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Oil on Water

By tonyheps  
Oil on water is something I've been meaning to try for ages. After a failed attempt before Christmas I had another go yesterday using flash lighting to stop the movement and get a reasonably fast shutterspeed.

Tags: Studio Water Abstract Lighting Colourful Patterns Close-up and macro Oil

Voters: PhilT2, sawsengee, Debmercury and 17 more

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Debmercury 1 25 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2020 12:27PM
Beautiful a bit like looking into a kaleidoscope!

Deb. 😊
RLF Plus
10 18 4 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2020 1:39PM
Terrific bubbles and coloursSmile
EddieAC Plus
16 2.9k 2 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2020 8:53PM
My first oil on water attempt was similar.

When looking through the viewfinder or live view you can see that there is motion. Oil blobs are merging with others and others are floating around and it seems that it's like the sea all with it's own currents.

I made a cup of tea and waited for around half an hour until everything was still. Smile
tonyheps 17 6 1
20 Jan 2020 7:42AM
There's more movement than you would expect. Flash stops any misbehaving bubbles!. Flat plane of focus is troublesome as well!

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