Monday, April 6, 2015

Art under the Microscope

Linden Gledhill is an artist who has used his education in science and passion for photography to create beautiful microscopy images. Gledhill utilizes a compound biological microscope to capture his images. The microscopy images were captured with a Canon EOS 5D camera mounted on an Olympus BH-2 microscope using 4x, 10x, 20x, 40x and 100x S-Plan Achromat objectives. DIC was used when capturing some of the images.

Microscope setup used to captured images.
Microscopy image of closterium
Closterium (Photo © Linden Gledhill)
Microscope soap film image
Soap Film (Photo © Linden Gledhill)
Food coloring under microscope
Food Coloring Crystals (Photo © Linden Gledhill)
Diatom under the microscope
Diatom Frustule (Photo © Linden Gledhill)
Microscopy image of algae
Motile Algae, Pandorina Morum (Photo © Linden Gledhill)
Surirella Robusta under the microscope
Surirella Robusta (Photo © Linden Gledhill)
Monarch butterfly wing under the microscope
Monarch Butterfly Wing (Photo © Linden Gledhill)
Microscopy image of a snowflake.
Snowflake (Photo © Linden Gledhill)
Freshwater algae under the microscope
Freshwater Algae under the microscope (Photo © Linden Gledhill)