Thank you all for having my back, taking the time to send your condolences to me on my family losses. I’m embarrassed to admit, I tried to reply to each of you, but then I found that I got really emotional, and just couldn’t. So please accept my thank you for your kindness.
What is it about bubbles that are so captivating and magical?
For me, I love all the rainbow colors and I enjoy watching a breeze catch them and whisk them away.
I can’t help but smile when I see a bubble and I’m instantly transported to childhood fantasies.
I received a text message – a photo challenge from sister #1. The challenge was to go out the next morning when the temperatures would be frigid and photograph bubbles that have frozen.
Hey now, that’s the kind of challenge that is right up my alley.
The next morning, at sunrise with a few degrees registered on the thermometer, I bundled myself up as though I was heading on a North Pole expedition, armed with camera and bubbles, cell phone in a pocket so I could take photos to share with big sister.
I fumbled around awkwardly trying to blow bubbles and take photos with my camera at the same time. Shaking from the cold, klutzy with too much equipment in my hands, Mr. Cottage came out to my rescue.
Things pretty much didn’t go as planned.
First I didn’t have enough sunlight to really capture all those fairy farts, magically floating ever so briefly in the air.
The bubbles mostly froze mid-air and popped before I could hardly get any shots. We chased the sun coming up, trying to get the right light. Quickly the contents in the bottle started freezing in Mr. Cottage’s hand, that’s when I put the bottle in my coat pocket trying to warm it up. Somehow the lid came off and the bottle spilled and then froze in my pocket. I reached inside to grab my cell phone, it was covered in frozen bubbles, then it stuck to my hand. I had visions of that kid with his tongue frozen to the metal pole.
Truly, the thought of capturing the magic of frozen bubbles in just one photo is the only thing that would keep me outside in those temperatures for that long. Though it didn’t go according to the plan I had in mind, I had a blast and a few photos turned out ok for my first attempt.
Challenge met. Sorta.
The last few photos were of the only bubble that didn’t break immediately. I blew it out on a metal table, which I moved around trying to capture the sunlight from different angles. I used my macro lens to capture the frozen crystals.
Slowly the bubble started falling in on itself at the top and then pouff – the magic was gone.
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