Sunday

Sunday - Water & Oil

Today's Sunday post has a dual purpose. Of course I continue to photograph for our Sunday Project, but I also wanted to share about my macro journey.

Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.
— Thomas Merton

The quote by Thomas Merton is so true for me when it comes to macro photography. I can work on macro for hours; it helps me to forget the stress of the week at work. Macro photography has become my zen-place.

I started the macro journey in 2016; I enjoy to learn and be more creative. Don't get me wrong, I love photographing flowers with water-droplets. However, I wanted to push myself more, so I signed up for the Macro Masterclass Membership, hosted by the fabulous Tiffany Kelly.

In our first month of the class, Tiffany challenged up to think outside the 'water box'. For the last couple of weeks I tried to create images with bubbles; without success at this point. I still have to think that one through.

This weekend I worked for the first time with water & oil (inspired by one of my class mates). I tell you one thing: IT IS ADDICTIVE. I couldn't stop chasing the oil on the water. To create the below images, I used warm water with a couple of drops of EVOO. Underneath the water-bowl I laid one of my macro flower images to get some color in the images.

Here are my 3 favorite images from this weekend:

Tamron 90mm Macro Lens  - SS 1/80 - f4.5 - ISO 1250

Tamron 90mm Macro Lens - SS 1/80 - f4.5 - ISO 1250

Tamron 90mm Macro Lens  - SS 1/80 - f4.5 - ISO 1250

Tamron 90mm Macro Lens - SS 1/80 - f4.5 - ISO 1250

Tamron 90mm Macro Lens  - SS 1/80 - f4.5 - ISO 1250

Tamron 90mm Macro Lens - SS 1/80 - f4.5 - ISO 1250

Thank you for stopping by today...until next time - stay creative by trying new things.

Iris (TGTG)

Serenity Project - March 2018

Welcome to our Serenity Project for the month of March 2018. The Serenity project is a collaborative photography project in which we want to share images that convey peace and calm.

If you have been following my work, my little studio has become my place of serenity. Over the last three months I have created more images than ever at the beginning of any given year. Ask my hubby; I spend a lot of time in that space.

One thing that I love photographing (pretty much since I started digital photography) is food or food related items. I do still struggle with styling my food, but I am getting there. My hope is that I will be able to sign up for Anna Christine Larson's Illuminate class, to get some tips on how to style me food better.

At any rate, this month I wanted to share with you what I created a couple weeks ago. When I grew up, Sunday afternoons were down times with coffee and cake. I miss that greatly. So, I created some images with some mini cupcakes and photos of my mom and sister to remember these Sunday afternoons.

Canon 24-105mm Lens  - SS 1/125 - ISO 640 - f4.0 - Flat Lay Board by  Medium

Canon 24-105mm Lens - SS 1/125 - ISO 640 - f4.0 - Flat Lay Board by Medium

Lensbaby Velvet 56 - SS 1/100 - ISO 640 - f5.6

Lensbaby Velvet 56 - SS 1/100 - ISO 640 - f5.6

Follow the circle to see what my sweet and talented photography friend Eileen Critchley, San Antonio Photographer, is sharing for the month of March 2018: Mustang Island.

Thank you for stopping by today; until next time, keep calm and find a space you can call you own to create some images.

Iris (TGTG)