Abnormal Lenses

Challenge #3 in the Technology Enabling Art series. Hosted by ProfHankD.
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There are a lot of really nice lenses out there, but there also are a lot of things that aren't "normal" camera lenses in any sense of the word. They may be special-purpose lenses (fisheye, soft-focus, telescope, microscope, etc.), door peepholes, pinholes and zone plates, mirrored stuff, various plastic or glass objects, water, etc. Use one. Digital imaging makes it easy to see and creatively manipulate the somewhat unpredictable effects of such optics.
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Micro-Worlds
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Each bead of water on this web holds a full view of my neighborhood. Each "micro-world" is a double inversion (horizontal + vertical) of the original.
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Submitted: Saturday, 22nd August, 2009 17:05 (GMT)
Taken: Friday, 21st August, 2009
Focal length: 100 mm
Shutter speed: 1/640 sec
Aperture: F8
ISO: 800
Notes: handheld macro
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