I have this cute little gismo which I bought originally as a children's toy, but which I have just been using for some fun photography with my digital camera. The scope was made by an American instrument manufacturer called Van Cort in 1987, and is a multi-prism lens which gives the observer 24 upright images of anything viewed.
Instead of holding it to my eye, I held it to my camera lens with one hand, and clicked with the other, hoping for the best, as I could only get a general idea of what the lens was seeing. It has been a very hit and miss affair, and I took about fifty shots to get four pictures which I reckoned were OK for posting on my photoblogs and here.
This is my garden pet - a frog cast in cement. It's own base fills in the gaps between the images.
This is a glass ornament shaped like an apple. I placed it on a green cloth to get a unified colour effect.
This is a teazel, but taken from a photograph of a teazel I took some months ago.
But this is my greatest triumph, because it was not even planned this way. I was trying to take the lighter coloured pewter cup, which I had stood on top of the television. It so happened there was a little jug in darker metal on the windowsill behind it, and the two lined up without my realising it to form this perfect composite picture. Each item has filled in the gaps between the other, so that you don't see either the top of the TV or the windowsill. Magic!