Frozen bubbles are always a challenge that I enjoy. I am never perfectly happy with the ones I take though.
The other day a photographer friend of mine posted some wonderful frozen bubble pictures. I asked him if he would please share his secret 🙂 He was very sweet and shared this with me.
Sugar in the solution helps a lot with the crystallization of the bubbles. He also mentioned to be sure that the sun is at a 45 degree angle from the bubbles and use a macro lens if possible. A simple background is best, a major challenge here! And then there are some common sense “rules”. A still day with single digit temperature works best, though low teens may work also. Dress warmly!
I am so excited, these work so much better than what I was doing! I am looking forward to many more attempts 🙂
If you want to try the recipe, here it is!
1/2 c warm water (distilled is recommended, but I used tap)
1 Tbl vegetable glycerin or corn syrup
1 Tbl sugar
1 Tbl dish soap; Dawn original is recommended, but most will work
- Combine water with sugar and glycerin.
- Stir well to dissolve sugar.
- Add dish soap and stir gently.
- Let sit at least 30 minutes before using.
- Store in airtight container
I do not know if these would work for giant bubbles, but the recipe for those are here if you want to try.