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Challenge: Bubbles (Basic Editing III)
Collection: 2005
Camera: Nikon D70
Lens: Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro for Nikon
Location: Trail, BC
Date: Sep 14, 2005
Galleries: Abstract, Macro
Date Uploaded: Sep 14, 2005

The picture is about 2 inches of water in a round bowl, a CD at the bottom of the bowl, with soap (dish detergent) and oil (olive oil, of course) dribbled on the water. Then I used a straw to make bubbles. Sunshine from the kitchen window. Used the Sigma macro handheld.

Post-processing in PSP9: flipped, cropped to 1:1.25 ratio, adjusted histogram, intensified reds/yellows/magentas a bit, adjusted black point to a tad darker using the top left area of the picture as reference. Resized, sharpened, ran through very light salt and pepper filter (1/1).

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 240
Avg (all users): 7.1908
Avg (commenters): 8.3333
Avg (participants): 6.9681
Avg (non-participants): 7.2905
Views since voting: 12926
Views during voting: 519
Votes: 304
Comments: 63
Favorites: 58 (view)


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06/20/2006 09:06:10 AM
Beautiful.
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02/26/2006 06:14:57 PM
Thank you so much for indulging my curiosity, I'll have to try that.
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02/25/2006 10:52:14 PM
@Kali, one thing that helps is to take a burst of photos, that is, 3 or 4 in a row when you handhold - for some reason, usually one of them is clear (I don't know why, but it works for me).

02/25/2006 10:50:51 PM
I am truely amazed that you got such clarity with your Sigma macro handheld! You must have extremely calm nerves. I can't do any 105mm shot handheld and get this kind of sharpness.
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10/18/2005 09:54:07 PM
Very nice picture. This should have scored higher.
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10/18/2005 09:10:28 PM
Imo....this should have been first, I think most ppl. are blind lol.
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10/05/2005 05:58:50 AM
Hi Ursula,

Congrates on the win. Nicely concieved idea and put into the practice. Well executed one. Excellent shot indeed. Regards,
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10/04/2005 09:45:25 AM
Very nice, Ursula!

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10/04/2005 07:28:11 AM
Great photo and score, well done.
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10/04/2005 03:13:14 AM
great color and creative subject - congrats
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10/03/2005 05:49:31 PM
Ursula-I really dig this image and just added it to my faves list. I also used it to help sell the Sigma 105mm(I should buy stock in Sigma).
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10/03/2005 01:15:27 AM
Hey congratulations, Ursula! This is remarkable--so lovely and interesting.
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10/02/2005 05:05:15 AM
Just beautiful
So crisp and clean and such a simple but very clever idea
You deserve your Ribbon
Congrats
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10/01/2005 12:52:08 PM
Excellent Ursual. Genius...to have such an idea and execute it well.
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10/01/2005 01:21:48 AM
Brilliant work Ursula.
Technical simplicity at it's best!
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09/30/2005 11:59:34 PM
I am fairly new to this website and haven't shared my opinions or submitted any work yet, but this shot really made me think on the creativity of the people who participate on this websites. Congratulations!!! You have inspired me.
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09/30/2005 07:17:26 PM
Awesome indeed. Congratulations on your yellow.
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09/30/2005 08:23:02 AM
Bumpidee bump! congrats Ursula!! :-)
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09/30/2005 12:46:56 AM
Big congrats on your new ribbon, Ursula! The image is stunning, great colors and a wonderful abstract!
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09/30/2005 12:17:08 AM
Very captivating shot. Way cool. Thanks for the set-up info, very interesting. NIce!
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09/29/2005 10:45:03 PM
This is bad ass. I am baffled how you did this. A++

Message edited by author 2005-09-29 22:45:53.
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09/29/2005 03:37:05 PM
A ribbon, congrats! Liquid imiscibility is cool!
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09/29/2005 03:04:56 PM
Originally posted by scalvert:

Don't you just hate it when you score a 7.2 and it's still not enough? :-(


OK, it WAS enough. Congrats on another ribbon!
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09/29/2005 03:00:39 PM
Sorry, will add it in a minute :)
09/29/2005 02:52:11 PM
Told ya it would ribbon .... LOL

Now how about paying us back for voting for you by adding an explanation under Photographers Comments.

