Carbonation Dances on Ice

Posted by Yonatan (New York, United States) on 8 December 2009 in Abstract & Conceptual.

With a macro lens comes a whole new appreciation for the ordinary. Kneeling down low with the lens focused just inches away from the subject affords you a completely new perspective on reality. I credit this concept to two photographers. The initial idea comes from Bryan Peterson, specifically this video tutorial on YouTube. The second bit of inspiration comes from Don Smith and his beautiful capture of a frozen leaf.

The images above are 4 consecutive exposures with my new macro lens. I took a normal everyday drinking glass and filled it with ice. I then added some tonic water to the glass to and began looking for a pleasing composition with carbonation bubbles on the ice and glass. While taking a few shots I noticed the dynamic movement of the bubbles and in this particular series, I found their dance to be quite interesting. I hope you enjoy!

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