Yesterday was another snow day where I live. It wasn’t a big storm, but we did get about three inches of fresh light fluffy snow.

For some reason I wasn’t able to get warm…all day. So I decided to stay inside and play with some close-up photography. I looked around the house for objects that would photograph well, and tried to create images that were not easily recognizable.

Okay, okay, I’ll tell you what the objects in the photos are. The first image is a close up looking down into a drinking glass.


The second is a portion of a glass vase with a blue light placed inside to add some color.


The last image was taken as I was preparing dinner. This is a pot of water with some safflower oil floating on top.

You are probably wondering what in the world was for dinner.  Winter comfort food….cheese ravioli in a rich chunky tomato/vegetable sauce. I finally felt warm after devouring more than I should have eaten. After all, the internal furnace needed fuel.


  1. February 10, 2014 at 9:30 am

    Just finishing off some oatmeal right out of the pot to keep warm 🙂 Great shots especially the last one!

    • February 10, 2014 at 1:47 pm

      Ahh oatmeal…breakfast of champions!!! The last one came out pretty well. I used a flash and shot it at 1/15 of a second so it just added a wee bit of light.

      • February 10, 2014 at 2:51 pm

        Thanks for that extra info on how you did it 🙂

  2. February 10, 2014 at 10:18 am

    Love the abstract macros. You did good. Stay in more often.

    • February 10, 2014 at 1:48 pm

      Glad you enjoyed them. It sure is fun to just play! Especially in the digital age…bad photo…delete and do over!

  3. February 10, 2014 at 11:57 am

    These are very cool!!! I love them.

    • February 10, 2014 at 1:49 pm

      Glad you liked these…I’m searching for some more subjects!

  4. February 10, 2014 at 11:58 am

    These are beautiful, David! You’ve certainly got an eye for colour and shape. Don’t know which I like best – I love them all. It proves you can be creative with a camera even when you’re stuck indoors! Glad to hear you’re keeping warm – that sounds like my kind of dinner! 🙂

    • February 10, 2014 at 1:51 pm

      Thanks Jo, it really is fun to explore stuff around the house. We’re having a heat wave….it’s 25 right now but going down to 9 tonight. Hmmm what shall I make for dinner tonight???

  5. February 10, 2014 at 12:59 pm

    Very cool. Great way to use the indoor time

    • February 10, 2014 at 1:52 pm

      Thanks Gerry, time to snoop around some more cabinets to see what I may find!

  6. tedgriffith
    February 10, 2014 at 4:57 pm

    Great shots for a cold day!

    • February 11, 2014 at 5:04 pm

      Thanks Ted…sure beats shoveling LOL!

  7. LB
    February 11, 2014 at 12:44 pm

    Fun shots (I did figure out the first one). I need to learn my camera this way. Great idea!

    • February 11, 2014 at 5:06 pm

      Thanks Laura, it is fun to play…and honestly it one of the best ways to learn. You figured out the first one huh? I had better find more difficult subjects LOL.

  8. February 13, 2014 at 2:02 pm

    I have days like that too, when, no matter how many sweaters I put on, I just can’t get warm. Your abstracts are beautiful, and your project successful, I’d say. I had no idea what those first two images were. In that last one, the shadows cast by the oil are interesting. (And dinner sounds delicious!)

  9. February 14, 2014 at 11:15 am

    I wonder why that is..maybe it our bodies saying “you need fuel”! Sounds like a perfect excuse to eat! I wanted to do some more playing yesterday while it was snowing, but I spent most of the day digging out. I had to shovel the back yard for our two snow puppies (Cairns). And the driveway twice. Hmmmmm what shall I make for dinner tonight? It is a snow night.

  10. February 14, 2014 at 5:07 pm

    That feeling of not being able to keep warm is why I left the Northeast and moved to a warmer climate.

    • February 15, 2014 at 3:45 pm

      Believe me, the thought has crossed our minds many times… but since we both enjoy the change of seasons, that is probably why we stay.

  11. February 16, 2014 at 5:16 am

    I like the bubbling pan of water and oil. I love the bubbles and the thought of what’s going to be cooked in it – which sounds yummy and warming!

    • February 16, 2014 at 8:20 am

      I’ve found that timing is everything when it comes to photos of water and oil. If you wait too long the bubbles are become really small. I’ve tried stirring the water again but that breaks them up even smaller and the oil never regroups into big bubbles. So a do-over is what is next LOL. Dinner was great that night…perfect for a cold evening!

  12. March 1, 2014 at 4:41 pm

    Very creative indeed – the last one is stunning.

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    • January 8, 2015 at 9:19 am

      Thanks again Ana. I think today would be another good snow day. Wind chills are below zero. Brrrrrrrrr

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