All bubbly

I saw this article on a photo website about taking pics of flowers encased in ice, so I thought that I would try it!

Wow. What fun and such interesting results. I took this with my macro filter attachments.

A few folk have asked how I did this. So here goes. I cannot for the life of me find the link to the article. Anyway, use as pure water as you can. Freeze a very thin layer first. When frozen add the flower and stick it to the first layer. Add a tiny bit of water so it doesn't float. Freeze. Repeat a few time until flower is covered.

I put the ice in a glass plate to do photos as it melts quickly when you set up lights.

Hope that helps!
Beautiful and creative! How thick was the ice above the flower?
posted January 8th, 2015  
Interesting and beautiful! fav
posted January 8th, 2015  
a gorgeous effect Debs
posted January 8th, 2015  
Lovely soft colours and nice crop. Did you use mineral water or the ice made these bubbles?
posted January 8th, 2015  
This is gorgeous.
posted January 8th, 2015  
@czechinjapan @laetitiapetrussa
The ice was frozen in many small layers and I used filtered water. Is isn't very thick, maybe about 1/2 a cm?
posted January 8th, 2015  
That is way too cool and love the technique! Fav!
posted January 8th, 2015  
Super shot! You did got a stunning photo here! well done! fav!
posted January 8th, 2015  
Stunning result, Debs! I'd love to see some of your other shots of this experiment
posted January 8th, 2015  
@_catherine_ Thanks! One didn't work so I'm trying another plant. Will see how it comes out :)
posted January 8th, 2015  
What a great idea. This is a lovely shot.
posted January 8th, 2015  
Very cool! :) I like it!
posted January 8th, 2015  
fabulous idea and gorgeous shot ... love the colors and light ... fav
posted January 8th, 2015  
Super idea - and fab outcome!
posted January 8th, 2015  
Wonderful effect,a beautiful capture. Fav!! 😃
posted January 8th, 2015  
love this shot
posted January 8th, 2015  
Thanks for sharing how you did this. Love the colour and the bubbles and your comp. Fav
posted January 8th, 2015  
Like lace
posted January 8th, 2015  
:-)
posted January 8th, 2015  
What a neat idea - something I would like to try - thanks for sharing the idea.
posted January 8th, 2015  
Gorgeous result
posted January 8th, 2015  
WOW! I must try this one day too!! FAV
posted January 9th, 2015  
Lovely magical translucent look, fav!
posted January 9th, 2015  
Congrats on the PP appearance!
posted January 9th, 2015  
This is just terrific - when it first came up it puzzled me how it had such a bubbly look - what a super experiment - may have lots of us trying something like this if this cold weather continues!
posted January 9th, 2015  
What a wonderful idea, and so well executed Debs. Fav.
posted January 9th, 2015  
Great shot, I think I might have read the same article that you did. Nice to see it done.
posted January 9th, 2015  
Interesting effect! Was it hard to set up?
posted January 9th, 2015  
What a great result, freezing in layers is obviously the way forward, I tried all in which wasn't so good.
posted January 9th, 2015  
Beautiful! I will try to read about it. Amazing result...I'm following!
posted January 9th, 2015  
This looks very cool!
posted January 9th, 2015  
I will have to try this one day, I have seen it done on here before. Love your results!
posted January 9th, 2015  
So pretty love it and must try it. Big Fav.
posted January 9th, 2015  
wow, amazing
posted January 9th, 2015  
That worked really well, it's beautiful. Fav
posted January 9th, 2015  
The bubbles had a happy, excited texture to this pretty image. Good for you, trying something you read about.
posted January 10th, 2015  
So, did you put the flower in water and freeze it? It's very cool! I'd love to try it.
posted January 12th, 2015  
@taffy hi Taffy. I cannot for the life of me find the link to the article. Anyway, use as pure water as you can. Freeze a very thin layer first. When frozen add the flower and stick it to the first layer. Add a tiny bit of water so it doesn't float. Freeze. Repeat a few time until flower is covered.

I put the ice in a glass plate to do photos as it melts quickly when you set up lights.

Hope that helps!
posted January 12th, 2015  
@czechinjapan hi Renata. Just normal filtered water, no bubbly stuff.
posted January 12th, 2015  
@dibzgreasley It does -- it's logical now that I read it, but I would not have thought about the layering. Like making an ice cream pie!
posted January 12th, 2015  
@gigiflower @wendyfrost @sgianettoni @pixiemac @olivetreeann
I've posted a few instructions for how I did it in narrative. It wasn't hard just slippery! But I want to try it again with a brighter flower.
posted January 12th, 2015  
@dibzgreasley Thanks for posting that. May play around with it when I have flowers in the Spring!
posted January 13th, 2015  
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