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© Jan Hoffman
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Fractal bubbles defy the reality of natural law....

98 responses

  • Gregory Mencotti

    Gregory Mencotti gave props (21 Apr 2009):

    This is wild - love it! But... what are those globes?

  • Jan Hoffman

    Jan Hoffman said (21 Apr 2009):

    The globes are bubbles

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes gave props (25 Apr 2009):

    Wow, Jan, this is fabulous. So...creative. Deserves to be "hot".

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (26 Apr 2009):


  • Peggy Maguire

    Peggy Maguire (Deleted) said (27 Apr 2009):

    Jan, this is excellent!!

  • Jason Lee

    Jason Lee gave props (27 Apr 2009):


  • Benny R@mirez

    Benny R@mirez   gave props (30 Apr 2009):

    nice shot!

  • lisa anderson

    lisa anderson gave props (30 Apr 2009):

    very cool shot

  • Roberto Noto

    Roberto Noto gave props (1 May 2009):

    wow..... amazing

  • Federico

    Federico gave props (3 May 2009):

    very interesting! I like it

  • Karen Schmautz

    Karen Schmautz said (8 May 2009):

    Wow. This is fascinating. Very good.

  • Eugenia Kyriakopoulou

    Eugenia Kyriakopoulou (Deleted) gave props (10 May 2009):

    Very nice image!!

  • Yasmina Baggili

    Yasmina Baggili (Deleted) gave props (15 May 2009):

    Amazing capture!

  • Rob Roy

    Rob Roy (Deleted) gave props (19 May 2009):

    AWEsome, Jan!!

  • eithne mythen

    eithne mythen gave props (24 May 2009):

    fantastic Jan very creative shot, unique and interesting love everything about, reflections,colour, shapes..

  • Alexandru Iedu

    Alexandru Iedu gave props (24 May 2009):

    P+E+R+F+E+C+T W+O+R+K Greetings from Romania, Alexandru

  • christele Grimm

    christele Grimm said (31 May 2009):

    Gorgeous !

  • Warren ~Mangione~

    Warren ~Mangione~ gave props (2 Jun 2009):

    Amazing creation! Well done, Jan!

  • Joy B

    Joy B gave props (5 Jun 2009):

    WOW, incredible!

  • Sandra Sue

    Sandra Sue said (5 Jun 2009):

    That is incredible, how did you shoot that? Oh and thank you for my photo comment!


    PINAKI SARKAR gave props (6 Jun 2009):

    brilliant shot and concept

  • Kritika Srinath

    Kritika Srinath said (8 Jun 2009):

    Very interesting...Looks like a generated 3D!

  • carmen celik

    carmen celik said (12 Jun 2009):

    Wonderful creation !

  • carmen celik

    carmen celik gave props (12 Jun 2009):

    you're a great artist !

  • Melissa

    Melissa (Deleted) gave props (12 Jun 2009):

    WOW, very interesting work!

  • David Fullman

    David Fullman gave props (13 Jun 2009):

    Wonderful shot

  • Natalie S

    Natalie S gave props (20 Jun 2009):

    How did you do this?!!! Awesome cool image, Jan!

  • Michelle D

    Michelle D said (24 Jun 2009):

    whata lovely clean shot!

  • Al Gieryna

    Al Gieryna gave props (29 Jun 2009):

    Wow...great image.

  • Farras Abdelnour

    Farras Abdelnour gave props (4 Jul 2009):

    truly creative and fabulous!

  • aviana

    aviana gave props (5 Jul 2009):

    Interesting work. Fave and Yeah.

  • Inner Peace

    Inner Peace said (8 Jul 2009):

    a wonderful image...more technical details, please! are the bubbles in the air, and you're shooting through them, up at the lamp?

  • joe barrett

    joe barrett said (9 Jul 2009):

    so very clever,beaut capture!

