this is the last post on starbathing and comes a big thank you to all the individuals who have commented so beautifully about the project since march 2003!
starbathing will stay online for the foreseeable future, it has become such a good way for me to reference times and images i dare not remove it! my main projects will be migrating to the url russellburden.com
a naturally occurring meniscus, formed by chemical processes in the bog-peat of a norfolk fen. the thin surface films are made of iron salts. insoluble iron compounds precipitate out of the submerged, deoxygenated environment. anaerobic bacteria concentrate the iron as part of their life process. their fuzzy movement can be when viewed under a compound microscope as they jostle and vibrate within the interference colours of the iron slick.