Hope Thurston Carter has been experimenting with the very precise art of photographing bubbles in freezing temperatures for the past few years, which was inspired by some classes she helped teach in her children’s schools.
She took a camera into the freezing outdoors, where she would blow bubbles that would then crystallize, and before they disappeared, she clicked the shutter. No two bubbles are alike. Each gives rise to a different kind of icy landscape.
Carter says the ideal outdoor temperature should be between 10F and 15F (-12C and -9C) and with no wind, not even the slightest breeze.
Then it is a matter of blowing the bubble, checking where the light is most effective to capture the crystals as they form and shooting it quickly as the ice crystals develop rapidly.
Check out some of Carter's beautiful, cool bubble formations…
See more of her gorgeous work at Hope Carter Photography