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

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