After seeing an image of a frozen bubble I decided to give it a hand.
I see so many images in my newsfeeds on facebook and instagram that I am guilty of just scrolling by things. A frozen bubble stopped me in my tracks a few weeks ago. I couldn’t stop thinking about it for days. I wanted to see one for myself, in person. It took me three tries to get these shots, so I’ve decided to save you the frozen fingers, and, *gasp* tell you how I did it!
The first time I tried it was at night. It was 18* outside, and quite windy. I set up my cell phones flashlight on the railing of my front steps, and tried to get bubbles to land on the flat white railing in the light from my phone. After about 10 minutes outside with my 50mm, I couldn’t get the bubbles to land and freeze. My Love did a little research on his phone, and suggested I add a little dish soap to the mixture and let it sit outside for a little while to cool.
Failed Bubble – January 21, 2016 – First attempt at photographing a frozen bubble – True LIfe Photography of MA
After eating a few bites of dinner, I went outside to try it again. While the mixture set well enough, it was too windy to be able to let the bubbles freeze without popping. My Love suggested I try to catch the bubble on the wand. As the bubbles freeze, they shrink slightly though, and when they started to shrink, they imploded.
Not so frozen bubbles and the set up – January 21, 2016 – Second Attempt at a Frozen Bubble – True LIfe Photography of MA
This morning though, when I brought the kids out to the bus, it was 21* and the air was pretty still. I brought the bubbles out. The bus came before I could get any to land on the frost on my car, but I finally got them to cooperate!
Finally Frozen Bubbles – January 28, 2016 – Third time’s a charm – True LIfe Photography of MA
This is my favorite image of the set, and here are the exact settings for it:
Favorite Bubbles So Far – January 28, 2016 – Straight out of the camera, with my settings, etc // My final edit, out of Lightroom – True LIfe Photography of MA
ps: Do you like the bubbles? You can order prints of them here: Here