John Yurchak, APSA  

 Blue Flowers Black Light by John Yurchak, APSA

February 2018 - Blue Flowers Black Light

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A setup of the parts with Black B/G and Mylar on the base and then used Ultra violet lights on both side and shot this with Extrachrome film and then used Photoshop CS4 to crop and enhance the photo. All part are painted with a white undercoat paint and then with florescent spray paint of different colors for the photo.

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5 comments posted

Oliver Morton   Oliver Morton
John, you've made quite a spectacular graphic design. The use of ultraviolet lights is amazing. I had never thought of taking advantage of the lights. I'm curious about the detail on the vase. It seems to be visible in the reflection but not on the vase itself.   Posted: 02/12/2018 06:10:30

Barbara E Miller   Barbara E Miller
John you have a very good image here but I believe it needs some additional work. The vase has lost the texture as seen in the reflection. (I see that Oliver noticed this also). There is a line leading from the middle flower up through the circles--this needs to be removed. The leaves being dark blue are lost. I don't have the time to do more but I have made a rough change to what I see would make an improvement. I used the filter craquelure for the vase and then I changed one leaf using H&S and a narrow border was added using stroke.   Posted: 02/12/2018 07:29:41
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David Cooke   David Cooke
This is a very attractive image John. I love all the shapes and the way that they interact. The only issue I see with it is that the red of the vase has no detail at all and this is very distracting. Red is such a difficult colour to get detail in. If there could have been some of the texture which is in the reflection of the vase in vase itself, it would have made it into an even better image.   Posted: 02/17/2018 01:20:57

Nick Muskovac   Nick Muskovac
I agree with Barbara's changes and the addition of a border. The vase did need to show some detail.   Posted: 02/18/2018 11:56:40

John Yurchak   John Yurchak
In reply to all of the suggestions in ultra violet lights the flower were actually white and show up as blue and the leaves do turn black This photo has won some awards when shown as taken on film and no photoshop to help it become better.   Posted: 02/21/2018 15:29:10