  • J. Harris Blacklist

    J. Harris Blacklist gave props (10 Jul 2009):

    I seems artificial and well SPECTACULAR!!!

  • Bentzion Elisha

    Bentzion Elisha gave props (17 Jul 2009):


  • Bentzion Elisha

    Bentzion Elisha gave props (17 Jul 2009):

    really great!

  • Ben Gross

    Ben Gross gave props (19 Jul 2009):

    wow wow wow.. love the tones of the image as much as the image!

  • Nancy Berman

    Nancy Berman gave props (20 Jul 2009):


  • Troy Sieck

    Troy Sieck (Deleted) said (30 Jul 2009):

    What an interesting and creative capture. Were the bubbles added or is that the shot itself? Either way it is very cool.

  • Lanis Rossi

    Lanis Rossi gave props (1 Aug 2009):

    Excellent photography!

  • Thoengs Sastrodiwirjo

    Thoengs Sastrodiwirjo said (2 Aug 2009):

    Amazing Picture

  • Ed Puskas

    Ed Puskas gave props (4 Aug 2009):

    Extremely cool, very creative

  • Thomas Berryhill

    Thomas Berryhill gave props (9 Aug 2009):

    Very cool, but I think the bubbles look CG.

  • Kimm

    Kimm (Deleted) gave props (9 Aug 2009):

    awesome shot!

  • Harold Olejarz

    Harold Olejarz said (11 Aug 2009):


  • Voudou ...

    Voudou ... said (15 Aug 2009):

    that looks like it was created in PS. the bubbles i mean. cool concept!

  • Jan Hoffman

    Jan Hoffman gave props (15 Aug 2009):

    The bubbles were created with a fractal filter.

  • Kelly Rockett

    Kelly Rockett gave props (16 Aug 2009):

    Very cool!

  • Linda Houghton

    Linda Houghton   gave props (20 Aug 2009):

    Fantastic, don't know how you did this but it is beautiful

  • Tania Losada

    Tania Losada gave props (26 Aug 2009):


  • Nelson Campbell

    Nelson Campbell (Deleted) gave props (2 Sep 2009):

    How neat! I love this!

  • Gerry Zeck

    Gerry Zeck gave props (3 Sep 2009):

    Admirable studio work. How does it look upside down?

  • Philippe Chullikal

    Philippe Chullikal gave props (6 Sep 2009):

    great stuff

  • Dilshad Aroos

    Dilshad Aroos (Deleted) gave props (10 Sep 2009):


  • Sean-Michael Gettys

    Sean-Michael Gettys said (14 Sep 2009):

    what is a fractal filter?

  • timothy wombold

    timothy wombold gave props (19 Sep 2009):

    Amazing photo

  • Feei Chung

    Feei Chung gave props (24 Sep 2009):


  • Cee Matos

    Cee Matos gave props (25 Sep 2009):


  • Grigoriy A

    Grigoriy A gave props (27 Sep 2009):

    excellent and creative work

  • Dawn Duffield

    Dawn Duffield (Deleted) gave props (2 Oct 2009):

    Positively brilliant in every single way imaginable!!!!!

  • Sylvie Setiady

    Sylvie Setiady gave props (5 Oct 2009):

    excellent and very creative! how did you do that?

  • Bruce Baker

    Bruce Baker   gave props (10 Oct 2009):

    Everything about this is cool. The concept, the comp, the light, etc. Great job!

  • Julie Shackson

    Julie Shackson gave props (12 Oct 2009):

    Amazing shot; unreal yet instantly recognisable.

  • Tom McAuliffe

    Tom McAuliffe gave props (14 Oct 2009):

    Great image - very creative

  • Vicki DeLoach

    Vicki DeLoach said (15 Oct 2009):

    creative & wonderful!!

  • Mark Williams

    Mark Williams gave props (24 Oct 2009):

    wow Jan- extraordinary accomplishment- love this !!!- highly technical and creative- really stupendous-

  • Maura Wolfson-Foster

    Maura Wolfson-Foster   gave props (1 Nov 2009):

    Stunning photo ~ what an incredible imagination you have!!!

