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Dizzy Bubbles ...

By Sone  
This was actually not what I wanted to do. I tried to capture bubbles in a glass with water and one drop of oil. Oh well this was what I got. Quite different to the original photo I wanted. I used loose coloured paper and used a fork to get thi round effect. Snapping it just after using the fork, so the movement was still there. Was just cleaned up a bit in photoshop.

Tags: General Close-up and macro

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mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
17 Jul 2013 3:06PM
It's an interesting idea but it doesn't quite work for me, there's a conflict of interest. Is the subject the motion of the bubbles or the refracted colours in them? Given the pattern of coloured paper I think it should be the latter - for which purpose the bubbles need to be sharp. Look at the lovely effects that you are getting - particularly the red and blue showing through the bubbles seen over green card. I'd love to see that hard, sharp, sparkling, like glass marbles.

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pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2023 United Kingdom
17 Jul 2013 8:37PM
I am left wondering what it was that you originally set out to do.
I like the pattern of the coloured paper very much, radiating from a central point. What I also like is the interesting patterns that paper is making on the most prominent bubbles, those near the centre, on the yellow and green. I agree with Moira, and if these were sharp, they would provide you with a focal point, an area of immediate interest.
I would suggest that you don't stir the water, but if you still want the circular motion of the bubbles, then you are going to need a much faster shutter speed. I have to admit to liking the circular motion and contrast of the circular pattern against the triangular patterns of the coloured paper.
I would take this further and try different settings. For instance, a larger aperture would give you one small group of bubbles in focus, allowing the rest to be blurred, which is quite a nice effect.
I have done a modification where I cropped in order to make the composition a bit more interesting, having the centre to the left, ending up with a square format. My intention was also to emphasize the most attractive bubbles, which I selectively sharpened, in an effort to demonstrate my suggestion in the last paragraph.

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