Magnified (8/365)

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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  • Ben Skutnik 6y

    How did you want it to turn out?
  • Jake Bouma 6y

    I'm not really sure... I just did it in a rush. Next time I'll spend more time really *exploring* the magnifying glass. :)
  • lost87656 6y

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

  • Rαchel Kαy 6y

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  • Gioser_Chivas 6y

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  • Gabe Farnsworth 6y

    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.
  • Anirban Jyoti 6y

    Very interesting idea.... like it very much
  • susanej05 6y

    Nice photo! I've included it (with attribution at the bottom) in a blog post. Thanks!
  • Norman Zeb 5y

    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 :-)
  • Meir Jacob | מאיר יעקב 5y

    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
  • Nadia 4y

    Nice picture, I have included it in my classes wiki with attribution.
  • guerda 3y

    Hi jakebouma!

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

  • ArrowPointingUp 1y

    Thank you so much for making this available! It is really nice. I used in on my FB page and gave you credit.
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