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A couple of street artists in Burgos (Spain) made fun with big soap bubbles and a guitar...
No photoshop.

A couple of street artists in Burgos (Spain) made fun with big soap bubbles and a guitar...
No photoshop.
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35 Comments |
jettahlily008 Platinum
 
jettahlily008 October 08, 2016
Beautiful capture & composition!! :)
Bobwhite PRO+
 
Bobwhite November 01, 2016
Congratulations on your peoples choice win in the street photography challenge, thats a good start to the month !
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots November 01, 2016
Awesome capture! Congrats.
mjollnir
 
mjollnir November 01, 2016
Congrats Eelco. Great photo :-)
marinaguedes
 
marinaguedes November 02, 2016
WOW!!!! Gorgeous!
lekahuie Ultimate
 
lekahuie November 18, 2016
WoW Right on Time :))) nice shot
anavelarubio
 
anavelarubio November 28, 2016
No photoshop!-brilliant shot! :)
karinmcfarlane Platinum
 
karinmcfarlane January 06, 2017
Awesome capture!!!
dinapunk
 
dinapunk February 05, 2017
thanx 4 sharing, its a gr8 shot, im glad i could c it on my challenge!
yvonnechristinebannister Platinum
 
yvonnechristinebannister March 21, 2017
Well done and very well deserved on winning the bubbles challenge, I'm so pleased for you, Yvonne
kathyk_abq
 
kathyk_abq March 23, 2017
Fantastic! Great story-teller!
trainwoman Platinum
 
trainwoman March 29, 2017
PERFECTION
Gayde
 
Gayde May 19, 2017
Nice capture with street art :)
p_eileenbaltz Platinum
 
p_eileenbaltz June 02, 2017
Love this! Congratulations on winning another award for a terrific shot.
Pjerry
 
Pjerry June 19, 2017
Prachtig man met guitar gevangen.....
Mohan_photos
 
Mohan_photos August 03, 2017
stunning!!
talk2suemac Ultimate
 
talk2suemac February 16, 2018
Thanks for entering my challenge. Nice shot. It's fun
YureJPhotography PRO+
 
YureJPhotography May 25, 2018
So raw!! Love it, Great capture...
tmtburke PRO+
 
tmtburke September 08, 2018
Wow, what a great capture, well done Eelco.
AlanC
 
AlanC September 08, 2018
Congratulations! You ave been chosen by the VB community. Indeed =, this is a great shot of a bubble floating in front of a gutter man. sSo full of joy though is homeless. Well done, keep it coming :-)
JayneBug Ultimate
 
JayneBug September 08, 2018
Love it. Perfect timing. Congratulations.
lynhope
 
lynhope March 03, 2019
Congrats on your Peoples' Choice award! Great shot!
Bobwhite PRO+
 
Bobwhite June 21, 2019
Congratulations again, another well deserved award
Hood PRO+
 
Hood June 21, 2019
Congratulations Eelco.....excellent image!!
tmtburke PRO+
 
tmtburke June 22, 2019
Beautiful, Congratulations
JePePhoto PRO+
 
JePePhoto June 25, 2019
Great picture, Congratulation!
vitor Platinum
 
vitor February 19, 2020
Very nice !!
williefrancinejohnsonjones
 
williefrancinejohnsonjones September 07, 2020
Great capture!!!
robertmcdill Ultimate
 
robertmcdill September 17, 2020
Enjoyed this image. It brought a smile to my face.
JayneBug Ultimate
 
JayneBug February 25, 2021
Perfection and fun! Congratulations on your award.
georginamayshore
 
georginamayshore June 30, 2021
nice! even if the bubble was planned it's not easy getting the framing and the timing right!
maryphippsseward
 
maryphippsseward June 27, 2022
Love it!
JayneBug Ultimate
 
JayneBug July 24, 2022
This image gets better every time I view it!
Motz
 
Motz September 03, 2022
Coolest
InnateArtist Platinum
 
InnateArtist Mar 04
Cool!
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Behind The Lens

Location

I took this photo in Burgos, Spain when we were travelling to Portugal by car. After a long days ride we stopped to find a hotel and that's when I saw these street artists having fun with music and big soap bubbles.

Time

It was at the end of the day when all people in Spain take to the streets, well dressed and cheerfull. The city comes to life with street artists, people are eating tapas, socialising and having fun. The best moment for Spanish street photography!

Lighting

This photo was taken with indirect light, because the sun was very low at the horizon and reflected from the other side of the street creating a nice soft light without heavy shadows and highlights.

Equipment

I wanted to capture this street artist with these wonderful big bubbles. It was just a lucky try, I took about 10 photo's without him noticing me, obviously without any extra equipment...

Inspiration

I liked the emotions and expressions of this man playing his guitar and I was trying to capture a moment with the bubbles and the streetartist in one shot. I was sitting at a distance of some 7 meters, between the people walking in the street. My waiting was rewarded when I saw this great bubble made by his girl friend floating in the right direction and I was able to take a photo without people walking in front of my lens! Luck is our best friend...

Editing

I didn't do much post-processing on this photo, I cropped it and played a bit with the colors in Lightroom.

In my camera bag

I don't have any equipment in my bag (yet) I am a beginning photographer and I am learning to use a camera, to look for the good light, composition and point of view. One day when I know how to use and set the camera well enough, I will start to think about a bag filled with technical things instead of the need to understand how it works first...

Feedback

If you want to take a candid photo you have to be creative... look for a place to hide behind or when there is nowhere to hide; take it "from the hip" while you look the other side, not to attrack the attention of your subject. I always feel a little uncomfortable photographing people I don't know, so I try to take candid photos to avoid the eye contact. When you can't plan the framing, you always have to crop a blind shot, that's why you have to shoot a wider area then the result you want to achieve. The settings of your camera can be done by choosing another subject at the same distance and the same light intensity, nearby the subject you eventually want to shoot. In this case the hardest part was to wait for the moment the bubble was in the right place and then trying to take a photo without anyone walking in front of my lens because I was sitting in a crowded street, we all need some luck!

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