Tardigrades live - outside (part II, images)
In times of abundant and ubiquituous digital imaging it appears increasingly difficult and
challenging to photograph anything unseen before by other people. And, even worse, one will become
aware of the fact that almost everything has been photographed by someone else - and mostly better.
Professional photographers tend to notice that some amateurs can sometimes come very close in quality -
even though it might take them a few million shots to get things right. And admittedly,
there are a few disciplines still reserved for professionals: High speed photography,
high-res photographs of moving subjects, studio flash illumination scenarios of huge objects,
"arty" king-size portraits and a few more.
At the same time as photographs and photographers are increasing in number it is becoming more and more
difficult to earn money by selling photographs. A few decades ago even amateurs could sell
photographs which were a little bit off-color or which had some dirt in their blue sky.
Today many among us have become avid digital and successful sky-cleaners and corner retouchers.
In times of the megapixel mania it might appear crazy to present 590 pixel images like ours.
Nevertheless we are really proud to have a few photographs of scenarios which
are not shown elswhere in the internet. Just have a look at the images at the bottom of this page.
Fig. 2 and Fig. 3 are are showing a perfectly new scenario -
as far as we know this was never registered by somebody else before!
A very modest instrumentation was used for those stunning new images. The following
photograph depicts the instrument in action, on a moss covered cement wall in
the very center of Munich: