Jocelyne Dupuis of North Cobalt, Ontario, Canada submitted this interesting image of a frozen soap bubble. She described her process, saying:
Frozen bubbles are beautiful Mother Nature’s Art, interesting to make but not easy as they are very fragile, and a little cold on the hands even with gloves on.
I make my own bubble mixture and blow the bubbles with a straw. The weather needs to be approximately -18 to -22 degrees Celsius (approximately 0 to -7 degrees Fahrenheit). Less cold will not produce as detailed art, and if it’s too cold they will burst before freezing. Each bubble has as a different pattern of foliage frost like art. Adding colored lights or using the sun to the surrounding of the bubble making and photographing will give different effects of colors.
I capture these with a macro 105 lens. Each bubble gives a different picture.
A little cold to do so but very rewarding.
Beautiful, Jocelyne, thank you!
Bottom line: Jocelyne Dupuis in Canada creates her own frozen bubbles and photographs them.
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