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    Rayograph or photogram. I don't really know what the difference is ...

    You put things on a photographic paper and then light for a moment. This is really fun. I used water and my hair.

    I like the frame :) It came out very cool :) It's straight on the right side bacause the scanner cut out a tiny line of the photo. I don't like that scanner ...

    deceptive, oboejoe92, BLB., and 23 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. Shalaco 119 months ago | reply

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    2. kimm312 119 months ago | reply

      So awesome! I tried to do this myself, but it didn't work!!

    3. Rumboaningures 118 months ago | reply

      this is cool i had never seen this before. great!!

    4. Pikurpie 117 months ago | reply

      Rayographs were done by Man Ray.
      Photograms is common terminology.
      Whatever the word abstraction reigns supreme.

    5. Polimo 113 months ago | reply

      Great photogram! I like it!

    6. foortography 97 months ago | reply

      nice textures

    7. Benjamin Leonard 92 months ago | reply

      Could you give some more info on how you did this?
      Like exposure time etc.

    8. Sara Björk 92 months ago | reply

      I have no idea about the exposure time, this was more than 2 years ago :) I don't really remember anything about how I did this :P

      I think usually when i was doing these photograms i used quite long exposures. But you will just have to experiment to find out

    9. Benjamin Leonard 92 months ago | reply

      Oh okay thanks. I tried a few water photograms but the water doesn't show up very well. Just as a lightened dull area. haha

    10. Sara Björk 92 months ago | reply

      I don't know exactly how it worked, but maybe if you use a filter. 3 or 4 maybe. Like you'd want more contrast in a photo.

    11. Pikurpie 92 months ago | reply

      In all my water printing experiments I found the lower the contrast the better it shows for photograms. You get a nice middle gray and good texture. I usually prefer putting water directly in the enlarger that way I can control the contrast and the detail better to get a nice black. This particular image looks a lot more like playing with the chemicals in the darkroom directly on the paper during processing but that is just a guess as I have achieved this look before doing such.

    12. Sara Björk 92 months ago | reply

      Thanks Pikurpie. To be honest I'm very rusty at these things, haven't used the darkroom in a while. I can't remember anything about what I was doing :P

      No, this is just the exposure. I hadn't started playing with the chemicals at that time.

    13. Pikurpie 92 months ago | reply

      Ain't no thang at all. Just tryin' to help. Isn't playing with chemicals fun. Keep up the good work.

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