Dendrites (1171)

Dendrites. (Click on the photo for added detail.)

Something a little different today, from a day trip to Oxford earlier this year. We spent a fair bit of time at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History. It’s not just for kids, or perhaps it’s for the kid in all of us. This particular photo is from the huge collection of geological samples, and shows metallic dendrite structures on the surface of a slab of stone. In equal parts mesmerising and relaxing, this reminded me a lot of all those fractals we created with simple computer programs way back when.

I took this photo as a single exposure by resting the lens hood on the protective glass of the display cabinet. As it happened, this distance was just right for the composition I had in mind, and easily avoided unsightly reflections. From what I recall this was basically straight out of the camera.

Click on the photo for a larger version; comments welcome, and of course feel free to share the link.

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