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The Life of a Bubble

photographyPosted by Rense Jan 29, 2010 17:40:42
Today I had some fun with soap and light. Probably you've ever noticed the spectacular colours in soap bubbles? Could be during washing the dishes - like me today - or in the bubbles made by a child in summertime. But how do they look from nearby? Today I examined this, and I must say it's a spectacular experience!

I made a set-up with a rectangular frame with soap bubbles on a tripod, with a black cloth behind and some light - via a reflector - under an angle from the front. I shot the bubbles with my SMC Pentax-a 100/4 macro from as close as possible.

Never knew these soap bubbles go through different stages during their life. Here they are, have fun!

#1: turbulence, without colours
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#2: colours start to emerge when the bubble comes to rest
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#3: in the next stage, the bubble has bright colours
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#4: the bright colours sink down
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#5: on the upper side, the colours disappear
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#6: the soap disappears in the upper corners
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#7: this process takes over the colours
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#8: just before the bubble bursts, all colours are gone
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