I needed a little recreation this week so I photographed soap bubbles. I set up for macro using a 100mm macro lens in front of to 56mm of extension tubes. My camera was attached to my tripod using a macro rail. The scene was lit by an Alien Bee strobe light with a diffuser attached.
I looked on the internet for soap bubble mixtures. I found that a combination of dish soap, distilled water, and glycerine would make long lasting bubbles. I filled the cap of a can of spray paint with this mixture and used a drinking straw to blow my bubbles. I found that I could make several small bubbles and then pick one to enlarge by pushing the straw into it and blowing gently. In general, though, I liked the smaller bubbles more.
Here are the results.
6 thoughts on “Soap Bubbles”
Wow! An ethereal beauty 🙂
I find them beautiful too!
There’s a lot of wow in there 🙂
Some simple things turn out to be amazingly complex
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So true. Glad your experiments are going well 🙂
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