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This is Bubbles on the beach at St Ouens in Jersey, Channel Islands.
As part of a photographic challenge to capture "space" on slide film,
I tried to "rent" an ordinary pond gold fish from our local garden centre.
With renting I actually mean paying the full price for it so effectively
buying it but after the session I wanted to return it to the garden centre.
Unfortunately this was not possible. As we dont have a pond and the local
lakes are pestered with seagulls where this brightly coloured gem would not
last a minute, we ended up with a goldfish bowl on our table. Bubbles only
resided in the bowl for about half an hour. We ended up buying a large
tropical fish tank with lights and filtering system, water plants, bogwood
and ... 3 more fish to avoid Bubbles to become lonely.

Just to make a long story short; Bubbles saw the sea but rather than be
released into the salty sea water, it has found residence in the safety of
a spacious aquarium and its daily feeding rituals.

ps. This image is best viewed in its largest format. Bubbles looks best that way.

Contax RTS ,28mm F1.4,Kodak Elitechrome 100

other sizes: small medium large original auto
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Denis Vincelette26-Sep-2007 00:44
Artistic and professionnal. That's all ! Congratulations ..
BleuEvanescence09-Apr-2007 19:26
This is soooo touching and of course,
like all your images,
absolument génial, invitant
et beau au delà des mots...
Robyco16-Jan-2007 08:24
It is a nice story....
But i like the picture even more. Great composition and the picture tells his own story.
Good you take not to much picture from animals this way, then you could open a Zoo.
kimberly borchardt05-Jan-2007 21:23
Multi-dimensional--wonderful on all levels.
Guest 07-Jul-2006 00:59
This is perfect.
type22-Mar-2006 15:18
I agree with Euson. Seriously, hats off to you for this witty, rather droll image that is still beautiful for all that. And your scruples over Bubbles’ welfare is admirable. V.
inti17-Mar-2006 15:32
Simply stunning...who could imagine ?
Regards rob
Guest 22-Feb-2006 16:02
WOW- very well done. love the story too- poetic- vote!
Rian Houston08-Jan-2006 18:52
Very creative!
Guest 28-Dec-2005 19:14
An extremely SUPER MEGA idea, love the way your brain works!
Guest 01-Dec-2005 23:42
A real dutch name 'Kees' mijn complimenten voor deze en al die andere fantastische foto's. Keep on shooting.
YB29-Nov-2005 16:45
Jackson 25-Nov-2005 14:24
I would vote if it was only for the story. The photo portrays this very well. Thank you for sharing. Jacco
maijo24-Nov-2005 19:12
Great concept, this image is wonderful!
coaster24-Nov-2005 05:39
Great shot; thanks for sharing the story.
Pepe Zyman21-Nov-2005 00:52
Cool story and excellent image!
Euson 16-Nov-2005 17:43
수평선 구도 분할도 부담스럽고, 덕분에 사실 피사체도 하늘, 모래사장, 어항 세개밖에 없는데도 심란하게 느껴집니다. 바닷가로 옮겨가기 위해 겪었을 붕어의 스트레스는 일단 제외하고.. 하늘의 면적을 좀 줄였으면 어떨까요..