Kelly at “Shutterbug Diary” commented on my Photo Experimenting 1, giving me a link to a different video saying I might find it interesting. She was right. (Thanks, Kelly.)
Video 1: Oil+Water+Soap (Add soap will make it easier, it said at one point.)
(It took me many tries, I have to tell you.)
1. When I watched the video, I didn’t realize how small those bubbles were. I was shock when I saw the real thing. 😉
2. The direction of the light is more crucial than I thought. After failing for several times, I finally changed where I placed the flashlight, and that did the trick. For me, anyway.
3. I tried to manually combine several small bubbles into a bigger one, and wasn’t very successful. My guess is that I might add a little too much of the soap.
4. The color was a nice surprise. I had an orange color place-mat under the glass.
5. I did darken the left top corner to erase the company name for the glassware.
Video 2: Oil+water
After watching one video, you will start seeing similar videos popping up. The difference between this one and the previous one is that it doesn’t add soap.
1. It’s easier this time since I kind of know where the flash light should be.
2. This, actually, is the result I had expected from previous experience.
3. Again, I used a household flashlight… because I was lazy.
Video 3: Rain-X and water
This is another video that popped up on my pc. Mark Wallace, actually, is the first photographer whose video I subscribed. His teaching style is straight-to-the-point, which I appreciate a lot. In this case, I would recommend to click the photo to see a bigger version of it.
1. I had a hard time to get this work. I, actually, went back to watch his video again. F22, he said.
2. After I switched to speed-light, not using my trustful flashlight, I finally made some progress.
3. Rain-x makes it easier to hand shape water droplets.
Video 4: Frozen Bubbles (water, corn syrup, sugar, dish soap)
After having a few extreme cold days, frozen-bubbles videos started popping up. I thought to myself: I can’t change the weather; I may as well take advantage of it. While waiting for a warmer day to go to a store to get corn syrup, I saw Kelly post a photo of a frozen bubble, which I liked a lot.
It should look better, I thought. My heart wanted to keep trying, but my hands wanted to quit. My husband said, “Why don’t you do it in the garage?”
1. Straw worked better.
2. Even a tiny wind could break those bubbles. I thought it was a pretty calm day, but, still, I had to move to a corner of the house to block almost-not-there wind.
3. Garage worked (no wind), but since it’s warmer, it took longer.
4. It still can be better; Winter is not over yet 😉
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