If I take the time to review your photo and give it a 10, we at least are owed your time to explain and share your methodology
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09/29/2005 02:30:14 PM
Congrats, Ursula. Very nice shot.
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09/29/2005 02:26:50 PM
Haven't had much time here lately, so I didn't get to go through the bubbles shots. But this is GORGEOUS! Congratulations!
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09/29/2005 02:19:22 PM
RIBBON! Congrats!
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09/29/2005 06:43:11 AM
One of my fav. for this challenge! :)
You were so close! :(
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09/28/2005 08:12:56 PM
aiiieee sooo close. but great shot just the same. has an almost 'under the microscope' feel.


Message edited by author 2005-09-28 20:13:19.
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09/28/2005 08:06:35 PM
I knew this would place high, congrats on a great image. And now congrats on the ribbon!

Message edited by author 2005-09-29 19:59:09.
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09/28/2005 12:20:17 PM
Thank you.

It's not coffee, it's soap bubbles and oil mixed in a bowl, with a CD at the bottom of the bowl. I have been trying for ages to "imitate" Jean's beautiful oil drop pictures, still haven't figured out how to do it.

09/28/2005 10:23:32 AM
Great shot, Ursula! If I entered Bubbles, it would have been something like this (and you would have beaten me soundly). Don't you just hate it when you score a 7.2 and it's still not enough? :-(

EDIT: ...or a 7.41. ;-)

Message edited by author 2005-09-28 10:25:00.
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09/28/2005 06:54:57 AM
Congratulations Ursula, this was my favorite of the challenge. Excellent capture!
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09/28/2005 02:47:25 AM
Extremely clean and powerful...
I'm thinking coffee
Such an excellent job.....
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09/28/2005 02:06:19 AM
Breathtaking. This was my favorite of the challenge.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/27/2005 09:02:12 PM
super depth of colour. interesting capture. well done
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09/27/2005 11:51:53 AM
Groovy!
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09/27/2005 05:36:01 AM
magnificent
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09/26/2005 05:01:19 PM
I don't give many photos 9's or 10's but this one justs looks so neat.
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09/26/2005 02:57:09 PM
amazing, really amazing
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09/26/2005 10:46:01 AM
Brilliant colors! Fantastic detail.. i love it.
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09/25/2005 07:01:10 PM
great colours, very nice photo!
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09/25/2005 01:11:03 PM
Like the colors. Elegant.
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09/25/2005 10:22:18 AM
the colors are stunning!! well done!
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09/24/2005 03:39:59 PM
Ohhh Ahhhh, that's all I have to say!
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09/24/2005 11:50:35 AM
Shows great imagination and nice out of the box thinking and style "Modernistic surrealism" immediately comes to mind Great stuff! "10"
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09/24/2005 12:14:04 AM
A Ribbon for sure!
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09/23/2005 11:07:12 PM
Wild colors & great composition,,, the bubbles on the 1 edge seem a little out of focus though. I'm interested to know how you did it. Good luck.
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09/23/2005 12:07:34 PM
Very colourful. Looks surreal. Great shot.
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09/22/2005 10:34:07 PM
Beautiful color.
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09/22/2005 03:49:33 PM
Extremely unique use of color, the whole spectrum seems to be represented, very microscopic looking ... 7
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09/22/2005 08:43:56 AM
Cool, psychadelic bubbles. Good luck in the challenge.
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09/21/2005 11:17:24 PM
I like the bubbles colors. very sharp.
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09/21/2005 08:42:25 PM
wow. this is cool. i love the colors. awsome!
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09/21/2005 08:29:42 PM
This is my favorite one. Sharp focus, great colors and interesting composition. Great Job!
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09/21/2005 04:03:58 PM
Very cartoon-like. This is really interesting. Has that "oil on water" effect too with all the prismatic colors. NICe!
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09/21/2005 01:26:57 PM
Nice! Colors made the shot!
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09/21/2005 12:59:15 PM
The colors are rich and deep in hue not to mention bold and vibrant. This is a very lively in bold hues and very abstract. These bubbles are very pleasing to the eye as the viewer gazes upon them.
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09/21/2005 12:28:33 PM
Very neat! Great DOF, great colors. Hope it scores high!
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09/21/2005 11:35:49 AM
Wow, this is incredible. I bet that is oil in water? So cool. 10. I hope this ribbons.
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09/21/2005 11:15:01 AM
Very cool picture
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09/21/2005 10:45:48 AM
Definitely the best one so far. I love the detail, color, sharpness of image. Excellent.
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