Bubble on the Balcony by taffy

Bubble on the Balcony

I've really wanted to create a bubble image, and thanks to @lesip and others who have been so kind in sharing how to do this, I created one at last. I think it needed to be colder for it to have frozen more. Reflections are of the building and the balcony.
Recipe for bubbles: corn syrup, water, and dishwasher liquid, a little of each mixed in a bowl, then using a straw to blow the bubbles.
Lesson: bubbles blow away quickly, bubbles pop quickly
Thank you for putting my little sparrow in the snow onto PP!
Very pretty ... does it work using a kitchen freezer? No zero temps here :0)
January 15th, 2018  
This sounds like fun! Like the lens flare :)
January 15th, 2018  
That is fantastic! I need to work on my bubble pics! Love this
January 15th, 2018  
This is beautiful Taffy! Frozen bubbles are at the top of my list! We may get even have some snow on Wednesday so I might get a chance to have a go. Lovely tone to the image! Fav!
January 15th, 2018  
Really great, Taffy! Love it! :)
January 15th, 2018  
Oh, so well done, and the reflection adds a new twist to the whole thing! How cold does it need to be (other than freezing obviously). I tried this so long ago without much success. I don't remember corn syrup being part of the mix, so maybe on our next horrible cold snap I'll give it a try.
January 15th, 2018  
What a fabulous bubble!
January 15th, 2018  
Buble bubble fav! :)
January 15th, 2018  
Fun image! Must try this soon!
January 15th, 2018  
The blue and purple work well giving a great wintery feeling. The bubble and reflection is magical!
January 15th, 2018  
Fantastic picture.
January 15th, 2018  
Magical 💖
January 15th, 2018  
Waaaw ! magical , love the whole composition and the beautiful blend of the colours blue and purple ! fav
January 15th, 2018  
This is great. I tried it recently but it didn't work.
January 15th, 2018  
Fab shot! Love the hint to use a straw to blow the bubbles. I tried it last year with a regular wand and store-bought soap, and ended up with a sticky, soapy mess on my hands. No way was I gonna touch my camera with those!
January 15th, 2018  
You have way more patience than me to attempt this... but your investment of time paid off handsomely.
January 15th, 2018  
Fabulous
January 15th, 2018  
Perfect results!
January 16th, 2018  
Magical! Love the tones and reflections too.
January 16th, 2018  
Beautiful!!! Love the blue tones and the reflections. It's still on my list... I'm being so lazy. ;) Yours turned out brilliantly.
January 16th, 2018  
Oh boy! This is magic, for sure, love, love the blues and purples and all the reflections!
January 16th, 2018  
AC
Wow! I've tried this so many times, yet never achieved success. Well done!
January 16th, 2018  
I'm hoping to get a bubble shot soon- was too sick to take advantage of the last cold snap but it looks like we're going to have another one soon. Great shot!
January 16th, 2018  
This is really cool. I like the starburst, ice in the foreground and the blue and purples, dof. I like it all.
January 16th, 2018  
Wow - this is so wonderful. Well done! Love the tiny starburst. Big Fav!
January 16th, 2018  
Cool.... Love the bubble and tones.
January 16th, 2018  
This came out bubbletastic and I love the star bursts. Are they enhanced in photoshop? Another fav about the photo is I can actually see a few single snowflakes. Great focus
January 16th, 2018  
A wonderful bubble and sparkles
January 16th, 2018  
Beautiful
January 16th, 2018  
Nice.
January 16th, 2018  
@lesip MANY thanks!! Star bursts courtesy of Topaz Star Effects, a plug-in that I found to be totally useless until finally figured out how to get rid of many of the starbursts that they automatically create, and to change their shape and size. With control, it's pretty handy. And thanks for noticing the snowflakes -- they surprised me and I was really pleased when I saw them as I was only focused on the bubble when taking the shot. A good bit of beginners luck!
January 16th, 2018  
Wow...super capture, reflections
January 16th, 2018  
What a beauty!
