This was so much fun! Cold as hell, but fun. I’m just now getting feeling back in the tips of my fingers.
The weather today seemed to be perfect to try this out. I found out that it was close, but not quite.
My first attempt, I tried this on the ground, but I couldn’t get the right angle for both lighting and contrast. That and I don’t think I had a good mix of soap and water as my bubbles struggled to hold for very long.
After the first attempt, I found an area that still had snow that wasn’t on the ground, one of my end tables on my patio. This was better, giving me the ability to drop to a lower angle to give some background as well as have the light hitting better.
The one above is one of the few where you can kind of see the crystals forming as the bubble freezes. I think that one of my issues is that these bubbles are just too small. The other is that I think I probably need a much better macro lens to be able to really capture that. Toss in that the sunlight was still slightly filtered and not quite bright enough and these aren’t quite what I was hoping for, but they are still cool. I also realized that it has to be completely still with not even a tiny bit of a breeze or the bubble will either pop or blow away.
Every one of these did something interesting, but almost all of them ended up with a hole in the top while the sides were solidified.
This is absolutely something I want to try playing with again.