Last week I came across some images on Pinterest of frozen bubbles, and I just knew that once the super cold arctic temps
hit here, I would have to give this a try! So on Monday, when it was a bris -20° here (-40° windchill)
I bundled up in layers and headed outside with some bubbles.It wasn’t QUITE that simple, as my first four attempts
with different bubbles mixtures didn’t work, they would instantly burst.
But the 5th concoction was the winner. Once the bubbles land they freeze in less than a second, so you have to be FAST!
Armed with my macro lens, and a determination to capture the freezing in action, I was obsessed.
It was the most fun I’ve ever had outside in -20°! I just love macro photography,
and this was a fun reminder that I should really get out and play more.
Enjoy! This first one is my personal favorite….
The winning recipe:
2T Dawn dish soap
3/4T corn syrup.
Heat until warm (this was key) and use a straw as your bubble wand.
For my photo geek friends- the technical details:
Macro lens- Canon 100L but I had to manually focus.
ISO 400, f/4, 1/500s
I’d blow the bubbles over the top of our grill cover pick one to watch where it landed and moved quick to get it in focus.
Lots of misses, as they freeze incredibly fast, and the slightest wind would break them open.