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Bubble Pop: Reflection Perfection

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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Taken on June 30, 2009