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Photographer Captures Stunning Photos Of Ice Bubbles

Reported by: Send eMail Bethany Simmons
Web Producer: Bethany Simmons
Reported: Dec. 23, 2013 9:45 PM EST
Updated: Dec. 24, 2013 3:50 PM EST

Photo courtesy: Angela Kelly, Kelly Images and Photography
Photo courtesy: Angela Kelly, Kelly Images and Photography

Arlington, Washington

You might have built a snowman, made a snow angel or even had the best snowball fight ever, but have you ever created ice bubbles?

The photos that Angela Kelly of Arlington, Wash., has taken of natures ice cold beauty, has drawn national attention.

When Kelly learned that her Washington town was going to be hit with arctic temperatures last week, she decided to put a new spin on things by creating frozen bubbles and taking pictures of the creations.

"When I learned that we were expecting to see our coldest temperatures last week since last February, I knew I had to try to capture the ice we were bound to see it in its best (and most interesting) form," Kelly said.

Kelly, along with her 7-year-old son ventured outside when temperatures in the area dipped down to between 9 and 12 degrees.

After they snapped the pictures, Kelly and her son used a homemade solution that she looked up online. The ingredients included dish soap, karo syrup and water.

"We noted how they would freeze completely before the sun rose but that once the sun was in view they would defrost along the tops or cease freezing altogether," Kelly said. "We also noted how they would begin to deflate and implode in on themselves making them look like alien shapes or in some cases shatter completely leaving them to look like a cracked egg."

Kelly added that it was so cold that some of the smaller bubbles would freeze mid-air and drop like stones to the ground. "Are we ever too old to play with bubbles?" she said.

You can see more of her amazing natural photography -- frozen bubbles, melted frost and others, on the Kelly Images and Photography Facebook page.

KVAL Source.



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