Pooled water droplets on a slick patch of oil in the parking lot.
Photo taken on:
Samsung Omnia i900, running WM 6.5
-Anthony Sasso

This shot was taken from my HTC Tilt phone, I had the phone set on panorama mode with the negative effect on. I used a metal mixing bowl with a piece of clear wrap, some water, and some extra virgin olive oil
-Jared Lyons

Camera: Panasonic DMC-ZS7
ISO 125
1/1300 sec exposure
I put a few drops of old car oil and water into a bottle and swirled it around.
-Steven Giblin

I used an HTC incredible as the camera using the app fxcamera. The shot is canola oil being poured on a pot of water
-Stephen Griswold

I used a Sony DSC-H20 mega-zoom camera: ISO 400, 1/20 sec, F3.5. I used a clear glass coffee press to contain the liquids and i colored the water with pink food coloring.
-Matthew Hannigan

Equipment - Canon 40D, Canon EF50mm f/1.8 II lens, a tripod, wine glass, hand-soap liquid, red food-coloring, water, and baby oil.
Settings - Auto exposure, Aperture-priority AE, 1/160 sec, f/1.8, ISO 400, Compensation: +2/3.
-Richard Lall

This shot was done on a Canon Rebel Xsi with a Tamron 90mm f/2.5
-Charles Golonkiewicz

Canon EoS 500D
Sigma 18-200mm lens
Hoya UV-Cir-PL Filter
Laptop with "DSLR Remote Pro"
Salad bowl, black dish, two forks, and a bottle of beer
The idea of the shot is to represent a man swimming in crude oil
-Alexander Phoenix

-Amber Burns

I used a EOS 5D MARK II with a EF 24-70mm 1:2.8 L USM, aperture 22, ISO 100
I used vegetable oil, turmeric, chilli powder, green food colouring and water.
-Herath Herath

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi
Canon 28-90mm zoom lens at 50mm with generic barrel-mount .45x macro objective
1/60 sec.
ISO 400
-Joshua Harmon

Using my Motorola Droid with FxCamera on the "Toy Camera" setting.
Used a yellow cup filled with water. Poured in clear oil as I took picture.
-Ryan Gerres

Camera: Canon T2I, 55-250mm EF-S mount lens, ISO 1600, f/6.3, shutter: 1/320 sec
Relatively self-explanatory, a fair quantity of oil on the surface of a small glass of water.
-Gilson Siegel

Shot with a Canon EOS digital rebel XT. 18-55 mm 1:3.5-5.6 II lenses. ISO 100, shot with day light. Aperture of 3.5.
I used some colorant to paint the water and the frog was found in an ol'toy box.
-Giovanni Crovetto

Camera - Nikon D60
Lens - Nikkor 18.0 - 55.0 mm f/3.5 - 5.6
ISO - 800
1/15 sec
filled a Pyrex bowl with water and sprayed cooking oil on the surface.
-Connor Greenwell

Camera: Pentax K-x
Lens: 18-55
ISO: 400
1/25 - f 6.3
Put water into a glass, added some blue food dye and then some out of date cooking oil.
-John Burks

Nikon D80, Auto mode, flash.

Nikon D40, 55-200mm lens, ISO 200, 60 Apperature, F. Stop 5.6,
-Reese Milne

Camera: OLYMPUS E510
Lens: 14-42mm
ISO: 100
So, I took my blue glass salad bowl, pored cold water in, placed a picture underneath it, opened a fresh bottle of olive oil and poured some on the water.
-Mario Tasane

1/5 sec at f/2.8
ISO 100
Manfroto tripod
Fragrance Oil + Vegetable Oil
-Will Phan

1/80 sec. exposure
taken with Canon Rebel XSI
-Vikki Shifrin

Canon AE-1 Program
Canon 35-105mm f/3.5 Macro Zoom Lens
Shot at 1/30, f/4
Legacy Pro ISO 400 35mm Film
Developed for 9.5 min in Kodak D-76 1:1
Negative scanned with shadow/highlight adjustment
I filled a black lid with vegetable oil and used a dropper filled with whole milk to achieve this effect.
-Keith Derickson

