tuula närhinen

Water Colour Scope

I designed a simple instrument made of a clear acrylic box with a small digital camera inside. It captures simultaneous views under and over the water surface. This split imaging technique reveals the colour of the waterscape under surface. A brownish shade of the water indicates the amount of humus or the dissolved organic matter.

The Water Colour Scope at work and in detail.

Seascapes through the Water Colour Scope (2012)