With some cold weather approaching I thought I would share something I tried last time that the temperature was below freezing and that is frozen bubbles.
The temperature needs to be about -4 centigrade and probably the colder the better as the bubbles will freeze quicker. I tried it at about -2 and it took the bubbles quite some time to freeze.
You will need:
1. Some bubble mix (washing up liquid mixed with water in a suitable ratio to be able to blow bubbles with) I used a ready made mix which I have had for some years.
2. A couple of spoonfulls of sugar dissolved in water (a few tablespoons)
3. Something to form the bubbles
As I had just got up I dissolved some sugar into a cup with boiling water, the mixed it with half a cup of bubble mix. I’m not sure what the sugar does to the mix but a look on the internet will bring up various recipes, some of them call for corn syrup.
I now have a jar of the mix already made up.
My first trial was in the back garden, I blew the bubble, it landed and took some seconds to freeze.
Once I had established that it was cold enough, I went to the front (more neighbours can see me there)
I then blew the bubbles and tried to land them on the wheelie bins so that I didn’t have to bend down and to be able to move around for different views.
I tried to use an LED light to light it but this reflected off the bubble.
For these images I used a canon 35-80 kit lens which I have modified to allow me to get closer to the subject and a Canon 5d M3 and with some of the images I may have used a 12mm extension tube.
One thing I would say is that even though you are just outside the door is wrap up warm and wear gloves.