Emerald Ice

This was an interesting experiment, and I ended up with a pretty cool abstract image.  Before filling a water balloon with water I added a few drops of food coloring then froze it.  Once it was frozen the balloon came off the ice very easily.  I ran a little water over the ice to get some melting started then took a close up picture of the emerald colored ice.

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I had the camera on a tripod and the ice on a plate to catch the water melting off the ice chunk.  I had this set up on the kitchen table with the light above dimmed about 1/3 of the way down and set a flash to the right near the back of the ice and used the pop up flash on the camera.  I didn't use any diffusers of any kind just hard light to really catch the details in the ice.


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