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Bubble Gum!
1st PlaceBubble Gum!

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Challenge: Bubble Gum (Advanced Editing VII)
Date: Dec 19, 2014
Aperture: 4.5
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/125
Date Uploaded: Dec 20, 2014

this was surprisingly easy, i spent quite some time looking for a balloon because i wasn't convinced a real bubble gum bubble would work. i couldn't find any of the small balloons i wanted to use so my daughter convinced me that she could pull this off without fakery if i bought her real bubble gum. she nailed it on the second shot.

the eyes give away the lighting, just two alien bees with a PLM softbox on each, camera left half the power of the main the right.

processing was fairly simple, cleaned up some skin and did some dodge and burn to highlight the cheeks and the bubble.

I had two other crops of this:

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I opted to take my daughters advice and go with the in your face vertical crop.

Place: 1 out of 32
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12/31/2014 09:43:56 PM
Congrats on the blue. Lovely shot, and your daughter was right about the crop.
12/31/2014 10:41:35 AM
Considering your daughter accounts for now 3 of your top portfolio shots I think she deserves a lot of real bubble gum! My only complaint is that you didnt photoshop this enough :)
12/31/2014 06:42:05 AM
Look, a Mike sighting! Quite a comeback statement.
12/31/2014 05:51:45 AM
Clear winner. Light from the right, light from the left (less powerful) and reflector below her?
12/31/2014 01:41:30 AM
Nice one Mike. Congrats on a well deserved blue.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/30/2014 09:09:02 PM
Awesome. This should be up near the top, if not the blue.
12/30/2014 07:31:21 PM
The girl's 'lit up' expression sets this apart. Top shot.
12/30/2014 03:28:28 PM
Lovely shot, Mike. It looks better lit than mine with nicer skin tones. I am sure you are doing well with this.
12/27/2014 02:07:10 AM
Nice Bubble, nice lighting....
12/26/2014 01:52:44 AM
Brilliant...love the eyes and expression 8
12/25/2014 11:47:18 AM
another top 5 for me. like my other fav of this type, I'd have liked the bubble size bigger to match the expression. beautifully shot!
12/24/2014 04:31:13 PM
Best in show award, congrats
12/24/2014 01:14:18 PM
Nice close up portrait, great skin tones and love the color of the bubble gum!
12/24/2014 07:07:18 AM
You nailed it.
Here's my 10, Well done.
12/24/2014 12:05:56 AM
Yep! This is what I wanted to see. But... not enough of it on the sides. 9 from me... would be a 10 if it were wider.

Well done.

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