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Challenge: Transitions II (Basic Editing)
Collection: Favorites - Ribbons
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Tamron SP AF 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di for Canon
Location: Easton, CT
Date: Jun 12, 2007
Aperture: f./5.6
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/60
Galleries: Humorous, Studio
Date Uploaded: Jun 12, 2007

OK, so this photo really was blowing bubbles. ;-)

I took a shot of my daughter blowing on "nothing" (the most difficult part), and printed it out for the frame. I carefully cut a hole in the mouth and frame back (no glass), and darkened the edges of the paper with a marker. Then I attached a vinyl tube to the back with duct tape. The bubble wand is glued to an empty bottle. For each shot, I dipped the wand in bubble solution and blew through the tube while using a cable release to trigger the camera. It worked surprisingly well.

I seriously rushed the shot (started shooting at 11:30pm) and just BARELY made the deadline... or so I thought. I sat looking at it for over an hour and no rollover. Hmpf. I went to clean up my mess, but decided to try another series because I wasn't happy with the rushed version. Around 1:30am, I got this one. As luck would have it, Langdon extended the rollover for 24 hours and I was able to submit this version! ;-D

I'm always trying to tweak a little more out of a shot though, so I set it up again the next evening and got this-
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I liked the alignment of the mouth better and thought the new title might help communicate transitions, but I just missed the extended deadline. Doh!

BTW- this shot was scoring 5.4 after the first 8 or so votes and gradually improved over the week. Quite a change!

Statistics
Place: 5 out of 304
Avg (all users): 6.7208
Avg (commenters): 7.6667
Avg (participants): 6.5385
Avg (non-participants): 6.8539
Views since voting: 4272
Views during voting: 348
Votes: 154
Comments: 36
Favorites: 9 (view)


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06/24/2007 11:08:22 PM
very creative
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06/24/2007 11:02:36 PM
The amazing Shannon at it again with another highly ingenius concept spelled out to near perfection! Congratulations on your 5th place.
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06/24/2007 06:57:17 PM
Genius ... yet again
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06/21/2007 09:16:00 AM
Fun and creative idea...congrats on the HM!
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06/20/2007 09:17:34 AM
genius.
:-O
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06/20/2007 05:03:48 AM
Nice to see you use your hot air to good use. Btw, how do you dip the bubble wand for each shot if it's glued to the bottle? Also, why are you even using glue in the first place? I thought photographers are suppose to use only gaffer tape?

Oh and congrats on your fifth place finish. If you keep "blowing" these chances at a ribbon Jorge will surely pass you.
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06/20/2007 01:17:03 AM
You are one talented and creative guy, Shannon. You put a lot of work into your challenge shots and I'm pleased it pays off for you. Great work!
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06/20/2007 12:51:39 AM
Way cool idea/shot.
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06/20/2007 12:15:48 AM
fantastic
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06/20/2007 12:09:43 AM
Excellent
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06/20/2007 12:09:09 AM
shakes head...go, dog, go ;-)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/19/2007 09:40:19 PM
This is awesome - love the creativity of the photo.
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06/19/2007 07:42:23 PM
darn it scalvert I thought I found you already and left you a snarky message, but this picture actually has a sense of fun even it doesn't have any impact beyond that. The girl's intense expression makes this shot. 6
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06/19/2007 06:32:56 PM
Nice effect! A lot like my gorilla one in Bubbles II, but executed much better.
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06/19/2007 04:51:52 PM
cleverly done
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06/19/2007 04:33:55 PM
wow, cool effect!
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06/19/2007 03:09:26 PM
whaaaaa! i like this!i can see hole in her mouth!
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06/18/2007 09:06:26 PM
cute
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06/18/2007 05:02:09 PM
Very clever.
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06/18/2007 11:57:56 AM
Hahah, very creative
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06/17/2007 10:59:46 PM
Cute idea. I still love bubbles myself.
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06/17/2007 08:52:08 AM
nice setup for the shot and great execution
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06/17/2007 01:48:00 AM
brilliant
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06/16/2007 08:33:16 AM
I love this! 9! and after seeing the other shots so far, you should ribbon!
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06/15/2007 11:35:29 PM
This is very clever, believable and well executed ! I love it !
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06/15/2007 04:00:53 PM
I can't wait to find out how this was done!
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06/15/2007 07:27:06 AM
I can't wait to see the setup on this one! Nice colour graduation on the face. It would be nicer if the photo stand was totally hidden.
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06/15/2007 06:35:00 AM
Such a clever idea...you are giving me ideas for the next challenge!
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06/14/2007 09:24:23 PM
Brilliant. Amazing image. how did you get this? 10
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06/14/2007 08:11:57 PM
great job, very creative.
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06/14/2007 01:05:45 PM
i love this shot
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06/14/2007 09:55:21 AM
cool idea and execution
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06/14/2007 08:21:52 AM
Very creative! Love it!
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06/14/2007 07:33:22 AM
Really nice idea ;)
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06/14/2007 02:07:29 AM
Great idea psart
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06/14/2007 12:19:35 AM
This has got to be shannon?
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