Thursday, January 15, 2015
Colder temperatures have made things a little harder than normal in terms of getting out to photograph. Honestly, sometimes you have the motivation to get out there, but it's squashed the minute you step into -20 degree wind chills. With that point in mind, I have been trying to do anything the last couple of days to get my mind in a better place. On Facebook, one of the groups I belong to suggested trying oil in water and seeing what you come up with. Yesterday, I decided to give it a try. I used a crate I purchased for portrait shots. I placed some scraps of construction paper on the bottom and stuck it beside the patio door. The patio light is indirect which is perfect. Next, I took a 11x17 casserole dish and filled it half way with water. Finally, I placed a couple drops of olive oil in the water. Using my macro lens to get good and close to the oil dots, I started snapping away. Using the breaks in the construction paper provided some very lovely colors to the oil spots. To see more, please visit my website at Alderimages.com.