|Forum topic by David Craig||posted 04-06-2012 05:28 AM||1755 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
04-06-2012 05:28 AM
Mafe posted a blog regarding his USB micrscopic analysis of various sharpening methods. As intrigued as I was with his findings, I have to confess that I was also interested in his scope and made my own purchase of one. Whether for artistry or curiousity, I find it is a good idea to look at things in your surroundings in a whole different way from time to time. I received my new toy…er…scientific instrument…in the mail on Friday. I decided to give it a try on some currency. I have always been fascinated by coins and paper money. They are little works of art that are oftentimes taken for granted. I set the scope for x50 magnification and was quite pleased at how clear the images were for such an inexpensive gadget.
Tell me what you think?
Can you picture yourself standing on the steps of Monticello on the back of a US nickel? Notice the use of lines and the outline of the pillars to give it such a deep perspective -
Ever notice the statue of Alexander Hamilton on the back of a US 10 dollar bill?
Or the little text over his name on the front of the bill that states the demonination?
How about the names of the US states on the Lincoln Memorial on the back of the US 5 dollar bill?
On some coins, the initials of the engraver can be found. This is Victor D Brenner’s initials. Engraver of the Lincoln penny.
It never hurts to look at the world in a completely different way. I will dedicate this forum post to the little things. Feel free to share your own images and observations of things that are discovered under and around the surface of our every day lives.
-- There is little that is simple when it comes to making a simple box.