Different World

Squared – SQ139

An old article on Digital Photography School popped up in my stream the other day and it got me to do a little experimenting of my own. The article “How to Create Abstract Photos with Oil and Water and a Little Dish Soap” struck the right chord with me and Sunday morning after my normal routine was completed I dragged out the needed equipment to play.

It is not as easy as the article leads you to believe. I few wrong turns and a quick washing session for the glass plate before I started to get a few images I was happy to capture. Before I try again I need to get a few more colorful backgrounds. I also need a couple more eye-droppers in order to make placing the various liquids easier. Overall, I had fun and that was the best part…


MLCreations Photography: Squared &emdash; Different World

Different World
Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 60mm f/2.8 Macro, 1s, f/5.6, ISO 200

What Lies Within

Squared – SQ138
Delta Lake State Park

My quick run out to Delta Lake on Sunday yielded three images of the sunset before the sun slipped back into the clouds. I wasn’t going to waste this opportunity and I noticed within the ice along the beach there were very interesting patterns. I switched to my macro lens and started exploring. Obviously the ice lends itself well to a monochrome treatment which was my immediate immediately thought when I started to process this image. I also prefer to use the square image format as this is nothing but an abstract image.


MLCreations Photography: Squared &emdash; What Lies Within

What Lies Within
Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 60mm f/2.8 Macro, 1/5s, f/5.6, ISO 200


Heron in Autumn

Squared – SQ136
Old Erie Canal Park, DeWitt, NY


MLCreations Photography: Squared &emdash; Heron in Autumn

Heron in Autumn
Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 40-150mm f/4-5.6 R, 1/160s, 150mm, f/11, ISO 200


as goes the summer…

Squared – SQ134

Another of my “finds” from my walk around the building during lunch the other day. I processed this one using one of the abstraction styles I have been working on. Not the version I have created for the watercolor project but one of my earlier attempts.


MLCreations Photography: Blog Post Related &emdash; as goes the summer...

as goes the summer…
Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 60mm f/2.8 Macro, 1/1000s, f/2.8, ISO 200


Come into my Parlor

Squared – SQ133

You need to take the time to do nothing. The work day can be busy, insanely busy, and sometimes it feels like there are not enough hours in the day. On those days, you have to take time to do nothing. Giving yourself 10, 15, 20 minutes of doing nothing can help you get through that hectic day.

I didn’t think of this on my own. I read it the other day and then realized those days where I felt best once I got home were the days I broke up the work hours with a little bit of nothing. Maybe I sat at my desk and stared up at the ceiling tiles. Or I went for a couple of laps around the building during lunch. Whatever you do, you are not thinking about work. Let your mind wander. Maybe read a chapter in a book, sit outside and watch the clouds roll by, or grab your camera and see what you can find.

The last one is what I did yesterday. I walked the periphery of the parking lot lot looking for subjects for my macro lens. It was a great way to break up my day. I also found quite a few interesting images. I found this spider in the bushes in the front of the building…


MLCreations Photography: Squared &emdash; Come into my Parlor...

Come into my Parlor
Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 60mm f/2.8 Macro, 1/1000s, f/2.8, ISO 200