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Photo-Synthesis

On opening a bag of potting mix left unattended outside for a number of months, the photographer was surprised to discover the numbers 3.99 literally growing up out of the surface of the mix.

Initially wondering whether 'magic' had occurred, he soon realised that moss had begun to grow where light had penetrated the plastic bag. The photograph was taken to document this unusual occurance.

Reading the Photograph - Guiding Questions

What visual evidence does the photograph offer to show what happened?

What basic photographic principle does the content of the image demonstrate?

How does the photograph follow the Rule of Thirds? Refer to Visual Literacy, Rules of Composition.

Learn more about Fox Talbot’s positive / negative processes

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/historic_figures/talbot_william_henry_fox.shtml
http://www.getty.edu/art/gettyguide/artMakerDetails?maker=2005

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