Mid-week themes for the second week of Photo 101 are big, natural world and warmth.
Have you ever seen this type of bubble blower? I grew up with the plain circle-on-a-stick wands that you had to blow your own hot air through to get bubbles.
We also had the homemade giant bubble makers with string threaded through plastic drinking straw “handles”. With those, you dipped the straws and string into a solution in a shallow dish and then slowly lifted your arms up, pulled the straws apart and pulled your mold through the air to create, hopefully, an enormous bubble.
This “Super Miracle Bubbles” machine, apparently, is the new generation. A battery powers a foam-bladed fan behind the two circle molds. It works really well but only if you’ve got the right solution. We ran out of the fluid that came with the blower so I made my own and it really didn’t work well. If you’ve got a first class homemade bubble solution recipe, please share!
I had no idea I’d caught the remnants of the burst bubble until after. What a treat!
Wizard of Oz? Lord of the Rings? Harry Potter? Does this photo remind you of anything?
I experimented with these owls before in colour from a slightly different angle and with changing contrast after. I’m much happier with this version. Seeing improvement in a record of similar shots is really gratifying!
If you have a blog, have you noticed any changes in your writing, photos, posting or anything else since you started? If not, what’s your favorite movie?