Chest 164; Back to Turtle Rock

24 May
Chest 164 Two bird heads

Chest 164; Back to Turtle Rock

This was originally entitled two birds heads. The technique was to overlay and subtract two images of a birds head, then distort the upper image to allow the lower to shine through. This was then overlaid with other images to induce an amazing colour scheme that even surprised me. The trees were inserted to add texture and focus. In the background the shape of the heart and ribs in the X-ray can just be seen.

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6 Responses to “Chest 164; Back to Turtle Rock”

  1. Playamart - Zeebra Designs May 24, 2017 at 12:46 pm #

    at some point it would be great to see the steps via video, so you can point to the xrays and then show how they blend with the other images.. it’s sometimes hard for me to find the xray!

  2. Xraypics May 24, 2017 at 2:58 pm #

    Thanks Lisa, great suggestion, I will have to look into that. Shouldn’t be hard to do. Sometimes the X-ray is just a layer in the series that modifies the image in some way but doesn’t appear in recognisable form in the final image. This picture reminds me of the Beatles; Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds – that was just an incidental thought – the marmalade skies. I showed it to another radiologist this morning and he saw the X-ray immediately – the trained eye.

    • Playamart - Zeebra Designs May 24, 2017 at 4:12 pm #

      Great song with such picturesque lyrics and haunting melody. That’s a great song to pair with the image.

      Oh yes, the trained eye can spot what others don’t!

  3. Carolyn Hallon May 24, 2017 at 11:51 pm #

    This new series is lyrical and hauntingly beautiful. From an artist’s point of view, the compositional structure is wonderful including the colour palette.

    • Xraypics May 25, 2017 at 10:25 am #

      The series was mostly produced when I wasn’t feeling well, during preparation for a colonoscopy. I often find when I’m tired, or somehow distracted, my work has a deeper edge to it. Perhaps inhibitions are blunted and the real me comes out?? Who knows.

  4. Carolyn Gallon May 24, 2017 at 11:53 pm #

    Sorry computer playing up!

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