Macro Moments Challenge: Week 25

Happy New Year, everyone!  In keeping with celebrating a new year, the theme for this week’s challenge is, “Bubbles”.  Below is my interpretation,  but I encourage you to use your imagination and come up with some fun shots!

A Reminder

Before I announce last week’s winner, I want to remind you that I cannot import photos in “Preview” format to share as challenge winners. Almost every week I receive one or more entries in “Preview” format.  I hate to leave anyone out, so be sure that your photos are in the right format before adding them to your entry, eg.  jpeg, tiff or pdf.

Congratulations!!!

That being said, I am going to make one last exception, and I have chosen for last week’s winner, Nora’s photo of “bubbly” as apropos for welcoming in the new year.  Nora’s site is https://norasphotos4u.wordpress.com/You will have to visit her site to see the photo, as I was not able to import it https://norasphotos4u.wordpress.com/2016/12/31/macro-moments-week-24-happy-new-year/.

Playing With Bubbles

   On New Year’s Day I mixed water, cooking oil and a couple of drops of dishwashing liquid in a glass with a clear bottom.  I mixed the bubbles with a bamboo skewer.  A drinking straw might have produced larger bubbles.  I mounted my camera on a tripod with my 60mm macro lens attached.  Camera was set to manual focus.  I used various colorful textures under the glass.  The ones that I like best used brightly patterned pieces of clothing.  I lit my shot with a small desk lamp aimed at the fabric.  I would have preferred to use my off-camera flash, but I had to send it in to Olympus for repair last week.  Here is a link to a comprehensive article detailing how to shoot oil and water bubbles http://www.marcgcphotography.com/oil-and-water-photography-creative-technique-php/.  And, here are my results, with settings below each photo–

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

1/125 sec, f 2.8, ISO 1000

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1/125 sec, f 2.8, ISO 1600

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1/13 sec, f 22, ISO 5000

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

1/125 sec, f 2.8, ISO 1000

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

1/160 sec, f 2.8, ISO 1250

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

1/125 sec, f 2.8, ISO 1000

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

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1/160 sec, f 2.8, ISO 250

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1/80 sec, f 9, ISO 1250

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

1/160 sec, f 3.5, ISO 640

 This is a place to share the beauty of macro photography and learn from each other.  Please join in!  A new challenge begins each Wednesday, and I announce the winner from the previous week when I  post the new challenge. The winner’s photo will be featured on this blog and used as the banner in the announcement for the next week’s challenge, unless I am requested not to use it. 

Here’s how the challenge works:

  • Choose a favorite macro photo from this week or from your archives. 
  • Create a new post on your blog entitled “Macro Moments: Week (insert week)“.
  • Add the photo to your post and a brief description. I would love to know, as I am sure others would, too, what camera and lens you used and your settings.
  • You may submit more than one photo, but submit each in a separate post if you want to be included in the judging.
  • Deadline for submitting your entries is 8:00 a.m. Tuesday, Pacific Time.
  • Create a * pingback to this post and/or leave a link to your post in the comments section.
  • Tag your post Macro Moments so others can find it.

If you’re not sure how to create a pingback,  Here are instructions

The following bloggers also submitted entries in last week’s challenge:

https://theonlyd800inthehameau.com/2016/12/29/macro-moments-week-24-a-slice-of-fungus/

https://nowathome.wordpress.com/2016/12/29/macro-moments-challenge-week-24/

https://hagardiab.wordpress.com/2016/12/29/macro-moments-week-24/

https://sprawly.wordpress.com/2016/12/30/macro-moments-wk-24/

https://writescapeblog.wordpress.com/2016/12/31/macro-moments-challenge-week-24/

https://lumar1298.wordpress.com/2016/12/29/macro-moments-challenge-week-23/

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About Susan Gutterman

I am an amateur photographer and occasional blogger, living in northern California. I also enjoy reading, walking, traveling, volunteering and spending time with my family and my yellow lab, Gabby.
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18 Responses to Macro Moments Challenge: Week 25

  1. nowathome says:

    love the bubbles!!

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  6. macmsue says:

    Thanks for the link to that website it was really interesting. Playing with bubbles is great fun for adults and kids alike. 🙂

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  9. pamkirst2014 says:

    Some of these bubble shots look like fine metal work–like filigree! They’re really great.

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  10. I just tried this last week. I’ve always wanted to and just never got round to doing it. I really enjoyed it and loved the outcome 🙂

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