365 - 176 - hubba bubba brownhorse

I'm not too happy with this one, it wasn't the grand vision that i had imagined, and i cheated.


Right i got some bubble gum the other week with a plan to do a bubble blowing shot....i had done my research, as i haven't blown a bubble for years. as advised, i had put 5 sticks in my mouth and chewed until the sugar had gone. and try as i might, i just couldn't get a bubble to blow bigger than 1cm.


then alison came up and after she finished taking the mickey, she tried and the same thing, it was just splitting.....so in a fit of rage i stormed down the shops to get some balloons....and then when i set up the shot i realised that i had not switched the flash off from the beach yesterday and i had no more batteries charged.....F*&$!


anyway this is the best that i could manage, its OK, i'll live with it.......


D200, Sigma 10-20, sb-600 on virtually no power, remote, some cheap arse balloons from the corner shop

  • AxisGrid 7y

    That bubble-blowing stuff's not for amateurs, I hear. :) I love this shot just the way it is.

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  • Bigcrustyape 7y

    Looks pretty damn good to me??!
  • Claire Griffiths 7y

    I love this shot, all the white wall space around you is just perfect, great simple composition, and if I didn't read your description I would have thought it was bubblegum.........I don't know how you do this 365 thing, you have so many great ideas!
  • Christina loves Santa 7y

    pink?! :))) great compositions. fun, as always!!!
  • wan · der · lust 7y

    looks pretty good to me!

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  • Jim 7y

    Amazing photo (and a very clever solution!)
  • Ansy Wong 7y

    what a cheat! what a cheat! oh i'll show you how it's done my friend! i'll show you! it's because you're a grown man and you've clearly used your mouth to do OTHER things other than eat... ;) ! only kids can blow bubbles, cos we kids aren't used to blowing anything else BUT bubbles.

    *pops down to 24 hour local tesco to purchase two packs of hubba bubba*

    eww. you're sick!!!!
  • Linus & the Feel Good Factory 7y

  • George Redgrave 7y

    I want to see the moment after this, when the bubble bursts and there's pink goo all over your face :-)
  • Todd Page 7y

    Haha, I like it, especially after the explanation... great composition.
  • forbidden-donut 7y

    If you hadn't of said, I would never of guessed!
    Looks great, imaginitive idea :)
  • Heather 7y

    I thought it was real bubblegum! I've not had bubblegum in ages and now I want some.
  • peter xxx 7y

  • shazzt 7y

    Looks like bubble gum to me :) Great shot :)

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  • Gérald Géronimi 7y

    Bonjour, je suis un administrateur du groupe Photos ratées mais... réussi !!!, et nous aimerions beaucoup que vous ajoutiez votre photo à notre groupe.
  • hirsak 7y

    ha ha, nice self!
  • Gabbing Gaby 7y

    lol I really like this! I like how it's all white and gray, and BOOM! Pink gum :)
  • Now Public 7y

    Thank you for sharing your photo!This photograph appears in a NowPublic news story: Your gum may be hazardous to your health.
  • lynnivere 7y

  • DeeeB 4y

    cool - love the colours
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Taken on January 22, 2008
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