F-stop: 14
Shutter Speed: 1/125
ISO: 400
-Taylor Trevathan

Shot with a Nikon D90, Sigma 70-300mm lens @300mm on Macro mode, f5.6, 1/100 exposure.
- Erik Kappel

Camera: Panasonic DMC-FZ35
Focal length: 14.9
FNumber: 3.4
Exposure Time: 1/40
I used a flat, glass cooking plate and placed it on top of two wine glasses. I poured water then vegetable oil into the glass plate and used a fork to stir the oil around. The background is a tie dye shirt.
-Alex Baldwin

Camera: Canon 50D
Lens: 100mm
F: 6.3
Shutter: 1/200
ISO: 100
This shot was setup with me dripping cooking oil into a cheap wase filled with H20 that I had lying around. Strobist was done by shooting a speedlite (with a blue gel) into a white paper and that is the backdrop for this image.
-Antti Mutka

Shot with a Canon XSI, 50mm lens at F1.4, 1/21sec at ISO 100.
To create this photo I poured avocado oil, soy sauce, and water onto a scratched up plastic plate.
"Soiled BP"
-David Wagner

Nikon D5000
55mm f/8
1/50 sec.
ISO 200
I poured some olive oil in the glass and took a few shots
-Sharon Hardy

Camera: Canon EOS Rebel XT
Lens: 18-55mm Kit Lens
Exposure: 1/60, Flash ON
ISO: 400
oil into the martini glass with a little bit of water at the bottom and then dropped 4 different colors of water soluble food coloring into it.
-Joe Huber

-Dean Carter

Nikon D5000, Nikkor 18-105mm, f/5.6 @ 1/200, ISO 400, Focal length 105, Shot in Manual with flash on the left of camera. This is a glass bowl with crazy color splatter. I used water and olive oil.
-Angel Olavarria

Nikon D60
ISO 250
Focal Length 35mm
Olive Oil shot into water.
-Nolan White

Nikon D40; 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED II AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor Lens.
ISO-200; F-stop f/5.6; 1/125 sec. exposure time.
-Ashley Bagley

Nikon D700
Nikkor 16-35mm zoom at 16mm
f / 4.0
1 / 800 sec
ISO 400
I tried to make the oil slick on the puddle look like clouds in the sky of the reflection.
-Adam Hilliker

Cannon Rebel XSi
1/4 sec
ISO 200
There is an oil pan that has been living in my backyard for months, collecting rain water.
-Jason Raggio

taken on a T2i, f 4, exposure at 1/30
placed it with two different oils, one light one dark, with water, mixed it really fast,
"Death of a Stormtrooper"
-Sahand Nayebaziz

Photo shot at f/5.6, 1/60s, ISO 250, with an 18-55mm @ 55mm mounted to a Nikon D90.
The shot consisted of a plastic cup filled with water. I put a few drops of used motor oil, brake fluid, and transmission fluid in the water. The blue tint to the water came from an LED flashlight used to light the cup from the side.
-Avinash Patel

Canon EOS Rebel XS DSLR with the Canon Zoom EF-S 18-55mm 1:3.5-5.6 IS Lens.
1/6 sec., f-stop 7.1, ISO 800.
-Angela Taskey

I just poured some olive oil into a glass bowl in the kitchen that I had filled up about 3/4s full of water
Nikon D90 with an 18-200 VR lens at about 150mm, 1/60 second F5.6, ISO200
-John Murray

Nikon D5000, AF-S 18-105mm VR
Technique, settings: ISO 500, 105mm, f5.6, 1/80 s, no extra lighting despite daylight
I used oil pigments to dye cooking oil and droped some of it on water surface.
-Janez Kos

Nikon D200
Focal length: 105mm
Exposure: 1/160 @ f/6.3
-Roberto Minelli

Camera: Canon EOS Rebel T1i
Lens: Canon EF-S 55mm-250mm IS
F: 8
Speed: 1/500
ISO: 100
-Keith Miller

-Morgan Koch

SONY A550, Tamron 90mm Macro Lens, f/2.8, 1/125 sec., ISO200, Ext. Flash from the right.
Domo-kun struggles to paddle with stubby arms after falling into a bowl of viscous sesame oil while unsupervised.
-Ben Torode

