Happy New Year’s everybody! In honor of the day, and the amount of champagne likely to be consumed across the country tonight, I decided to make some macro bubble images. I’ve been meaning to play around with this for some time, frankly since I stumbled on this shot and subsequent tutorial by Karli on The Bonnie 5. I came across a similar shot today in a book on close up photography by Bryan Peterson that I’m reading, and decided to spend some time this evening duplicating the setup.
I experimented with a lemon slice for a bit and quickly drew a crowd as the Mrs. and the girls all decided to come help. We moved on to other subjects, and had a blast playing around. Our joint choice for our favorite subject was the cherry on a toothpick, which gives us the image of the day.
We had so much fun that I can’t restrict myself to one image though. Here’s one of our earlier shots with the lemon slice. It would have been the shot of the day had the cherry not come on the scene.
In addition to the objects we were putting in the glass for the specific purpose of photography, there was the liquid going into the glass for the purpose of drinking. Such as this Samuel Adams Oktoberfest. Yes, I know it’s no longer in season. It’s my absolute favorite, so I build up a stockpile every year 😉 It’s a much simpler image, but I really like it.
Finally, we mixed some chemistry with our photography this evening. I’d heard that adding a pinch of salt to the sparkling water would add some extra bubbles. Apparently a pinch is smaller than I’d thought though! We dumped in a healthy dash of salt which caused an immediate and massive burst of bubbles that sent this little cherry and toothpick spinning around the glass. Not to miss an opportunity, I fired off a quick shot.
Happy New Year’s again, and I hope you all have as much fun this evening as we did!