This week I finally managed to try out frozen flower photography.
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Frozen flower photography was a topic recently in Emma Davis’ A Year with my Camera graduates group. If you want to get off auto, then I totally recommend Emma’s free course AYWMC You can do the course totally free like I did (hmm, well, I’m not sure I ever really finiished the practical side in 2 years of reading the email lessons), or buy the year with my camera workbook alongside.
It turns out photographing frozen flowers is really difficult. From working out what water works best, how to float the flowers near the top, and then how long to freeze (not long – mine was in far too long). But it was an experience, and it’s quite intriguing to see the ice bubbles and streaks when it doesn’t go right. More practice needed I think. Plus I need a bigger pot and smaller more open flowers to get a better view of them. This tulip was a little dead to begin with, but ou can still see the petal detail.
The rest of the week was a bit of a wash out thanks to N having a rash from Monday evening. I forgot to check it on the Tuesday, and wasn’t til bathtime the OH reminded me, and we noticed it was more pronounced. A bit like a heat rash, presumably viral with no other symptoms like you’d expect. He went to school on Wednesday after an early call to check with 111 – they just suggested antihistimine but no bad diagnosis. But Wednesday at school it got worse especially on his face. So a quick trip to the doctors to get it properly checked. But same diagnosis.
I kept him off on Thursday as it got worse again (luckily I can work from home), and Friday it was worse again – down his legs and blotchier on his arms and face. So a repeat trip to the doctor to check that the thraot infection that had threatened to appear earlier. Thankfully the inflamation looked better so not a problem. He was sad to miss his class assembly but had said he really didn’t want to do it because he didn’t want to stand up in front of everyone with his face rash. I tried to compare his temporary rash to what some people have to walk round with every day, but I’m not sure he grasped that.
So a different week, and hopefully, we’ll be totally back to normal next week.