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Soap Film 47 | by Jane in Colour
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Soap Film 47

Colours and patterns arising from the interference of reflected light rays on a thin film of water and soap held in a tiny frame (a 'bubble wand'). The inner circle which I use for these photos measures 18mm. I removed the ugly plastic outer surround to the ring in Photoshop and the colours are slightly brightened - otherwise the soap film is entirely natural.

 

One from this afternoon (and another in the Comments), using some washing up liquid (Tesco's own brand!) - it's so tempting to try this out using different soaps!

 

Sony Alpha 100 SDLR camera with Cosina Macro 100mm lens; 1/125 sec at f/11 (ISO 200). No flash - lit by an office type angle-poised lamp.

 

Anyone interested in this type of photography, please feel free to join the Soap Films group (link below) and add some photos soon!

 

www.flickr.com/groups/soap_films/

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Taken on January 25, 2011