Judith Lesnaw  

Small Worlds 1 by Judith Lesnaw

July 2024 - Small Worlds 1

July 2024 - Judith Lesnaw


About the Image(s)

I have been experimenting with creating images seen through microscopes. The high cost of high quality digital microscopes prompted me to see what I could capture using a $20 hand held field scope (Radio Shack Slide Microscope. 100x power) that I bought decades ago, and an iPhone 12 pro max. I focused the scope on a ruffled edge of a parrot tulip, positioned the iPhone lens mounted on a tripod in front of the scope lens, focused, and took the shot. The image I saw on the screen gave me pause. I imported it into Lightroom Classic, cropped and with radial masks toned down background areas. Finally I edited it in NIK 6 Color Efex.

3 comments posted

Lauren Heerschap   Lauren Heerschap
Very cool. My husband Henry has been experimenting with crystals, and using two polarizers on a microscope slide. He had some fascinating results. This reminds me of melting ice cream (perhaps it is the hot weather) but unique textures. Very fun!   Posted: 07/06/2024 14:03:55

Karl Leck   Karl Leck
Hi Judith, Amazing quality in your micro world. I see a skinny raptor at right, an alpine goat above it, and maybe an octopus at left. The image's lighting reminds me of underwater photography. Nice colors. It's on the borderline of showing sharpening artifacts. Karl   Posted: 07/06/2024 15:05:31

Peter Newman   Peter Newman
Judith - Well done. Your image transforms a flower just past its prime into an interesting work of art. I see a lot of critters, and parts of critters: Elephant head; snake; dinosaur; moth; Karl's raptor; and the longer I look, the more I see. Thank you for sharing.   Posted: 07/12/2024 17:29:54


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