Jubilation!

Jubilation - Ellie Kennard 2015
Jubilation – Ellie Kennard 2015

The situation had become critical. My freezer was filled with flowers to the point where I had no more room for food. I decided that I had better get some of these blocks of flowery ice out and see what they had become, frozen forever in the attitude they took when first plunged into the water. In my experience it’s not easy to know what will work as far as frozen blooms are concerned. They have a habit of moving around randomly as though alive before they slowly but surely are trapped by the hardening ice.

This spray of gerbera daisies seems to be full of exultation, almost leaping up with the spikes of bubbles that encase them. I hope they bring a ray of sunshine to the start of your week.

To photograph this I decided to play with the light by using a torch (flashlight) and moving it around during the exposure to bring more light to certain areas. Thanks to the whole team on the #blur mentorship, including Alex Lapidus, our wonderful mentor, who introduced so many exciting techniques to our photographic toolbag.

And before you ask, no, I don’t seem to have much more room for having released two of the frozen blocks, of which this was one. So I had better get some more out again soon if we are going to be able to eat.

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39 Responses

  1. +Lynn David Newton thanks a lot, Lynn! It was fun getting it.

    Thank you Linda. It was fun starting to work on them with you. We'll have to do more. 😀 +Linda Jess

    +Safaa Hosny thank you very much, Safaa.

    Thanks so much +Diana Boyd – I'm glad you like it.

    +HQSP Flowers thank you very much for resharing (and +kaatje jansen – so sorry that your name wasn't correctly rendered on the posting. I have fixed it now. The code is incorrect on the main copy paste page.)

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