  • ciara neikens

    ciara neikens gave props (4 Nov 2009):

    thos are REAl bubbles!? this is freaking awesome.

  • Jimmy Abshire

    Jimmy Abshire said (12 Nov 2009):

    great creative imaging

  • Charla Mayes

    Charla Mayes (Deleted) gave props (20 Nov 2009):

    Amazing! [=

  • F. Robert Openshaw

    F. Robert Openshaw gave props (28 Nov 2009):

    Very cool photo!!

  • Jay El

    Jay El gave props (12 Dec 2009):


  • Richard Waters

    Richard Waters gave props (16 Dec 2009):

    Intensly awesome

  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (21 Dec 2009):


  • Vincent Long

    Vincent Long (Deleted) said (9 Jan 2010):

    Amazing image.

  • Andrea Westmoreland

    Andrea Westmoreland (Deleted) said (21 Jan 2010):

    Spectacular shot! I love it!

  • thomas young

    thomas young gave props (6 Feb 2010):

    I Love This One

  • Giampaolo Lolli

    Giampaolo Lolli   gave props (14 Jul 2010):

    Great capture!

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes gave props (21 Oct 2010):

    Back to vote :-)

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (23 Oct 2010):

    Oh YEAH! Rad!

  • Robert Larrazolo

    Robert Larrazolo gave props (27 Oct 2010):

    Super cool! Voted.

  • Claire Crocker

    Claire Crocker gave props (29 Oct 2010):


  • Roxana Brivent-Barnes

    Roxana Brivent-Barnes said (4 Nov 2010):

    Absolutely superb, voted!

  • Javier Rodríguez

    Javier Rodríguez said (9 Nov 2010):

    This image have a lot of photoshop working. Those balls does not exist.

  • Jan Hoffman

    Jan Hoffman said (10 Nov 2010):

    Javier: Thanks for your comment.
    I used a fractal filter to create the bubbles and reflections; however, the filter was not running inside Photoshop. None-the-less, I agree this is a digital technique that depicts part of an an image that does not exist in nature. I looked at your portfolio and saw what I believe are alterations to reality in sharpness, background, edge-boundary adjustments, etc. I do not believe that these adjustments in any way detract from the quality of your work.

  • ajtiM

    ajtiM (Deleted) said (11 Nov 2010):

    fantastic image...yeah!

  • Debbie Smartt

    Debbie Smartt   gave props (13 Nov 2010):


  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (13 Nov 2010):

    I came back to vote!

  • Marc Melander

    Marc Melander gave props (19 Nov 2010):

    Stunning work.

  • Nicolette de Joncaire

    Nicolette de Joncaire   gave props (21 Nov 2010):

    Never mind the processing, this picture is both stunning and interesting. Art is always about processing. This is worth seeing in Lightbox

  • Robin Perkins

    Robin Perkins gave props (27 Nov 2010):

    Very cool, got my vote.

  • Adam Reilly

    Adam Reilly said (29 Nov 2010):

    I can't really work this out...which is an achievement in itself! Nice image!

  • joanie powell

    joanie powell gave props (2 Dec 2010):

    great abstract

  • Antje Woolum

    Antje Woolum (Deleted) gave props (10 Dec 2010):

    Incredible shot!! Wow....

  • Benjamin Sixberry

    Benjamin Sixberry gave props (20 Dec 2010):

    Awesome photo, voted.

  • misha otaared

    misha otaared gave props (26 Dec 2010):

    great capture, beautifully done

  • Kevin Kott

    Kevin Kott (Deleted) gave props (2 Feb 2011):

    My vote!!!

  • John Tanner

    John Tanner gave props (15 Aug 2014):

    COOL,COOL,COOL .....Love it outstanding work !!!

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