Bubbly Surprise

Drivers in Florida had to swerve to avoid an  enormous bubbly surprise by the side of the road on Monday  morning.

And now police in Boca Raton are  investigating who committed the age-old prank of pouring entire bottles full of  dish soap into the fountain at the entrance to the Loggers’ Run  neighborhood.

Witnesses described how the joke-gone-wrong  caused the fountains on the waterfall to create a huge foamy mess that grew out  of control as it spread across the road.

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Growing: This is the huge soapy bubble that bellowed out of a fountain in Boca Raton, Florida on Monday

This is the huge soapy bubble that bellowed out  of a fountain in Boca Raton, Florida on Monday

 

‘I thought maybe it was like fake ice or  something,’ said witness Joyce Seays. ‘But when I got closer, I saw that it was  kind of moving and I was like, ‘nope, it’s soap suds.’

On her way to work when she came across the  huge mess, Seays said that the prankster didn’t even bother to clear away the  evidence when they committed their joke.

Hazard: The bubble cloud spread onto the road and spilled its foamy mess in front of drivers

The bubble cloud spread onto the road and  spilled its foamy mess in front of drivers

 

Dodging: This car driver shows how the bubble cloud spread across the road in Boca Raton

This car driver shows how the bubble cloud  spread across the road in Boca Raton

 

She said that several empty bottles of dish soap could be seen scattered near to the waterfall attached to the  fountain.

Seays also spoke about the potential for an  accident caused by the bubbles.

Unusual: At first drivers were perplexed as to what the giant soapy bubble cloud was

At first drivers were perplexed as to what the  giant soapy bubble cloud was

 

‘If it would have gone in front of me,  covering my windshield, I would have panicked,’ said Seays.

The bubbles did not just create a road hazard  for several drivers. The prank could also prove expensive to clean up from the  waterfall.

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Soapy Alien Planets

At first glance these incredible images appear to show the mystifying surfaces of distant planets.

But on closer inspection, the photos reveal they are actually soap bubbles.

They were created by photographer Jason Tozer, using dish washing  liquid, a coat hanger bent into a hoop and a plate.

Blowing bubbles: Visual communication magazine Creative Review commissioned photographer Jason Tozer to shoot a series of soap bubbles to test out the capabilities of a Sony D-SLR
Picture perfect: The photos were created 'in-camera', meaning filters and effects were not applied in post-production The photos were created ‘in-camera’,  meaning filters and effects were not applied in post-production
Process: To achieve the planetary like images, Tozer began by blowing through a straw into a plate of soap solution, turning the camera on what formed on the near-side of the dishTo achieve the planetary like images, Tozer began by blowing through a straw into a plate of soap solution, turning the  camera on what formed on the near-side of the dish
Rainbow effect: By blowing through a straw into a plate of the solution, Mr Tozer created the more planet-like images

‘I looked online for bubble recipes and a bit of glycerine is apparently the key,’ said Mr Tozer to Creative  Review who commissioned him to create a series of photos based on the theme of bubbles.

‘Ten parts water, one part dish washing liquid  and a little bit of glycerine. We also used distilled water as well because hard water isn’t so good.’

He explained that his against a black background, his assistant would wave the coat  hanger hoop through the air with the liquid on.

Process: Mr Tozer explained that his against a black background, his assistant would wave the coat hanger hoop through the air with washing-up liquid on
Creative: Mr Tozer then used a lens cap wet with solution to achieve a single bubble shape to photographMr Tozer then used a lens cap wet with  solution to achieve a single bubble shape to photograph
Changing: Mr Tozer found that as more bubbles were made from the solution, the less colour that appeared on the surface Mr Tozer found that as more bubbles were made  from the solution, the less color that appeared on the surface
Stunning: The bubbles take on a dream-like quality as their surfaces all vary

He would then attempt to capture them with  the camera, although moving bubbles are a tricky subject to pin down.

By blowing through a straw into a plate of the solution, Mr Tozer created the more planet-like images.

He took the photo of what was formed on the  near-side of the plate and then used a lens cap wet with solution to achieve a single bubble shape to photograph.

Colour spectrum: Each snap is unique and takes on its own individual shape, colour and photographic presence  Each snap is unique and takes on its own individual shape, color and photographic presence

Ethereal: The colour of the bubbles varied according to the amount of soap, ranging from a burnt orange to blue

Big and small: The surfaces of the bubbles and sizes varied greatly

The beauty of the photos is that they are not digitally altered – they are produced completely in-camera.

Each bubble is unique and takes on its own individual shape, color and photographic presence.

Mr Tozer found that less colors appeared on the surface as  further bubbles were made from the batch of dish washing liquid.

‘The detergent  seems to sink to the bottom of the bubbles, leaving the water behind, so you gradually get different images,’ he explained.

Attribution: Daily Mail