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2006 High School Photo Contest Pictures

2006 AAPT/Lexmark High School Photo Contest
Winner's Showcase

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Honorable Mention - Natural Category

Title: The Building in the Drop of Water
Student: Margaret Koerber
School: The Academy of the Sacred Heart, New Orleans, LA
Teacher: Steven Collins

This picture shows a drop of water that formed at the bottom of a cup. The water drop shows an inverted image of the building behind it. The drop is thicker in the center than at its edges, making it a short focal-length converging lens. Light rays from the distant building are focused to form a real, inverted image.


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