Friday, August 18, 2006

Photographs: microphotography of sugar crystals, a banknote and a sewing needle

Finally, I am bringing the full might of my newly acquired lens to bear on the world. Unless otherwise noted, all images are resized from the original 8 megapixel files, not cropped.

Do pardon the horrid vignetting (black rings) on some of the photographs; I have not got the feel for the double-aperture setup yet.






Sugar Crystals

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Panasonic FZ30 with reverse-mounted Tokina 28-105mm lens






Sewing needle and thread

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Panasonic FZ30 with reverse-mounted Tokina 28-105mm lens





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Panasonic FZ30 with reverse-mounted Tokina 28-105mm lens





RMB 100





Panasonic FZ30 with +4 diopter close-up lens





Panasonic FZ30 with two +4 diopter close-up lenses





Panasonic FZ30 with reverse-mounted Tokina 28-105mm lens





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Panasonic FZ30 with reverse-mounted Tokina 28-105mm lens





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Panasonic FZ30 with reverse-mounted Tokina 28-105mm lens





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This is cropped from the following image. The large sized image is a 100% crop.







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Colours adjusted to simulate Fiji Velvia film





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Polarising filter; no post-processing





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Polarising filter; no post-processing



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11 Comments:

Blogger quest_gal 仪 said...

hi, for the second picture, Is that the needle hole? And the thread?

12:29 am, August 19, 2006  
Blogger Lao Chen said...

Yes, indeed it is. A grey thread through the eye of a sewing needle.

11:53 am, August 19, 2006  
Blogger Dr. Tan said...

The Velvia simulation is wicked, though the microscope shots are getting pretty cliched already. But the thread looks good.

12:55 pm, August 19, 2006  
Blogger Lao Chen said...

Thanks for the feedback. I will stop doing plain microscopy and start doing something more remarkable, like miscoscopic still life. That will be preposterously challenging.

And the RMB series will be the last of banknote shots for a long time.

1:12 pm, August 19, 2006  
Blogger Wuching said...

print me some money!

1:46 pm, August 19, 2006  
Blogger 小李飞刀 said...

"still life"

It would so rock my little sampan if you could indeed do it.

2:55 pm, August 19, 2006  
Blogger ChinoDevean said...

you could take a pig's intestine and microscopic-image it through the hole. Just a suggestion.

5:05 pm, August 19, 2006  
Blogger Lao Chen said...

Wuching:
Sure, no prob. My catalogue has the following denominations:
A$5
A$10
A$20
A$50
HK$50
RM1
RM5
RM50
RMB1
RMB5
RMB100
US$1

Can you believe I have all these notes in my wallet NOW?

Mr Lee:
We will not be doing still-life shots of fruits in a glass bowl bathed in sunlight. I'll have to find smaller subjects. And no sunlight, I need the controllability of a flexible but extremely bright desk lamp.

Mr Hon:
Wait till i figure out fibre optics, then we can have photographic endoscopy. Or if we are feeling up to it, miscoscopic photographyc endoscopy. And why not up the anal orifice of a living person?

12:01 am, August 20, 2006  
Blogger quest_gal 仪 said...

ic...it sure doesn't look like a grey thread under microscopic view. i thought it's a white thread. And the mess of strands, they look evil to me.is the needle originally bronzish gold in colour or another transition?

12:58 pm, August 20, 2006  
Blogger kachuaz said...

eh..i think taking photos and uploading shots of currencies are illegal?

11:12 pm, August 21, 2006  
Blogger Lao Chen said...

Quest Gal:
Yes, the frayed fibres do look threatening. And thats the original colour of the needle eye too- gold.

Kachauz:
In some countries, yes. I think Malaysian law requires all published images of local currency to be stamped with "SAMPLE" across the image.

I'm not sure about the People's Republic of China, but I'm sure the Australian and Malaysian governments will not give me any trouble over these RMB photographs.

Anwyay, downloading of copyrighted software, videos and audio clips are also illegal.

9:01 am, August 22, 2006  

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