30 May 2008

Voice of fire, shrimp style

Shrimp antenna
I was working on some images for a poster this afternoon, and I liked this one, so I thought I'd share it. It's a shrimp antenna magnified 50 times under a dissecting microscope. The title of the post is a reference to a well-known Barnett Newman abstract painting.

This is a nice object lesson in the lure of photomanipulation, though, as the previous post mentioned.

The top image has been rotated, the out of focus dots in the background removed by a little cloning, and the overall image sharpened. The original raw image is shown at right. I would say the top one is more attractive, but is it equally honest?

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