Magnified Spices

Magnified Spices

These are some of my photos of microscopic or magnified spices. I just got my magnifying camera up and running again this past month so I’m going to town taking photos of all kinds of stuff. These are spices though. I photographed Tajin, Mexine, Italian spice, steak grilling spice and ground pepper. What surprised and disgusted me was the amount of invisible hair or fiber that was present in the spice! Ew! Some of the hair looks huge in the photos but, I couldn’t see it at all on the plate.

This next group of spices is more plant based. The crystal formations are salt. I feel like Tajin has a bit of a manufactured look about it compared to these more leafy and crushed plant spices. These next photos will be the Italian spice, crushed black pepper and steak seasoning. I think the steak one is the only one with salt in it. The one that blew my mind was the Walmart ground Italian spice. There are real plants in there!! and…hair.