So many possibilities for this (and every) month's theme! We all need liquid to live. We also need to be liquid (i.e. flush with cash) to pay our bills! Liquid is also a phase of matter, where particles are free to flow. I got creative exploring various characteristics of matter in the liquid state, things like density, polarity and refraction. This post showcases some of the results.
Most of us use glasses every day. Those blessed with 20/20 vision sport sunglasses and lift drinking glasses. Those who need corrective lenses to experience anything close to 20/20 eyesight have a spending category labelled prescription glasses. For this month's PBC theme, I aimed to take photos of many different kinds of glasses. I didn't get any of magnifying glasses or rose-coloured glasses. Take a look through and let me know what else I missed.
After completing an online course on macro photography, this month's "photographer's choice" theme was a great opportunity for some purposeful practice, including water droplet refraction, insect and oil/water abstract macros.
The challenge this month? Step away from your favourite camera/lens and work with something different for the month - maybe a rental lens, a film camera, some glass that's been buried deep in your camera bag for a while, gear-swap with a friend or another change that gets you thinking more than usual. Since June is the start of wildflower season in Alberta, I opted to dig out my 60mm f2.8 macro lens and go walkabout looking for blossoms.
I enjoyed some time in our garden this morning. Camera in hand, I paid particular attention to the finer points - instances of refraction, circle geometry, the Fibonacci sequence, surface tension, etc. My photographic efforts were strongly influenced by (mainly social) media coverage of Beakerhead - an upcoming, local, five-day event created to blur the …