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By solkku
Hi all! Here's a shot I got the idea to last weekend, as I was thinking about how I could take the IKEA fork bubbles theme one step further. The man in the bottom of the pic is my roommate, who kindly agreed to pose for the camera in this idea I got. I combined the two shots in PS and added a greenish look (underwater) plus the frame. I know this is not that real-looking as you still can see the yard in the bubbles, but couldn't resist making this manip after I got the idea. =)

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Hope you like it. Comments and critiques are welcomed.


Tags: Digitally manipulated

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SuziBlue 15 16.2k 10 Scotland
10 May 2006 6:37AM
I think the idea is tremendous and really effective - the model certainly looks convinced! And the thumbnail is really dramatic and pulls you in. I'm just wondering though, having seen the link to the other bubbles, whether these need to be slightly more translucent .. thinner walled kind of things .. The bubbles were great in the other pic because you can make your mind up about what kind of liquid it is, but with this one because you know - or think you know - it's water the bubbles look a little too thick and solid.

Saying that though the idea really is so inventive and adventurous. The green toning works frighteningly well. Just my thoughts on the bubbles.


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The_Collector 12 4 1 United Kingdom
10 May 2006 6:48AM
Great photo manipulation,well done.clk.
55jase 12 188 2 United Kingdom
10 May 2006 6:53AM
turtle1 14 41 United Kingdom
10 May 2006 6:55AM
Very clever, and super manipulation and work

skydivemike 13 47 Northern Ireland
10 May 2006 7:01AM
Quality work as ever m8.

davek 14 22 United Kingdom
10 May 2006 7:03AM
David Blaine deja vu ? like it, well done.
TeresaH 13 1.1k United Kingdom
10 May 2006 7:27AM
Original and very good work Paavo. You have a brilliant imagination. Lots more potential for these bubbles too.

10 May 2006 7:30AM
would be great without the bubbles as well. Gives me more a Sci-Fi feel than a drowning impression. All that said... as is... cracker and award material IMO
SteveCharles 15 2.3k 18 England
10 May 2006 7:49AM
Fantastic idea and well executed - I like the touch of giving it an underwater colour cast.

Great work,

Paree 13 616 3
10 May 2006 8:01AM
I think this is brilliant original idea well done
thorn 13 124 2 Scotland
10 May 2006 8:23AM
Hi Paavo,I think this is Spectacular.Take care.AnnSmile
VintageRed 12 15 1 United Kingdom
10 May 2006 8:36AM
Darkly inventive. Nick.
beriah 12 1 Canada
10 May 2006 8:52AM
Great job on this!
SoupyD 12
10 May 2006 9:52AM
Love this...fresh, inovative, different...excellent work!
jaktis 14 84 Sweden
10 May 2006 9:58AM
Great work done, excellent

Johann 13 Canada
10 May 2006 10:06AM
SUPER COOL!!! great light, great colors,very effective, I like it a lot, I am not a big fan of framing but taht is just personal, thank you for sharing your creativity Smile
10 May 2006 10:11AM
great idea! works well.
tce5 13 61 United Kingdom
10 May 2006 10:23AM
Fantastic work. Love the idea.
PatrickSmith 13 1.2k 2 United States
10 May 2006 10:58AM
Yes, great idea, and well executed.
starstriders 13 1.6k United Kingdom
10 May 2006 11:59AM
Superb! Excellent idea and execution. Brilliant. I like the cold lighting on his face especially.
10 May 2006 12:54PM
excellent work
10 May 2006 1:01PM
Very imaginative, works really well.
Great image.

wireman 12 52 United Kingdom
10 May 2006 2:44PM
I really like this shot. Its a very good idea for a picture.
This is the kind of shot that is ideal for the 'Tell a Story' game. This is where you gather some friends together, open the wine and then each person has to make up a short story about the picture.

martinproe 12 293 5 England
10 May 2006 9:52PM
Very clever, wonderful result.
chase 12 1.1k 246 England
11 May 2006 9:48AM
Clever stuff,well thought out & executed.Very good work.
Hawkgenes 13 10 United Kingdom
13 May 2006 10:31AM
Superb idea and execution Pavvo, but lets hope someone saves him


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