Bubbles on Black

© Scott A. McDaniel

Bubbles on Black

Danielle Fuller 3/17/2008 5:25:06 AM

From the CC.....Scott...I love this shot. Very cool shadow work going on here! I really don't think there is a lot more you can do to make this better. I love the colors and there isn't a lot of noise either! :) Wonderful job! #879358

Scott A. McDaniel 3/17/2008 6:09:26 AM

Thanks Danielle. I wanted to see if the crop gave anyone any distress. It gives me a little and I'm not sure why. Not enough room for his legs? Maybe? Not sure. Thank you for the feedback. #5652713

Aimee C. Eisaman 3/17/2008 6:34:27 AM

Great Shot Scott! This is very original and I just love the colors. I'm with you on the crop.....it is so hard to tell with portrait crops because I cannot view them in their entirety (spelling) on my screen. Maybe a tad too much blackness overall. I'd say try another crop and see what ya think. Great work though....I'm impressed! #5652783

Scott A. McDaniel 3/17/2008 11:11:35 AM

Thanks Aimee. The original photo was actually fairly bad. Nick was blowing bubbles in the backyard by a cinder block wall (lots of distractions). I went black to remove the distractions then started playing with removing parts of Nick to make him look like he was looking into a spotlight at night. I liked it considerably better black so I left it. Thanks for your feedback. I love CC, it has helped me so much. #5653665

Shannon D. Miller 3/17/2008 1:41:57 PM

Scott! This is soooo....AWESOME!!! I can't get over the magnificent lighting and black bg yet those vibrant colors stand so bright! You are so creative my friend and this is a BEAUTIFUL capture!!! Excellent work! Shannon~ #5654145

Scott A. McDaniel 3/17/2008 2:29:01 PM

Come on Shannon, you're gonna make me blush. I'll show you what I did if you show me how to do the perfect black and white/burn treatment that you use...just kidding...kind of. Later tonight I will attach the original, you'll laugh, its "no es bueno"! Thank you for being so sweet to me. #5654355

Scott A. McDaniel 3/17/2008 5:51:15 PM

Here is the original. #5655088

Jennifer L. Alder 3/17/2008 7:40:54 PM

OH COOL! Scott-- this was a fantastic idea-- and it looks really good as is. I hear what you are saying about the space thing...the first thing that came to my mind was actually a crop. If it were me, I would crop up to a little below the blue bubble bottle and in from left for balance. This would make the bubbles follow the rule of thirds and make him look less like he was floating. I do love it, though... nicely done! :) #5655403

Scott A. McDaniel 3/18/2008 9:55:53 AM

Thank you Jennifer. I will play with the crop and see what I come up with. #5658392

Teresa Norris 3/18/2008 10:32:02 AM

Wow, Scott...seeing the original and the result is amazing! The colors are fabulous against the black. With a little crop, I think this will be even more stunning. The way you used the black is so cool...it totally looks like he's under a spot. #5658555

Scott A. McDaniel 3/18/2008 11:00:10 AM

Thank you Teresa! #5658657

Brian Smyer 3/18/2008 8:19:25 PM

Wow, very nice work. I almost passed over this as it looked very dark on the minipic. I'm glad I didn't, what a great suprise. All those colors and shadows are great. #5660864

Scott A. McDaniel 3/19/2008 11:18:42 AM

Thank you Brian. #5663720

Shannon D. Miller 3/19/2008 11:43:39 AM

WOW!!! Well I would like to see the blushing Scott! You really knocked this one out my friend! I would have never guessed! I might share with you...just kidding. Have a great day!
Shannon! #5663801

Scott A. McDaniel 3/19/2008 2:03:32 PM

I can't bring myself to do a self portrait so you'll have to live with shots of my kids. :)

As far as your secret is concerned: I'll keep trying. What if I'll be your best friend? Yeah, that hasn't worked since I was 8 but it was so good to me from ages 6-8 that I just can't abandon the technique. #5664393

Flavio Carnevale 3/19/2008 3:51:40 PM

Great image here, and great treatment.
Very well done, my friend.
Flavio #5664793

Scott A. McDaniel 3/24/2008 9:41:47 AM

Thank you my friend! #5688479

Joan E. Hoffman 3/27/2008 2:00:55 PM

Absolutely Maaarrrvelllous! LOL This is a treat to look at! You really used a little of that ol black magic here! That is what it brings to mind... a mysterious magician show! Wonderful ~S~ #5706876

Scott A. McDaniel 4/10/2008 2:37:06 PM

Thank you Joan. Sometimes its better to be lucky than good. #5771841

Dawn M. Schneider 4/11/2008 8:54:23 PM

what a change from the original, this is so fantastic with the black and the light!! what talent!! #5777325

Scott A. McDaniel 4/14/2008 11:29:39 AM

Thank you Dawn. #5786806

Kimi A. Phillips 4/24/2008 1:07:24 PM

Big congrats to you! It is an awesome image! :) #5836693

Scott A. McDaniel 4/24/2008 4:06:53 PM

Thanks so much Kimi. That was kind of a nice surprise. #5837464

Lisa J. Boulden 4/26/2008 4:03:19 AM

Fabulous work, Scott!
Congratulation on your well-deserved HM!
~♥~Lisa #5843410

Shelly A. Van Camp 4/27/2008 10:58:23 AM

Very well done, Scott! Nice lighting and love the black BG! #5848471

Angie Sidles 4/28/2008 7:20:33 AM

WOW, look at you and your honerable mention!! VERY IMPRESSIVE!! BIG CONGRATS to you Scott! You have really transformed this image into something dramatic and just amazing!! WTG!!! :) #5852488

Amy E. Schneider 5/16/2008 7:02:52 AM

WTG Scott! Congrats on the Honorable Mention award. You do a great job transforming your images into masterpieces. :)Amy #5930676

Scott A. McDaniel 5/16/2008 7:21:28 AM

Thank you very much Lisa, Shelly, Angie and Amy #5930727

Teresa Norris 5/16/2008 8:34:15 AM

Big, big congrats on this Honorable Mention, Scott!! So deserving...it's just wonderful!! #5930974

Colleen Farrell 7/3/2008 10:56:01 PM

Wow, this is fabulous, Scott! Sorry I'm late in congratulating you--WTG on your HM! #6137943

Scott A. McDaniel 7/4/2008 7:48:43 AM

Thank you Teresa and Colleen. #6139370

Jen M 4/10/2009 2:03:31 PM

Wow! This is awesome! Great work! #7392232

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Exif: F Number: 5.6, Exposure Bias Value: -0.67, ExposureTime: 1/320 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 100, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 100.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 30D

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