On video: Mürr /Myrrh Essential Oil 
2019 EST Saula Siniallikad/ Saula Springs
Essence is the Second Online Photography Exhibition by Estonian photography artist Jana Solom. 
Shot in 2019 at Saula Springs Estonia. 

Essence captures plant essence (essential oil) drops reaction and form whilst being exposed to water.  
Essential oils are aromatic substances present in the specialised cells or glands of certain plants used by them to protect themselves from predators and pests, but also to attract polinators. In other words, essential oils are part of the immune system of the plant.

This beautiful reaction was discovered by her just by offering one of the most known essential oils called Myrrh to the spring water.  
This oil is also widely known from the bible - where the tree wise men offered baby Jesus Frankincense, Myrrh and Gold.

In Estonia there is a beautiful tradition of offering either silver, gold, coins or something valuable to the spring before drinking water from it. 
That day having nothing else with her but essential oils - she offered Myrrh to the spring spirit, which kindly gave a miraculous colourful play of cosmic explosion - as if there was the whole universe in this one drop.

This beautiful cosmic play lasted for a few seconds only. However, any dirt on the surface of the spring, where the oil was dropped, started to move away and the water got even clearer. 

Images are not altered.
Shot with Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Black Pepper essential oil in water
EST 2019
Black Pepper essential oil in water
EST 2019

Melaleuca/ Teepuu - Cosmic Eye 
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I see
how You look at Me.
Through You I see
the reflection of Me.
I am The Cosmic 
Play.
Lavender/ Lavendel 
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Myrrh/ Mürr 
EST 2019
Myrrh/ Mürr 
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Myrrh/ Mürr 
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Black Pepper/ Must pipar - Sound Waves
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Cassia/ Hiina kaneel
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The Blue Springs of Saula
Saula Siniallikad
EST 2019
Iphone © janasolom
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