As a science geek, I never really enjoyed my one obligatory art class in college. [My definition of art is “If I can do it, it’s not art.”] However, there was one project that I really enjoyed: Students were required to use a camera to capture images of everyday objects from a different perspective, leaving the viewer to try to determine what the subject of the photo was. Recently, I decided that this would be a fun project to do in the lab, so I grabbed my camera and safety glasses and spent a few hours trying to capture images of things that many of us see everyday in the lab in a different light. Here are a few of those images. Can you determine what they are?
To find out what the image is, simply mouse over the image for a description or click on the image to bring up a pop-up window showing it in a larger context or from a different viewpoint.
I’ll start out with a few simple ones.
OK, now that you’re warmed up, here are a few more.
Ready for a few more challenging ones?
So, how many did you know?
All of them correct: You really know your way around the lab, but maybe you should consider spending a little more time outside of the lab once in a while.
9–11 correct: Obviously you were up to the challenge. Maybe I should have made this more difficult.
5–8 correct: Not too shabby!
1–4 correct: Maybe you should spend a little more time in the lab.
None of them correct: Quit fooling around, and get into the lab.
What do you think: Were these too easy for you?
If so, let me know, and I can grab my camera again and head back into the lab to try to get more challenging images. Alternatively take your own photos, and send them to me. If I get enough submissions I can include them in a future blog entry.
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