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Similar set-up as the last shot:
Taken on a glass surface with a sheet of white Perspex and a small slave flash with a green balloon stretched across to get the green light effect behind behind the sheet of Perspex.

This was worse than doing a water drop shot because it's a fairly small 16" lava lamp, and the temperature at the top of the lamp was not much different from the bottom of the lamp, as most people know the lava cools at the top then sinks to the bottom, warms up again and rises so when the lava went up and you missed it, you had to wait a few minutes before it would drop again.

Not really happy with the final result, because I used a small slave flash, would have been better using a big one, but i'd had enough of the bloody thing and I didn't have any more green balloons left :o)

Camera:Nikon COOLPIX 8700 Check out Nikon Nation!
Recording media:Lexar compact flash
Title:Lava
Username:Atlas Atlas
Uploaded:15 Oct 2005 - 10:38 AM
Tags:70s, Atlas, Atlas30, Back lighting, Back lit, Backlit, Bubble, Bubbles, Green, Hot, Lamp, Lava, Lava lamp, Nikon, Oil, Orange, Rob g atlas, Rocket lamp, Specialist / abstract, Wax
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denian
denian  10
15 Oct 2005 - 10:41 AM

Impressive piece of work, really like the efect you've created.

Ian.

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Gavin
Gavin  9
15 Oct 2005 - 10:50 AM

Interesting colours

Gavin

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hebdens
hebdens  8
15 Oct 2005 - 10:50 AM

Lovely shot,your description made me laugh.

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lobsterboy
lobsterboy Site Moderator 1014128 forum postslobsterboy vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
15 Oct 2005 - 10:51 AM

Looking good - a tad dark at the top but I can live with that. The decreasing size of the bubles makes this rather special though.
Chris

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debbiehardy
15 Oct 2005 - 10:52 AM

Well worth persevering. Thanks for the detailed description, too. Debbie.

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Maddie
Maddie  92714 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
15 Oct 2005 - 11:05 AM

thought this might have been yours, its good

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KBan
KBan  9457 forum posts England4 Constructive Critique Points
15 Oct 2005 - 11:15 AM

wow like the colours
keith

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urban-hero
urban-hero  10 United Kingdom
15 Oct 2005 - 11:17 AM

Like it, would make a great poster.

Andy.

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Lou41
Lou41  9139 forum posts United Kingdom
15 Oct 2005 - 11:21 AM

recognised this pic as one of yours! great shot, love the colour and light, LOU

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G3
G3  11 United States2 Constructive Critique Points
15 Oct 2005 - 12:46 PM

Thank you for the "How TO" on this shot...Nice picture

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percivals
percivals  9
15 Oct 2005 - 1:34 PM

Great piece of work, agree with chris about it being a bit dark at the top lovely colours though
sue

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old timer
old timer  1055 forum posts Scotland1 Constructive Critique Points
15 Oct 2005 - 2:04 PM

Excellent work altogether, Rob. Love the colours.
Jim

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vina
vina  8
15 Oct 2005 - 2:08 PM

lovely efect good colour and light.

vi.

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solkku
solkku  925 forum posts
15 Oct 2005 - 3:03 PM

Another stunner! The colours and the composition are great. The larger version just makes it better. Clicked.

Paavo

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Atlas
Atlas  11621 forum posts United Kingdom
15 Oct 2005 - 3:22 PM

Thanks everyone for the votes and comments. I didn't really want to upload it, but it had been a while so thougth I better upload something.

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ShedMan
ShedMan  8 South Africa2 Constructive Critique Points
16 Oct 2005 - 12:07 AM

Excellent shot, well worth all the effort that was put into it.

The Shed Man

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mellyleth
mellyleth  10212 forum posts United Kingdom
16 Oct 2005 - 6:17 AM

Nowt wrong with this in my opinion. It's brilliant Smile

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mr g
mr g  10403 forum posts United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
16 Oct 2005 - 6:52 AM

As good as ever!
Rob

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C_Daniels
C_Daniels  9399 forum posts England10 Constructive Critique Points
16 Oct 2005 - 8:00 AM

Nice shot !

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denka
denka  9 Finland
16 Oct 2005 - 9:29 AM

Cool light and presentation. I like it.

denka

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Atlas
Atlas  11621 forum posts United Kingdom
16 Oct 2005 - 10:21 AM

Thanks everyone, you are all too kind :o)

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Deez
Deez  9
16 Oct 2005 - 12:17 PM

Ive been after some perspex sheets, where do you get them from?

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Johann
Johann  9 Canada
16 Oct 2005 - 1:16 PM

Rob, Your description made my day, It made me laugh, I like the colors as your previous one, great light effect, I think it was worth the wait, cool shot!

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ivana_kusman
16 Oct 2005 - 4:17 PM

excellent image, as always
great piece of work

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claret
claret  1049 forum posts England
16 Oct 2005 - 11:30 PM

Great effect, Rob. Nice to know that even the best can run out of patience from time to time.
Iain

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jan 1
jan 1  10 Netherlands
17 Oct 2005 - 2:03 AM

Art in topform, Well done, Rob.
Jan

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Atlas
Atlas  11621 forum posts United Kingdom
17 Oct 2005 - 3:01 AM

Thankyou all for your comments :o)

Deez, you could try a sign manufacturer, they may have some off cuts for a few pounds. I got mine from a car showroom tho.

