Wednesday, December 17, 2008

270/365 Tiny world

What is it about snow globes that so fascinate us?

This one appeals to me. But the blown-up versions that are strewn on yards all over town? Not so much.

Out of curiosity, I looked up snow globes on Wikipedia, and was amazed to learn that they appear to have been invented in the early 1800s. I had no idea they've been around for that long, and that the main idea has stayed intact.

This one, a modern version with music box attached, has glitter mixed in with the snow, causing the turquoise reflections. It's mesmerizing, and I enjoy having it displayed at this time of year.

Camera: Canon 40D with 60mm macro lens, 1/60s, f/2.8 at ISO 1000, lit with a flashlight at camera left.

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