|Frozen bubble at sunrise 1/640 sec F/4.5 @31mm ISO 400|
The first week of 2018 will be noteworthy by the week long deep freeze that gripped much of the eastern US. We got a bit of snow here in ENC measuring about 3" or 7.5cm for my metric readers. After the snow landed, it stayed... and stayed. Temps struggled to reach the freezing mark during the day and crashed overnight into the single digits and low teens.
What does one do when temps are so cold? Go out and make frozen bubbles of course! These images were taken over two mornings when the temps dipped to single digits F. On the morning of January 6th, 4F or -16C and the morning of January 7th, 1F or -17C.
|1/2500 sec F4 @ 32mm ISO 400|
|1/1000 sec F/5 @ 35mm ISO 400|
I wrote a post about my first attempt at capturing frozen bubbles in 2014. Then a year later wrote a second one where I talked about the bubble solution I used and outlined some photography tips. To read more about how to photograph your own frosty bubbles check out these two posts:
In the image below you can see the feather crystallization.
|1/2500 sec F/5.6 @ 35mm ISO 400|
|Shot with the sun in directly behind. 1/1000 sec F/4 @35mm ISO 400|
So the next time it gets really cold outside, go out and try to capture some frosty bubbles. Have fun them come back inside for some coffee or hot chocolate.