Microscopic Photography

Dr Gary Greenberg is an artist, inventor and scientist, he began his career as a photographer and filmmaker. After earning his PhD in biomedical research, he went on to invent the high-definition, 3D light microscope.

Dr Gary’s website combines his passion for science and art, it has a gallery of 3D microscope photos of foods, flowers, sand and more, which you can view HERE. The detail in the photos are fascinating. Some examples are below;

Top Left; “A slice through the same grape is seen using lighting that has reflected off the surface of the grape.”

Top Right; “Zinfandel wine crystallizing out of solution. Crossed polarizing filters creates the rainbow color effects.”

Bottom Left; “The tip of a spiral shell has broken off and become a grain of sand. After being repeatedly tumbled by action of the surf this spiral sand grain has become opalescent in character. It is surrounded by bits of coral, shell, and volcanic material.”

Bottom Right; “A panorama of selected sand grains arranged on a glass slide using acupuncture needles to herd the grains into place. The image is pieced together from half a dozen images taken side by side, and then stitched together into one panoramic image.”

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