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Lmn & Lm

By Atlas    
Very similar to yesterdays but without the ice. I think it feels much fresher somehow.

If you have any interest in this photo please E-mail me:

This was set-up in a 16 x 8 inch glass tank, I used two tall straight clear classes to hold the pieces of lemon & lime in place. The bubbles came from two pumps with air stones fitted.
The lighting was a large softbox behind the tank, approx 30cm from the lemon, lime and bubbles. Going too close with the softbox will make the bubbles look too flat. Also I used two 7x5 inch reflectors made from a car heat shield thingy held in placed at 30 degree angles at the very front of the tank, either side of the camera

1/2000 sec
ISO 50

Tags: Atlas Bubbles Yellow Green Bubble Specialist and abstract Close-up and macro Fresh Lime Lemon Refreshing Flash and lighting

Voters: dark_lord, SamGillespie, PatrickSmith and 122 more

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geoffash26 14 2.5k United Kingdom
10 Feb 2007 8:16PM
Prefer this version

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10 Feb 2007 8:22PM
Makes me thirsty! Great!

10 Feb 2007 8:22PM
Great commercial shot...Shhhh you know who.

This is very well executed - Nice one
SueTurner 13 81 3 England
10 Feb 2007 8:23PM
fresh and zingy, brill presentation
(prefer this to yesterdays)

DYankee 12 6 United States
10 Feb 2007 8:26PM
Another beauty, Rob!
Dawn Smile
C_Daniels 13 399 10 England
10 Feb 2007 8:33PM
The clarity again is excellent!
ian walker 13 716 United Kingdom
10 Feb 2007 8:38PM
going to get a vodka now
G3 15 13 2 United States
10 Feb 2007 8:50PM
Not only a fun picture but a great explanition of how to do it..THANKS
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
10 Feb 2007 8:50PM
An excellent abstract image, like the clarity, freshness and those bubbles
dazzaman 11 631 England
10 Feb 2007 9:09PM
that looks amazing
making my mouth water
well done
MikeJ63 12 8 United Kingdom
10 Feb 2007 9:17PM
Fabulous. Do you use a square glass or a round one. Having looked at your PF have tried to emulate this myself but without success. Oh well.... maybe the next time (if the wife doesn't drink it first). CLICK.
Malc_V 12 England
10 Feb 2007 9:18PM
Stunning piece of work.
A very refreshing image.

Nice one.

hayleyk 13 56 England
10 Feb 2007 9:28PM
I liked yesterday`s,but prefer this one,congrats on your EC.

Imagine23 11 241 United Kingdom
10 Feb 2007 9:38PM
Top notch, well done on the EC (to add to your collection!!)
ColouredImages 13 47 35 United Kingdom
10 Feb 2007 10:09PM
An amazing shot and worth the set up just to get the EC
Morpyre Plus
13 1.6k 8 Wales
10 Feb 2007 10:22PM
great image - the setting up for the image deserves an award in itself =)

great colours, composition, lighting

peter "morpyre" turner
janehewitt 14 215 1 United Kingdom
10 Feb 2007 10:30PM
Great, as ever! Jane
Sezz 13 617 15 England
10 Feb 2007 10:47PM
You make it sound so easy - I'm sure it's not, that's why this deserves the EC and RC, well done Rob.

Sez Smile
Atlas 14 621 United Kingdom
10 Feb 2007 11:00PM

Quote:By MikeJ63 At 21:17:12 - 10th Feb 07
Fabulous. Do you use a square glass or a round one. Having looked at your PF have tried to emulate this myself but without success. Oh well.... maybe the next time (if the wife doesn't drink it first). CLICK.

Mike, the classes are simply tall and cylindrically shaped. They are pressing the lemon and lime up to the the front of the tank glass.

Thank you all very very much indeed for going to the trouble to click and comment Smile

Ermm...what can I say...apart from CHEERS PETE!!

fauxtography 13 6.6k 36
10 Feb 2007 11:22PM
Nice setup and lots of time and thought gone into this... looks like it was worth it Grin
G73photography 12 417 15 United Kingdom
11 Feb 2007 12:14AM
very good image, super pin sharp bubbles. hope you are proud of this, for once the Editor gave his award out to a deserving image, well done, G
CP_01 12 1
11 Feb 2007 12:23AM
Ceciliat 13 6 Philippines
11 Feb 2007 1:14AM
High quality and very admiring picture. Sharp focus and rich in colours.
Well done and congrats on your awards. Both are well deserved.
chase 12 1.1k 246 England
11 Feb 2007 8:56AM
Quality stuff Rob,I prefer this one without the ice,it looks tidier for some reason.
Clever set up & thanks for sharing that with us.
Great clarity & moutwatering,where's that Gin?
Well done!
turtle1 14 41 United Kingdom
11 Feb 2007 11:28AM
Superb work.

