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Fairy Liquid
Fairy Liquid
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Masters' Free Study II (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-1D Mark III
Lens: Canon MP-E 65mm f/2.8 1-5x Macro MF
Location: Home
Date: Nov 4, 2008
Aperture: f10
ISO: 100
Shutter: 8sec
Date Uploaded: Nov 4, 2008

a couple of drops of liquid soap in a glass. Red and Purple card background. Lit with 2 flash guns.


For those of you that asked this was real simple. Just add the smallest amount of dishwashing liquid to a glass of water and stir. Let is settle and use a paper towel to remove the excess bubbles. Then arrange a couple of pieces of card behind the glass.

The lens I chose (MPE-65) allows for 5 times life size, so the bubbles I chose were so tiny that the water surface didn't show in frame. The largest bubble you see here is probably less than 1mm, maybe even 0.5mm
Depth of field is next to zero, but thats ok because all the bubbles are more or less in a flat plane.

Hope that helps - any questions pm me.

And thanks for the votes.

PP - crop
sharpen
adjust colour saturation
levels
curves
Neat image to get rid of noise
gaussian blur to background to soften it further and to get rid of a few streaks on the glass - used mask to bring the bubbles through from the sharpened layer
border

Statistics
Place: 43 out of 170
Avg (all users): 6.6569
Avg (commenters): 7.3636
Avg (participants): 6.2872
Avg (non-participants): 6.7976
Views since voting: 1310
Views during voting: 630
Votes: 341
Comments: 23
Favorites: 3 (view)


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12/11/2008 07:28:44 PM
It's a mystery to me how so many nondescript "bubble" pics do well on this site. HOWEVER, yours is far from nondescript and yet, astoundingly, hasn't done as well. The reassuring thing is that, reading through the comments, I see that some of the site's 'big guns' have taken time to give it a considered appraisal. Need I say more?
 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/07/2008 11:28:28 PM
interesting, 10
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12/07/2008 06:13:54 PM
I LOVE this image. beautiful colours and wonderful suspension effect. I would love to see how you did this.
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12/05/2008 08:19:40 PM
should do well on DPC.
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12/05/2008 07:54:35 PM
The backround takes away from the things.8
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12/05/2008 06:38:28 AM
technically perfect, but lacking any soul
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12/04/2008 09:03:38 AM
Really cool effect. I did something similar in the Puzzle Macro challenge, but this is much, much better. :)
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12/04/2008 06:47:35 AM
I think a horizontal flip would help this image as most people view an image from left to right
if you start on the left you only get halfway across the image before the large sphere grabs your attention which starts you jumping around the image without any flow
while the other way you would start on the big sphere and could move across or back into the photo giving both flow and depth
(I had to flip my entry for the same reason)
I like the color and light - 7
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12/03/2008 02:13:02 PM
excellent sharpness. Good composition.
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12/03/2008 09:22:59 AM
Wonderful 9
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12/02/2008 10:29:51 PM
very pleasing abstract
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12/02/2008 12:53:03 PM
I'm not a huge fan of abstract, but this must have been incredibly difficult to set up and shoot - amazing work.
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12/02/2008 07:45:23 AM
lovely colours and very different to the norm - I like it! 7
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12/02/2008 06:44:44 AM
wonderful image i hope you share your set up
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12/02/2008 12:05:41 AM
Fascinating - the sizes make you think that they're on a z axis plane, but the dof argues that they can't possibly be...
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12/01/2008 10:23:45 PM
wow nice set up on this shot! very meticulous
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12/01/2008 09:39:38 PM
I like it. Great abstract and colors. Might have pushed them a bit far on the upper half. I got pixellation on my screen at the juxtaposition of the orange and purple. 7
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12/01/2008 01:04:42 PM
beautifully done.
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12/01/2008 12:35:26 PM
Fantastic! I'm looking forward to coming back and seeing how this was done. No way I could suggest anything to make this better, all around great/interesting shot.
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12/01/2008 09:39:33 AM
cool effect & pic you have here. 7
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12/01/2008 05:20:50 AM
Fascinating - I shall be interested to see how you did this. . . In my top 10.
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12/01/2008 04:05:35 AM
very well composed. don't like the color scheme
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12/01/2008 01:51:26 AM
WOW! It looks like they're floating on air!
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