Microscopic

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© Chris Whitney
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During my lab days, I spent many hours looking at a small world. I never tired of looking through the microscope. Abstract wonders are everywhere; this is a sample of connective tissue. The colors are derived from the stain used in preparing tissue samples. Like exploring the ocean's depths, discovering teeny-tiny details under the microscope reveals another world.

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  • Leanna Lomanski

    Leanna Lomanski gave props (20 May 2008):

    Awesome abstract(s) but sometimes I wish I didn't know what they were..........lol

  • Andrew R. Weston

    Andrew R. Weston (Deleted) said (24 May 2008):

    Cool. Was wondering what on Earth that was...:)

  • Eric Abernethy

    Eric Abernethy said (26 May 2008):

    Very neat, makes me want to by a Microscope. I remember being in high school and not appreciating my science lab when we used microscopes.

  • Merlin Peck

    Merlin Peck (Deleted) gave props (27 May 2008):

    Beautiful abstract. Really interesting.

  • seanie blue

    seanie blue said (27 May 2008):

    It's where the fibre of the art is, isn't it Chris? The first thing I think of here are van Gogh's purples in the wheat. Where did he get that color from? The eye isn't picking it out, but it's there, submerged from view perhaps but not absent from the structures of everyday life. This is the first time I read that you had "lab days" and like a flash so many of your pictures come into sharper focus. I was just about to write about the glare in your outhouse picture, the way it flakes off the doorway (and off my retina) in the dark contrasts of the buildings, and here a few pictures over is the explanation: A camera like a microscope is such a cool tool to use while searching for secrets, not just of angles and textures and shadows, but also from feelings, from life. There is science in these photos, and science bursts with unimaginable poetry and color, as in this connective tissue sample; it's cool that you can make a poetry of these underlying lines and ties. And isn't the object of all science to get us closer to understanding the poetry of being?

  • Eric Sayah

    Eric Sayah gave props (6 Jun 2008):

    Amazing!!! Thanks for explaining

  • Clara B.

    Clara B. gave props (16 Nov 2008):

    wow. such a neat photograph

  • Gina DeL

    Gina DeL (Deleted) said (23 Jul 2009):

    fantastic shot!

    Yeah! i know the feeling being a SEM-operator myself!

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