Tales of the lab 36 : image description

Being able to see what others do not see needs a training of the eye; and this for microscopic images, simulated images, or any other kind of images: like art photographs!

I invite you to look at this picture, taken by Carl Andreas in 1909 in the streets of Frankfurt, Germany, during the big flood:

Isn’t it amazing how many details appear after looking  at it for some time?

What is that man doing, at the top window of the Café Keller: watching with binocular? Waving  at  a friend? Protecting his eyes from the sun?

What is the woman in the white coat at the centre of the picture doing? Refraining a kid to throw a tree branch in the water?

This is also a very good picture, with black and white contrast that drive the eye from one side to the other, and back and forth through the lines of the foot path. Although it is a static non-moving picture, there is so much movement and little incidents that one can imagine : the whole picture becomes alive and very special after some time.

Now try to do the same with your scientific images: you will be surprised!