Hi everyone. A slightly weird query here. Related to both photography and (sort of) food, so I figured this was the best place to ask.
I’m getting into macro still life photography (i.e. very close-up photographs of everyday objects) and something I’d like to try is shooting ice cubes at extreme close up, so a single cube would fill the frame. I think that it would expose all sorts of interesting details. A follow-on thought was that it might be interesting to try and make ice cubes that are shot through with some kind of “marble” effect. I thought about mixing food colouring into the water, but I assume that would just result in coloured ice cubes, rather than the streaks of colour I’m looking for. I wondered about something with a different consistency to water mixed in - oil? Gelatine? I don’t need the ice cubes to be edible, so it doesn’t necessarily need to be a foodstuff. I’ll be using a dedicated ice-cube try for this as well.
Any ideas are very welcome.