If you’ve been reading my blog you know I like to take pictures of oil and water. I find it fascinating and can literally get caught up in it for hours. Well, I did it again the other day. This time I used a different technique. My other images were all taken hand-held with my 100mm macro open wide (2.8-3.5) using a clear plastic cup on a light box with color blocked paper underneath. I aimed the camera at about a 40 degree angle which picked up refracted light and made the oil drops look like planets.
This time I actually used my tripod and remote release. The camera was set up to aim straight down at the oil drops – once again in the plastic cup on the light box – and I added a bit of dishwashing liquid to the water too. I shot at 7.1-11.0 and used a small flashlight to illuminate when needed. Hope you enjoy the slide show below. I’m pleased with the results – they are so different from the others. And just as addictive!!
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