Canon 400D with Canon 100mm f2.8 macro lens, 3 external lights (0,005;F3.2; ISO 400: Shot in Raw, contrast, highlights and sharpness tweaked, crop). Soap bubbles squashed between the flaps of 2 transparent CD cases, shot against a candle flame…it seemed like a good idea at the time!


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  • kathy s gillentine
    kathy s gillen...about 5 years ago

    Fantastic capture

  • Thanks, Kathy:)

    – Ann Palframan

  • Ann  Palframan
    Ann Palframanabout 5 years ago

  • Rick  Friedle
    Rick Friedleabout 5 years ago

    Great capture!

  • Thanks, Rick:)

    – Ann Palframan

  • Susan  Kimball
    Susan Kimballabout 5 years ago

    Ann, love this! Instant fav

  • Thanks so very much, Susan:)

    – Ann Palframan

  • June Ferrol
    June Ferrolabout 5 years ago

    Wonderful idea – great colours shadows and lighting, a winner!

  • Much appreciated, June:)

    – Ann Palframan

  • becks78
    becks78about 5 years ago

    wonderful work Ann!

  • Thanks very much:)

    – Ann Palframan

  • nadine henley
    nadine henleyabout 5 years ago

    looks like a lace covering – beautiful

  • Thanks, nadine – that’s a good description:)

    – Ann Palframan

  • Elucidate
    Elucidateabout 5 years ago

    I love how original all your ideas are. They’re so fresh and creative. You have a way of making the mundane and everyday seem beautiful and extraordinary. You make it that. Your work is a rare treat, Ann.

  • Ah, you’ve made my day, Jordan. So very much appreciated:)

    – Ann Palframan

  • JohnPeel
    JohnPeelabout 5 years ago

    And it seems a very good idea at THIS time, Ann. One query: where/how on earth did the concept occur to you? Another query: why on earth am I asking you to explain the workings of that wondrously creative imagination? As I’ve said before, you keep all of us on our (comparatively) tiny tippy-toes.

  • You make me laugh, John! I’ve been trying to capture the membrane-edge effect of bubbles for a while now…keep revisiting it. My long-suffering beloved made a comment to the effect that I need to ‘squash’ the bubbles (after viewing my umpteenth attempt)… it evolved from there.

    – Ann Palframan

  • mowphoto
    mowphotoabout 5 years ago

    The metal CHAIN look is So cool

  • Thanks, Molly, glad you enjoyed this one.

    – Ann Palframan

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