As stated in the previous Lumen galleries, these images are NOT the result of Photoshop filters, color enhancement or special effects. Also, there was no camera used in this process.
For this series, plants are placed on expired photographic paper used to create color photographs. When placed in sunlight, chemical reactions occur between the silver halide emulsion and color couplers of the paper, and the moisture and chemistry of the plant material.
Rinsing the paper after exposure can yield interesting color shifts as the dyes are removed from the emulsion layer, but the exposed silver remains.
Unfortunately, the colors cannot be made permanent. Using commercial chemicals designed for color photographic processing, removes the dyes created in the exposure process and results in a flat looking image consisting of yellow or pinkish tones (depending on the paper used).
These images have all been scanned at high resolution to permit printing and to preserve what was created in the original exposure.
All colors here are real. The only adjustments are +10 to 15 points brightness and contrast.