After seeing this idea being done before I thought I'd give it a go so tried this out yesterday for the first time and thought I'd share it as others may find it interesting.
Use a clear freezer-proof dish to suit the size of your subject. Make sure the dish is level in your freezer, using filtered water begin your first layer of water, being a couple of centimetre's deep, allow it to freeze before adding more layers, as this stops your subject from sinking to the bottom of the dish and by slowly building up layers gives you more control in placement of your subject (tip - just top up your layers without removing the dish from the freezer, as removing the dish to top up gave me problems and I had to start over a few times).
Place your subject in the dish after the first layer has frozen. Over the day add layers and allow it to freeze until your subject is covered (but don't cover it to thickly with the ice or it will be difficult to see the subject though the top of the ice). Once frozen if you want more of your subject to show through the ice use warm water (NOT boiling water) to help melt some of the ice away and to add interest with cracks. Once you are happy with the coverage of the subject sit your dish on a cloth near a window (I took mine outside in the late evening sun, due to poor lighting in our house) and shoot away.
I'm definitely doing this again, and will try to choose an easier subject (rose bud is chunky... LOL) I have many subject ideas in mind. My rose bud is not the perfect example, but gives you the idea.
I hope others will give it a go and post their results.
Camera - Canon 650D
Aperture - f10
shutter speed - 1/166sec
ISO - 100
Last edited by smudged-blue; 12-15-2012 at 09:54 PM.
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