This message is brought to you by Julie Tauro, procrastinator extraordinaire. Hey, I am only making hay while the cold temps are so low…I made frozen bubbles today! So rather than work on my to do list, I am just taking a break to post some of those pictures…you know, just because I can.
Okay, here is the deal. Remember the first polar vortex a few weeks back? Lots of my photographer friends were all like, “look at these cool winter/frosty/snow pictures I took”, but I was all like “no damn way…too cold, staying in my quilts!”. BUT, this week it got cold again, and I am feeling less lazy (not by much though…don’t freak out or anything). So frozen bubble pictures it was. (I do have a REAL winter blog post in the works, about actual portrait photography, and it should even be done by Thursday, so yeah…I will do real work again soon).
First off, these were HARD to do. I mean, I have lots of expertise on blowing bubbles (hello…three kids here). But making them land on a cool spot, AND not break, AND freeze pretty-like, AND get my darned lens to cooperate in the cold..well, that was a whole different thing. I did get some cool shots though. I did a few in the morning on my own, but then my son came home from school and wanted to do some with me. I was thinking, “ah, mom and son bonding, he is SO freaking SWEET!” He is 16 now, so you have to take it when you can, right? My boy…who was ACTUALLY just wanting a cool photo for his instragram feed. AND he asked me to process it for him, so its actually half mine. Don’t let him say otherwise!
Here are my results.
These were a bit of a happy accident – in the morning attempt at these, I used the shelf on my BBQ (which is still out in the elements, covered in snow/ice…don’t judge). I swept the snow off the shelf in the morning. THEN when my son and I were out again in the afternoon, this COOL thin ice layer formed on that shelf (just the way I PLANNED it LOL).
Back to work I go! I am actually working on some cool things behind the scenes. They are more administrative in purpose, but with HUGELY impact the client experience (not the least of which, help me stay organized, less scatterbrained, and even maybe on time? Here’s to hoping!). So its fun, but fiddly work. Typically, that is the lot of a portrait photographer in January. Its a bit slower than usual session-wise, so its a great time to do these projects.
Frozen bubbles though are WAY more fun than that work, admittedly LOL!
I hope you took some time out of your busyness to have a bit of fun too.
Julie Tauro is a Kitchener Waterloo photographer and the owner at Tauro Photography. Tauro Photography has been providing photography services for families in the Kitchener, Waterloo and Cambridge since 2002. She also has a STRONG dislike for being cold, but will admit (grudgingly) that winter can look very pretty.