Saturday, May 16, 2009

Rough coat



This looks like an image out of a scientific paper to me, which is probably why I find it appealing. It's a coconut shell I had hanging around, holding change (and other odds and ends). Taken in natural light with a 50 mm macro; ISO 100, f/8.0, 4 sec exposure. Changed to bw and boosted the contrast. cc

I'm very happy to actually be participating this time. I took a bunch of pictures for the fluid challenge only to discover I couldn't download the images. The problem's fixed now (obviously) but too late (grr). Anyway, I wanted to share the pictures I took, which can be seen here along with some other pictures I took for this challenge.

8 comments:

Teri said...

Super neat picture, I never would have guessed this was a coconut shell.. it is a great close up shot. Very creative too.

Brittney said...

Thats crazy cool, especially when you enlarge it.

Rachel H. said...

Seriously AWESOME! I never would have guessed a COCONUT! WOW! This totally looks like it came from under a microscope or something!

Melanie said...

I totally agree! i would never have known what this was, and it really does look like a shot under a microscope! Cool!! P.S. ~ Thanks for your comment on my blog! :)

Blake said...

intreging. Never would have thought it was a coconut!

Erin Wageman said...

wow! you were really close! I really like the detail!

Katy said...

awesome!!! i love the shell idea! and enlarging it made it even COOLER! great job, i love that you b/w-ed it! very very awesome

Teryn said...

It reminds me of something you would see in a microscope, maybe something growing in my refrigerator? Or some sort of alien life form. That is really neat how you made something everyday into something strange and exotic.