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Trapped Bubbles by porbital Trapped Bubbles by porbital
Taken at Abraham Lake. Unusual ice bubble were formed by methane gas coming from the lake bed. There was not many snow cover because a strong wind gust (60km/hr) blown away all snow. This unusual condition allow us to see the magic underneath the ice. Combining the strong wind and the extremely cold temperature in canada, this place is definitely not easy to shoot.
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I stared at this photo for a long time before I felt comfortable writeing anything, there is so muchof wonder here. To say this is a beautiful capture would be a gross understatement.

Several noteworthy items come immediatly to mind, the first being the red glow on the ice which exceeds the amount of red in the sky itself. I assume the camera was low to the ice to maximize the reflection angle. This also creates along with the white shapes in the ice, a second cloud scape for the colors which don't exist in the sky. My second note is a facination with the various bubble shapes within the ice. The contrast between the clear ice and the white, lets the imagination roam.
This photo is also set off by its lack of symetry. Because all the elements are unique to themselves, they also combine to form a whole which is greater tham the sum of its parts. A job well done, and worth the difficulty you had in taking the shot.
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shekho72 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Exceptional
  :) (Smile)
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ActuallyBunny Featured By Owner May 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely stunning, love this so much <3
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GroovyGeek Featured By Owner May 7, 2014
In one of my comments I suggested in the future to blend multiple exposures to both capture the wide-angle view and preserve the scale of the mountains at the same time.  Learned this trick on a Marc Adamus workshop.  Here www.marcadamus.com/photo/see-t… is one of his images with very similar subject matter that illustrates this technique beautifully.  It was my impression that Marc or or less keeps his wide angle glued to 14mm, so I suspect this is a stitch of three 14mm exposures.  Notice how the mountains look large and looming, because on one of the exposures he placed them near the bottom of the frame to "stretch" them vertically.  Hope you don't mind me pointing to someone else's work on your comment thread.
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porbital Featured By Owner May 7, 2014   Photographer
I have heard this perspective blending technique before. But I am in a process to learn how to shoot it beautifully. it is not very easy to do for me when I do it in a real scene. I was not happy with my perspective blending result. it requires some experience to think quite a bit on the blending part while shooting.
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Storm-Dancer-9 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014
I love the way you caught the light! 
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Dani-Lefrancois Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Professional Photographer
beaut!! when did you visit?
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:iconporbital:
porbital Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014   Photographer
last week of Jan
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Dani-Lefrancois Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Professional Photographer
ahhh nice!
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tourofnature Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Very nice, well captured Pete!
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:iconporbital:
porbital Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014   Photographer
Thank you :D
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augenweide Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
:peace:
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MarcoBrambini Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome work!
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irrationalrationale Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014
Eek! So cool!
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matthieu-parmentier Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Wonderful shot. What an icy place !!
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:iconforetune:
Foretune Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
The bubbles actually get frozen? That is so cool.
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e-M-D-e Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014
This is Just amazing! This Pictures is perfect, IT has a great composition great light and very interesting subject! 
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shikee Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014
Fascinating! Very cool shot.
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Clockspur Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OOOOOOH....:D
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Kimory-S Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
That's really beautiful, it makes me feel the atmosphere and the coldness of the place !
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Tanager Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
This photo is absolutely magical... incredible. I'm in constant awe of your skills, seriously. 
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Baher-Amin Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
superb capture... :clap: 
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Elphaba-Kim-Cullen Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014
This is stunning! :wow:
Great capture of not only the bubbles but also the sunset and the landscape!
Thanks for sharing!
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Meema Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful shot.
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Feniiku-Lumaris Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing photography, I love the contrasting blue and red colours in it, and the bubbles look so wonderfully alien!
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Heart-wolves Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Beautiful! :) Great job!
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Mauijam Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely gorgeous, what timing too! Such a beautiful sunset over some of natures most bizarre feats. Very impressive!
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MoppyPuppy Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014
Could you stand on it?
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XxParanoidAndroidxX Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
HOLY WOW! Unbelievable shot here. That Ice is amazing looking and the rarity of that mixed with that wicked sky comes together to create such a mesmerizing image. Whatever cold you suffered to get this was well worth it. 
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bhalstead Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014   Photographer
Spectacular color and wonderful shapes!
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danUK86 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014   General Artist
fantastic scene!
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Lexi247 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014
This is amazing!!!
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pureoptic Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Student Photographer
This image... Is priceless. It's amazing that you were able to capture this bizarre yet amazingly beautiful scene. The close ice bubbles contrast with the beautiful sky so well, it's perfect. Such a beautiful image!!! :) 
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PUL5E Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is beautiful! I love the colors.
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my-shots Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014
............:thumbsup:
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Seawren Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014
This picture is spectacular in color and composition and the many shapes within that framework.  There are ovate shapes in the ice that is repeated in the sky.  The dark and light lend a perfect balance.  The dark in the foreground is repeated in the mountains and shoreline and again in some of the wisps of clouds.  The white of the ice is captured in the mountains and the pinks and blues of the sky are reflected on the ice.  The whole thing excites the eye and yet gives a sense of restfulness and peace.  
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takaiBiscuit Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014
This is so gorgeous! The bubbles, and the mountains with the sky! =)
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Stanojevic Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Pure awesomeness! I've tried and made square format of ice portiokn of it, awesome. :+fav:
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dragonflysky97 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014
Cool!
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Laanscapes Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Professional Photographer
Instafav!

Amazing shot! Especially the area that's often overlooked: the middle(ground) of the picture: I love the texture in the ice here. Your hard work has paid off! Spectacular!
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