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Waltz of the Colors

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Waltz of the Colors
These are bubble gum balls taken through the glass of the bubble gum machine. The machine was located in a mall. I used exisiting light.

I zoomed the lens using a slow shutter speed to get this effect.

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Ronald F. Fischer
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    Great idea and awesome execution, Melissa!


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5/24/2006 7:23:10 AM

 
Paul Michko
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Awesome effect, Melissa. Top-notch execution.


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5/24/2006 7:39:26 AM

 
Su Sana E. P
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Very creative technique expertly rendered, Melissa!! Wonderful results!!


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5/24/2006 7:54:47 AM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Thanks Ronald, Paul and Susan for your great comments. They are much appreciated.


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5/24/2006 8:00:38 AM

 
Evy Johansen
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What a wonderful idea, Melissa! And a very beautiful shot!!


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5/24/2006 8:08:54 AM

 
Stan Kwasniowski
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Melissa, great image and inovation


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5/24/2006 8:24:29 AM

 
Bobby Ray Goodman
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Wonderful image Melissa,beautiful color!!!!!!


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5/24/2006 8:43:50 AM

 
Donald K. Cherry
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Wonderful and very colorful zoom image, Melissa!


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5/24/2006 9:00:31 AM

 
Jim Huffield
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Very creative Melissa, awesome colors. Jim


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5/24/2006 9:17:01 AM

 
Claudia Kuhn
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Colorful and creative Melissa!


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5/24/2006 9:17:21 AM

 
Nadya Johnson
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Wow! This is QUITE amazing!! Outstanding shot, Melissa! So far, my camera has not "cooperated" on these sorts of photos (either that, or I don't do it right) so I always stand a little bit in awe of such effects! It is relatively easy to get a "blur" but not so easy, to retain enough of the subject that it's easily identified. This is great! And for "icing on the cake," you even caught the light reflecting on the glass! Excellent photography!


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5/24/2006 9:19:38 AM

 
Inge S. Lasmana
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Creative shot, Melissa! love the colors and effect.


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5/24/2006 9:26:38 AM

 
Rakesh Syal
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Great eye for this image, Melissa!!


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5/24/2006 9:52:57 AM

 
kerby lee pfrangle
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Wonderful effects and great colors.


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5/24/2006 9:55:16 AM

 
Nina Shields
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Wonderful camera effects, have never tried to do that but your results are great; you can be my inspiration!! Love the colorful image!


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5/24/2006 10:22:34 AM

 
Paul E. Earl
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such gorgeous colours! Great effects too!


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5/24/2006 11:27:56 AM

 
Bridgette B
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Great image and effects!


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5/24/2006 11:31:15 AM

 
Kirsten Kiki Kjaer
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What a fantastic idea. I love the color symphony.


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5/24/2006 12:05:30 PM

 
Bill Wyatt
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Wonderful capture Melissa, very colorful and the selective focus is excellent.


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5/24/2006 12:11:54 PM

 
Muriel Jackson
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Brilliant!


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5/24/2006 12:25:47 PM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Many thanks Evy, Stan, Robert, Donald, Jim, Claudia, Nadya, Inge, Rakesh, Kerby, Nina, Paul, Bridgette, Kirsten, Bill and Kate for your comments. Much appreciated!!!


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5/24/2006 1:19:47 PM

 
Paula Dwyer
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Superb camera effect and terrific colors. Nice One!! :)


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5/24/2006 1:29:27 PM

 
Bobbie Davis
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Way cool looking Melissa!


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5/24/2006 3:18:55 PM

 
Pamela Shane
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Colorful fun zoom image Melissa!!
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5/24/2006 4:00:47 PM

 
John Connolly
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Melissa, this is such a unique, natural light capture! You certainly have a keen eye!


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5/24/2006 4:11:12 PM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Thanks Paula, Bobbie, Pamela and John for your great comments.


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5/24/2006 4:52:39 PM

 
Amalia Sylvia Arriaga Salinas
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Great effects and colors Melissa!,
Amalia


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5/24/2006 9:23:58 PM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Thank you Amalia for your comment. Very much appreciated!!!!


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5/24/2006 9:40:43 PM

 
Jill Odice
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I never would have guessed! Very colorful and fun!


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5/24/2006 11:23:24 PM

 
Donna Roberts
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I'm with Jill.....I would have NEVER thought to have captured the gumballs like you have.
Great shot!
:-) ddu


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5/25/2006 3:19:27 AM

 
Nandu Menon  

Nice shot Melissa


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5/25/2006 11:46:13 AM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Yes...these are gumballs taken through the glass with a small zoom to keep the center details. I agree..it does not look like gumballs.

Anyway, thank you Jill, Donna and Nandu for your great comments


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5/25/2006 12:00:51 PM

 
Mary N C. Taitt
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Looks like gumballs to me, sort of. LOL! I really like this. Nice abstract, nice repetition of form! Mary :-)


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5/26/2006 6:55:31 AM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Thanks Mary for your comment!


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5/26/2006 7:55:10 AM

 
Virginia Leone
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Great colors and cool abstract!


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5/26/2006 8:41:06 PM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Thanks Virginia for your comment!!


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5/27/2006 9:36:07 AM

 
Allen O. Howard
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Beautifully done and all that color to go with it! Well done again Melissa!


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5/27/2006 8:05:54 PM

 
Laura Clay-Ballard
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gorgeous!!!!!!! love the colors and the camera work!


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5/28/2006 6:15:19 AM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Thanks Allen and Laura for your comments...much appreciated!!


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5/28/2006 10:22:28 AM

 
Corinne M. Thompson
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Wonderful capture and Congrats on being featured in PhotoFlash!


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6/8/2006 8:13:43 AM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Thanks Corinne for your great comment.


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6/8/2006 9:08:28 AM

 
Nadya Johnson
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Way to go! This is on the list! (May!)


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11/26/2006 8:30:55 PM

 
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