Thursday, January 3, 2013

Water and Oil Don't Mix

The fact that water and oil don't mix can lead to some lovely images. Today was a very gray day. It stayed overcast all day long. The perfect day for some indoor photography. I grabbed a macro lens, a glass dish and photographed some drops of oil in water. There are such amazing color combinations and patterns that come up. They are just beautiful! God's love and blessings to all, chris


  1. those are really nifty. I'll have to give it a try

  2. I wish you success at it Teresa. There are a number of tutorials on youtube.Basics are a clear glass dish with a 1/4 inch of water. Pour in some cooking oil and stir it up. Elevate the dish about 8 inches to a foot above a background of colorful paper or a magazine ad. Shine a desklamp directly on the paper below the dish.Photograph from a tripod looking straight down into the dish from above. I use a 100 mm macro lens though other lenses will work.

  3. These are amazing. I'm loving your photography.
    Thanks for sharing