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Madly, badly, envious

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bursting bubbleBursting of a bubble

I came across this story in the Daily Telegraph complete with it’s picture from Barcroft Media, and apart from being ridiculously impressed with the beautiful colours and sharpness I was incredibly, ludicrously, insanely jealous and envious.

There are many things in the business of photography which are very much “of the moment”, which is why we carry cameras around with us, but sometimes the moment that we want to capture is so infinitely short that it has gone before we can get our finger on the shutter. It is all about the timing, and sure there is a lot of luck associated with it.

Which is why I’m madly, badly, envious over Richard Heeks’ photograph.

Heeks doesn’t tell us whether his camera was set to single shot recording, or whether he was using multi-shot recording (like a motor drive in the old days), he only tells us that the exposure was 1/500 second. One of five hundred parts of one single second! How can you be so lucky to choose the exact five hundredth when the bubble shatters?

There is no evidence of any Photoshop trickery here, I’ve turned the picture upside down and I can see the reflection of Mrs. Heeks holding out her finger for the bubble to land upon, and I can see Richard in the background with his camera. This is a remarkable picture considering that he was not using some extremely expensive fast burst technologically advanced equipment.
bursting bubble upside down

Yes,as a photographer, I’m very green with envy!

By the way, I have a new photoblog up and running, South Shields Daily Pictures which you might like to look at and bookmark.

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Written by curly

July 15, 2009 at 10:18 am

Posted in Curly, News, South Shields

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  1. This is the most amazing picture i have ever seen.
    awesome you rocks , keep it up .


    July 15, 2009 at 12:01 pm

  2. That is a superb photo

    David Potts

    July 16, 2009 at 11:09 am

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