Bubbly for the New Year!

New Year’s Day was cold and rainy, so I decided to undertake an indoor photo project.  I mixed water, cooking oil and a couple of drops of dishwashing liquid in a glass with a clear bottom.  I mixed the bubbles with a bamboo skewer.  A drinking straw might have produced larger bubbles.  I mounted my camera on a tripod with my 60mm macro lens attached.  Camera was set to manual focus.  I used various colorful textures under the glass.  The ones that I like best used brightly patterned pieces of clothing.  I lit my shot with a small desk lamp aimed at the fabric.  I would have preferred to use my off-camera flash, but I had to send it in to Olympus for repair last week.  Here is a link to a comprehensive article detailing how to shoot oil and water bubbles http://www.marcgcphotography.com/oil-and-water-photography-creative-technique-php/  And, here are some of my results–



About Susan Gutterman

I am an amateur photographer and occasional blogger, living in northern California. I also enjoy reading, walking, traveling, volunteering and spending time with my family and my yellow lab, Gabby.
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8 Responses to Bubbly for the New Year!

  1. Jane Lurie says:

    Cool effects and well shot, Susan.


  2. Bernadette says:

    This is so interesting. Please share at the Senior Salon today if you get a chance.


  3. Marie says:

    Wow. They look like microscope shots of funky organisms. 🙂


  4. jenanita01 says:

    Lovely bubbly…


  5. Those are so cool and beautiful too. What a neat idea.


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