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Challenge: Bubbles II (Basic Editing)
Camera: Pentax K100D
Lens: Pentax DA 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AF
Location: At home, Sweden
Date: Apr 23, 2007
Aperture: 8.0
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/20
Galleries: Traditional Art
Date Uploaded: Apr 24, 2007

For this shot I used a ballon as a bubble. I first tried real gum, but the color was too pale, and the bubble too small (and didn't last long enough to take a good picture...)

Lighting: Indirect light from a window falling in from the left and a 500W light source (a work lamp used for example when you decorate at home, bouncing off a white umbrella, my home made studio ;-) just beside the camera.

Processing:
RAW-conversion, rotate to make the needle horizontal, curves to make the background really white, selective color and hue/saturation to make the bubble really pink, Neat Image, crop, border, save for web.

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Thanks for all comments and votes!

Thanks to Sassa for modelling!

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 172
Avg (all users): 7.2867
Avg (commenters): 8.1250
Avg (participants): 7.0735
Avg (non-participants): 7.3555
Views since voting: 9038
Views during voting: 562
Votes: 279
Comments: 65
Favorites: 11 (view)


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03/04/2010 12:23:11 AM
Awesome..can't imagine how much time it took to set this up properly.
05/07/2007 05:57:24 AM
Originally posted by Addammer:

Excellent! Very well thought out! Only thing is I would darken the hand a little.


Thanks again for all comments and votes! I appreciate that you (all of you) take time to comment and to give critique.

Two months ago I had never even heard of DPC, and now I have won two ribbons within a week, thanks to everything I have learned here on DPC!

Yes, I fully agree that the hand in the picture should be a little darker. The skin tones of the face and the hand were different, so I should have compensated it with the lighting. If this wasn't a Basic Editing Challenge I would have fixed it in Photoshop. Another lesson learned here on DPC! :-)
05/07/2007 03:16:19 AM
congrats on a fine image
and your ribbon
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05/05/2007 05:28:16 PM
Very fun idea...congratulations on winning the red ribbon!
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05/04/2007 02:22:04 AM
What a great image, T! The lighting, composition,... everything is just right. You're great. I'm really happy you won a ribbon after such a short time - yay for you! (och grattis!!)
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05/03/2007 10:56:16 PM
Seems a little too studio/contrived for me, but every one has their style. Still wonderful technicals. Good control of lighting. Nice use of the frame with good use of competing elements (color and lines). The repeating circles (two full circles, plus semi-circle)is a plus. It ends up being a superb entry and very deserving of a ribbon. While it isn't for me, it still would have garnered a high rating from myself because it is quality. Congrats on the ribbon!
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05/03/2007 03:10:40 PM
Concept and composition combined with lighting and sharpness are the secrets to the success of this image. Great job and welcome to DPC!
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05/03/2007 01:41:07 AM
Wow! What a great shot...should of got Blue!

Thanks for the 'eye' candy!
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05/02/2007 05:00:44 PM
Wonderful image! Congrats on the ribbon.
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05/02/2007 04:46:43 PM
A lovely presentation with outstanding color play. Congratulations on your Red.
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05/02/2007 03:26:08 PM
The pink looks gorgeous. Congrats on the red!
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05/02/2007 11:32:41 AM
This was one of the few tens I cast during the challenge.
I am very happy that it ribboned.
Fantastic image.
Great idea using the balloon.
It looks much better. I didn't even know it was a balloon.
After all, it's still a latex bubble.
=P
Anywho, congrats!
You very much deserve it.
=)
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05/02/2007 11:15:54 AM
Congrats on your last 2 challenges. I scored both a 10, so it was good to see you finish 4th and 2nd!
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05/02/2007 10:35:42 AM
Many Congrats on your ribbon! Well deserved....one of my favorite shots of the challenge!
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05/02/2007 10:11:58 AM
Great idea, and so well composed. Congratulations!
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05/02/2007 10:04:52 AM
This is so awesome! It was almost the exact idea I had for this challenge, but you executed it to absolute perfection! Congratulations on your ribbon!

