Micro
Finalist

Justin Zoll | L Glutamine and Beta Alanine 25


 
 

 

Name: Justin Zoll
Picture title: L Glutamine and Beta Alanine 25
Category: Micro
Nationality:
American
Occupation: Bartender / Photographer

Justin says:
‘This is an image of crystallized amino acids L-glutamine and Beta Alanine photographed at around 40x magnification using a microscope and a DSLR. I do all of my experimentation and work in my bedroom. In this case, roughly equal amounts of both amino acids were dissolved in high-proof vodka before being distributed onto a glass slide and allowed to evaporate. The colours in the resulting crystals are due to the interaction of polarised light and
the birefringent properties of the crystals. One of my polarising filters is
the lens from an old pair of sunglasses! This type of work takes a lot of patience and experimentation. The overall image is a panorama of many
individual frames allowing for a wider field of view.’

Technical information:
Canon 5DMKIII
Olympus BH2 Microscope
Nikon 4x Plan App Objective and 10x projection eyepiece
ISO 100
1/20 sec
Accessories: None
Post processing: Adobe Lightroom adjustments and cropping

Website: www.justinzoll.com
Instagram: justinzoll