I had a flu. The B-type. It's over now but I've stayed at home for two weeks. Two weeks at home would have been perfect for some new projects with optical fibers but I was weak and not really motivated. Two days ago however I started a small project that was in my mind for long time. I created a small aquarium with optical fiber lighting.
As a child I was fascinated by the macro world of small ponds and lakes but photographing this microcosms is really challenging. Previously I created a small aquarium but I was not happy with the lighting and the small particles caused backscatter ruining most of the pictures, or the photos required lots of post processing.
In this new project I tried to implement the rim-light concept. This is the final aquarium with fibers lighting from the sides and from the bottom:
Noemi, my daughter also tried the system and it was great fun to her to catch the small shrimps swimming through the viewfinder: