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Challenge: Bubbles II (Basic Editing)
Camera: Sony DSLR-A100K
Lens: Quantaray AF 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6 High-Speed for Minolta
Location: Basement
Date: Apr 23, 2007
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 100
Shutter: 20
Galleries: Abstract
Date Uploaded: Apr 23, 2007

noise ninja, usm, selective color via layer adj. resize, save for web

Place: 67 out of 172
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05/05/2007 12:13:04 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club

Interesting image, fits the challenge description (it has bubbles) even though it doesn't scream "bubbles" because the bubbles themselves are largely out of focus.

The main positives for the image are the colour and the high contrast. The main distractions are the unclear subject and the focus on the skin (is it skin?) rather than the bubbles.

It is hard to tell what you were trying to show here. You say, "breaktime", but the image doesn't really give much of an indication of how it's supposed to be breaktime. Bubbles on a hand? The horizontal line towards the bottom and the bright glares are quite distracting.

From a technical point of view, F5.6 (lens wide open) is not enough DOF in this case in my opinion. I imagine you used a tripod, because of the slow shutter speed on a long lens. Are the bright reflections a flash? It is hard to tell.

Overall, I think this is an interesting concept to work with, but it needs better definition as to what you want to show here, and better execution, for the image to be successful.

I hope this helps.

 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/01/2007 01:20:55 PM
I really like the colours in the bubbles. I wish the horizontal line wan't there - perhaps a tighter crop to remove it would have helped. 6
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04/29/2007 12:20:38 PM
Great effects, but I keep searching for the subject... maybe because the bubbles are unsharp (on purpose I suppose) and the other effect doesn't have some central point of interest.. not sure
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04/29/2007 11:14:04 AM
love that blue
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04/28/2007 05:52:03 PM
likie the vertical axis here, great change from the horizontal shots.
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04/27/2007 09:19:51 PM
Interesting reflections.
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04/25/2007 11:57:44 AM
Really interesting shot but it looks like your background is in focus and the bubbles aren't. Otherwise a very cool shot.
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04/25/2007 11:51:28 AM
this seems to be very odd im not really sure what it is but yea... nice bubbles
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04/25/2007 02:49:37 AM
howd you get the blue! ?? 8
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04/25/2007 02:35:44 AM
interesting idea. very nice
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