Author Archives: Dr. Brian Matsumoto

The Resumption of this Blog

I have not been keeping this blog current for the past four years. For those of you who have visited my site, I owe you an explanation and an apology for the hiatus. Continue reading




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Contrast Reversal with a Diatom Exhibit

Here is an example of contrast reversal using a diatom exhibit. The effect is quite nice with darkfield images.




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We Begin with the Microscope

A microscope is indispensable for studying the smaller plants and animals. The picture on the right is the microscope that I have used for taking many of the photographs on this site.




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