Light pool

Nigel Johnson

    Research output: Non-textual formDigital or Visual Products

    Original languageEnglish
    Publication statusPublished - 2007

    Keywords

    • Water
    • Art

    Cite this

    Johnson, N. (Author). (2007). Light pool. Digital or Visual Products, Retrieved from http://www.streetlevelphotoworks.org/streetlevel/archive/2007/radiance/radiance.html
    Johnson, Nigel (Author). / Light pool. [Digital or Visual Products].
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    Johnson N (Author). Light pool 2007.