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05/02/2007 03:32:36 AM
Grattis grattis grattis :)

Message edited by author 2007-05-02 03:33:12.
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05/02/2007 02:50:55 AM
Creative. Good job!
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05/02/2007 02:48:19 AM
Congrats on the red! Well done!
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05/02/2007 02:29:52 AM
People have to stop using this lens.. I don't want to get bumped off the top 5 ;D
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05/02/2007 02:07:47 AM
Congrats on the red, well done!
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05/02/2007 01:35:42 AM
Congrats on your first ribbon.
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05/02/2007 12:49:04 AM
Congrats on your first ribbon!
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05/02/2007 12:32:44 AM
Congrats! It's good to see a fellow K100D'er win a ribbon!
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05/02/2007 12:29:02 AM
Congrats on the Red. Terrific shot!
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05/02/2007 12:16:07 AM
Congrats :) on a well executed idea. But u seem to have dethroned me :(

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05/02/2007 12:11:35 AM
spectacular shot. congrats on your red!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/01/2007 04:20:39 PM
Excellent! Very well thought out! Only thing is I would darken the hand a little.
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05/01/2007 02:28:10 PM
nice composition and execution! (though I am rather thinking of "plopp" instead of "bubbles" :))
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05/01/2007 12:54:35 PM
LOL great job...
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05/01/2007 11:44:16 AM
Nicely done.... love the clean background and simple composition. Lighting on the hand seems a bit harsh - would prefer it the tones/ lighting of the hand more closely matched those of the face. But I like it.
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04/30/2007 09:09:57 PM
Thats going to be messy. Nice composition.
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04/30/2007 08:28:27 PM
nice composition
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04/30/2007 06:26:14 PM
Wow, very nice. So crisp and clean. Right on focus too.
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04/30/2007 12:30:07 PM
Excellent composition!
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04/30/2007 09:56:28 AM
Wonderful!
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04/30/2007 08:39:03 AM
nice idea, maybe too high key for the hand? one of the better shots in this challenge :)
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04/29/2007 01:16:14 AM
very nice i like the composition and the light.8
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04/28/2007 10:58:27 PM
very well composed. simple, but rich in content
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04/28/2007 08:29:15 PM
My favorite bubblegum pic...although I wish the hand were a bit darker.
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04/27/2007 11:41:56 PM
haha I like this alot. The balloon is a perfect circle. It seems like she might be a bit more worried, though. :)
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04/27/2007 04:53:38 PM
Great shot. Great Title. Great composition. Great processing. Great 10.

Edit to add: My pick for blue.
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04/27/2007 02:36:44 PM
What a cute idea, and the execution was nice. The only thing that I think a little destracting is that there is so much white space.
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04/26/2007 06:23:21 PM
this is perfect!! 10! this should blue:)
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04/26/2007 05:37:27 PM
There's a nice story here (the picture is about something). I think the hand is over-exposed. Nice framing.
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04/26/2007 03:59:40 PM
Very nice. The hand seems a little washed out, which I find distracting.
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04/26/2007 02:16:14 PM
10 from me! I predict a ribbon too.
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04/26/2007 12:00:55 PM
nice
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04/26/2007 10:14:52 AM
One of my top picks
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04/26/2007 08:33:46 AM
Uh Ohh!! Love the interpretation and the apprehension. Love the exposure and the great colour of the bubblegum. A great shot.
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04/26/2007 08:27:46 AM
I expect to see this on the front page! Is that a real bubble from bubblegum? It looks too perfect! 10 from me
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04/25/2007 09:33:40 PM
Excellent image! I only see 1 bubble, but excellent, none the less!
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04/25/2007 09:14:48 PM
great tones and compisition. that pretty face is gonna have gum goo all over it soon enough! one of my favs so far. well done.
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04/25/2007 09:08:50 PM
I betcha this will ribbon.
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04/25/2007 04:31:51 PM
this seems like a idnic shot but i may be way off...nicely executed whoever shot it 9
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04/25/2007 12:23:21 PM
This looks more like a baloon than a bubble. Nice composition and colors.
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04/25/2007 11:39:45 AM
Love this image. Creative, and the lighting is excellent! 10
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04/25/2007 11:17:42 AM
how the univeres was really created
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04/25/2007 11:13:42 AM
Great composition and processing *9*
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04/25/2007 11:09:04 AM
great composition. everything in this image is done very well. nice job.
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04/25/2007 09:56:27 AM
great idea! and, very well implemented. the color on the bubble is great (did you use a balloon to simulate the gum?). and, the needle looks perfectly horizontal, which makes it a better image.
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04/25/2007 03:46:46 AM
White background hurt my eyes
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04/25/2007 03:43:52 AM
Great fun composition, beautifully executed, lips appear a tad unnatural (I am guessing that she wasn't really blowing a bubble), but that only detracts marginally from an image that I feel should be blown up and hanging on a wall somewhere

Great job
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04/25/2007 03:33:55 AM
somehow expected but nevertheless well done
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04/25/2007 03:22:55 AM
:D he he.. great!
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