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Posted By: kkoether, 06-03-2012, 07:43 PM

I caught this a couple of weeks ago while working in Erie, PA. The guy blowing bubbles seemed to fit well.


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06-03-2012, 08:15 PM   #2
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brilliant composition - took me a while to decipher the bubble blower as he just seems so out of place (hadn't read your caption yet). certainly a unique shot
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A keeper. Excellent color and composition. I thought it was a fisherman casting a very strange net until I saw the reference to bubbles.
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Ahhh...very beautiful...it looks like the guy caught the sun in his bubble.

Beyond the gorgeous picture - how did that guy cast such a large bubble. I thought one had to have a soapy solution for a bubble to form - a picture with a mystery. print it large and put it on a wall. belongs on a book cover or magazine article!

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QuoteOriginally posted by philbaum Quote
Beyond the gorgeous picture - how did that guy cast such a large bubble. I thought one had to have a soapy solution for a bubble to form - a picture with a mystery. print it large and put it on a wall. belongs on a book cover or magazine article!
I'm guessing the object on the front of his raft is a bucket of soapy water.
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QuoteOriginally posted by MSL Quote
I'm guessing the object on the front of his raft is a bucket of soapy water.
I think you're right, it looks like a 5 gallon bucket and probably has the soapy wire. He probably pulls out that triangular wire thing and presto - a bubble. It would be fun to try that, wouldn't it

Also it looks like, after magnification, that he's standing on one of those paddling surfboards, or whatever its called.
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One in a lifetime image.
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Superb, absolute perfection. The colour reflected on the water is gorgeous, the setting sun inside the bubble, the silhouette... yep, a once in a lifetime shot. A real winner.

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Perfect shot and perfect execution. It has a lot of wow factor.
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What an amazing photo - perfect timing, composition and PP. Congrats.

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Thanks everyone!!! This one ranks as one of my Favorites in my personal gallery. I did submit this one to the Pentax Photo Gallery. I also heard from the guy who makes the Big Bubble Stuff. I hope this is OK, the link is www.bigbubblestuff.com
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Perfect timing and an excellent composition !
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To add a bizarre twist to this story. I was back in Erie, PA again this week for work. I was at a different customer this week. The guy whole operates the machine I fixed this week is the guy on the paddleboard in the picture!!! Talk about freaky coincidences!
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Freaky, indeed. Did you have the opportunity to show him this pic?
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He had already seen it. The guy who makes the Big Bubble Stuff is a friend of his. He contacted me soon after I originally posted the picture. He has a copy of it hanging at his work station.
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