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X-ray of Lily 2

X-ray of Lily
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GargantuanGoat's avatar
This is really cool. You did this in a darkroom?
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Thank you.

Yes, well the development of the film at least. There are digital x-ray machines now of course, but this was done using lithographic (very high contrast) film that used to be used in the printing industry. I couldn't afford x-ray film which is very expensive and the process is very hit and miss.

The negative was then scanned and the image created using Photoshop. There's no lens on an x-ray machine so the negative has to be as large as the subject - I've never used a large format enlarger, so this was by far the best option.

Plus, even with the high contrast film, the negative is still quite low in contrast - that's x-rays for you.
GargantuanGoat's avatar
That's pretty awesome :) thank you for the explanation