Monday, June 6, 2011

Week 22 good to WOW SOOC Bubbles

Oh my goodness!  I had no clue how HARD it is to take pictures of bubbles!  The camera couldn't see them at all and I had to use manual focus to capture anything!  However, I STILL didn't get what I envisioned--you know those glorious shots that Michelle captured for UP.  I think I had finally figured out what I needed to do when my children refused to blow any more bubbles.  I planned to try again with my husband over the weekend, but it wasn't sunny when we had the time.  So my first photo is not for Shoot and Edit because it is already edited.
This is 6 different photos layered so I could have more than one almost in focus bubble in the photo.

I did capture a few photos during the session I like and I expect to enjoy editing.

I am not sure what it is about this photo.  Everything seems wrong, but put all together I like it. Don't know why.

I should have been satisfied with those.  Then I wouldn't overwhelm you with too many pictures again.  However, since we didn't get a chance to take more bubble pictures outside, my husband set up bubbles in the tub for me to photograph.  They were kind of tiny bubbles so I couldn't get any good color reflections from them so I had my children hold a flashlight over them.  Then they held a filtered flashlight over them.  Then SnapDragon found his colored flashlight, too.  Then they had the brilliant idea of holding them under the water  (Thanks, Captain Awesome, for the water-proof, many color-filtered flashlights)--I hadn't realized they were waterproof.  So they don't look like bubbles at all, but I got many fun shots this way.  Here are some of them, probably too many.

Maybe I'm learning a little bit about abstract art?  But then again maybe I like it because it looks like some fascinating place in outer space.

Be sure to check out Jill's blog for some tips on taking better Straight Out Of the Camera shots and to see other people's bubble captures.



Ashley Sisk said...

Very creative work this week - nicely done!

Susan said...

Nice work. I always thought shooting bubbles would be fun, but I didn't think about how hard it might be to focus.

mommy of Five said...

i love your 3rd shot!! very nicely done!

Kimberly said...

I also discovered how difficult it is to capture bubbles! But I had a blast trying! I like your colorful flashlight bubble photos. Such a neat idea!

Sarah C. said...

Wonderful shots! The colored flashlight, bathtub bubbles do look a bit like outer space. :D Creative idea!

Jessaca said...

Great set of photos!! Love the tub bubble shots.
Can't wait to see your edits

AlyGatr said...

Bubbles are HARD! Not only is it a timing thing but you need s good background too. Great job with your SOOC :)

Allison Hoffman said...

the flashlight shots are very interesting!

Kindred Spirit said...

Wow!! I just love the bubbles all blue :) These are all so colorful, a piece of art they are :D

Michelle said...

First, thanks so much Cedar for the lovin'! You're too sweet!

Yes getting these bubble shots is hard! I had several I took over the weekend that are on Flickr that I ended up not using.... Maybe I'll change my mind again and switch my official sooc!

Anyway, I think you did good on that first shot. Stinks that kiddos got tired playing around when you were just getting going! But you did get flare off that one bubble shot! Awesome! It's so cool that you include your kids in your assignments.... Those flashlight shots are pretty awesome too! Unique and abstract!

Also, just btw, I wasnt actually going for the hazy look. I'm thinking that was just from the angle of the sun, and seeing i cannot move either the fountain or the sun, I got the haze! :)

Jill Samter Photography said...

You did a good job on the bubble shots. It is hard thus the prompt to push us to get better at capturing things we normally don't :-D


Anonymous said...

Awesome photos.

libbyquilter said...

abstract AND outer space~!!~

i wonder what kind of texture layers these shots might make?


Anonymous said...

Those coloured bubble shots are so neat! I agree that they looks like outer space!