Bubble Pop (Colour and Focus)

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When I started out trying to capture a popping bubble, this was pretty much how I hoped it could/would look. Very almost 'job done'!

This shot was featured in the UK national press in July 09 (most of the UK national newspapers), Vanity Fair, Der Spiegel (Oct 09), and in Digital Camera Magazine in October 2009. Has been mentioned on GMTV, and Good Morning America. Very proud!!!!!

This shot probably has the best image quality of all my bubble popping shots. I prefer the composition of my Reflection Perfection shot though, as Sarah's whole hand is in shot.

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  1. Deep House 49 months ago | reply


    Coolest shot I have seen here!

  2. Lindsey G (modchik) 46 months ago | reply

    that really is a capture of a lifetime! I'm so glad I came across you and your beautiful work - so inspiring!

  3. Alex Alvisi 45 months ago | reply


  4. [B.C.] [deleted] 45 months ago | reply

    A perfect shot !
    I love it, you can see how a bubble remains in shape on the other side of the poke.

    realy love it
    * favorite*

  5. Joe Watts Sparkplugretro 43 months ago | reply

    Love it mate. Well played!

  6. Chiara Crippa 42 months ago | reply

    YOU ARE MAGIC!!! thank you for your wonderful photos!!!

  7. rockcompany 35 months ago | reply

    So beautiful!!!

  8. Porro Sahlberg 34 months ago | reply

    This one prolly is my favorite. I am mesmerised. Moments are precious!

  9. Kathryn Denman 34 months ago | reply

    I am utterly shocked at this amazing capture!

  10. Ana Muller 34 months ago | reply

    Wow, that's incredible! So amazing!

  11. S.Wieler 30 months ago | reply

    Awsome. Very well done. one of the coolest pictures i have seen in some time.

  12. Lutan :h 23 months ago | reply

    nice effect

  13. Jane in Colour 20 months ago | reply

    One of my absolute favourites of your stunning shots Richard, just came back to admire it again!!

  14. danger mouse5 18 months ago | reply

    How in Hell did you do dat?
    No really I'm not a photographer but how do you do that?

  15. richard.heeks 18 months ago | reply

    ;-) We popped the bubble and photographed it. It's about lighting and timing. Quite a bit of luck in capturing the moment.

  16. Ynam Re 17 months ago | reply

    Great shot! Cooool timing!

  17. wschultz4286 8 months ago | reply

    Fantastic - wonder how many shots it took!

  18. richard.heeks 8 months ago | reply

    A few hundred shots. But then again this followed a long process of learning about bubbles. :-) So thousands of shots.

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