Lindsey Thompson’s amazing ice-Phoneography
Regular iPC contributor, Lindsey Thompson hasn’t let the UK’s coldest month keep her from her iPhoneography passion – quite the opposite. I caught up with this unstoppable creative iPhone artist extracting the most amazing dramatic scenes, colours and textures from ice-cubes...
--Nicki Fitz-Gerald iPC--
As with most of my macro photography, the images I capture are normally subjects I tend to stumble upon in the garden. I created a mini series last month based on an idea from finding frozen ice sheets outside. The children had removed the ice from rainwater pots and I realised many had foliage frozen inside, I was quite interested in how the subjects were surrounded by wonderful ice formations and bubbles, so after capturing a few images I decided to recreate my own version in ice cube trays and filled with a selection of different subjects of my choice.
The selection included small flowers, sunflower seeds, cardamom pods, foliage, berries and a few other random ingredients from the kitchen cupboards! I filled the tray and left in the freezer overnight.
Once the tray was frozen, I popped out the cubes to see if any of them had been successful, out of the 12 filled cubes around 6 of them had frozen well and was able to capture some interesting results. Particularly with the air bubbles and lines around the subject.
I captured these images with Camera+ (stabiliser function) and Lomora 2, with some further editing in Snapseed, Iris and Camera+.
The experiment gave me new ideas I would like to try and now opportunities to use some of these image results for texture/blending purposes with other works in the future.
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