Comparing something to a grain of sand is generally meant to imply it’s tiny or meaningless, but the amazing images of Dr. Gary Greenberg produced using a microlens are aimed at turning this stereotype on his head. His pictures of tiny grains of up to 300-fold magnified colourful rocks show it under a microscope can be a hypocrisy.
Depending on where it comes from, Sand structure can differ dramatically. The Hawaiian coastal beach sands, where Dr. Greenberg is situated, are the topics of his incredible microphotography. The tiny rocks in his pictures are full of vestiges of different big and small tropical ocean species. The sand on other shores may include a completely distinct collection of stones, minerals and organic matter based on the temperature, surfing circumstances and marine environment.
The grains originate from various coasts all over the globe, from Okinawa, from Japan to Maui, from Hawaii to Smith Mountain Lake, from Va. Each fragment is distinctive and extremely lovely in personality.
Greenberg’s website explains that he spent his life “revealing the secret beauty of nature.” Using high-quality microscopes, he creates “spectacular worldscapes beyond our daily perception— worlds where reality is seen as abstract form and colour, motion and texture.”
I am fascinated by the complexity and individuality produced by a mixture of nature and the frequent crashing of surfing on a beach every moment I look through my microscope.’
Professor Greenberg, who searches through thousands of small stones with acupuncture instruments to discover and organize the most ideal samples, then utilizes a painful method to produce his pictures.
He’s been looking for notable sand grains like these to photograph the globe for five years.
He said:’ Extreme close-up photography usually provides a very small field depth so I had to create a fresh method for making the photos I wished.
I take dozens of pictures at separate focal points and then add them to create my images using software.
Even though the images look easy, it may take hours to photograph each grain of it in a manner I am pleased with.
Credit: Sand Grains