Thursday, April 9, 2009


(ISO 400, f5.6, 1/40 sec)
I wandered into my lab and realized this (a dewar--used for holding cold liquids like liquid nitrogen) would be a great black and white shot. The image has been cropped a bit and I boosted the contrast and brightness with the curves function in gimp (I'm a linux user).

This is my first post here--thanks for letting me join! I'm a graduate student studying paleoclimate and I enjoy photography as a hobby. My husband and I purchased a digital camera (Canon XSi) because we realized we'd spend a fortune on film taking pictures of our daughter. 4000+ pictures and a year later, we're very happy with the decision. The picture below is of me with my daughter, who apparently must be in any picture taken of me since her birth.


Katy said...

Welcome Kristine! I really like your photo! It's so interesting and fun to look at... funny how the simplest things can be turned into true art when the right angle and color (or lack thereof) is put into play! Your daughter is SOOO CUTE! I love that she brushes her teeth with you!!

zealygirl said...

Cool lighting!

Brittney said...

LOVE this picture. Love the lighting, patterns and clarity. I'm super impressed! Can't wait to see more of your stuff.

Breezi said...

Welcome to the group!
I really love your picture! I feel like I can reach through my monitor and just touch it!
Great job!

Rachel H. said...

VERY NICE! WELCOME, WELCOME! Glad you're on board!
Your picture is very visually interesting! I love it! It left me wondering and trying to figure out what it could be!! :)