Trapped under ice

Thanks to dbmillerphoto for this tipster. It took six attempts and I only got one image that came out a treat, but so worth it. Here's the tipster www.lomography.com/magazine/lifestyle/2011/09/05/the-elemen…

20 Comments

  1. yyyhorn
    yyyhorn ·

    wow!!!!!

  2. analogmonolog
    analogmonolog ·

    amazing! brilliant!

  3. novakmisi
    novakmisi ·

    great, bravo !!!

  4. disdis
    disdis ·

    good one!

  5. badjuju
    badjuju ·

    Love this!

  6. cc-in-paris
    cc-in-paris ·

    awesome! great album!

  7. emkei
    emkei ·

    love it sooooooo much!!!

  8. snow_963
    snow_963 ·

    wow epic

  9. saramirimi
    saramirimi ·

    It's gorgeous!

  10. discodrew
    discodrew ·

    Thanks so much for all your likes and comments far more than I can reply to individually so this is a collective hug and kiss (-) x

  11. freckleface
    freckleface ·

    Wow yours turned out great!! I tried this out as well a while ago: www.lomography.com/homes/freckleface/albums/1751397-frosty-… , but yours looks awesome, you even got bubbles in there! good work :)

  12. discodrew
    discodrew ·

    Thanks @freckleface It was more by accident than judgement. I printed the pictures out and put them in the bottom of a baking tray, held down with a fridge magnet in each corner. Then froze it overnight. The first one the paper came loose and floated to the surface, rubbish, the second and third ones didn't have enough water so the ice disappeared after hitting with a hammer etc. By now four days had gone by and I had nothing to show for it so I thought sod it I'm going to fill the baking tray right up under loads of water this time.

    After I took it out of the freezer, after being in there overnight, the ice was so thick I couldn't see the picture underneath. So I thought I'll try to melt it down a little with some water. as soon as the water hit the ice it started to snap and crack. So I took some photos, then added a little more water, then took some more photos. I rubbed the areas I wanted to bring out more and hey presto there you go. I had to place a leaf at the top because I rubbed to much and you could see the paper coming through, apart from that it looked perfect.

    As for the bubbles, I have no idea how that happened but I imagine that the paper wasn't flat to the bottom of the tray and the air was pushed up from the bottom as it froze.

    Thanks

  13. breakingmyself
    breakingmyself ·

    Awesome, thanks for linking the tipster too, I have to try this :)

  14. davefilkins
    davefilkins ·

    Brilliant! Love the effect!

  15. evatje
    evatje ·

    Love this effect!

  16. xjessex
    xjessex ·

    gosh this is so siick...

  17. rakelodel
    rakelodel ·

    nice pic ;)

  18. yastatic
    yastatic ·

    amazing!

  19. peacocksky
    peacocksky ·

    incredible.

  20. elelostdog
    elelostdog ·

    great!