Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Rainbow gears

This rather abstract image is actually made up of two pieces of plastic (in this case camera filter caps) placed between two polarising filters. The colours are actually a natural side effect of this, showing the stress lines in the plastic in a spectacular way. I actually took a similar shot when I was 15 or 16years old, but I never reshot it again because I don't own TWO polarising filters. However, a chance discovery by my colleague Chris (see link to his blog on the right column) made me realise that an LCD panel can also be a huge source of polarised light (LCD panels work on this same principle, in fact) so with my LCD monitor as a background, I screwed a polariser onto my camera and took a cloesup of these filter screw covers. Nikon D70, AF Micro-Nikkor 60mm f/2.8 Posted by Picasa

1 comment:

Shom said...

Super cool!!