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    I found a magnifying glass in the office today, so I played around with it a bit. I'm not 100% satisfied with the way this turned out, so I'll have to try it again sometime with a better setup.

    Anyway, the book is The Invention of Air by Steven Johnson.

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    1. Ben Skutnik [deleted] 62 months ago | reply

      How did you want it to turn out?

    2. jakebouma 62 months ago | reply

      I'm not really sure... I just did it in a rush. Next time I'll spend more time really *exploring* the magnifying glass. :)

    3. lost87656 62 months ago | reply

      ** This was voted a ????? from Hit, Miss or Maybe **

      HIT

    4. Rαchel Kαy 62 months ago | reply

      ** This was voted a hit from Hit, Miss or Maybe **

    5. Gioser_Chivas 62 months ago | reply

      ** This was voted a Hit from Hit, Miss or Maybe **

    6. coulombic 62 months ago | reply

      I like the effect; I find it to be clever and interesting. However, the implementation feels less profound. I think I would darken the rest a bit, and find more dramatic text to isolate. Very interesting shot, nevertheless.

    7. Anirban (Hold yr clicks a moment plz... I'm bz) 62 months ago | reply

      Very interesting idea.... like it very much

    8. susanej05 61 months ago | reply

      Nice photo! I've included it (with attribution at the bottom) in a blog post. Thanks!

    9. a2roland 48 months ago | reply

      Good Shot, just needs a little Makeup here, let's see if I can give you a little insight to my Imagination, hmmm:... Well, bring the background into focus,(don't leave a bokeh on the background pages), add an ancient aged texture to the paper (rust tint) , a red/bronze photo filter to everything but your hand and the magnifying glass, slant the glass a little if possible, do a periscope lens correction to the entire frame and add an angled light source from bottom right onto the glass and your hand ONLY with a Bluish Falloff. Finally, add a white light diffused halo from top right corner with a mid center falloff onto the book and the text UNDER the glass. Just my vivid imagination, (Thank God for Photoshop and the Likes!, lol). Good Luck :-)

    10. Meir Jacob | מאיר יעקב 42 months ago | reply

      going on same idea :)
      It was Jewish New Year, I found my mom's prayers book with her magnifying glass, couldn't resist...
      Shema Israel

    11. nadiavoodoo 35 months ago | reply

      Nice picture, I have included it in my classes wiki with attribution.

    12. guerda 26 months ago | reply

      Hi jakebouma!

      Thank you for licensing your photo under a Creative Commons License!
      We used in in a presentation, thanks!

      Regards,
      Philip

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