So, recently I have been very unwell.
On Saturday I got up out of bed, and said I need to be creative. No more lazing around feeling sorry for myself.
I had a thought about doing some more macro photography, and how I can really make some cool water shots. Then I saw an oily dish left in the sink and then it hit me, “Oil & Water”.
So, I found a glass in a cabinet and filled three quarters with water. After I took some olive oil and then attempted to put just a few drops. I then realised that getting the right mixture of water & oil is going to be tricky.
Once I was happy with the mix, I surrounded the glass with some differently coloured materials, and as I was outside the lighting was perfect…no flash needed. A fully charged battery on my Nikon D90, attached my macro specific lens and then my tripod. I did have to place the lens very close to the glass to get the best out of the lens.
A few shots later I wanted to spice things up a little. I added just a few drops of orange food colouring, and the oil surrounded the colouring and formed these circular pockets of colour. Fortunately they all stayed together and enabled me to get some beautiful mixes of colour and water.
The photos were shot in RAW, and some increased contrast and saturation was applied just to make the colours ‘pop’ a little more. Was a great project, and if the weather is good again I will try this…but with my Lytro camera for some really interesting shots. Hope you like them, and you can to see the full album on my Facebook page. I always welcome comments, so please give me your feedback.