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Bouncing Blues
Bouncing Blues

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Challenge: Bubbles II (Basic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 18-135mm f/3.5- 5.6G ED DX
Location: Home
Date: Apr 24, 2007
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/5s
Date Uploaded: Apr 24, 2007

Mini Lava lamp in a dark room. tripod used

Place: 121 out of 172
Avg (all users): 4.8935
Avg (commenters): 4.2500
Avg (participants): 4.7869
Avg (non-participants): 4.9257
Views since voting: 643
Views during voting: 395
Votes: 263
Comments: 5
Favorites: 0

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05/05/2007 12:54:02 AM
Greetings from the Critique Club

Interesting image. Lava lamps are so much fun to watch. I like the colours, the purple globs, the gold outline. I also like it that the background works both as a background and as a frame.

I think the exposure is right on for what you seeminly wanted to achieve. It was a wise decision to use a tripod, because at 1/5 of a second, handheld would not have worked. The colours are beautiful, quite rich, and the black is deep. I like the specks, they add life to the whole thing. I'm not sure how you processed this, but one thing that might help a bit is to sharpen the image a tad - the bubbles look a bit soft.

As for the challenge, it meets the challenge in that there are bubbles in the image. It might be that not everybody recognizes these as bubbles though, especially during voting, when images only get a few seconds viewing from each voter. The image doesn't really "sell" the idea of bubbles, in other words, it doesn't scream, "bubbles!"

Overall, a pleasing image, but it could be a bit sharper. A good entry to the challenge, but without selling the concept.

I hope this helps. If you have questions, complaints, comments, feel free to contact me.

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/01/2007 09:31:46 AM
04/28/2007 10:52:19 AM
I love lava lamps! The specks are a little distracting, but the way the bottom bubbles glow is lovely.
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04/27/2007 03:35:56 PM
Light colored flecks are distracting.
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04/26/2007 11:46:03 AM
i like the black and purple together, but this image is a little blurry
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