Friday, February 01, 2008

Foil Tube Photo


This a one of my photos taken down an iridescent foil/film tube.

The foil or film as it is called was rolled up and stored inside a cardboard tube. I was simply carrying the tube through the house and happened to glance down at the tube. I noticed the ever changing colours - depending on what was visible through the tube at the far end and how much light was entering the tube. It was a sunny day, so I pointed it at a cushion sitting in a sunny spot (if you click on the photo, you get a much larger picture and if you zoom in, you can see the cushion!) . Then I wondered if it would work if I took a photo down the tube - this was the result.

I actually took loads of photos, some with an open end and some with a clothes peg holding the tube closed - all good. I bought the film from Paperchase where it was sold as wrapping paper, but I know you can buy it from lots of craft places to do all sorts of interesting things to it.

I have posted this photo using the "Blog This" button in Picasa. That was very easy to do.

1 comment:

Liz welch said...

Hi Erica,

Do you want to expand on how you did this? Hopefully a few more of us will add images etc. Can you add your template for the folded books as well?
I love the idea of taking the image down a tube, particularly this irridescent kaleidoscope effect you have achieved here.