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Split-Level-Box

Split-Level-Box

Everybody is familiar with spectacular photographs from the South Pacific that display the tropical underwater world and palm trees on the beach at the same time. Usually, an underwater camera or an appropriate housing is necessary. However, a small box made from glass combined with a right angle viewfinder allows you to take these images (termed “split-level” images) in closeup photography.

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As basic materials, you can use glass plates, e.g., from old picture frames. The base plate is made from polystyrene.

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The glass plates and base plate will first be affixed with tape and then glued with silicon. To ensure that the box is water tight, you should not skimp on the application of the silicon.

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In the bathtub. 1/60 sec at f/11, ISO 160; 50mm macro lens; flash bounced off the wall of the tub.
Whether in a bathtub or in a tide pool by the ocean, split-level images always catch attention.


  

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