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Tiny Bubbles

Welcome back! I hope everyone enjoyed the weekend. I know that it was a long weekend in the US and here in Ontario we enjoyed a long weekend with Family Day. It was nice to have the extra day off and enjoy some downtime with my family.

Last week I got inspired to try something new. I was on Rachel Cohen’s Photography site (if you haven’t visited you really must. Just click on the link) and she created an abstract from oil and water. Rachel was actually inspired to try this when she visited Beverly Everson’s Photography site (yes definitely check out her site as well). I actually commented on Beverly’s post and asked her how she achieved this look. A few minutes later I received an email from Beverly giving me instructions. I think I need a bit more practice but here’s my first attempt of some macro photography of oil and water.

Now I’m usually pretty good at following instructions but once I got myself all set up and I filled a shallow dish with oil and added a bit of water here’s what I came up with….

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I actually liked how this came out but I thought “wow…why am I getting so many bubbles?”  Well I went back to Beverly’s instructions and I realized that I was supposed to fill a shallow dish with water first and then add a bit of oil….Duhh. For the image above I had my dish suspended over a bowl of blue and green marbles. Now for the correct mix of water and oil I placed two tulip stems under my dish and here’s what I came out with.

Remember you can click on any image to enlarge (they really do look better) or to Purchase a Print.

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Tiny Bubbles, bubbles, abstract, macro, macro photography, oil and water, pastels,

Tiny Bubbles, bubbles, abstract, macro, macro photography, oil and water, pastels,

It’s fun to experiment with something new.


iPhone Friday

Oh I’m so excited. I finally upgraded from a Blackberry to an iPhone a couple of weeks ago and am I having fun. Having a camera with me where ever I go is fantastic and the iPhone is truly incredible. I’ve also been playing around with different apps and effects and I thought I’d share some of this weeks creations with you. Before I get into the images I have to give a big shout-out to Justin Balog, who is an incredible photographer and has the best iPhone Photography Tutorial that I’ve found. It’s free and there’s tons of information so grab a cup of coffee, click here and enjoy.

Tulips...can Spring be far?

Yes it snowed on the weekend.

Loved the patterns the snow made on this metal bench

Brady

Pepsi...Cheeseburger....

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