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Nail on a Soap Bubble
Nail on a Soap Bubble
Jas


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Bubbles II (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/2.5 Macro
Location: Bedroom
Date: Apr 22, 2007
Aperture: 6.3
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/60
Galleries: Macro, Studio
Date Uploaded: Apr 22, 2007

These are soap bubbles but it was a special dollarama quality so they don't pop!!! oooo hehehe

well, ive discovered that I will NEVER take a bubble picture again since it reflects/refracts 360 degrees of the room! Unless the bubble is in a black room where theres only a hole for the LENS!

curve layers for contrast
Hue-Saturation colorize
Unsharpen Mask
Crop so its straight

Statistics
Place: 5 out of 172
Avg (all users): 7.2000
Avg (commenters): 8.1786
Avg (participants): 7.0606
Avg (non-participants): 7.2440
Views since voting: 3085
Views during voting: 539
Votes: 275
Comments: 40
Favorites: 7 (view)


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05/07/2007 01:54:02 AM
Bein non, obvisouly you need a light. Maybe like a soft 3 foot high strip of white fabric hidden off screen in the back as a diffuser... no?
05/05/2007 02:19:32 PM
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well, ive discovered that I will NEVER take a bubble picture again since it reflects/refracts 360 degrees of the room! Unless the bubble is in a black room where theres only a hole for the LENS! " - jonnyB

But then you wouldn't see the bubble! or the nail for that matter...
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05/05/2007 10:37:52 AM
Greetings from the Critique Club!

Uhmm.... wow! This is an impressive macro shot. I love the tension on the bubble surface. You are quite right about the reflective qualities of bubbles, not only do they show EVERYTHING around them, they are also hard to light. You handled both challenges well with this one. Congrats on a great finish.

Cindi
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05/02/2007 04:49:18 PM
Quite illustrative and piercing...lol Congratulations on your top 5 finish.
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05/02/2007 09:23:44 AM
good for you! I thought you were gonna ribbon!congrats on Top5 for a clever go
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05/02/2007 02:52:30 AM
dude. you're on fire.
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05/02/2007 01:44:13 AM
I would have figured this to have placed higher. I've been meaning to get those types of bubbles to work with. Btw, if you use some flexible posterboard you can use it to block off the reflections. Either that or buy/create a light tent.
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05/02/2007 12:28:26 AM
Best shot. Hands down.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/01/2007 10:56:39 PM
Really nice photo...tone matches it very well
05/01/2007 09:35:49 PM
pretty cool
05/01/2007 02:35:16 PM
Very clever! Like the choice of colour and the tonal range. The light blobs in the background are a minor distraction.
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05/01/2007 01:16:16 PM
Great concept. I would have loved this even more if the Dof was deep enough to have the bubble in focs, too. 7
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05/01/2007 12:26:47 PM
Great shot...
05/01/2007 09:23:35 AM
unusual.
04/30/2007 10:46:44 PM
awesome detail!
04/30/2007 11:38:11 AM
Awesome!!!!!
04/30/2007 04:56:22 AM
did you use an electron microscope for this... :-)
amazing detail...9
04/29/2007 12:36:07 PM
Wow such detail
04/29/2007 09:58:21 AM
excellent macro - the processing and lighting are fantastic - a favorite of mine - and very likely a ribbon winner!
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04/29/2007 09:44:40 AM
I hope this ribbons. 9
04/29/2007 12:38:06 AM
This is truly an amazing image. I love the incredible amount of detail that you've captured here. Great photograph.
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04/28/2007 11:06:22 PM
i've never seen a bubble pucker...nice photo
04/28/2007 09:53:03 PM
I like the detail and texture of the nail! Plus the concept is great!
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04/28/2007 08:23:20 PM
Very cool! The coloring is great!
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04/28/2007 10:55:37 AM
amazing shot - totally a winner
04/28/2007 09:22:13 AM
i don't know if i'm believing thats a soap bubble, but i do like it.
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04/27/2007 04:52:36 PM
Wow. Fabulous detail. The only thing I'd say to improve the image for me would be that the light spot in the upper right corner is distracting.
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04/27/2007 01:10:29 PM
Is this real? (ly a soap bubble?) Wish bubble were more in focus, cause it is a great concept.
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04/26/2007 11:55:18 PM
just awsome
04/26/2007 11:28:14 PM
nice details in this macro
04/25/2007 03:10:29 PM
Wow! Looks like a glass apple! Really took me a bit to get the nail image focused, my eyes were so fooled! NICE!
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04/25/2007 01:11:26 PM
Thats stinken awesome! I have no doubt this is going to beat my picture.
04/25/2007 11:55:15 AM
whoa this is a durable bubble it hasnt even popped yet
04/25/2007 11:10:30 AM
Wow! Not THAT'S a macro! Well done *8*
04/25/2007 11:02:05 AM
Is that what it is? Wow, that's cool!!!
04/25/2007 10:49:53 AM
great capture! I think this is one of the best of the challenge. great clarity, composition and color choice. The detail on the nail is intriguing-looks like ice.
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04/25/2007 03:48:52 AM
Nice macro!!!
04/25/2007 03:27:28 AM
bubble is not in focus
04/25/2007 02:50:40 AM
interesting picture. like the details!
04/25/2007 01:56:02 AM
O_O AWESOME


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