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Challenge: Bubbles II (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-10D
Lens: Canon EF 28-135mm F/3.5-5.6 IS USM
Location: Lake Zurich, IL
Date: Apr 22, 2007
Aperture: f/27.0
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/125 sec
Galleries: Emotive, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Apr 22, 2007

OK, so I'm a one trick pony when it comes to bubble photography - I once again broke out the bottle of "Catch a Bubble" (about $2 a tube at Wal Mart or you can get it at zooscape.com) which creates bubbles that you can touch without popping 'em. This is the same product I used for Zen Master and Fragile images.

Maybe third time's a charm here...

Lit by 1 Alien Bee B400 with a brolly box on the front. Black velvet background.
Cropped, adjusted levels.
Noise reduction using Noiseware.

Statistics
Place: 6 out of 172
Avg (all users): 7.1725
Avg (commenters): 8.3684
Avg (participants): 6.6308
Avg (non-participants): 7.3333
Views since voting: 3898
Views during voting: 583
Votes: 284
Comments: 53
Favorites: 4 (view)


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12/16/2011 10:24:45 AM
superbe!
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05/02/2007 06:07:46 PM
I need to get some of this bubble stuff. Congrats of your placement!
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05/02/2007 04:51:20 PM
Teaching an old horse new tricks. I was not aware of this product and will soon add it to my bag of tricks. Lol
Very well done! Congratulations on your top ten finish.
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05/02/2007 02:53:04 AM
Got an 8 from me, so I'd say you're getting better and better at these. :)
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05/02/2007 12:36:25 AM
This is a fantastic image. Well thought out and so subtle. Congrats on 6th place.
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05/02/2007 12:32:14 AM
Thought I recognized her when I was looking through the entries. Congrats on your top ten, David!
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05/02/2007 12:10:11 AM
YAY!!!! I love this photo there is such great composition with line and I love the bubbles, perfect
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/01/2007 11:42:30 PM
this is great for minimal editing! very creative :)
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05/01/2007 03:17:44 PM
okay...from my way of thinking...you'll ribbon with this shot...BLUE should be in the bag for you. Nice idea, nicely executed. only element I'd like different would be more warmth to skin tones...little shine to hair...gl 9
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05/01/2007 02:37:44 PM
Now that must have taken some doing! A great idea, nice composition, great pose, good light balance. The only criticism is that the light is a little harsh and makes the face and hand seem excessively pale.
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05/01/2007 01:32:50 PM
Cool. 8
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05/01/2007 12:35:01 PM
Cool shot...
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04/30/2007 11:21:59 PM
would have been cooler with one bubble like a crystal ball!
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04/30/2007 10:09:43 PM
Unusual take on the challenge, arresting gaze, nicely composed.
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04/30/2007 08:44:35 PM
nicely done!
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04/30/2007 06:02:22 PM
very interesting!
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04/30/2007 01:52:35 PM
Pretty cool...great lighting
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04/30/2007 12:54:12 PM
If you did this without editing, I can't imagine how long it took to get all of those bubbles to stay without popping!
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04/30/2007 07:13:13 AM
Really nice..
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04/30/2007 04:55:27 AM
how did you do that!? amazing...
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04/30/2007 01:34:03 AM
Back to bump you to 8. I love the intense expression, and I'm curious how you got them to stick without popping!
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04/30/2007 12:43:10 AM
Interesting light on the bubbles.
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04/29/2007 09:39:12 AM
I wish I could see the hat better. Otherwise, I love this. Nice use of the hand. Aren't hands magnificent? This looks like snaffles, btw. 8
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04/29/2007 01:09:46 AM
Very good idea.
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04/28/2007 09:06:45 PM
interesting concept
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04/28/2007 05:54:39 PM
great lighting and entrancing model. 9
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04/28/2007 05:00:54 PM
Perfect lighting. Great concept. Something is wrong if this doesn't ribbon. Excellent job.
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04/27/2007 10:02:49 PM
Neat picture, great idea. The black really makes the bubbles stand out.
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04/27/2007 08:55:13 PM
nicely done!
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04/27/2007 02:37:26 PM
Good Job, I like this capture. I especially like the catch lights in the eyes and on the bubbles.
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04/26/2007 09:50:35 PM
amazing 10
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04/26/2007 09:33:28 PM
Wizard picture. (Well, I do want to know how you did it). Stunning composition, light and dark, expression, not to mention the eyes exhoing the bubbles.
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04/26/2007 10:15:25 AM
One of my top picks
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04/25/2007 10:39:32 PM
Clever. Pretty cool composition.
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04/25/2007 06:10:41 PM
Excellent subject and interesting idea. Well done.
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04/25/2007 02:54:16 PM
Awesome! Very nice composition and direction!
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04/25/2007 01:03:42 PM
Very cool-how did you do this?
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04/25/2007 12:19:37 PM
I bet you needed help with this one.
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04/25/2007 11:50:24 AM
Catch-a-bubbles?
=)
Used to LOVE those.
Great idea, great clarity, and I love how it's darker around the edges.
Yay ten!
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04/25/2007 11:33:53 AM
wow. brilliant composition. LOVE! 10.
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04/25/2007 11:25:10 AM
Wow! Now THAT'S different! Very cool take on the challenge! *8*
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04/25/2007 11:21:57 AM
nice image very cleaver
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04/25/2007 11:00:11 AM
Very interesting composition. Great creative ideas. The lighting is very nice too.
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04/25/2007 10:13:45 AM
Good bold striking image
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04/25/2007 10:09:32 AM
Interesting! Great job!
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04/25/2007 10:05:54 AM
$2 a tube at wal mart? ;)

Nice photo.
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04/25/2007 03:53:22 AM
Nice image, though may have been even better (in my opinion) if it had been slightly less centred. Not quite sure how you got the bubbles on the fingers but love the effect as well as the middle finger running up the line of the nose and disectting the eyes
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04/25/2007 03:26:50 AM
hand is little distracting
focus could be little sharper
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04/25/2007 03:23:50 AM
really interesting
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04/25/2007 02:37:51 AM
My first initial Idea! hehehe its great, 9
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04/25/2007 01:29:16 AM
Personally, I would have liked a lower crop; great picture though (8)
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04/25/2007 01:06:15 AM
wow cool idea, great lighting
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04/25/2007 12:15:00 AM
I love this..my fave so far...such technique!
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