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Catching Rainbows

By lynsfiona
Shot pouring bubble bath into my husband Tim's hand while I had him perched in the bath. I used a white board bg and the white bath acted as a natural reflector. Also used the tungten light and window light.

Must have looked so strange to other shoppers scouring the supermarket for bubble bath of the right colour, consistency, opacity and volume and then buying one of each colour!!

Had much fun with this one, taking the shot and in PhotoShop. I rotated the image, converted the hand to B&W and then changed the colours in the bubble bath.

Please take a look at the larger version if you have the time, thanks.

Lyns x

Tags: Hand Specialist and abstract Digitally manipulated Paint Fingers Humour and fun

Voters: C_Daniels, Gecko, NevP and 74 more

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C_Daniels 18 399 10 England
2 Aug 2006 5:56AM
Fascinating and colourfull - like it!
Gecko 16 25 Australia
2 Aug 2006 6:03AM
Am impressed! what fun it sounds. Great shot, like it. Pam
NevP 17 853 13 Canada
2 Aug 2006 6:05AM
This is just fantastic. How on earth did you decide to do this? I love it.
G73photography 16 417 15 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2006 6:06AM
what a great picture. great tones for b-w and lovely bright eye catching colours, G
POOCHIE 17 21 6 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2006 6:14AM
Great idea and good use of the acme co hubbyhands again.

Phoebecat 17 1 Italy
2 Aug 2006 6:15AM
Very original and well manipulated

2 Aug 2006 6:49AM
hmmm, not sure here Lynsey;

that is, wether this should this be POTW or "merely" an EC.
Gary_Williams 19 38 3 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2006 6:51AM
Superb image; fantastic concept, well executed.
bliba Plus
17 1 2 Austria
2 Aug 2006 7:13AM
very original and well taken!

absolutly perfect!

Glynn 17 1.2k 1 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2006 7:26AM
Superb shot. Great colours and comp.

Nic_WA 18 179 2 Australia
2 Aug 2006 7:36AM
Love it! And rotating the image was a stroke of brilliance Smile
Tandberg 19 1.2k 2 England
2 Aug 2006 7:54AM
Very very creative Lyns!
The colour and the Mono work very well together...

I love your ideas and only wish i could think of ideas as you do..

And you do them well...

Greta shot

2 Aug 2006 8:09AM
Yeah well done Lyns! works really well with the B&W hand, a brill idea!!

lynsfiona 18 5
2 Aug 2006 8:11AM
Thanks everyone, your comments are really appreciated! Lyns x
AlleyCatz 17 274 6 England
2 Aug 2006 8:16AM
You are so creative and inspiring.Love the vibrant colours against the b&w hand.Brilliant work,love the description also.

Dennie 18 260 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2006 8:18AM
OH wow ! That is one wicked image. You have some excellent ideas. Denise x

ps :Excellent Title as well
2 Aug 2006 8:46AM
Very imaginative Smile Works well rotated another 90 degrees as well I think (more 'suspended by a rainbow' I suppose)! Good work Smile
lynsfiona 18 5
2 Aug 2006 9:05AM
Thanks Alley, Dennie & Dave. Lyns x
The_Collector 16 4 1 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2006 9:26AM
Fantastic image well put together.
steve5452 18 15 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2006 9:51AM
Excellent work, well done!

stix 18 924 87 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2006 10:01AM
love it.
vparmar 18 7 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2006 10:10AM
brilliant shot very creative

chris-p 17 75 England
2 Aug 2006 10:22AM
Very it
RipleyExile 19 1.6k 17 England
2 Aug 2006 10:39AM
Looks like you've melted down a stick of Blackpool rock. Very eyecatching.
2 Aug 2006 10:49AM
A fabulous image. Very imaginative.
All your hard work paid off a treat.

DiegoDesigns 17 117 6 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2006 10:54AM
Very playful image. It's good fun just working out what and how you arrived at the final version. Lovely imagination and well crafted.

