Cesare's photomicrographs were captured with a digital reflex camera mounted on a polarizing microscope. After shooting the image, no manipulation is involved. The interference colors are the result of natural propogation of polarized light into minerals, and of the use of the microscope compensator λ. In order for the rock sections to be transparent, all rock samples are cut, sliced, and thinned down to a 30-micron (0.03mm) thickness and mounted on a glass holder. This is the standard "thin section" research technique of geologists.
|Charoite, A Rock from Russia © Bernardo Cesare|
|Agat, A Rock from Brazil © Bernardo Cesare|
|Tiger's Eye from South Africa © Bernardo Cesare|
|Sugar Crystals from a drying drop of Liquer © Bernardo Cesare|
|Sugar © Bernardo Cesare|
|Fragment of a Vacuum Plastic Food Bag © Bernardo Cesare|
|Rock Deformations © Bernardo Cesare|