Abstract macro photography created with oil and water

The color in this photograph was created with background materials, (A colored placemat in this case). I used clear coconut oil in filtered water to avoid alteration of the colors by these elements.

Olympus E-3, Sigma 105mm macro, f/5.6 @ 1/250, ISO 100, flash
Oil & Water series


abstract, bubble, circle, close up, curve, macro, oil, sphere, water, red, blue, green, orange

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.

Copyright © Richard G Witham

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  • DionNelson
    DionNelsonabout 2 years ago

    Very cool Richard! Great title…very apropos!!

  • Thank you very much Dion :-)

    – Richard G Witham

  • naturelover
    natureloverabout 2 years ago

    Love the title for this, super work Richard x,

  • Thank you!

    – Richard G Witham

  • Krys Bailey
    Krys Baileyabout 2 years ago

    Awesome, Richard! Great title too!

  • Thanks Krys! The colors inspired the title, at least I think they did. I don’t remember much of the 70’s :-)

    – Richard G Witham

  • Krys Bailey
    Krys Baileyabout 2 years ago

    Ah…. you were too young! I was merely too drunk (I became a lifelong boozy student in 1974!!!) ;o)

  • RosaCobos
    RosaCobosabout 2 years ago

    Eso es una buena idea..lo del aceite de coco. Eres un gran experimentador, Richard. Me encanta el resultado, me imagino células que están a punto de unirse, de copular, de hacer que la Vida continúe. Es precioso.

  • Ah si, es una gran fiesta, y quizás una orgía :-)

    Gracias Rosa por tu atención y tus lindas palabras.

    Un abrazote para ti :-)

    – Richard G Witham

  • Guendalyn
    Guendalynalmost 2 years ago


  • Molte grazie Guendalyn :-)

    – Richard G Witham

  • Elizabeth Bravo
    Elizabeth Bravoalmost 2 years ago

    This is so fun…..I love the title…and would agree. I can see it!! Very nice balance and color!

  • Thanks Elizabeth. I was just a child in the 70’s, something of a mischievous flower child really, and I do remember the parties – at least the colors :-)

    – Richard G Witham

  • Manon Boily
    Manon Boilyover 1 year ago

    that’s so beautiful! the colors are stunning! I am born in 67 so I know what your title mean. lol

  • Thanks again Manon for your great comments. I was also born in the 60’s, and the 70’s were happy times

    – Richard G Witham

  • Lynn Gedeon
    Lynn Gedeonover 1 year ago

    Love it!!!

  • Thanks again Lynn :-)

    – Richard G Witham

  • Stephen Thomas
    Stephen Thomasabout 1 year ago


  • Thanks Stephen … I like cool and funky :-)

    – Richard G Witham

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