TommyStr 17 9 3 Norway
2 Aug 2006 11:05AM
Your work keeps getting even better and better. Smart idea! And superb execution as well..
mattmatic 19 598
2 Aug 2006 11:07AM
Very "graphic" and clean (at least he should be after that much bubble bath! LOL)
StuartAt 18 1.1k 8 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2006 12:07PM
Great image, love the use of colour over the simple mono hand and background. Exposure looks pretty much spot on to really make the colours leap off the image.

Think this would work just as well the 'right way round'.

dark_lord Plus
19 3.0k 836 England
2 Aug 2006 1:00PM
Very imaginitive, and a great piece of work.
CathyT 17 7.3k 18 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2006 1:06PM
Nice idea Lyns and the large version is a must.
sputnki 18 10 Canada
2 Aug 2006 1:20PM
Fantastic idea! Well done all around.

Mixpix 19 1.1k England
2 Aug 2006 1:37PM
Great idea and nicely done as well.

GregorP 18 4 Slovenia
2 Aug 2006 3:16PM
Beautiful piece of art !!! I like the rainbow colours in your husbands hand...well done.

vismaya 17 Ireland
2 Aug 2006 3:43PM
Excellent idea, superb shot!
kitsch 17 439 4 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2006 3:59PM
fantasic result from a great idea! i love it

jo Smile
lynsfiona 18 5
2 Aug 2006 4:01PM
Thanks jo for the lovely comment on my pf! x

Thanks everybody for clicking and/or commenting or just for having a quick peek! As always - very much appreciated. Lyns x
dven Plus
17 43 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2006 4:29PM
A lot of thought and time must have gone into this shot ,to make a super picture,

Sixlegs 17
2 Aug 2006 5:00PM
Very eye catching. The thumbnail lept out. Superb idea and well taken, Well done.
2 Aug 2006 5:44PM
Very creative and fun to do no doubt. Looks even better LARGE. Like the discription too.I bet there's never a dull moment when you're around.
All the best to you Lyns',
John (-: --------------------------------X
JouŠo 18 56 Finland
2 Aug 2006 5:48PM
an absolute cracker, Lyns!

Stunning work again!

oppo 17 6 2 Scotland
2 Aug 2006 8:47PM
This is a stonker !

lynsfiona 18 5
2 Aug 2006 9:26PM
Thanks dven, Sixlegs, John, Jouko & Phil, for all your lovely comments! Lyns x
BlueRoom 16 73 20 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2006 11:57PM
Brilliant in every way.
You say you had fun with this one and it really shows.

User_Removed 16 51
3 Aug 2006 5:51AM
Nice original idea Lyns and well produced. Great image.

princezippy 17 58 United Kingdom
3 Aug 2006 7:56AM
Superb image Lyns
The selective colouring is great
Everything is so smooth
The lighting is perfect
A cracker

davidhu Plus
17 1 24 United Kingdom
3 Aug 2006 12:01PM
Heaven knows where you got the idea from but it works a treat. Superb result.
17 13 1 United Kingdom
3 Aug 2006 3:11PM
Motivating, and creative image, lovely!

tonymarq 17 1 United States
4 Aug 2006 5:17AM
Lynn excellent work well thought out with great imagination!

stay well
4 Aug 2006 10:56AM
That is bloody brilliant! Well done!
dalowsons 19 89 Australia
4 Aug 2006 8:50PM
You must have such an amazing imagination Smile This is fantastic and I'm glad you gave an explanation, coz I was trying to work it out !!
DaveU 17 1.4k 127 England
5 Aug 2006 8:46PM
Very colourful, very clever and very well done.
ronss 16 1.2k Canada
5 Aug 2006 11:25PM
Looks like some sort of muscle making stretcher machine. Fabtastic (fabulous and fantastic) idea and execution.
kinfatric 18 550 9 Scotland
9 Aug 2006 12:52PM
very clever, great talent
claret 18 49 England
10 Aug 2006 7:40AM
Great idea. Wonderfully creative.

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