Sunday, February 28, 2010

Two Microscope Photos

A little while ago I experimented with holding up my digital camera (Leica D-LUX4) to the microscope ocular and trying to take photos of thin sections after the style of Howel Williams's hand-drawn sketches, where he has the specimen encircled in the field of view. Here are two of my more decent attempts:

Large bent OPX grain in spinel-garnet peridotite, 40x magnification, crossed nichols.

Olivine grain showing beautiful undulatory extinction. Grain is right on the edge of the section. 40x mag, crossed nichols.

Anyway... next time I'm going to use a tripod and a flash. It took me MANY tries to get these to expose properly!

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