nature, Macro
Date Uploaded: Dec 16, 2005

I blew bubbles and let them fall into the frozen grass. They froze and I took their picture. Processed the raw file with CS2 and sharpened it.

Place: 48 out of 346
Avg (all users): 5.9811
Avg (commenters): 8.4286
Avg (participants): 5.8496
Avg (non-participants): 6.0789
Views since voting: 1482
Views during voting: 395
Votes: 265
Comments: 16
Favorites: 12 (view)

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08/03/2010 03:27:51 PM
Amazing image and deserving of score well above that 5.9999 barrier. My first reaction on reading your description is -- hey, I want to do that too! Will need to hold that thought until winter months.
01/26/2007 04:54:52 PM
Wow! That is too cool...I'm going to have to try that! Does it have to be really cold outside for it to freeze? Beautiful, just absolutely beautiful.
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01/03/2006 09:42:46 AM
** Greetings from the Critique Club **

Amazing - a real frozen bubble! I think most took it for a Christmas ornament. Good creative thinking, composition, and use of shallow DOF.
The colors, exposure values, and white balance are all carried out well.
The only thing that is not working for me here is the front blade of grass in front of the bubbble - just a bit distracting. Perhaps if you had shifted the angle a little it would not have been so over-powering. Still, a very good shot.

- Linda
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12/29/2005 10:23:07 AM
I'm amazed to see how you did this. Really beautiful. I thought it was a Christmas ornament. DUHHHHH
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12/29/2005 10:20:37 AM
Your photo was my top pick for this challenge. I wish others had appreciated it as much as I did, and still do - sorry I wasn't able to comment sooner. It's delicate and lovely, and thank you for sharing it!
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12/28/2005 09:46:27 AM

I think a lot of people were really under the impression that this was not what you said it was.

I didn't even think for a second that it was an actual bubble. Knowing that you actually did take a bubble, I'd say this is pretty damned amazing.

Oh well. There's always the favorites list...
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12/28/2005 09:03:47 AM
I had no idea this was a real bubble. I thought it was a christmas ornament placed in the grass. I only gave 6. Now I know I would give a 10. I wonder though, was there any way that you could have conveyed that it was a real bubble in the shot?
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12/28/2005 06:39:38 AM
8 - Wow, if this is (and I'll be back PC to see), amazing capture. Very nice colors and light 'use'. Criticism; difficult, depending on what that 'bubble' is, and the detail on it is very good, but perhaps incorporating that fore 'iced strand', may have also added an extra element here, but of course depends on the distance from the 'bubble'. The blue/abstract/object/something middle left in the background slightly detracts from the overall feel, but minor. No idea how, but some type of 'tweaking' of the colors, the whites (obvious contrast issues), and the barely discernable 'greens', may have also made this better - but likely very difficult. An interesting shot. Up to 8 from 7, mainly for the 'unique factor'.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/27/2005 03:36:17 PM
nice image
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12/26/2005 09:23:58 AM
Great work
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12/25/2005 11:03:38 PM
neat and exciting
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12/22/2005 07:22:08 PM
I really like this photo. I didn't know bubbles could freeze.
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12/22/2005 02:24:22 PM
This is amazing! Did you blow the bubble or did you just happen on it?
It's really beautiful.
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12/21/2005 04:23:19 PM
Beautiful, cold....
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12/21/2005 01:49:10 PM
Magical close-up. Really great detail and light. No more needed - this is just gratifying to behold.
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12/21/2005 08:42:49 AM
Super shallow DOF, and a winner in my book...............
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