January 16th, 2018  
You did it! I know you've been thinking about doing this for a few days. Yours is unique with the reflections. Love the snowflakes. Fav.
I bought glycerine yesterday and am going to try that recipe.
January 16th, 2018  
Wow, this quite something, fav
January 16th, 2018  
Amazing capture.
January 16th, 2018  
A stunning bubble and great colour, fav!
January 16th, 2018  
Marvelous colors!!! Superb shot!
January 16th, 2018  
I usually make mine with the bubble mixture that kids use to blow bubbles. I haven't used a straw so will try this technique come winter. Great first attempt btw.
January 16th, 2018  
Love that spark and it looks fun.
January 16th, 2018  
Gorgeous tones and I love that silky sheen!
January 16th, 2018  
Nice touch with the sparkly bits.. :)
January 16th, 2018  
Fandabbydosy! What a super image - I love the colour tones too.
January 16th, 2018  
Well done.
January 16th, 2018  
What a wonderful experiment! Your final result is just so clear and clean and interesting. Fabulous!
January 16th, 2018  
How amazing!
January 16th, 2018  
Looks like the dawn of creation is about to take place.fav
January 16th, 2018  
So you make up the mixture and blow a bubble outdoors and it freezes? I have not really heard of this. How cold does it need to be? I like the colour scheme and the starbursts.
January 16th, 2018  
Wowsers !! :)
January 16th, 2018  
What a wonderful job you did here - and with just a soap bubble! Fav.
January 16th, 2018  
Brilliant, love the reflection and the starbursts.
January 16th, 2018  
Magical, fav. A frozen bubble is something I am never going to be able to photograph.
January 16th, 2018  
You certainly nailed this shot!! Wowzer !!
January 16th, 2018  
Wow! Love everything about this image!
January 16th, 2018  
Amazing shot. Very effective Fav
January 16th, 2018  
Gorgeous, great detail and tones. Fav!! 😀
January 16th, 2018  
Terrific result.
January 16th, 2018  
jealous! but this is brilliant! aces, miss taffy!
January 16th, 2018  
You did well, and yes, nothing is ever as easy as t sounds. Great shot.
January 17th, 2018  
Well done with your bubbles. I tried this in Feb last year in Canada but we only used regular bubble liquid and blower. I'm going to try again this winter. We did get some to freeze but they seemed to burst quickly.
January 17th, 2018  
@gozoinklings I have seen people say you can use a regular freezer and have wanted to try it. I thought it would be too hard but if the bubble is blown with a straw you would have control of the bubble... maybe :)
January 17th, 2018  
Very clever shot, I love the reflections in your bubble and the snowflakes too. My golly it must be cold there.
January 17th, 2018  
@golftragic Actually, not so cold (in the 20s, so for use, that's not that bad). It wouldn't have been cold enough today to do a bubble. At least now that I know how bubbles work, I can look forward to totally freezing cold again! Just need a better spot than the balcony...
January 17th, 2018  
@taffy I look forward to seeing some more of these little wonders. I very much enjoyed the image.
January 17th, 2018  
Well done. You got there with the bubbles, and it is looking so lovely and dreamy too.
January 17th, 2018  
Fantastic!!
January 18th, 2018  
Love those starbursts! I am planning to go up to the cottage in just over a week and might do some bubble shots while there... will have to try to remember the recipe 🤓
January 18th, 2018  
@northy More important to remember the straw! The mix seemed to be pretty forgiving.
January 18th, 2018  
You made a magic ball! Beautiful textures in the snow, too. Must teach me how to do this!
January 19th, 2018  
Congrats on TT for this beautiful bubble image, Taffy!
January 19th, 2018  
Congratulations on this making the TT! It’s so fabulous!
January 19th, 2018  
Nice one for the TT! :) Loved those blue tones and reflections. Beautiful!
January 20th, 2018  
Congrats on TT - a worthy image. Would love to have a go at this thanks for the 'recipe'
January 20th, 2018  
just fabulous, taffy. only just saw it now on the tt - many congrats :)
January 21st, 2018  
Nicely done.
January 24th, 2018  
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