Monday, June 20, 2005

Through a Glass, Darkly

[Achtung*: bandwidth intensive post of 3 images totalling to ~260kb. If you load the larger images, that will add about 375 kb to your load. Proceed with prudence]

Macro-shots of a pair of compass through the lens of my spectacles, in colour and monochrome. Colour seems to lend some character and ambience to the image while black and white highlights the shapes and lines.

to view large image (158 kb)
f.2.8, 1/80 sec

to view larger image (216 kb)
f.2.8, 1/25 sec

Which do you prefer?

Digital cameras continue to amaze me- the close up image is a crop of the full sized, 3.2 megapixel image, sharpened slightly on Photoshop to clean up any aberrations from the spectacles' lens.

f.2.8, 1/25 sec

All images captured using Canon Powershot A70 and resized on Photoshop. Crop and Sharpen also used for the last image.

Post title inspired by Jostien Gaarder's book of the same title. I have yet to get hold of that book; Sophie's World comes highly recomended.

*Achtung - attention; caution (German)