Nic_WA 13 179 2 Australia
11 Feb 2007 12:26PM
Well that didn't take long!! Congratulations Rob Smile
Atlas 14 621 United Kingdom
11 Feb 2007 1:26PM
Than you all for your clicks and kind comments, they are always greatly appreciated Smile
ESP 11 26 England
11 Feb 2007 2:15PM
WooooooooooooW !!

Stunning work..amazing concept..superbly done !

funkeldink 14 1.6k 1 Australia
11 Feb 2007 2:19PM
looks like the break did you good .. well done on a fab image ...hope your funky
billma 14 119 United States
11 Feb 2007 2:49PM
Beautifully captured. This is what you are the best at on here.

TonyA 13 11 Spain
11 Feb 2007 4:07PM
Superb image with a great technique. So well done. Looking at it makes me thirsty. Congratulations on the EC.

tull 14 181 United Kingdom
11 Feb 2007 4:51PM
Extremely well done and a well deserved EC.

Atlas 14 621 United Kingdom
11 Feb 2007 6:01PM
Thanks Sara, Dude, Bill, Antonio, Mark and everyone that has just given it a click vote...every single vote means a lot to me and is very very much appreciated.

So please please keep them coming Smile

Thank you!!

hebdens 12 5
11 Feb 2007 6:06PM
stunning work, fab detail.
glazzaro 13 70 23 United States
11 Feb 2007 6:14PM
Well congrats on the EC, what a great way to get back in the game! Wink Excellent work as always! Spot on! Click!!!

Coleslaw 12 13.4k 28 Wales
12 Feb 2007 8:08AM
gerat effort, brilliant shot
12 Feb 2007 10:56AM
congrats for the EC..

I love to see such photos...
Well done...

xinia 13 54
12 Feb 2007 1:36PM
fantastic detail and design - th lighting is excellent - congrats on the award Rob Smile
Atlas 14 621 United Kingdom
12 Feb 2007 2:29PM
Thank you very much indeed Tracy, Greg, Cole, Gsteve, Maggie and the clickers Smile All of your comments and clicks are always very much appreciated.

OK, Mr. Bubbly....LOL, I see it now...Smile

Congrats on this Beautifully Bubbly shot, great idea with the re-post...Smile

Excellent as always.....And sorry for the miss...

Cheers to ya Rob,
Suzan Smile
User_Removed 13 4 11 England
12 Feb 2007 5:27PM
Great image but have you seen mikesmith & deavilin's bubbles shots? Sylv. Congrats.
Atlas 14 621 United Kingdom
12 Feb 2007 11:38PM
Thanks Suzan, Sylv and those of you who were kind enough to donate a click Smile
mr g 13 403 3 United Kingdom
13 Feb 2007 4:42PM
Top stuff - a master of this work - well done

stix 13 924 87 United Kingdom
13 Feb 2007 4:53PM
well done on the ec, I tried this shot and it looked rubbish.
Atlas 14 621 United Kingdom
13 Feb 2007 5:35PM
Thanks for the comments Rob and Martin Smile

Martin, sorry you didn't have much luck with it.

There are a few other variables to think about, like:

Camera model

Focal length

White balance

Light output strenght

Water quality

Thickness of the slices of fruit

You will have to experiment quite a bit to get it right. Also the colours probably won't be right so adjustments will need to be made.

It took me a day just to get the bubbles in the place I wanted them. The stupid air lines are a pain!

Rob Smile
stix 13 924 87 United Kingdom
13 Feb 2007 5:45PM
Thanks Rob
After trying it, inspired by your shot, I realised how difficult it is.
What lens did you use?
Atlas 14 621 United Kingdom
13 Feb 2007 5:51PM
It's not a DSLR camera Martin, so it's just a built in lens. This is what it says on the side of it: ZOOM NIKKOR ED 8.9-71.2mm 1:2.8-4.2
lobsterboy Plus
14 14.9k 13 United Kingdom
13 Feb 2007 10:53PM
Sorry mate I didn't notice you had (yet another EC) and well deserved too.

