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Challenge: Bubbles II (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon PowerShot S1 IS
Location: my kitchen, Texas
Date: Apr 22, 2007
Aperture: F/3.1
ISO: unknown
Shutter: 1/60 sec.
Galleries: Macro, Food and Drink
Date Uploaded: Apr 22, 2007

Thought for a long time before taking this one, hubby was boiling down the chicken bones, saw the bubbles, and gave it a try. I still have a fascination with macros (eventhough Im not that good at 'em!)
~~edits, crop, resize, contrast and unsharp

Place: 166 out of 172
Avg (all users): 3.8200
Avg (commenters): 2.8889
Avg (participants): 3.6290
Avg (non-participants): 3.8830
Views since voting: 600
Views during voting: 340
Votes: 250
Comments: 11
Favorites: 0

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05/05/2007 05:07:24 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club

Strong points: The image meets the challenge, it is soup bubbling in a pot, it definitely looks like soup bubbling in a pot. The edge of the pot is interesting to look at.

Weak points: It is not all that interesting of an image. It does have bubbles, and bubbling, but the first thought is "soup", not "bubbles" when someone looks at it.

Technicals: F3.1 is too shallow a DOF to get all of this in focus, and the image would have benefited from being in focus over the whole of it. 1/60 sec. is too slow a shutter speed to stop the moving liquid, which gives the image even further blur.

Overall: Even though it meets the challenge, this is not an interesting enough image to score very high. If you're interested in making food images, look at images in cookbooks, food & drink magazines, and even ads on TV. They have some great ideas for food images.

I hope this helps. If I can be of further help, please let me know.

Take care,

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/01/2007 02:58:26 PM
A slightly faster shutter speed would have helped to freeze the motion of the bubbles and make the image more interesting. The focus is probably to far back as the edge of the pan is good and sharp but that is not the main subject. A spotlight or similar shone directly on the bubbles would likely have helped to give it more drama.
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05/01/2007 09:29:08 AM
would have scored higher if more bubbles had been visable
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04/30/2007 11:02:30 AM
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04/30/2007 09:57:47 AM
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04/29/2007 07:22:25 PM
I'm sorry but I found the subject very unappealing. Didn't do it for me.
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04/27/2007 02:43:38 PM
The colors seemed a little dull to me.
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04/26/2007 03:51:05 PM
There doesn't seem to me to be a very well defined subject, my eyes aren't drawn to anything in particular. Interesting idea, though.
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04/25/2007 07:57:06 PM
The sense of motion and unattractive colors don't help this shot.
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04/25/2007 06:11:51 PM
ugh! scum! nice try thought
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04/25/2007 11:19:27 AM
here you see just something cooking there really arent very many bubbles from that anyway
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