It’s a cold and frosty winter’s morning and I’m sitting with a cup of tea in my living room. Oh, how beautiful it is outside. I’d really like to capture that. Equipped with my mobile phone, my camera, my drone, a straw and my soap bubble mixture I head off outdoors. Yes, you read correctly – soap bubble mixture. What for? You’ll soon see! 😊
I’m lucky that I live on the outskirts of Kleinarl and therefore not far from picturesque fields, trees, streams and gentle footpaths, and don’t have to get into my car first. First of all, I photograph the glistening scenery with the camera on my mobile phone and allow my friends to share these fabulous moments via social media. I switch the aperture to “pro-mode“ on my phone and look for a branch or a fence to use as an out of focus foreground to emphasize the landscape. Perfect!
After a short while, the houses around me get less and less and I decide to observe my surroundings from another perspective. I unpack my drone, switch it on and it takes off from my hand. And it heads up into the sky! Have you ever seen anything like it? On the screen I appear smaller and smaller and my surroundings larger and larger until I disappear completely, and I can only see unspoilt snowfields. Streams, lakes and paths look so much interesting from up above. A fantastic bird’s eye view…
Happy, and with both hands in my jacket pockets I observe my surroundings. What’s that? I nearly forgot my soap bubble mixture! Now, the fun starts. My soap bubble mixture consists of water, washing-up liquid and a little bit of sugar, by the way. I dip the straw with the moist end as far as possible into the snowy ground and blow gently horizontally into the straw. Careful – the bubbles burst very quickly. As soon as the bubble sits on the snow it starts to freeze. The wonderful snow crystal pattern appears very slowly, until the whole frozen soap bubble is photographed. Oops, now it’s burst, but the frozen leaves are still standing. So beautiful! I simply must give it another try! I need a few attempts, but it’s not really that difficult. 😊
Have you ever noticed that in the morning cool crystal patterns form on the windscreen when your car stands outside overnight? Grab your mobile phone and with a focused-unfocused combination shot you’ll have a great photograph – and it’s sure to be your “pic of the day“.
Do you have beautiful pictures of your last winter holiday in Wagrain-Kleinarl? Then tag us with @wagrainkleinarl or @bloghuette.at on Instagram – we’ll gladly share! You’ll find more great winter photos on the social channels of Wagrain-Kleinarl Tourism / Bloghuette.at or on #wagrainkleinarl / #bloghuette.