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Pic of the Day: MC Escher Water Drop

Prepare to have your mind blown. It took Redditor smsilton two hours and about 150 shots to capture the above photo of an MC Escher painting as seen through a water drop. “The hardest part was focusing,” he explains. “In the set up picture you can see a piece of string above the eye dropper. I would let that hang down off the eye dropper and focus on that, then move it and squeeze the dropper and the shutter at almost the same time. I have like 30ish more pictures with the drop clearly in the shot but the sketch behind it isn’t in focus, this was the clearest one I got.” Click through to check out a closeup, along with a behind-the-scenes shot of how he set up the image.

[My Modern Met via Reddit]