An unreliable memoir

Ice Ice Baby

Ice cube
You’d think taking a picture of an ice cube would be easy wouldn’t you? Well it’s not. At least, taking the picture isn’t hard – light up an ice cube with the LED torch (giving the nice blue colour), snap on the extension tubes and away you go. Ice doesn’t run away. Ice plays it cool.

But there’s a problem. I wanted a picture of some lovely clear ice. If you just take an ice cube out of the freezer you get this cloudy effect. You need to make special ice cubes with very pure water and boil it before freezing to remove the dissolved gasses. Sigh. Time for a drink.

Nikon D5200 Tamron 30-300mm f22 70mm +68mm 1/30 ISO 100

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3 responses

  1. Clear or cloudy, it’ll still cool your G & T nicely.

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    January 23, 2015 at 5:40 pm

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