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Moon

These images were initially captured using a webcam strapped lens-down onto the eye-piece of a cheap plastic microscope; the camera filmed a magnified drop of pond water for several minutes. Screen captures were then made from 'paused stills' of the resulting film, and then placed into this panoramic composition.

Reading the photograph - Guiding Questions

What did you initially think was the content of this image?

How does the ambiguous scale affect your interpretation of the image?

How does the image relate to the theme of place?

How does the sequential nature of the four views within the composition refer to time visually?

Some viewers have indicated that this image reminds them of lunar photography. Why might this be so?

What are some of the differences betwenn microscopic and macroscopic photography?

Learn more about the microscopic earth and astrophotography

http://home.fuse.net/astronomy/astrophoto.html

Learn more about macroscopic photography

http://www.photography.com/articles/types-of-photography/macroscopic-lens/

Learn more about photographing the moon

http://www.netaxs.com/~mhmyers/moon.tn.html

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