February 2, 2013

Staying Afloat

I ran across a tutorial for photographing fruit submerged in seltzer water.  I thought I'd give it a try.

I must buy a bigger vase - the one I have on hand is very small - not quite 3x3.  It would be hard to place any fruit in it.  Besides that, I didn't have any fruit in the house that I thought would look good floating in the seltzer - a banana - doubt it.  I did have some lovely flowers on the kitchen table and thought that might work instead.   

The flower kept floating around, so it was necessary to hold it down.  I swished it around to create the bubbles.

This is my favorite!

green-patterned scrapbook paper behind the vase in the first two shots; replaced with pink for the one below

This was a lot of fun to do.


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34 comments:

tiarastantrums said...

oh what a great idea - I love this - I'm totally going to try this out!

Carol L McKenna said...

Wow! Very creative photography ~ lovely!

Carol of: A Creative Harbor ^_^

Karen @ away for the weekend said...

Oh, that does look like fun! Very cool images - but no floating banana? Hehe

EG CameraGirl said...

What a fun idea! I must try it...sometime. :)

Gina said...

Wow, that second photo stopped me, made me click open your post. What fabulous photos and so interesting how you got them!

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Your second is my favourite too! Great shot. When I saw your title I thought you may have had floods this week too - thankfully nit.

Jill Wellington said...

I LOVE how these turned out! I must try that myself.

~JarieLyn~ said...

So much fun and they all turned out really well. Now, I'm gonna have to try it at home myself. I love them. Great job.

Peg Peter said...

Your shots came out really well! I wonder what other kinds of things you can dip in soda for a shot? Hmm... Now I want to play with my camera and some soda. :)

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

NatureFootstep said...

hm. have to try it. I actually did something similar today. I put a flower in sweet water and froze it, then shot it. I have not posted it yet. :)

Leovi said...

Beautiful photos, I love those flowers, beautiful yellow. They are visual poems. Greetings.

Susan said...

Oh my...these are just amazing!!!

Linda Kittmer said...

What a fabulously fun idea Pat. I'll have to remember that for when I have the right thing to put in the pop. Hum...maybe that silly frog...

I love your images and the way you processed them!

louciao said...

Very cool effect! Thanks for sharing the technique. I also love the frame you chose.

Carletta said...

I've seen this experiment a few times and I've bought the fruit and the seltzer water but never seem to get around to doing it.
I think you did a wonderful job!
I like the idea of the different paper for backgrounds - a great idea.

Karen said...

That's cool! A fun project!

Pieni Lintu said...

Looks great! I like the 2nd one most!

SueAnn Lommler said...

What a creative approach to "water" photography! I loved this
Hugs
SueAnn

Kerri said...

Lovely creative images!!

L*A*M said...

I saw the same blog and have been playing with this too! So much fun! I only have huge backdrops so I've been using colored poster boards...but I will try your scrapbook idea. They came out great!

~L

Marcy said...

What a cool idea. I liked how you changed the background color so easily too.

I'm Pam said...

beautiful and creative. I like the idea and the framing. happy sunday!

Annesphamily said...

I love your take on this water photography! You have a true creative heart! Hugs Anne

Jeanne said...

Your favorite is my favorite too! pretty great shots

meleah rebeccah said...

Wow!! Just wow!! The second photo is my favorite of the three!

bailey-road.com said...

Looks like fun!

Marcie said...

What a clever and creative project. I think I'm going to have to try this. Thanks for the inspiration.

Laura Hull said...

What amazing captures!!!

gtyyup said...

That is SO cool!! I think the flower was much better than the fruit anyway! Lovely blog. Thanks for the visit. Happy Trails~

makiejl.com said...

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~Linda

Kay said...

Wow! These are wonderful shots. . .and what a great idea! I have some bubbly water in my refrigerator right now, and apples, or blueberries. Hmmmmm. Great job!

Madge Bloom said...

Very creative! I'll have to give it a try... I'm so glad you came by to share on Weekly Top Shot #68!

Jay said...

What a fun exercise! And I do love the results. I agree, that second one is gorgeous - but I'm not sure I don't prefer the last! Very, very nice.

Cath said...

I just found your blog and then I spotted this post...how amazing! I love the shots....so glad you tried the flower instead of fruit! the second shot of the floating flower is spectacular....great work!
Cath from Cath@Home