Bubbles

CornflakeCornflake Major grinsPosts: 2,240Registered Users Major grins

These won't change photographic history but they were challenging and fun to take.

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  • JuanoJuano Major grins Brasilia, BrazilPosts: 3,390Registered Users Major grins

    very cool! I really like the subtlety of #2.

  • CornflakeCornflake Major grins Posts: 2,240Registered Users Major grins

    Thanks, Cristobal.

  • StumblebumStumblebum I shoot, therefore I am Posts: 7,346Registered Users Major grins

    Excellent Don!

  • RichardRichard Mildly bemused Madrid, SpainPosts: 18,674Administrators, Vanilla Admin moderator

    Looks like jewelry. Very nice.

  • CornflakeCornflake Major grins Posts: 2,240Registered Users Major grins

    Taz, Richard, thanks.

  • denisegoldbergdenisegoldberg Major grins North Andover, MAPosts: 12,024Super Moderators moderator

    I really like the 2nd photo!
    And I agree with Richard, these do look like jewelry.

  • sarasphotossarasphotos Major grins Augsburg, GermanyPosts: 2,014Registered Users Major grins

    Oooh, lovely Don. I, too am a fan on the second one. You said they were challenging to take - care to share your method? It's always good to learn.

  • CornflakeCornflake Major grins Posts: 2,240Registered Users Major grins

    Thanks, Denise.

    Sara, glad to do so. It was jerry-rigged everything and I had two unsuccessful tries before I worked out the kinks. The light came from a room uplight placed under a coffee table with a glass top. I put sheets of colored plastic on the glass top. Then I put the clear plastic top of a seedling container over the plastic sheets and put a small bowl of bubble mix atop that. The seedling container was used solely to increase the distance between the bubbles and the colored plastic sheets below so that the colored plastic would be out of focus. I blew air into the bubble mix. I shot straight down at the bubbles with a 100mm macro lens using a tripod, moving the colored plastic around until I liked what I saw. There would obviously be many other ways to do this. I think you'd always have to backlight the bubbles somehow and control the light they're reflecting.

  • CornflakeCornflake Major grins Posts: 2,240Registered Users Major grins

    PS: I forgot to say that with the second one, I didn't like the color, so I converted it to black and white and toned it.

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