Monochrome,  X-Ray

X-ray photo of a ball from snail shells

Today’s fun was the X-ray of a sphere of snail shells, which I found as decoration in my sister-in-law’s house. It was immediately clear to me that the spherical structure of the glued snail shells would become a great X-ray image.

The original X-ray version with a black background is dark and strong. The whole thing looks like a picture of a virus. Nobody would ever think that it was a polystyrene sphere to which snail shells had been glued.

X-ray photo of a ball from snail shells © Julian Köpke

In the inverted version, the object comes to the fore much more as an independent unit. A flu virus ? A plant seed ?

X-ray photo of a ball from snail shells L-channel inverted © Julian Köpke

I like to make things visible the naked eye isn't able to see. That's part of my profession as a radiologist, too.

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