365 Day 65 - Bubbles


Hello, I'm Anne, I joined a little while back but have only just got round to adding some photos to my portfolio. Hopefully this is just the start! I'm really looking forward to hearing folks' comments on my images, anything that you think will improe them will be welcome.
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365 Day 65 - Bubbles

6 Mar 2014 10:54PM   Views : 432 Unique : 355

Day 65 so only 300 left to the end of this project! But what to photograph today? I played golf at Bristol and Clifton Golf Course and had intended something golf related. Half way round however the heavens opened and by the time we were finished I just wanted to get in and dry.

For a while now I have been fascinated by the 'bubble' pictures people produce; lovely shapes, delicate colours, so I decided to have a go. I have not done any research into this and that was probably my first mistake. I have a small opaque table top photography stand which I propped up on books so that I could put a table lamp underneath, used a coloured silk scarf to colour my images, half filled a glass dish with water and added some cooking oil. I got bubbles with different shades behind depending on the colour of the scarf but found that the fabric was just a bit too fine for the colour to be defined enough. I also found that the bubbles were smaller that I would have liked and couldn't get quite close enough, even with my macro lens, so the attached images are cropped more closely than I would have liked.

I will try this again with a slightly thicker background fabric and maybe with different oil. I will also try a longer zoom to see if I can get a closer image without so much cropping. Good fun though, these are my first attempts.



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