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By Atlas    
ISO 50
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)

Tags: Nikon Atlas Backlit Rob g atlas Hot Bubbles Orange Lamp Atlas30 Green Bubble Specialist and abstract Oil Back lit Back lighting Lava Lava lamp Wax 70s Rocket lamp

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15 Oct 2005 10:41AM
Impressive piece of work, really like the efect you've created.


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Gavin Plus
12 17
15 Oct 2005 10:50AM
Interesting colours

15 Oct 2005 10:50AM
Lovely shot,your description made me laugh.
lobsterboy Plus
13 14.8k 13 United Kingdom
15 Oct 2005 10:51AM
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.
15 Oct 2005 10:52AM
Well worth persevering. Thanks for the detailed description, too. Debbie.
Maddie Plus
11 2.7k 2 United Kingdom
15 Oct 2005 11:05AM
thought this might have been yours, its good
KBan Plus
11 495 4 England
15 Oct 2005 11:15AM
wow like the colours
15 Oct 2005 11:17AM
Like it, would make a great poster.

Lou41 Plus
11 139 United Kingdom
15 Oct 2005 11:21AM
recognised this pic as one of yours! great shot, love the colour and light, LOU
G3 Plus
14 13 2 United States
15 Oct 2005 12:46PM
Thank you for the "How TO" on this shot...Nice picture
Great piece of work, agree with chris about it being a bit dark at the top lovely colours though
old timer Plus
12 55 1 Scotland
15 Oct 2005 2:04PM
Excellent work altogether, Rob. Love the colours.
15 Oct 2005 2:08PM
lovely efect good colour and light.

solkku Plus
12 25
15 Oct 2005 3:03PM
Another stunner! The colours and the composition are great. The larger version just makes it better. Clicked.

Atlas Plus
13 621 United Kingdom
15 Oct 2005 3:22PM
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.
ShedMan Plus
11 3 2 South Africa
16 Oct 2005 12:07AM
Excellent shot, well worth all the effort that was put into it.

The Shed Man
16 Oct 2005 6:17AM
Nowt wrong with this in my opinion. It's brilliant Smile
mr g Plus
12 403 3 United Kingdom
16 Oct 2005 6:52AM
As good as ever!
C_Daniels Plus
12 399 10 England
16 Oct 2005 8:00AM
Nice shot !
denka Plus
11 7 Finland
16 Oct 2005 9:29AM
Cool light and presentation. I like it.

Atlas Plus
13 621 United Kingdom
16 Oct 2005 10:21AM
Thanks everyone, you are all too kind :o)
Deez Plus
12 7
16 Oct 2005 12:17PM
Ive been after some perspex sheets, where do you get them from?
16 Oct 2005 1:16PM
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!
excellent image, as always
great piece of work
claret Plus
12 49 England
16 Oct 2005 11:30PM
Great effect, Rob. Nice to know that even the best can run out of patience from time to time.
jan 1 Plus
12 12 Netherlands
17 Oct 2005 2:03AM
Art in topform, Well done, Rob.
Atlas Plus
13 621 United Kingdom
17 Oct 2005 3:01AM
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.

glazzaro Plus
12 70 23 United States
17 Oct 2005 6:09AM
Another stunner, well done Sir, you have the touch for catching the light just right! Spot on! Click!!!

Nic_WA Plus
12 179 2 Australia
17 Oct 2005 5:50PM
Always appreciate your descriptions. Colours are wonderful - large version really shows it off.
18 Oct 2005 5:07AM
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
18 Oct 2005 2:07PM
Great work Rob, the lighting set up is excellent. Top quality.
joko Plus
12 1 Bulgaria
19 Oct 2005 6:21AM
Excellent. Well done.

PatrickSmith Plus
12 1.2k 2 United States
19 Oct 2005 6:39AM
Somehow you really set things up perfectly. Very easy on the eyes.
19 Oct 2005 12:11PM
Love it!

hayleyk Plus
11 56 England
22 Oct 2005 3:43AM
good work,like the graduated bg
22 Oct 2005 4:31PM
Excellent work again Rob. Love the tones in the background. Your timing of the lava moving is perfect.
Inspirational image.
Atlas Plus
13 621 United Kingdom
25 Oct 2005 1:05AM
Thankyou all very much for your comments :o)
27 Oct 2005 2:46PM
Nice one .... love your description ... made me laugh ..... Click*
31 Oct 2005 1:42PM
lol re no green balloons left! (Guess what you're getting for Christmas!) Great work, as always ...

Susie :o)
Atlas Plus
13 621 United Kingdom
31 Oct 2005 11:09PM
Thankyou very much indeed for looking Karen and Susie :o)
1 Nov 2005 3:17AM
Hello Rob, like your last shot this one has good colour and detail and power to your sense of being creative.
danb Plus
12 1
3 Nov 2005 6:36PM
Very creative. Great shot.

PatrickSmith Plus
12 1.2k 2 United States
9 Nov 2005 8:20AM
I keep hoping to see new ones. I hope things are going well.
10 Nov 2005 4:19AM
another cracking image
cooky Plus
13 6 United Kingdom
10 Nov 2005 2:32PM
Obviously this would make a fantastic advert shot for Mathmos - brilliant.

Hope you are well sunshine.
Atlas Plus
13 621 United Kingdom
12 Nov 2005 4:21AM
Thankyou all very much indeed. I hope to get back to some more images soon, thanks for thinking of me :o)
12 Nov 2005 8:28PM
Rob great light showing lava lamp! nice detail of lava itself!

stay well!
User_Removed 12 825 Lithuania
13 Nov 2005 5:59PM
super stuff!
LAF Plus
13 1.7k
20 Nov 2005 5:42AM
Green balloons? Ingenius, will ahve to remember that one! Yo might not be 100% happy with it but it's a cracking image nonetheless.

22 Nov 2005 5:01AM
I always wanted one of these lamps! Your light is superb, colours amazing.
22 Nov 2005 11:00AM
thanks for looking in and clicking
great port you have makes mine very humble so your click goes a long way thanks
yjjeep Plus
12 13
26 Nov 2005 4:42PM
I like the lighting in this.It seams to radiate.Well done.
PatrickSmith Plus
12 1.2k 2 United States
8 Dec 2005 4:29PM
I hope you are doing well... haven't seen new ones from you. Maybe you're too busy selling these to advertizers...
IanFlindt Plus
12 740 21 United Kingdom
13 Dec 2005 12:10PM
Nearly 2 months since your last upload, Rob!
Atlas Plus
13 621 United Kingdom
14 Dec 2005 11:46AM
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!
16 Dec 2005 7:02AM
Glad you persevered, it's a gorgeous picture. Well caught.
24 Dec 2005 3:41AM
Great colours! Lovely work!

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