|Posted: Tue Mar 10, 2015 2:24 am Post subject: bubbles at -20C
|1) all images shot with Bellows Takumar 100/4 at f/8 or so.
I saw this online and tried it for myself. If you've got the weather I strongly encourage you to try this even if you don't bother to photograph, it's fascinating to watch the ice crystals slowly form across the bubbles, even as they float in midair.
Find a spot with no wind, they shatter as easily as you'd expect.
2) The smallest breath cuts them like a blowtorch.
4) Sometimes stuff looks cooler after you wreck it.
I found the round bubbles look better in real life than in photos (shallow DoF) so I did some flat ones that do look nice in photos.
What I'd like feedback about is - I've cranked the contrast and sharpening much more than usual, trying to bring out the subtle patterns of the crystals. Is it overdone?
Also, does anyone else feel that the flat ones photograph better than the round ones?
I welcome C&C, editing my pics and reposting them on the forum is fine.
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