Washington-based photographer Angela Kelly took advantage of the freezing temperatures and came up with an amazing photo series titled ‘Frozen in a Bubble’ in which she blew bubbles and shot the frozen results.
Kelly used a homemade solution of dish soap, karo syrup and water, and together with her son, blew them into the cold air. The bubbles crystallized before their eyes, with some falling to the ground and breaking, while others remained intact and formed patches of ice crystals.
She explained in an interview with KOMO News, “We blew the bubbles across the top of our frozen patio table and also upon the hood of my car and then we watched in awe as each individual bubble froze with their own unique patterns. We noted how they would freeze completely before the sun rose but that once the sun was in view they would defrost along the tops or cease freezing altogether. We also noted how they would begin to deflate and implode in on themselves making them look like alien shapes or in some cases shatter completely leaving them to look like a cracked egg.”
With their delicate loveliness, the frozen spheres evoke a magical holiday mood and wintry feel. If it’s freezing where you are, this would be a fun thing to do to make the cold more bearable.
[via My Modern Met and KOMO News, images via Angela Kelly]