HTH

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glazzaro
glazzaro e2 Member 970 forum postsglazzaro vcard United States23 Constructive Critique Points
17 Oct 2005 - 6:09 AM

Another stunner, well done Sir, you have the touch for catching the light just right! Spot on! Click!!!

Greg

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Nic_WA
Nic_WA  9179 forum posts Australia2 Constructive Critique Points
17 Oct 2005 - 5:50 PM

Always appreciate your descriptions. Colours are wonderful - large version really shows it off.
Nic

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steve neil
steve neil  10597 forum posts Australia
18 Oct 2005 - 5:07 AM

Missed this one - I keep checking in to see if you have done something new - I think I feel the same way about this shot as you do. Otherwise, excellent work SmileSmileSmile

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novocastria
18 Oct 2005 - 2:07 PM

Great work Rob, the lighting set up is excellent. Top quality.
*click*

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joko
joko  10 Bulgaria
19 Oct 2005 - 6:21 AM

Excellent. Well done.

Jivko

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PatrickSmith
19 Oct 2005 - 6:39 AM

Somehow you really set things up perfectly. Very easy on the eyes.
Patrick

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bexter
bexter  999 forum posts Scotland
19 Oct 2005 - 12:11 PM

Love it!

Bex

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hayleyk
hayleyk  956 forum posts England
22 Oct 2005 - 3:43 AM

good work,like the graduated bg
hayley

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janine_w
janine_w  1030 forum posts
22 Oct 2005 - 4:31 PM

Excellent work again Rob. Love the tones in the background. Your timing of the lava moving is perfect.
Inspirational image.

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Atlas
Atlas  11621 forum posts United Kingdom
25 Oct 2005 - 1:05 AM

Thankyou all very much for your comments :o)

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mandarinkay
27 Oct 2005 - 2:46 PM

Nice one .... love your description ... made me laugh ..... Click*
Karen

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rosie42
rosie42  10 Australia
31 Oct 2005 - 1:42 PM

lol re no green balloons left! (Guess what you're getting for Christmas!) Great work, as always ...

Susie :o)

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Atlas
Atlas  11621 forum posts United Kingdom
31 Oct 2005 - 11:09 PM

Thankyou very much indeed for looking Karen and Susie :o)

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highlander
highlander  1032 forum posts Scotland
1 Nov 2005 - 3:17 AM

Hello Rob, like your last shot this one has good colour and detail and power to your sense of being creative.
Doug.

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danb
danb  9
3 Nov 2005 - 6:36 PM

Very creative. Great shot.

Dan

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PatrickSmith
9 Nov 2005 - 8:20 AM

I keep hoping to see new ones. I hope things are going well.
Patrick

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ian walker
ian walker  10716 forum posts United Kingdom
10 Nov 2005 - 4:19 AM

another cracking image

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cooky
cooky  10 United Kingdom
10 Nov 2005 - 2:32 PM

Obviously this would make a fantastic advert shot for Mathmos - brilliant.
Kath

PS
Hope you are well sunshine.

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Atlas
Atlas  11621 forum posts United Kingdom
12 Nov 2005 - 4:21 AM

Thankyou all very much indeed. I hope to get back to some more images soon, thanks for thinking of me :o)

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tonymarq
tonymarq  8 United States
12 Nov 2005 - 8:28 PM

Rob great light showing lava lamp! nice detail of lava itself!

stay well!
tonymarq

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13 Nov 2005 - 5:59 PM

super stuff!

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LAF
LAF  111735 forum posts
20 Nov 2005 - 5:42 AM

Green balloons? Ingenius, will ahve to remember that one! Yo might not be 100% happy with it but it's a cracking image nonetheless.

Lee.

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tartanlady
tartanlady  1058 forum posts Scotland
22 Nov 2005 - 5:01 AM

I always wanted one of these lamps! Your light is superb, colours amazing.
Louise

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flowerted
flowerted e2 Member 10104 forum postsflowerted vcard United Kingdom
22 Nov 2005 - 11:00 AM

thanks for looking in and clicking
great port you have makes mine very humble so your click goes a long way thanks
ted

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yjjeep
yjjeep  10
26 Nov 2005 - 4:42 PM

I like the lighting in this.It seams to radiate.Well done.

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PatrickSmith
8 Dec 2005 - 4:29 PM

I hope you are doing well... haven't seen new ones from you. Maybe you're too busy selling these to advertizers...
Patrick

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IanFlindt
IanFlindt  9739 forum posts United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
13 Dec 2005 - 12:10 PM

Nearly 2 months since your last upload, Rob!

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Atlas
Atlas  11621 forum posts United Kingdom
14 Dec 2005 - 11:46 AM

Thankyou all very much indeed for your kind comments :o)

I guess I better get me finger out and back on that shutter button then Ian ;o) I will have one up before the end of the week I promise!

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angelamary
16 Dec 2005 - 7:02 AM

Glad you persevered, it's a gorgeous picture. Well caught.

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cameragirl
cameragirl  1043 forum posts United Kingdom
24 Dec 2005 - 3:41 AM

Great colours! Lovely work!

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