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A Garland of Light II

Taming Light #9

 

The ninth in my series of 'Taming Light' and the second one where I am trying to isolate particular refraction patterns, from a more complex image, against a dark background. The aim is to try to get the effect of the patterns 'floating' with more feeling of 'depth'.

 

For new viewers: These are light refraction patterns or 'caustics' formed by a light beam passing through a shaped and textured plastic form. Various coloured dyes were added to the clear plastic as it hardened adding further distortions to the shapes. The pattern is captured directly on to 35mm film by removing the camera lens and putting the transparent object in its place. Please note these are not computer generated images but a true analog of the way light is refracted by the objects I create.

  

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Uploaded on April 19, 2007