bubble pic

This is a discussion on bubble pic within the Landscape & Flower Photography forums, part of the PHOTO GALLERIES category; here's the bubble photo which i posted in the General Photography forum last Decemeber... [attachmentid=3035] i took this shot at a local park last summer. ...


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    here's the bubble photo which i posted in the General Photography forum last Decemeber...

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    i took this shot at a local park last summer. i'd gone there to photograph birds, my usual subject, and found myself walking behind a young couple along the path. the girl was blowing soap bubbles with a wand, leaving clouds of them behind her. most drifted off or popped, but this one landed on a stalk of grass and didn't burst immediately. to this day, i don't know what made me think to photograph it, but for some reason, just a whim i guess, i hurried up to the spot, composed the shot, and snapped off three frames before the bubble popped. i wasn't expecting much, since the bubble was less than an inch in diameter, and i shot it with my Sigma from about 7 feet away, but when i got home, i was astonished at the clarity and reflection in the bubble.

    i made a desktop out of it for my computer, and also used it at work. then a local paper started a "reader photos" feature, and i sent it in, just for grins. i was shocked to find it in full color, 5x7, printed on the front page! well, a co-worker saw it on my computer desktop, and suggested i submit it to National Geographic for their "Your Shot" feature. i was pretty skeptical, since they get 3,000-5,000 photos submitted every month for that feature, but i figured what the heck, and sent it off anyway. imagine my surprise when they called me two days later to tell me it had been selected!! it appeared in the October 2006 issue. it was quite a small print, but hey... getting a photo published at ANY size in a magazine as prestigious as National Geographic is - to me at least - a pretty darn big deal! needless to say, i realized early on that this is a very unique photo, so i officially registered it with the US copyright office.

    after that, i got a little bolder, and when one of the online photo clubs i belong to announced a Photo of the Year contest, i figured what the heck, and entered it. there were, in total, something over 400 entries, winnowed down to 135 for the semi-final stages. the contest was determined by two rounds of voting by members (there are almost 10,000 members in this forum), with the top 15 vote getters advancing to the finals. i was thrilled to make it into the final round, andwhen they got down to the last 2 or 3 places, i was was on pins and needles as they slo-o-o-o-owly posted the final results. in the end, i won by a single vote! first place was worth over $3000 worth of cash and prizes - photo software, lenses, camera bags, free processing, website support, etc... really a very extravagant package for an online contest!

    anyway, this photo has definitely gotten its share of publicity... not too bad for something i did purely for a lark, just to see if i could do it...
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    WOW!!!!!!!! CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    It's a really incredible picture!!

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    Yes, you deserve to be proud of yourself on this one! Glorious!
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    I said it before, and I'll say it again:
    "This shot is to DIE for!"

    (I had forgotten it was yours. )
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    Squirl (what's your first name by the way?)

    THIS IS JUST WONDERFUL...you may have gotten this on a lark but most of the time - those are the best captures!!!!


    Thanks for sharing with us!!!

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    Yes, I did see this before, can't really remember where, maybe even on this forum. Awesome shot. All hats off to you!

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    Squirl (what's your first name by the way?)

    THIS IS JUST WONDERFUL...you may have gotten this on a lark but most of the time - those are the best captures!!!!


    Thanks for sharing with us!!!


    thanks, Jen... i agree. often the best shots are the unplanned ones!

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    That is really freakin cool. I love how the images reflected in the bubble are swirled.

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    I remember this shot

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    That is absolutly the most fantastic bubble ever! I kept looking at the bubble and looking at different parts of what was reflected in it. Wonderful!
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