I have been staying true to both myself and the purpose of this project, and I have been branching WAY outside of what’s comfortable for me in photography. That said, I can say without a bit of hesitation that today’s photo is really quite awful. In case you’re wondering what the hell this photo is, this is what is called “abstract photography”.
Abstract photography, sometimes called non-objective, experimental, conceptual or concrete photography, is a means of depicting a visual image that does not have an immediate association with the object world and that has been created through the use of photographic equipment, processes or materials.
Did you get that? Me neither.
So I grabbed a few ideas from Pinterest, pieced together a few tutorials, gathered my materials and attempted to create “Oil and Water Abstract Photography”. I don’t know what happened, the tutorials seemed simple enough… My biggest challenge was the oil, it never stopped moving, it never came to a complete stop so all the photos are blurry except this one photo, and well, it’s just sort of ugly. It appears that I may have gotten pretty heavy handed pouring the oil and I think I created more of an oil slick than any sort of “droplet” as outlined in the tutorials. Honestly, every single time I moved a muscle, pressed my remote clicker or even just exhaled it would start spinning and swirling in the dish. I normally provide the camera settings used to achieve a photo, but today, well no one needs to know what happened here.
I’ll try this again someday, but seriously, what the hell? Further research required…
“As long as you can laugh at yourself, you will never cease to be amused.” unknown