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By chase
What do you do when it's grey, miserable and cold outdoors ?
Solution............Dust off the old X-ray viewing box, get some pretty flowers from the Supermarket ( don't forget your facemask), drop the flowers onto the box, angle the camera downwards and press the shutter, a picture Smile oh and don't forget to switch the box on.

I used an led torch to put some light onto the front of the flowers from above, a light sandwich

Just a teeny drop of colour onto the bg with a texture layer just because I could.

Cheered me up no end doing this, there could be a small series.

Thanks for dropping by.
Constructive critique and mods welcome.
Janet xx

Tags: Purple Green Flora Petals Flowers and plants Torchlight Lightbox Irises Textures and layers

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PCA 2 1 2 France
28 Jan 2021 1:41PM
Looking forward to the series Smile
adagio Plus
3 4 2 England
28 Jan 2021 1:41PM
Fantastic Janet, and you make it all sound oh so easy!!! A different change of mood from you and I really like this......out of the darkness into the light!!

Daisymaye Plus
14 23 24 Canada
28 Jan 2021 1:52PM
So beautifully created but where does one get an old X-ray viewing box. This really is lovely.
bliba Plus
16 1 2 Austria
28 Jan 2021 1:53PM
very effective
dudler Plus
19 1.9k 1950 England
28 Jan 2021 2:11PM
Fading into the air...
bricurtis Plus
17 2.7k 53 England
28 Jan 2021 2:45PM
Lovely Janet - the loose petals enhance the arrangement. Must see if I can find my light box and try something.
TrevBatWCC Plus
14 13 19 England
28 Jan 2021 3:00PM
A very lovely presentation, Janet, and a great way of keeping yourself occupied during these boring times, especially when it's grey, dismal and wet like today 😃 Look forward to more! 👍
Trev 😀
Fefe Plus
10 74 43 United Kingdom
28 Jan 2021 3:05PM
Excellent work Janet, this is so pretty 😊😊
The possibilities with this set up must be endless ...........................................
DaveU 16 1.4k 127 England
28 Jan 2021 3:44PM
Very pretty Jan, quite feminine too. With a series of these you’d have the basis of a nice range of gift cards.
James124 Plus
7 61 51 Portugal
28 Jan 2021 3:51PM
Lovely floaty flowers, Janet.
dark_lord Plus
18 3.0k 826 England
28 Jan 2021 4:05PM
And very nicely done too.

Quote:a light sandwich then

Is that an accepted technical term?
Sounds good anyway Smile
saltireblue Plus
12 13.2k 83 Norway
28 Jan 2021 4:38PM
Nice to see you contrast your normal style with some very delicate high-key work, Janet.Smile
taggart Plus
18 47 15 United States
28 Jan 2021 4:55PM
Chinga Plus
11 112 3 United Kingdom
28 Jan 2021 5:12PM
Very beautiful... GrinGrinGrin
banehawi Plus
18 2.8k 4321 Canada
28 Jan 2021 5:29PM
chase Plus
17 2.4k 637 England
28 Jan 2021 5:33PM
Thanks everyone.

Willie, wonderful to have your UA, many thanks, so very complimentary.

Sandy, I got the viewing box when the x-ray dept I was working in went digital, no films to put up on the box and they were chucking them out, I got to a couple before they hit the skip Smile

Keith, you gotta keep up with technology, a light sandwich is a new concept but kept secret, until now Wink

Janet xx
Irishkate 12 45 121 United Kingdom
28 Jan 2021 6:05PM
You make it sound easy but I know that getting a pleasing composition is harder than it looks.
Beautiful Janet.
28 Jan 2021 8:27PM
Lovely. A different technique for adding light to the upper surface which is the tricky bit with lightbox/pad images in my limited experience, but it works a treat, not to mention the compositional challenges Wink I wonder how it would be with the lightest parts at the top of the image? I don't see any colour in the b/g but then I think my laptop is very bright Smile More please.
dudler Plus
19 1.9k 1950 England
29 Jan 2021 7:31AM
I've watched Janet put a composition together, Kate - I think it's a matter of practice, and developing an eye for how things fit together - plus a wild imagination that transcends logic. It's also possible that there's natural talent - but Janet has done so much still life that it's all blended together in a whirligig of

'Let's just try putting this HERE... No, the other side will be better... [stands back and looks] And if I add this round THERE, just peeping out behind THAT...'
chataignier Plus
9 226 12 France
29 Jan 2021 11:00AM
Delightful !
chase Plus
17 2.4k 637 England
29 Jan 2021 12:32PM
Thanks everyone.

Kate, don't believe
Hmmmm some of it may be slightly true though Wink
Janet xx
dudler Plus
19 1.9k 1950 England
30 Jan 2021 8:37AM
As it is slightly true that Turner used paint and brushes on canvas...
2 Feb 2021 8:31PM
Lovely image Janet and I can't think of a better way to spend the afternoon Wink
So beautiful and delicate

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