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MC Escher Painting Photographed in a Drop of Water

It took Steven Silton two hours and 150 tries to capture this amazing photograph of a water drop showing an MC Escher painting.

The hardest part was focusing, in the set up picture I posted in the first comment you can see a piece of string above the eye dropper. I would let that hang down off the eye dropper and focus on that, then move it and squeeze the dropper and the shutter at almost the same time. [#]

He used a Canon 7D and 60mm macro lens, shooting at ISO 640, f/2.8, and 1/250.

Here’s a closer look at the drop itself:

Here’s a glimpse at his simple setup, with CD cases propping up the camera and a lamp stand holding up the water dropper:

Who needs a fancy setup when you have perseverance and creativity?

(via Reddit via My Modern Met via Flavorwire)


Image credits: Photographs by Steven Silton ([email protected]) and used with permission


 
  • http://twitter.com/BANANAMANANAS Josh Ladella

    NICE. I smell an excellent portrait idea. For someone with endless patience.

  • http://www.geoff-smith.net/ Geoff

    perseverance, creativity, Talking Heads and REM :)

  • http://twitter.com/groxx Groxx

    And upside-down. But that might just make it even more awesome.

  • http://twitter.com/groxx Groxx

    And upside-down. But that might just make it even more awesome.

  • http://twitter.com/groxx Groxx

    And upside-down. But that might just make it even more awesome.

  • http://nadinestudio.com Nadine

    that is awesome!

  • Dave

    Amazing!

  • Anthony Formosa

    This is really great stuff.  This is one of those situations where I fall in love with process and ingenuity almost more than the final product.  Somebody write this man a check!