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These colorful Golden Rectangles are wonderful examples of the abstract and fractal structure of nature at the microscopic scale. Each image was composed to stand alone as an art print, but I have used many in my Elements in Golden Ratio Series collages and my triple Golden Rectangle Photomontages. I began shooting microphotos because I had access to high quality microscopes at my workplace, and to create my own body of stock images - unencumbered by copyright - for my own collage. Each of the links below will display a menu for multiple galleries of images, with each gallery link allowing you to view 30-50 microphotos by way of thumbnails in the left frame. Click here if this page has loaded and you don't see a banner at the top and menus to the left.
Thin sections (very thin slices of rock), and chemical crystals were photographed using polarizing microscopes at 20-100x magnification with film and digital cameras. Butterfly and moth microphotos were taken using a dissection microscope with film. Vascular plant microphotos of prepared slides were taken with a phase-contrast microscope and film and digital cameras. Textures represent abstract micro-patterns from crystals that did not form properly, or thin sections with interesting flaws. You can also see much more detail about the microscopes, specimen preparation, camera, and digital processing methods I used to create these images by clicking on the Microscopes and Specimens links.
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