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Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Time for a new post

Okay, I'm really having fun with my camera. We have skylights over the kitchen. This time of year the sun actually shines in them.

As I was putting dishes away a few days ago I noticed a neat rainbow effect on the wine glasses. I decided, hey, why not try for a shot.

Here's what I got.



Anonymous Amber said...

I saw this on flickr the other day and I thought it looked really neat. The glasses remind me of bubbles.

Wed Jun 28, 02:51:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Amber, thanks. That reminds me of a time, recently, when I was doing a few dishes by hand. One tiny soap bubble went into the air and floated around on air currents for at least ten minutes before one of us broke it. I don't know how long that thing would've floated on its own. ":)

Wed Jun 28, 03:03:00 PM  
Blogger Mr. Bloggerific Himself said...

It's almost a carnival glass effect.

Wed Jun 28, 03:56:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Mr B, I hadn't thought about that before. Thanks

Wed Jun 28, 04:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Amber said...

I've had the stay soap bubble thing happen to me many times before.

One time we had this one float around for about ten minutes. We kept working on dishes and every few minutes we would glance up to see if it was still floating around. Eventually it floated all the way to our bedroom and landed on our bed and popped.

Bubbles fascinate me.

When I was in 6th or 7th grade, our science teacher let us do this "experiment" with soap bubbles. I honestly do not know what we were experimenting, but the goal was to blow the biggest bubble in the classroom.

We poured soapy solution on the tables we worked at and used a straw to blow one large bubble. I can remember the biggest my group got was a 2 foot in diameter bubble.

A few years ago I tried it at home on our kitchen table and I was able to get a nearly 3 foot in diameter bubble.

That was cool.

And who knows how long that little bubble would have floated. ;)

Wed Jun 28, 04:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Amber said...

and all of a sudden you magically appeared. ;)

Wed Jun 28, 04:51:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Amber, I think you had a teacher with a sense of humor and no desire to work that day. But it sounds like fun. :)

Wed Jun 28, 04:56:00 PM  
Blogger Nina said...

Now that is cool, I love the picture!

Wed Jun 28, 07:05:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Thanks, Nina! :)

Wed Jun 28, 08:25:00 PM  
Blogger Susie said...

Very cool. Much better than what came through our skylight this week -- RAIN!

Wed Jun 28, 09:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Lori said...

I took pictures of kids at the bubble tables when volunteering at the GR Children's Museum. They turned out awesome. One of my commenter's on Flickr takes pics and does bubbles on pics now too. He is teaching us how to do it. Very cool!

BTW...them glasses is squeaky clean squirl!

Wed Jun 28, 11:25:00 PM  
Blogger Jim said...

Wow! That's so cool!

Wed Jun 28, 11:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Danielle said...

I love soap bubbles too.

This photo has two things that make it interesting to me, the rainbow and the reflection of you taking the photo. Or at least I think that is your reflection. It looks like you were holding the camera up really high, which is a bit unexpected. Guess you needed that angle?

Anyway, it is a nice shot, and I'm glad you shared it with us.

Thu Jun 29, 09:03:00 AM  
Blogger LadyBug said...

Oooh, it's like a cool and mysterious self-portrait! Very pretty!

Thu Jun 29, 10:00:00 AM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Susie, thanks! I've been wondering how your area is with all that rain!!

Lori, bubble pictures are really cool. I'll bet you had fun shooting those. I sure hope those were clean, I did 'em by hand. :)

Jim, thanks!

Danielle, yes, that is my reflection. I didn't realize it until after I took it. The shelf is up higher up and I had to hold it like that. Of course, I had to steady my hand on the cabinet door as the flash was turned off. The first shot with the flash wiped out the rainbow look.

I'm glad you liked it.

Ladybug, thanks! :)

Thu Jun 29, 03:59:00 PM  
Blogger Bucky Four-Eyes said...

Funny, I never see these glasses upside down...they're usually rightside up and full. Well, not full for long.

I lurvs this picture.

Thu Jun 29, 07:36:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Thanks, Bucky. But you didn't drink all THAT much.

Thu Jun 29, 07:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Lori said...

Now wait a minute...the last time I had some of that Meijer's TABLE WINE at your place, it didn't take all that much...two glasses...(I am such a wuss these days...)

Thu Jun 29, 08:30:00 PM  
Blogger Tardist said...

Really cool picture, sis! Those reflections are awesome!

Thu Jun 29, 11:24:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Lori, we all get to be cheaper dates as we get older.

Tardist, thanks! I haven't seen that kind of light on them since. Glad I caught it that day. :)

Fri Jun 30, 07:27:00 AM  
Blogger JD's Rose said...



Fri Jun 30, 08:28:00 AM  
Blogger Effie said...

purty! I love the little rainbows that come through skylights and sun catchers!

Fri Jun 30, 10:19:00 AM  
Blogger Squirl said...

JDR, thanks!

Effie, I do too. I saw a very faint rainbow in the sky earlier this week. Of course I thought that was just great.

Fri Jun 30, 01:31:00 PM  
Blogger eclectic said...

Cool effect! I love catching rainbows on unexpected surfaces. My littlest guy calls them "rainbow fairies" and thinks they fly like Tinkerbell. I haven't corrected him yet.

Fri Jun 30, 01:47:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Thanks, Eclectic! You know, maybe he knows something that we don't know. ;)

Fri Jun 30, 02:11:00 PM  
Blogger greatwhitebear said...

Hey, can't you post a mediocre pic, just so those of us without an artist's eye don't feel so bad?

Seriously, terrific photo!

Sat Jul 01, 04:40:00 PM  
Blogger hellokittn said...

Eclectic's comment is cracking me up. That's one of the random things that pop in my head... 'FAIRIES!!!!"

Of course, I still holler "DISCO" everytime I see a cop car with lights a blaring.

Being a kid is so fun ;).

word ver "ltnut" - semen lite?

Sat Jul 01, 05:48:00 PM  
Blogger Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

Very unique photograph! Since blogger still won’t allow me to upload graphics, I suppose T must utilize other resources. Damn! The one-step upload of blogger was so easy I hate to abandon it.

Sat Jul 01, 08:17:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

GWB, thanks! ;)

Kittn, fairies, disco, seems like they kinda go together doesn't it???

Nick, sorry that blogger's being a poop. I use Flickr and it's pretty easy to post pictures with a simple highlight, copy, and paste.

Sat Jul 01, 08:33:00 PM  

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