Still haven’t debugged the scanner process, so this is another Pentax/Tripod/Tamron shot. Series narrative here. Damn, these are pretty shells.

Eroded sea-shell from Cape Conran

The trick with the scanner may be to hang the shell so it touches the glass. Will report.



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From: Eric Meyer (Mar 15 2007, at 08:20)

You may be right about having it touch the glass, given the depth-of-field the scanner is likely to assume. A little-known fact: the nautilus half-shell used in the "complexspiral" demo was literally placed on an open flatbed scanner to be scanned-- and that's why the page's background is black. That one was easy compared to your shells, of course, since the cut side was already totally flat and had all the details I was most interested in capturing.

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From: Peter van Kampen (Mar 15 2007, at 08:28)

Why don't you use TWO strings? Or as many as you can get away with.

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