The life cycle of a bubble

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    The life cycle of a bubble

    Completely off topic, but I thought I'd share my latest little project to show what can be done with cheap equipment, a bit of patience and loads of imagination. All taken with my GX10 and the Raynox DCR250 macro adaptor.
    Enjoy the show (links under each pic to bigger versions):

    1. Perfectly stable

    http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2791/...f06c12e7_b.jpg

    2. Starting to get choppy, even turning the focussing ring causes enough air turbulence to make the surface change:

    http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2773/...cafabbba_b.jpg

    3. The water + glycerine etc is now starting to settle out, big globs of it start appearing, notice how chaotic the forms look:

    http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2578/...ab478600_b.jpg

    4. The water and glycerine start to form smaller drops and congregate at the bottom of the bubble:

    http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2642/...f6915e6c_b.jpg

    5. The water and glycerine has now settled at the base of the bubble, the black space is the transparent bubble / black background:

    http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2681/...e2bd622c_b.jpg

    6. POP!!

    I know there are some issues with the DOF, you have to take these shots at and angle of around 30 - 45 degrees to get the light refracted correctly, combine that with the speed at which the surface of a bubble changes etc it's a bugger to get these shots. You need to keep the shutter speed > 1/60th so you cannot use a narrower aperture as the available light isn't great and I want to keep the ISO low.

    Enjoy!

    Carl
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    Re: The life cycle of a bubble

    Cool idea and great shots, congrats!

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    Re: The life cycle of a bubble

    Excellent shots. You got fantastic colours and patterns there, great.
    Cheers,
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    Re: The life cycle of a bubble

    Awesome - loved it

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    Re: The life cycle of a bubble

    Amazing shots. Very well done.




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    Re: The life cycle of a bubble

    Hello CReid
    I show your all photos it is too good I like it, well it is really bubble?

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    Re: The life cycle of a bubble

    Very impressive!

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    Re: The life cycle of a bubble

    Simply unbelievable shots. Very cool stuff.

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    Re: The life cycle of a bubble

    Quote Originally Posted by fredrarrojar View Post
    Hello CReid
    I show your all photos it is too good I like it, well it is really bubble?
    Technically it is a bubble BUT not a round / spherical bubble, it's a bubble film in a square frame.

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    Re: The life cycle of a bubble

    so cool!
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