Bubble Pop: Reflection Perfection

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I think this is approaching perfection, in terms of what I set out to capture. Maybe nail varnish would complete this. ;-) There's something so satisfying about picturing something in your head and then finally seeing it on the camera!

The weather conditions this morning were perfect. There was absolutely no wind, the bubbles just hung in the air, and there was even cloud cover - like a giant diffuser created just for me.

The lighting of this shot is natural - sunlight through cloud. The Nikon D90 is great for giving clear images at high ISO (here ISO 800); making this shot possible.

N.B. This is a real photo of a soap bubble bursting. I've made slight edits to raise colour and light, but this is just to add some punch. This is not a Photoshop creation!

This photo is featured in Digital Camera Magazine, October 2009. Chuffed!!

This shot was also flickr blogged on the 4th and 5th of Jan 2010 in the Your Best Shot 2009 group. Great to watch the comments pouring in..... Got 2000 faves in one day! Thanks.

(N.B. From Oct 2011 - 2014 this photo is on loan to illy coffee, c/o Saatch and Saatchi, Milan, as per www.flickr.com/photos/illycaffe/6273629595/

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  1. jonnyamerica 26 months ago | reply

    Una balla foto non invecchia MAI!!

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  3. Joe__M 25 months ago | reply

    I knew it! :-D

  4. cassandra204 24 months ago | reply

    Amazing shot! Awesome !

  5. life_in_light 23 months ago | reply

    This is amazing....

  6. Elias Daroz 21 months ago | reply

    Aplausos, sensacional, perfeito, showwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww

  7. sallybea 21 months ago | reply

    Perfection, thanks for sharing.

  8. artland 20 months ago | reply

    This is a wonderful shot!
    You are invited to post it to:


  9. Nicky Doyle 19 months ago | reply

    This photo is a good sample in the flickr. It is awarded the flickr Award!

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  10. Eli Muniz Corbalan 18 months ago | reply

    De verdad impresionante, es hermosa la sensación que tu dices, de imaginarlo y verlo en la cámara tal cual, es alucinante esta toma, quede anonadada... sin palabras... en resumen, increíble!!!!!

  11. Julien Laroche 16 months ago | reply

    incroyable !! bravo

  12. NESFLOPA 14 months ago | reply

    La belleza de la naturaleza que escapa a nuestros sentidos, finalmente registrada. Felicitaciones por la idea

  13. The Grand High Culinary Inquisitor 14 months ago | reply

    Absolutely stunning picture. My admiration!

  14. igor29768 13 months ago | reply

    Fantastic idea and the implementation!

  15. Wouter van Wijngaarden 12 months ago | reply

    Spectacular , fantastic work !

  16. ♥ saj255 ♥ 6 weeks ago | reply

    Amazing. Such a fantastic shot!

  17. draugs 6 weeks ago | reply

    love this shot!

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