In the 1980's and 1990's I did a lot of darkroom work with black&white photography, especially portraits. From time to time it is fun to return to that aesthetic. Here are a few recent examples, completely digital.
A couple of focus-stacked close-up images of lichen.
For the first time, computer bugs have been successfully photographed by a Finnish imaging scientist, Professor Samuli Siltanen. The perpetrators belong to the order of arachnids called Opiliones, commonly known as harvestmen. The precise species needs yet to be identified, but there is strong indication that it would be Leiobunum rotundum. Further studies should bring clarity to this issue.
As the type of bug is now close to identification, effective debugging strategies can be designed. This is an important step for the mankind on the way to remove errors from computer programs for good.
Disclaimer: this post is a (stupid) joke. I hope you enjoy the photos, nevertheless!
Rye cereal growing in Finland. It is the basic ingredient in the Finnish-style dark bread.
Here is a collection of insect close-ups. So beautiful animals!
Two sheet-web weaver spiders (Neriene emphana), male and female, courting. However, my patience ran out in waiting to see the whole process. But please enjoy these close-up views or arachnid love anyway!
I woke up at 5am in midsummer night and took this photo. The impressive clouds are of type cirrus uncinus, I believe.
Have you ever seen a red dot moving around like crazy? It may have been a whirligig mite (Anystis baccarum). I got intrigued by these small (1mm body length) animals and took a few photos.
One could ask why? Or simply what? Don't ask, just look.
Close-up views of Finnish nature. I just love my new twin macro flash!