Happiness is the light on the water. -William Maxwell One of our photography groups has been very active in giving us weekend projects to help us through the social isolation. This is the first weekend I’ve been able to take part, and it’s a project I’ve tried before a few years ago but for some…Read More
Following the Painted Planets posts, I thought I’d share with you some in-between and after shots, when we were playing around with the paint and the dirty water. I quite like the effects. x desleyjaneRead More
Five Minutes with Skittles & Julz – RegularRandom
The first little station Julie had set up for us was a melting skittles station. We set them up in a circle on a plate and hit them with hot water. Here are the 5 minutes that followed. Make sure you check out Julie’s shots of the same setup here. And afterwards, of course, I…Read More
Truth will rise above falsehood, as oil above water. -Miguel De Cervantes There are a bunch more photos I’d love to show you, and I probably will over time, but today I wanted to show you the last ones from our Paint in Water shoot. After it was all over, the water was virtually black…Read More
More Painted Water.
I am fascinated by this paint-in-water shoot. I spent some time editing all the shots and this series is one of my favourites. I can see some of these as backgrounds, as prints on their own – I’d love to see the first one covering a wall. There are quite a few more I want…Read More
More Paint Planets, and Some Volcanoes
Following on from yesterday’s post, we took away the red background and replaced it with a white one. We also mixed our primary(ish) colours, to make green and purple as well. I used my Olympus OMD EM5 as usual for these shots, with the 60mm macro lens – it allowed me to get close and…Read More
Paint Planets 1
After our session with Mixed Fruit on Saturday, Beck and I headed outside. I’d brought three tubes of paint with me – I wanted to try oil paints in water. Beck had a long, tall vase which we could use, so we dived in. We used syringes to squirt the paint into the water. I…Read More
Scientist Spotlight – Professor Kathy Andrews
Professor Kathy Andrews was the first person I had the pleasure of photographing during the Griffith Uni photo shoot. I was a little nervous since there wasn’t a lot of direction about what was required, except for the new Griffith tagline #beremarkable Kathy lives up to that tagline – she is a remarkable woman *spoiler…Read More
Superstition – Scientist or Mouse?
I bought this umbrella recently. Melbourne is a place where you often need an umbrella – it pays to carry one with you some days. Just a few days ago, I left mine in my car and consequently trudged back to my car after work in the rain, getting drenched in the process. But I…Read More
Scientist Spotlight – Moana Simpson
This is my second interview for my Scientific Reasoning feature, designed to give us some insight into the lives of some of today’s scientists. The first interview can be found here – you will notice that many of the questions are the same – I wanted a fairly even playing field, so we can get a…Read More
Dancing Bits and Bobs
For today’s experiment, you can have a lot of fun and you can make a lot of mess. I had fun working out the best things to use here. The original experiment that I remember from when I was at school, used sultanas. The book that I wrote a chapter for said to use spaghetti.…Read More
Where’s My Coffee ?!?
This is an experiment that you can try with children. It’s super-fun and very fast, so there’s an immediate payoff, and you can run it many times. You can simply run it with the children or you can teach them a little bit about what’s happening, depending on how old they are and how interested…Read More