Cum on See the Noize

Discussion in 'Abstract, Still Life, Specialist and Macro' started by Pete Askew, Jun 22, 2018.

  1. Pete Askew

    Pete Askew Admin

    With all due respect to Slade. Any ideas?

    Vinyl-1.jpg

    How would be giving it away and it was a bit of a bodge but it's a 4 image stack using a 16x objective and DIC incident lighting if that helps.
     
  2. Rob MacKillop

    Rob MacKillop Edinburgh Correspondent

    It's clearly a THING. With THINGS on it. What's my prize?
     
  3. Pete Askew

    Pete Askew Admin

    Not even close. If anything, it's a thing with things in it! And you even have some just a few feet away from where you are sitting!

    Must try harder!
     
  4. John Holland

    John Holland Well-Known Member

    Trained parameciums?
     
  5. Pete Askew

    Pete Askew Admin

    The Busby Berkely trained protist team. Now that would be worth focusing on.

    Nope!
     
  6. Dave Farnes

    Dave Farnes Well-Known Member

    I do not have the faintest idea what it is; but it would make a great Athena poster!
     
  7. Rob MacKillop

    Rob MacKillop Edinburgh Correspondent

    Mother of pearl?
     
  8. Pete Askew

    Pete Askew Admin

    Nope. It needs a bit of lateral thinking. I suspect @Shaun Haselden might work it out.
     
  9. Brian Moore

    Brian Moore Moderator

    It's clearly a teabiscuit, cut into four parts with two end bits missing, and with mold creeping across from one end. Sheesh! Nothing could be more obvious, people! :rolleyes:
     
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  10. Pete Askew

    Pete Askew Admin

    Have you not had breakfast yet?

    Miles off.
     
  11. Rob MacKillop

    Rob MacKillop Edinburgh Correspondent

    See the noize could imply something musical. A guitar string?
     
  12. Chris Bennett

    Chris Bennett Active Member

    Is it a record pressed in coloured vinyl?
     
  13. Pete Askew

    Pete Askew Admin

    At last! But not coloured vinyl, the colours are a 'side-effect' of the DIC lighting. It is indeed the grooves on a record. If you look carefully you could probably work out which song! :rolleyes:
     
  14. Rob MacKillop

    Rob MacKillop Edinburgh Correspondent

    Wow. That's what I call macro. Actually, micro would be a better term, no?
     
  15. Pete Askew

    Pete Askew Admin

    You I'm always a bit puzzled about where photography turns to macro-photography and how one distinguishes that from photomicrography. I guess when an object that is small is photographed to be more than life size then it is macro photography and when that magnification is achieved using a microscope that becomes photomicrography.

    Actually I just had the idea of looking on Wikipedia and this is what they say,which makes sense:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macro_photography

    I think I would still include the bit about a microscope though as that is why the Zeiss Tessovar is a macro lens even though on casual observation it looks a bit like a microscope.

    http://www.realphotographersforum.com/forum/threads/technical-imaging-zeiss-tessovar.4309/

    Whereas this is a microscope:

    http://www.realphotographersforum.com/forum/threads/reichert-mef2.23646/

    The former is a lens mounted on a stand with a primary function of taking macro images. The latter is an instrument to allow one to inspect things at very high magnification but that is equipped with attachments that allow one to record what ones sees photographically.

    Does that argument hold do you think?
     
  16. Rob MacKillop

    Rob MacKillop Edinburgh Correspondent

    My pet Highland bull, Mooks, says yes. Ergo, we can all sleep tonight :)

    Seriously, yes, it does. Thanks.
     
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  17. Chris Bennett

    Chris Bennett Active Member

    I actually prefer the version on their live album!?!

    That's an interesting effect. And I have just had to look up what DIC lighting is. I completely understand the whole thing now.

    Well, OK...I understand this bit:
    "DIC works by separating a polarized light source into..."

    After that, I entered a world of swirling letters and whooshing noises. When I came round, I was dribbling a little.
     
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  18. Pete Askew

    Pete Askew Admin

    Don't worry, the good bit is that it all comes back together in the end - well the constructive bits anyway! ;)
     
  19. Shaun Haselden

    Shaun Haselden Active Member

    LOL, sorry for not logging in for a while. The only thing I was sure about was the polarised light sources. Love it. Makes for a really good music room poster, so much better than all of this Technics rubbish :)
     
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  20. Shaun Haselden

    Shaun Haselden Active Member

    Has anyone tried reversed wide angle lenses to do this kind of thing...? Just something we did years ago in one of the labs I worked in. Amazing amount of magnification without using a fabulously expensive microscope.
     

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