Frozen Bubbles

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Week 15/26 : Bubbles

The theme for the BW challenge for this week is 'bubbles'. With the fun we have been having in freezing various flowers and objects to photograph them (in our blur mentorship) bubbles have formed a major part of the process. Some people hate them, wanting to have perfectly clear ice to enclose the blooms. Others quite like the interest they bring to the composition (within reason, of course). Like them or hate them, they are not easy to avoid. There are tricks (you can join the Freeze community to learn those) but in this case I was pleased to find the bubbles as they fit the theme.

These flowers are a miniature double deep purple aquilegia from my garden, the very first flowers I froze to photograph.

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35 Responses

  1. +Heiko Mahr oh, Heiko, please don't mention winter just yet! We have just ordered our first delivery of firewood. It's too painfully close to the finish of the last one.
    I do have a lot of flowers in my freezer just now, though….

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  2. +Al Chris that was more tricky. I was using a 50mm macro lens with a life size converter. I used manual focusing and I do find it difficult to get it just right as any slight movement will take it out of focus with that lens. Tripod and remote shutter release helped.

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  3. Of course!
    Why didn't I think of that?!
    Brilliant thinking and taking Ellie.
    Any chance of seeing the colour version also please?
    Luckily, this one passed in my stream.

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  4. I love it, I love your composition! And I love how all the bubbles dance around the flower. I've never frozen flowers to shoot them, I guess I will try it out soon. I would love to see this one also in color.

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