Pond Scum as Art

This is an ongoing series – mainly because I like to pretend there’s a great demand and interest for pond scum photos.  It could happen.  Someday.

I think these are my best gross pond photos.  I was finally able to hold my camera directly above the water.  Normally, I am at the edge of a pond, with muddy shoes, taking the shot at an angle. Not this time.  This time I was lying flat on my stomach, partially hanging over a ledge.  I could reach down in to the pond scum and burst one of the bubbles.  It was great!

If you think I’ve lost it – continue reading.  It gets better.


This was among the first photos in the collection.  The photo is my interpretation of Claude Monet’s Water Lilies.  I’ll let you take a moment to ponder it and study the similarities.  😉

Look at those bubbles!

I will confess I popped one of the smaller bubbles after the photo shoot.  There was an interesting elasticity to the bubble.  It did not pop as quickly as a soap bubble.


Camera:  Rockalita Sunshine (Canon EOS 5D Mark IV)
Lens:  My beloved 100 mm macro lens (Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 L macro IS)
Location:  Daingerfield State Park
Notes:  Imagination is the spice of life.