Thursday, April 7, 2011

All That Glitters

is Gold!

Nikon D300s
Nikkor 24-70 f/2.8 @ 62mm
ISO 500
Shutter speed 1/500sec.
Aperture f/2.8

I think my tie in is pretty easy to figure out.
This was an idea that I got from a fellow amateur photographer on a message board that I frequent. It's a glass bottomed dish (think Pyrex) balanced on two boxes so it hangs between them. Then I placed my daughters puzzle under the glass to get some colors to shine through. Using a desk lamp to light the entire dish from underneath (hence the need to raise the dish) I filled the dish with water and drops of olive oil.
Stand back, relax and SHABAM! Let the water and oil do what they do naturally and snap away.

Pretty fun! I wish I had more time to play with different objects underneath but I put this together in about 10 minutes at my parents house before we headed out for dinner.

Did you find some inspiration today? I did. Strangely it came from dropping my little girl off for a playdate with Grandma and seeing my dish that I had brought over last week.
I hope you had a great Thursday. Be watching for that inspiration tomorrow. You might find it in a box of cereal.



  1. I thought Summer Shandy at first, then I wanted to swirl it around and watch the stirred up mess re-separate. Very pretty and fun to imagine the process. Love the arc and different sized circles.

  2. Very creative idea. I need to find out how to get to some of these message boards you go to. I need some inspiration this week ;). Nice shot.