News: The Iridescent Beauty of Bursting Bubbles Captured with High-Speed Photography

The Iridescent Beauty of Bursting Bubbles Captured with High-Speed Photography

Swiss photographer Fabian Oefner wanted to capture the moment right before a bubble bursts, a feat that required surprisingly little equipment, but a lot of time and patience. The result was well worth it though. Here's a quick before and after:

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The trick to the color, he says, is lighting the bubbles from all angles. He placed illuminated panels all around and used a high-speed flash. The bubbles were blown through a sugar funnel.

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The trickiest part, not surprisingly, is capturing the exact moment the bubble bursts. Oefner says he took several hundred shots in order to get it just right.

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His project is called 'Iridient' and you can see more photos of his exploding bubbles on his website. Want to know more about how he took these snapshots? Check out his explanation on how he did it and view some pictures of the setup on his Making of "Iridescence" article.

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Now, someone needs to try this with some of Yumi's giant homemade soap bubbles!

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