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I took another journey into the land of Orf today and encountered this rather somber being. As you can see he, (She?) maintained a cold shoulder throughout and hadn’t even the courtesy to acknowledge my presence. Obviously, there are some beings on Orf who don’t tolerate foreigners.

Well, to make a long story short, I stopped trying to strike up conversation when I realized Oily face here wasn’t equipped for speaking. I’ve always wondered if the Orfians practiced telepathy; the lack of mouth and ears being a clue, or perhaps, they simply float around glaring at each other.

Those of you who aren’t acquainted with the land of Orf can get a good idea of what it’s like by browsing my photos from this strange and wonderful land.
(You’ll find thumbnail links below).

Abstract macro photography created with oil, water and dye.

Olympus E-3, Sigma 105 mm macro, 1/10 Sec, f/5.6, ISO 100

See more oil & water abstracts, (From the land of Orf)

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My focus as a photographer and digital artist ranges from traditional photography to PhotoArt compilation and the less explored world of abstract design created with natural elements such as smoke, oil and water.

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  • Vesna *
    Vesna *about 4 years ago

    fantastic idea Richard
    it looks like a fetus to me, but it doesn’t matter what this Orf really is
    it represents the birth of many ideas,
    beautiful colours too

  • Thank you so much for your wonderful comments Vesna :-)

    – Richard G Witham

  • mnkreations
    mnkreationsabout 4 years ago

    Most interesting textures and color. Love it!

  • Thank you. These abstracts are always a lot of fun :-)

    – Richard G Witham

  • Krys Bailey
    Krys Baileyabout 4 years ago

    Brilliant, Richard! Definitely lives up to its title!

  • Thanks Krys, I’m not sure how I got such a creamy texture with this one, but it worked out that way :-)

    – Richard G Witham

  • Elizabeth Bravo
    Elizabeth Bravoabout 4 years ago

    This is wild looking… almost looks like a fetus…….wow!!

  • Lol: yes, I guess it does look like a fetus. Thanks for your wonderful comments :-)

    – Richard G Witham

  • anisja
    anisjaabout 4 years ago

    Well done!

  • Thank you very much :-)

    – Richard G Witham

  • Solomon Walker
    Solomon Walkerabout 4 years ago

    just awesome!!!

  • I have a lot of fun playing with oil and water, as you’ve probably guessed. Thank you so much for your great comments :-)

    – Richard G Witham

  • © Pauline Wherrell
    © Pauline Wher...about 4 years ago

    Brilliant work!

  • Cindy Schnackel
    Cindy Schnackelover 3 years ago

    Awesome portrait and method!

  • Thanks Cindy. These oil & water designs are a lot of fun :-)

    – Richard G Witham

  • Kable
    Kableover 3 years ago

    I like this land of Orf:))) and I like oily face:)) great work

  • Thank you Kable. It’s a wonderful place, and you do tend to meet some interesting creatures there :-)

    – Richard G Witham

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