Methane Bubbles Shoot


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When winter comes and the lakes and ponds start to freeze, sometimes plants and other organic matter start to decompose. That creates methane bubbles. Sometimes these get trapped in the ice. This is most frequent in shallow water without too much flow.  I will be checking conditions the week before to make sure we have solid ice.

Please bring micro-spikes so you don’t slip on the ice.

In addition you may want to bring knee and elbow pads to get down on the ice and be comfortable.

We will be meeting at Vivian Park in Provo . Exact Location and Details Sent in Confirmation Email Upon Registration

Tips For Photographing Methane Bubbles:

  • Get low. It is recommended to get way down to lake level and using a wide-angle lens to exaggerate the size of the bubbles. This will help them to compete with a more dominant background, such as mountains.
  • Shoot vertically. Many landscape photographers tend to shoot horizontally. Put the bubbles in the foreground and shoot vertically. This will add depth to your images and make them more engaging to look at.
  • Find a group. As nice as the massive swatches of bubbles are, they can clutter up compositions. Find a smaller concentration of bubbles to give you a clean foreground, so that no elements need to be cut out of the frame. This will also help your image to look organized and intentional.