Monday, July 22, 2013

Oil and water!

Oil and water don't mix; we all know that.  But that combination can make for some unique photographs.  I saw a tutorial on this technique so, why not give it a try?  The problem: when I followed the instructions, nothing worked as planned.  So I played and changed everything, but mostly the f-stop.  And I had to use manual focus, too.  Here are the fun shots that came out of the session.

The oil and water are in a clear glass baking dish which is elevated over an old 60s style tie-dye t-shirt.

Swirl the oil and water and then wait for the bubbles to slow down before shooting.

I like how the individual bubbles pick up the "background."

The hard part is getting focus on the bubbles, and not the background.

The background here is a pile of brightly colored paper, cut into small pieces.

The t-shirt and colored paper managed to make it into this cluster of oil bubbles.

This is one of my favorites.

I think this is my favorite simply because of the color combination.

This was a fun morning!  Now I need to search around to find other ways to entertain myself while learning more about my camera. ☺

1 comment:

  1. I really like these ... and think I will try it.


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