Over the past week or so I have been experimenting with the camera, as my neck will allow me to do. One item that I came across while on photography sites was the camera strap called a Black Rapid, which puts the weight on your shoulder rather than your neck, (of which I have never liked anything pulling on my neck) so I hand hold or use the tripod. Here is what the Black Rapid looks like and how it works, makes perfect sense to me.
This weeks experiments did not come out as well as I had hoped, however the only way to get good at anything is to practice, practice, practice. I have all sorts of card making card stock and papers that lend themselves very well to colored backgrounds for this type of photography.
Clicking on the pictures will enlarge them in the same window, and brings out the minute details not seen in the smaller version
The photographs of bubbles ad reflections in bubbles were obtained by using a clear glass pie plate set about 5 inches above the paper or some cases sheet moss. glass stones and geranium and viola blossoms.
I decided after trying vegetable oil on water, agitated with the hand of an artist pain brush, that I did not care for the result from vegetable oil and preferred the thicker viscosity of Olive Oil instead. The bottom 7 pictures above makes me think of “The Planets” by Holst
Some pictures were taken using Dawn agitated in warm water, I will try this many more times. it is so easy to experiment many times over with this method. Best part of all is there is no film to develop!!!
Above photos were done using Dawn in warm water.
These were taken of geranium blossoms through olive oil.