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2.75 Bubbles
2.75 Bubbles

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Challenge: Negative Image (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Sigma 18-125mm f/3.5-5.6 DC for Canon
Location: Columbus
Date: Apr 22, 2006
Aperture: 4
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/8
Galleries: Action
Date Uploaded: Apr 22, 2006

This is me blowing bubbles with an oversized wand in front of a black velveteen background...a little messy in the final product but not too bad. My husband held a light in each hand for me to avoid the background shadows (they showed up pretty harsh on inverting). Thanks sweetie.

Post processing:
inverted, levels, saturation, contrast, brightness, sharpen, & crop.

Place: 130 out of 438
Avg (all users): 5.4619
Avg (commenters): 6.5000
Avg (participants): 5.4123
Avg (non-participants): 5.5301
Views since voting: 916
Views during voting: 302
Votes: 197
Comments: 14
Favorites: 0

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05/09/2006 06:01:37 AM
------------****Greetings from the critique club****------------
I think this was a really creative idea for the negative image challenge and you executed your idea very well. As with many images in this challenge with very strong colors after inversion they could be hard to look at and your image is very easy on the eyes and the bubbles make me want to see closer into the them to see the details.

As far as composition goes I think it is really well done. I may have cropped slightly differently by having the bubbles abit higher up and the wand slightly to the right to make use of the rule of thirds. This woud have placed the wand in one of the places the eye is most drawn to and from there it would follow the bubbles. Also I can faintly see some blueish tint in the background underneath the bubbles which can be a small distraction. (Although I didn't notice them at first.)

I think the post processing would have helped your score abit, although I know it is difficult when working with a negative image. I noticed that you used invert to make you image negative. I would suggest using curves instead as it allows you to have more tonal control over the image, you simply change the curves low point to the high point and vice versa or from this / to this \. I hope that makes sense. Your bubbles seems abit overblown and it is hard to distinguish where the bubble ends and the background begins in some parts. Although I am not sure if this was intentional or not I could see voters taking a point away for that. The other thing that really strikes mee is that you are very blue and there is no change in the blue from your hair, shirt and skin tone and I am not sure how that is and perhaps voters who didn't comment may have thought this also and took a point down also. So maybe where shirt that was different than your skin or even some with lots of different colors to see how that would have looked.

Overall I think this image was really well done and as I critiqued it I liked it more. The border I think worked for your image too. The inside of the bubbles are great and it was a creative and well thought out idea. I hope this is helpful to you. If you have any more questions feel free to send me a PM.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/02/2006 07:59:00 PM
Cool idea; I would have just cropped down to one of the bubbles though.
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05/01/2006 02:35:12 PM
Great idea... works really well.
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04/30/2006 11:34:13 PM
Cool effect on the bubbles.
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04/30/2006 12:33:27 AM
Clever idea and title.
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04/29/2006 02:48:18 PM
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04/28/2006 03:47:54 PM
This is really neat
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04/28/2006 12:19:23 AM
This came out neat, and was perfect for this challenge. The designs in the bubbles rock.
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04/27/2006 11:33:50 AM
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04/27/2006 07:58:52 AM
no way!!! this is fantastic...hope it does well for you
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04/26/2006 11:09:12 PM
great shot!
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04/26/2006 10:07:47 PM
Cool look of the bubbles. Great idea.
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04/26/2006 07:29:37 PM
You know this one rocks.
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04/26/2006 02:59:44 PM
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