Friday, May 2, 2014

Lumen Prints I

Things are usually not as complicated as we think.
;-)



These were created in my backyard, with plants from my garden. Above is a bit of a baby Red Bud tree.





Another clip of Red Bud.






This is a piece of fern, originally from my mother's garden.






And this is a beautiful iris, all the way from my grandmother's garden.



6 comments:

nicrap said...

Things are usually not as complicated as we think.
Wait, am I talking about photography?
;-)


Smarta** :p

Jen Nifer said...


;-)

Thersites said...

Is any of this in any way related to the property of bioluminescence and/or plant flourescence?

Thersites said...

See, we CAN complicate simple things. ;P

Thersites said...

...and gauging by the "process description", it would appear that this is strictly a "chemical" one.

Jen Nifer said...

No, FJ. This has nothing to do with bioluminescence. But that would be really interesting! I would imagine that you could use plant flourescence to make photographic prints. Hmmmm.... :-)

Yes, it is a chemical process. Items are laid on top of the photo paper, the paper is exposed to light (I use the sun), and then the paper is put into a "fixer". This is different from Photograms (like I did with the leaves in the water...) because there is no chemical "developer" used.