Ruby Tuesday #1

I work in science at a university – my ‘day job’. I’ve been experimenting with some techniques that allow me to take pictures of crystals down a microscope. I’d like to share a couple of these with you for my first Ruby Tuesday post (thanks to Work of the Poet for this great Tuesday theme!).


Both these images are of a dye called safranin. The liquid dye was evaporated, leaving these amazing crystal patterns. This one deposited crystals in a fractal formation.

I love this – it reminds me of a red night sky.

Published in: on September 30, 2008 at 11:24 am  Comments (6)  
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  1. Very interesting photos. Reminds me of my chemistry lessons…

  2. These are so awesome! I love pictures from a scope!

  3. I don’t begin to understand the science, but the art is easy to comprehend. That first shot is especially astonishing!

  4. I just gave you an award for your awesome blog!

  5. welcome to RT!!

    you are so creative. I love your photos

  6. I love this blog. I looked at every single button and other photo. I learned things, the photos are gorgeous, the buttons truly fabulous, and I even had some nostalgia going for items I have seen in the distant past. I ought to send you some of my older buttons, or at least photos of them. Your collection far, far outstrips my meager few, though. Thank you so much for sharing.

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