Experimenting with freezing flowers

Experimenting with freezing flowers

The other morning when I was taking some photos one of the flowers I was photographing fell off. I thought perhaps this was time to try freezing some flowers to photograph.

This idea is not mine.

I’ve seen Kathleen Clemons do it a lot. I don’t know how she does it and I’ve never really looked into it. However it might be time I did do some research.

What I got really didn’t work, but I am going to keep trying. While I did take some photos with my phone, I think I would wait until I work out the freezing method before I try taking photos with my macro lens.

Here are the experiments, they aren’t great, but hopefully the start of something different.

30 Responses

  1. interesting experiment, I never thought of it. I do have some photos from several years ago of daffodils crawling out of a snow drift that I have posted before. I like them and may post them again. Also I have some roses snapped against some snow…my Knock-Out roses have done all sorts of tricks. 🙂 I suppose one could photograph a frozen blossom, but the rub would be in the thawing out. At any rate, it is an interesting task.

    • They all sound fantastic Pat, we don’t get snow here so I can’t do any of that, though I have always meant to get out when we have a frost, but then I decide it is too cold, lol. It is interesting and I know I could do much better, but will have to continue experimenting. Thank you Pat.

    • I have some nice icicle shots from last week, if my machine is cooperating I’ll see if I can post some.

    • They sound great, I will have to look out for them.

    • I enjoy experimenting with odd shots. Most people that see my efforts aren’t terribly impressed, although my photographer-friends seem mildly interesting. It looks like my computer may be cooperating with my photo programs.

    • That is great that your computer is cooperting. My husband is a programmer, so I yell Dave when I have trouble and leave it to him. lol
      I don’t think you should worry about what other people think, you really can’t think about that, do what makes you happy and you will always find others where your work makes them happy too.

    • very true. My late husband wasn’t involved in computers, but I had one the minute one was available in my price range. I had been saving up for a Selectric2 typewriter, and bought my first computer in 1983. The first of many.

    • Wow, you really did on board early. I used my first computer in 1985, I think it was. They were very different then to what we can do on them now. Oh remember floppy disks. lol

    • At about the same time the newspaper I worked for went to computer…I was part-time then, so I learned the new mainframe on a need-to-know basis. I was also working for our Congressman and we went from typewriters to keyboards also. My first computer the Kaypro2 had two floppy drives, the A drive contained the operating system, and the B drive was working and storage space. It was love at first sight. 🙂

    • OH wow, the first computer I used was exactly the same, one disk for the programme and the other for the data. haha, brings back memories. I didn’t like it, though that could have been more because my boss was a horrible person and not helpful at all. When I met my husband in 1989 it all changed. He is a programmer so computers have always been part of our lives.

    • chances are that your boss didn’t have even as much experience with computers than you did. There was a manual that came with my first computer… it might as well have been in Greek. The operating system was C/PM and there was a word-processing system: WordStar….primitive but effective; prior to WordPerfect. I have never forgiven Microsoft for forcing Word into prominence.

    • He didn’t know Pat, that was the problem. He had no idea and was told by the people who sold it to him that he needed to get part of it set up by his accountant and refused. So I got blamed for that not working. He didn’t understand computers at all. Did get that programming and using a program were very different things. I loved WordPerfect. I was thinking about that the other day. It was a great program.

    • WordPerfect is still around, and I do subscribe to the latest version. I don’t do that kind of writing (academic etc) anymore, so I use WordPress and Notepad for the writing that I do. Re your old boss…those people that are not “computer literate” are still around, and most of them have no idea what they are missing.

    • I had no idea that it was still around. I just subscribe to Office now, it was easier for all of us, plus you get all the other programs as well.
      My husband has to deal with a lot of them in his job. Some of the things that people, ie managers, have said to him have been outrageous.

    • WordPerfect was thriving long before Microsoft muscled their way in and took over as the standard. I to this day refuse to use Word. WordPerfect is very much alive, though, and if and when I need a full scale word processing program I will use the latest WordPerfect. I have it on my computers now, although most of the writing I do is with WordPress blog.

    • Yeah, Microsoft are very good at doing that. We have used some free programs that are available, but there were problems with it when my girls were going to school, and it was more the type of file for their homework. I can’t remember, and then we just kept it.

    • Before WordPerfect, the software included with my Kaypro had a free word-processing program called WordStar. I loved it, but when I started at University of Cleveland the computer lab required only WordPerfect 4.5. That’s where I really learned to do computing…the lab techs were very helpful and were there all the time. I was working on my degrees at the time, so for 15 years or so I wrote papers and essays. Before (and after) my university days I was at the newspaper. And since 2011 I’ve been blogging regularly with WordPress.

    • You have a long history with it all, that is incredible. You have done well Pat. I must admit I was terrified of them to start with, but my husband has shown me that you don’t need to be.

    • I used to be afraid the thing would blow up or something at first. And I admit that I had my share of disasters, both of the pushing the wrong button variety…and lightening bolts…and power failures. Now there are still those issues to deal with, of course, but fortunately there are usually “save” features.

    • I know that feeling, though I do remember spending 6 hours typing something and didn’t save and the computer crashed, so a lot of work was lost. I was so made. It was a horrible lesson, but ctrl s are my favourite keys now.

    • I like that WP saves every frequently. I have had some spectacular losses.

    • I think they all have some form of autosave now, even my blog does, which has helped a lot.

    • Yes, thank goodness for auto-save. 🙂

    • “the computer lost my paper” is the modern equivalent of “the dog ate my homework.” 🙂

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