Saturday, February 1, 2020

Bubbles!

A few Sunday's ago, Steve and I had some fun, photographing something new or at least new to me.

Steve set it all up, made the solution for soapy bubbles, and I had the privilege of capturing many images. I won't show them all, but here are some.

It started out like this, a dark cloth backdrop, a small black lens cap as a base for the bubbles. This is what you would see when observing from the sidelines. When I was ready to shoot, Steve held an umbrella flash over the bubble.


It seemed that each bubble started out forming these coloured bands.


Some of them showed very pastel colors. I should add that these are mostly exactly as they came out of the camera.

Some had distinct gold swirls in the.

 Each one was different.


 Some times the patterns were tightly swirled together.


This is possibly my favourite image. You can still see some of the banding, but the swirls of color are mesmerizing.

Remember, this is what the human eye saw, without the aid of a flash. Here we made the bubble on a small glass dish.

Since this post is all about color, remember this:
We’re all a little broken, but last time I checked, broken crayons still color.

21 comments:

Karen said...

AMAZING!

Ginny Hartzler said...

Wow, this is totally stunning!!! Nature's artwork. So is the only things making the difference a flash? What is an umbrella flash? Totally amazing.

Ginny Hartzler said...

P.S. The beauty of the bubbles made me forget to say how much I love your fall header!

Agnieszka Mikołajczyk said...


I like these colors very much, they are the colors of the aura.

Sandra said...

these are amazing, what a super idea. now I want a bubble machine. I have never taken bubble pics. I would never guess what these are photos of if you had not told us... just like people each bubble is a different bubble and different colors and shades of colors. love this Ruth

Marie Smith said...

Fascinating. And playing with bubbles and your son must be wonderful.

George said...

These are beautiful!Thanks for sharing thes gorgeous photos with us.

LV said...

It is so awesome what can be created if you have the know how. I loved this and enjoyed the talents of others. Love your header as well.

Debby Ray said...

Amazing photos, Ruth and Steve! What a fun post with a great message! Well done!

Hootin' Anni said...

I am dumbfounded! Such treasures, each & all.

Valerie said...

That is so cool Ruth!!

Mary said...

Wow...those are amazing! Beautiful photos and really cool idea.

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

WOW!!! How did you make the bubbles in the first place? The colors and designs are absolutely amazing and wonderful! I loved your quote at the end. Have a great week ~ FlowerLady

Susan Zarzycki said...

Amazing and I, too, am wondering how you got the bubble on the lens cap and bowl to begin with? I also love you new header.đź’–

Rose L said...

Wow! So cool!!

Rose said...

These are amazing...I LOVE them all!

photowannabe said...

Stunning and amazing.
You captured them perfectly.
I love the colors and your quote about broken crayons still color...we are all beautiful in our own way!
Sue

happyone said...

WOW such interesting pictures! Beautiful.
Love that saying.

E. said...

love your February changes here on your blog. what fuN!! i love it. what a great creative photography fun. very cool!! thanks for sharing. (:

Debbie said...

GORGEOUS!!!! the blog looks great and i love the closing thought!!!

Pamela M. Steiner said...

Wow, that is amazing! You have a wonderful camera to capture such beautiful shots of that bubble!!! I am new to you, coming over from Karen at Lily Valley. Love your photos. I love to take lots of pictures too, but I can see my camera falls way short of what yours can do, but we all see the beauty in whatever God places in front of us to enjoy. Thank you for sharing these with us today. Truly amazing!