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X-Ray Dahlias

X-Ray Dahlias. (Fuji Superia Reala 100. Olympus OM-1. Epson V500.)

X-Ray Dahlias. (Fuji Superia Reala 100 — Negative Scanned as Positive — Converted to Black and White. Olympus OM-1. Epson V500.)

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28 responses

  1. James Gahl

    damn. wow. thats one of the coolest things i’ve ever seen. please tell me you have more of these . .

    February 22, 2009 at 5:33 AM

  2. pjr1982

    I’ll never look at dahlias the same again. This is so cool.

    February 22, 2009 at 7:57 PM

  3. temp0ra

    Thanks for the comment! I just browsed through some of your posts and I’m amazed by your work and the fact that you’re using film makes it even more amazing. Everything is so sharp and vivid. You’re tempting me to dig up my dad’s film slr

    February 22, 2009 at 8:21 PM

  4. amnesiacgirl

    my gosh, after seeing this photo only, i really feel honored:) thank u!

    i try to imagine the rest of ur blog:) i will digest it slowly:D

    February 22, 2009 at 9:02 PM

  5. Terry Cuvier

    I don’t know what I like more about this, the background or the subject. This is just amazing.

    February 22, 2009 at 10:11 PM

  6. Very beautiful and a different take on Flower pics

    February 22, 2009 at 10:11 PM

  7. iheartfilm

    James – Don’t worry, there are many more where this came from. As always, thanks for stopping by.

    PJ – Thank you. I felt the same thing when I scanned this. 🙂

    Temp – If I end up being the one who got you into film, don’t forget to credit me. 😉

    Amnesia – I appreciate that. Expect to see more of me on your blog in the future. I really like your work.

    Kayo – Thank you. All I can hope for is to do something different.

    February 22, 2009 at 10:31 PM

  8. THIS is a fabulous photo. I only wish I could see a larger version of it… something to fill up my 24″ monitor. I have a Dahlia image on my blog that was selected as an “Image of the Week” on one of the photography forums I frequent and it pales in comparison this this. Excellent!

    February 22, 2009 at 11:22 PM

  9. Janey Lynn

    Wow is right. What an amazing picture.

    February 23, 2009 at 6:05 AM

  10. purplesnowflake

    Can you explain (in easy to understand terms…still learning the photography lingo!) how you actually did this or is there somewhere to read more about how you did it? I love this!!!!


    February 23, 2009 at 6:26 AM

  11. Particularly unique!

    February 23, 2009 at 6:43 AM

  12. Clever! It looks like they’re burning. It’s such an interesting idea: I haven’t seen anything like that before.

    February 23, 2009 at 11:18 AM

  13. iheartfilm

    Ed – I appreciate the compliment.

    Janey – I’m glad you like it.

    Purple – It’s actually pretty simple. I just scan the color negative as a positive and then convert it to black and white. It’s loads of fun.

    Peaceful – Thanks. That’s all I can hope for.

    Beyond – I’d seen something similar on flickr, but not in black and white. I think it really works well in monochrome. Thanks for stopping by.

    February 24, 2009 at 1:02 AM

  14. nyaskovic

    Hi iheartfilm, I’m the guy from the camera shop that developed your film today. That’s an interesting effect, a negative as a positive. It makes for a very contrasty image. Try inverting the image again in Photoshop – it looks great! I like your diverse collection, very nice.

    February 24, 2009 at 7:10 AM

  15. iheartfilm

    Well, I’m glad you stopped by. Thanks. Yeah, it is pretty neat. I’ve got a ton more of these (a few worth posting).


    February 25, 2009 at 3:49 AM

  16. WOW!!!! This is stunning!

    February 25, 2009 at 6:17 PM

  17. Fantastic inverse!

    February 26, 2009 at 3:14 PM

  18. iheartfilm

    Amber – Thanks. I was pretty amazed when I first saw it, too.

    Julie – Thank you. It did come out well, didn’t it?

    February 26, 2009 at 7:39 PM

  19. courtray

    So lovely!

    February 27, 2009 at 3:06 PM

  20. kcjewel

    Love this!!! Tx for stopping by my new blog. I’m such an amateur compared to you… your photos are beautiful!!

    February 28, 2009 at 12:01 AM

  21. Bo

    A really nice take on this. The black and white is perfect .

    February 28, 2009 at 10:27 AM

  22. iheartfilm

    Court – I’m glad you think so. 🙂

    Jewel – Hey, I’m still learning, too. 🙂

    Bo – Such kind words. I appreciate all the comments you’ve been giving me. 🙂

    February 28, 2009 at 10:52 PM

  23. This is sweet! I’ve never thought to convert a photo like this before. I’ll have to try it out sometime. But this pic is stunning!

    March 1, 2009 at 4:43 PM

  24. iheartfilm

    Blue – Glad you think so. Thanks.


    March 2, 2009 at 5:04 AM

  25. This is a fantastic photograph of dahlias.

    March 2, 2009 at 2:01 PM

  26. iheartfilm

    Cats – Wow, everyone seems to be loving this one. Thank you. 🙂


    March 3, 2009 at 5:05 AM

  27. Sizzyphus

    Evita Gen, I’ve posit!

    April 3, 2009 at 1:25 AM

  28. Not sure what that means, but thank you.

    April 3, 2009 at 6:34 PM

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