Canon Xsi with a Tamron 180mm lens shot at f/11 and 1/1600 ISO 800.
I used chili oil shot into a glass with a syringe to get this effect.
-Steven Saldana

Camera: Nikon D300
Exposure: 0.017 sec (1/60)
Aperture: f/11.0
Focal Length: 50 mm
ISO Speed: 200
Exposure Bias: +1 EV
-Patrick Tully

1 eyedropper
5 ml of Zippo lighter fluid
5 matches
1 dish of water
1 Canon 1000D (BULB, F29, ISO 100, 18-55mm lens,
-Bart Tieman

Model : NIKON D40 + kIT Lens
ExposureTime : 1/40Sec
FNumber : F5,3
ExposureProgram : Program Normal
ISOSpeedRatings : 200
FocalLength : 45,00(mm)
A little bit oliv oil + water on a plastic package of butter.
-Alex Garcia

Camera: Fuji Finepix S5700
ISO 100
I combined Diet Mountain Dew, Marvel Mystery Oil, and a few drops of dish soap in a glass coaster
-Phil Gullett

Camera: Nikon D40, stock lens
1/800s at f5.6, 1600 iso
I shot this mint sprig in a glass jar filled half with water and half with vegetable oil.
-Travis Webster

Taken with a Canon EOS 500D & 70-300mm IS Lens, 1/400, f5.3, ISO 125
-Charlie Davis

These are L929 cells, which is a cell line of fibroblasts used in tissue culture. Cell membranes are made of phospholipids, which have long hydrocarbon (oil) tails, and act as a barrier between the aqueous (water) outside and inside of the cell.
They are magnified 100x and the picture is taken with a Nikon DS-5M-L1 digital sight system
-Kevin Bonham

I used an old Sony Cyber-shot 6.0 MP DSC-W50. The picture was taken on the garage floor, its motor oil but with the water on top. The combo made this interesting effect.
-Alvaro Umana

Camera: Pentax K-X
Lens: Tamron 18-200mm Macro
Shot in Macro mode
ISO 200
1/800 sec.
-Brian Hert

10W-30 and water
Panasonic GF1, Leica/Panasonic 45mm macro lens
ISO 400, f/18, 1/125 sec
-David Lee

This photo was produced my setting a large dish full of corn oil on top of a lamp
Canon 7D, using a remote and tripod
Lens: Canon Macro EF 100mm f/2.8 IS USM Lens
ISO 400
-Luke Salyer

Canon Rebel XSi, 15-55mm lens
Aperture: f / 4
Shutter Speed: 1/60s
ISO: ISO 400
Used a glass jar, tap water, and cooking oil.
-Eric-John Bigelow

Shot with Nikon D80, 50mm prime lens, f/2, 1/4,000.
Basically I added some canola oil to the tall glass of water, and used
direct sunlight as a light source.
-Yuliya Kashapova

Nikon D5000
Lens: Nikon 18-55mm
ISO 720
1/125 sec exposure
I took a clear dish, filled it with 2-3 different motor oils. I then put a bronze patterned background under the dish turned the lights off an took the shot.
-Eric Geary

I used a Nikon D5000 to take this shot. I placed about 2" of water in a 8x11 Pyrex Baking dish. I then added a Penzoil 5w30 motor oil, and a Royal Purple Synthetic motor oil. Shot was at f/5.6 iso:560 and 1/125s with a Nikon 18-55 Lens.
-Jennifer Geary

I shot this with a Nikon D40 w/ 18-55 lens, ISO 200. I think Fstop was 5.6 and shutter speed was about 1/20.
I colored vegetable oil with food coloring and soap to help emulsify the dye. Then I forced it down into a jar of water by blowing on a straw.
-Art Shipley

The yellow oil was olive oil, the clear oil was vegetable oil. I used a Nikon D90 and Nikkor 35-70 AF lens, set to 35mm macro mode.
Exposure info: 1/400 second, f16, ISO 1250
-McDonald Mirabile

used a canon 50D with a 100mm macro lens, 400 shutter speed, fstop at 2.8, but just had a shot glass with a some water and a little bit of canola oil.
-Jordan Mudrack

Canon 5Dmk2
Lens : MP-E65 macro at 2.5x mag
Flash : 430EXII off camera
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/160
Aperture : f8
-Carl Reid