Fusion imaging,  Monochrome,  X-Ray

Oak leaves with acorns

A walk with friends in a shady valley on a particularly hot day led us to a large oak tree. At the end of a strong branch I discovered some acorns under young leaves. While trying to find an adequate translation for my text, I came across a special text:

„The faded oak leaf in that silent book is the memento of a friend, the school friend who was to remain a friend for life.“

No author to find.

I ripped off a nice branch from the tree and took it home to X-ray it the next day.

Oak leaves with acorns X-ray photo © Julian Köpke
Oak leaves with acorns X-ray photo L-inversion © Julian Köpke

In the digital world there is no longer an original.

The representation on the left hand side appears to look close to a clinical diagnostic X-ray. Somehow familiar to our eyes when dealing with fractures oder bowel problems.

The right hand side image shows a certain airiness or lightness that draws you into the picture. And there is some appeal of a shine through effect, especially at the leaves.

A quite inconspicuous photo of this composition nevertheless contributes to an increase of the appeal when it is merged with the X-ray image to a  fusion image.

Oak leaves with acorns X-ray fusion photo © Julian Köpke

The oak leaves are the memento of a friend, like the old school friend who was to remain a friend for life.

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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