Super close up images of common objects are beautifully alien

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If you look at anything closely, you'll begin to see things you never saw before. That's why it's super fun to look at really common objects up close because it reveals a whole 'nother side, the world is both beautifully detailed and disgusting from up close. Pyanek did that in the series Amazing Worlds Within Our World.

To pull off the effect, Pyanek used a Canon T3i (600D/Kiss X5) with the kit lens reversed, HeliconFocus for focus stacking and Lightroom and Exposure 5 for editing. Some of this stuff is crazy, I mean, this is a Cornflake. Forgive me for thinking it was a yellow tongue:

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A tea bag looks so intricate:

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Here are pages of a book:

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The letter X of a keyboard:

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Foam from soap:

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And you can see the rest in the video below. It's fun to try and guess what is what before the answer is revealed.


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The iPhone (with a $5 attachment) can make some pretty cool macro images:

http://www.rainydaymagazine.com/RDM2011/Home/M…

Or you can just hold the iPhone up to a loupe:

http://www.rainydaymagazine.com/RDM2011/Home/M…