Though now I come to look at it.......

...2 round things separated by a gap....

.....Its another bum! Your obsessed man (or maybe its me).

Nice one.
PatrickSmith 13 1.2k 2 United States
13 Feb 2007 10:54PM
Hey Rob, good to see you back in action and with an EC too. Congrats on that. The bubbles and light are just in the right spots on this on I believe.

Atlas 14 621 United Kingdom
13 Feb 2007 11:46PM
Thank you Chris and Patrick, most kind of you to pop over at almost the same two buses... Wink

Chris...I think it must be just you. And I knew you would miss this because you did last time I had one Lol!

starliz 13 1.6k 3 England
13 Feb 2007 11:58PM
amazing clarity,superb shot..

nice to have all that info Smile
mellyleth 14 212 United Kingdom
15 Feb 2007 12:47PM
Well done Rob - another classy image. I've just had a look at your website and there are some stunning images on there. If you're not making any money from selling any of these then something is very, very wrong!!!
Atlas 14 621 United Kingdom
15 Feb 2007 2:34PM
Thank you very much Elizabeth, Mel and the just as important clickers.

Thanks for taking a look at my website Mel! I've never really sold any images yet, I need to find a reliable company that will print them as they look on screen too.
davidbailie 14 457 7 United Kingdom
15 Feb 2007 4:23PM
Hi Rob -Good to see you back - up to strength already I see Smile

Atlas 14 621 United Kingdom
16 Feb 2007 1:12AM
Thanks Dave, very good of you to pop over Smile
claret 13 49 England
16 Feb 2007 12:21PM
Nice to see you posting again Rob. Usual very high standard.
Atlas 14 621 United Kingdom
16 Feb 2007 12:43PM
Thank you very much Iain, your comment and click is very much appreciated Smile
22 Feb 2007 8:00AM
your portfolio is amazing! all thses shots are you sell your work? you could definitely do something with advertising!
Atlas 14 621 United Kingdom
22 Feb 2007 4:12PM
Thanks Varun, I have sold some in the past, but don't have any up for sale at the moment. I would love a job doing this sort of photography. If there is anyone out there wants to employ me, then please get in touch.

My E-mail is on my profile page.
dotpix 14 5 Pakistan
23 Feb 2007 7:45AM
its look like a lemon lady Pentie... Smile nice work and amazing efforts.... very very welldone Rob... I'll try it myself... Smile


Atlas 14 621 United Kingdom
23 Feb 2007 6:14PM
Thank you Khursheed, I've no idea what a lemon lady Pentie is, but thanks for the vote Smile
Phoebecat 12 1 Italy
24 Feb 2007 2:17PM
I'm speechless - just amazing

PaulY 11
24 Feb 2007 2:36PM
Another amazing shot. Thanks so much for taking the time to tell us how you do it. That is going way above and beyond!
Atlas 14 621 United Kingdom
24 Feb 2007 5:00PM
Thanks very much Matt and Paul, your votes and comment are always appreciated Smile
moni 11
2 Mar 2007 8:58PM
absolutely fantastic closeup...well captured!
Atlas 14 621 United Kingdom
3 Mar 2007 4:53AM
Thanks Hannah Smile
Mjhearne 11 432 4 Scotland
7 Mar 2007 10:14PM
Nothing else to say, but AMAZING!
I would use something like this for my kitchen! (decorating).....
Well done

Atlas 14 621 United Kingdom
10 Mar 2007 6:05PM
Thankyou very much Matthew Smile
canongirl08 12 18 United Kingdom
30 Mar 2007 7:47PM
Excellent work! Love it
Atlas 14 621 United Kingdom
31 Mar 2007 4:46PM
Thanks Chelsea Smile_
mollye 11 3 United Kingdom
5 Apr 2007 8:40PM
Its excellent fantastic large great image
Happy easter
Atlas 14 621 United Kingdom
6 Apr 2007 10:32PM
Thanks Mol! Happy Easter to you too Smile
FredF 11 1 France
4 Feb 2008 1:46PM
Superb work.

Costy 10 483 6 United Kingdom
5 Feb 2008 3:19PM
So difficult to achieve! So refreshing! I prefer this to the version with ice. Beautifully work! Stunning work again!

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