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Photographer captures bubbles during arctic temperatures
When cold weather hits some people stay cozy and warm indoors, but one Washington woman had a different idea.
Angela Kelly has made a name for herself for her natural displays of dew drops and melting frost, and when cold weather headed her way she decided to try something different: pictures of frozen bubbles.
"When I learned that we were expecting to see our coldest temperatures last week since last February, I knew I had to try to capture the ice we were bound to see it in its best (and most interesting) form," she said.
Kelly and her 7-year-old son went out on some cold mornings when the temperatures ranged from nine to 12 degrees.
Then they used a homemade bubble solution from a recipe she found on the Internet that combined dish soap, karo syrup, and water.
"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," Kelly said. "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."
Kelly said it was so cold that some of the smaller bubbles would freeze mid-air and drop like stones to the ground.
"Are we ever too old to play with bubbles?" she asked, rhetorically. "I really think that this is the most fun, unique and beautiful series I've done yet!"
Photo Courtesy: Angela Kelly, Kelly Images and Photography, https://www.facebook.com/AKellyImages