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I don’t own a fancy camera; but from time to time I can still do something interesting by playing with tools that are not attached to the camera – lights, magnifying glass… Here I aimed to shoot a picture where the 5×5mm paper folded, miniature origami heart beneath the magnifying glass appears in focus while everything else is blurred with the help of some optical physics.

I played with the zoom features in my camera a bit. I could have taken the image up close, but that would not have created the same effect as taking from afar and zooming in. I had to position the camera in the right distance, meanwhile having the lens within the camera in the right position to get what I wanted. Admittedly though, there was a bit of photo manipulation ; I did blur the background more in photoshop, but the cosmo like effect (the heartbeat) inside the magnifying glass is real.

And since the heart is seen through a magnifying glass it appears bigger here than it really is

Taken Nov. 8, 2009 with an Olympus FE-340.

This work has been featured in:
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cosmo blur, japan, japanese origami, little paper folding, magnifying glass lens, miniature, muiling, mui ling teh, pulse, small tiny heart

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Comments

  • © Janis Zroback
    © Janis Zrobackover 4 years ago

    Very cleverly done Mui-ling…extremely effective…

  • vampvamp
    vampvampover 4 years ago

    awesome!

  • Nancy Polanski
    Nancy Polanskiover 4 years ago

    And don’t forget to mention that on the original photo, your fingers also form the shape of a heart.

  • cherylc1
    cherylc1over 4 years ago

    Awesome Mui-Ling!!! gorgeous!

  • WhiteDove Studio kj gordon
    WhiteDove Stud...over 4 years ago

    see creativity holds no bounds……..well done wahini…………..

  • mobii
    mobiiover 4 years ago

    Your shots are always very creative Mui-Ling. It’s so cool that you don’t need fancy gadgets to make them.

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtover 4 years ago

    Awesome!! :D

  • Thank you so much Cee!

    – Mui-Ling Teh

  • Tania Rose
    Tania Roseover 4 years ago

    sigh petite and precious

  • Enivea
    Eniveaover 4 years ago

    Your creativity is always a joy to behold!

  • © Karin  Taylor
    © Karin Taylorover 4 years ago

    so clever Mui-Ling, i love how your mind works! i love this too! :) x

  • Thank you so much Karin! xoxo

    – Mui-Ling Teh

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