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Posted 1 year ago

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Alfredo
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WELL, AT LAST ABER AND I HAVE FOUND A WAY TO GET SATISFACTORY PICTURES OF GLASS UNDER UV LIGHT.

THE SETTING:

ONE KITCHEN COUNTER. SINCE OURS IS TOTALLY DEVOID OF NATURAL LIGHT, IT MAKES AN IDEAL "DARK ROOM".

TWO PIECES OF CARDBOARD.

ONE LARGE UV LIGHT.

TWO PEOPLE: ONE TO HOLD THE LIGHT (ME) AND ONE TO TAKE THE PICTURE (ABER).

I FOLLOWED ADVICE GIVEN ON CW AND USED A BLACK BACKGROUND. THE SHAPE DISAPPEARS BUT WHATEVER URANIUM IS THERE GLOWS VIVIDLY. THE FRIST THREE PICTURES WERE TAKEN ON BLACK.

HOWEVER, WHEN ONE USES WHITE, IT REFLECTS THE BLUE FROM THE UV--SEE LAST PICTURE-- AND IT ALLOWS THE SHAPE TO BE DISTINGUISHABLE, BUT THE URANIUM GLOWS LESS VIVIDLY.

A QUESTION: DOES ANYONE KNOW OF A UV TRIPOD LIGHT?

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  1. Alfredo Alfredo, 1 year ago
    As far as I know, everyody was using uranium. I have found it in all major manufacturers. Yet, so far, no Czech Deco Export!
  2. dlfd911 dlfd911, 1 year ago
    Thanks for sharing Al, I must try this, although my UV lights are small ones.
  3. dasullywon dasullywon, 1 year ago
    There are UV bulbs that fit in standard reflectors. They could be mounted to a tripod with a clamp. I have not tried these types of UV lamps for Uranium glass because they are less powerful than florescent. It might be worth a try - they aren't too expensive; maybe use more than one?
  4. Alfredo Alfredo, 1 year ago
    I'll check Home Depot as soon as it opens!
  5. Lisa-lighting Lisa-lighting, 1 year ago
    Thank you for sharing this how to. I can't wait to try it. I have not been pleased with my attempts. Perhaps the black will make a difference. It will be fun to try.
    Sincerely,
    Lisa
  6. Alfredo Alfredo, 1 year ago
    My kitchen is literally a hole in the wall. Thus, ideal as a dark room. Imagine a kitchen counter with two pieces of cardboard. This sounds unbelievable, but to make room for both of us, I stand next to the piece,holding the light, and Aber shoots from the door frame!
  7. dlfd911 dlfd911, 1 year ago
    My guest bathrooms are about the size of your kitchen, Al. But they are the only rooms I have without windows. I'm going to try this too. With a black background my two little UV lights might be able to do the trick.
  8. bohemianglassandmore bohemianglassandmore, 1 year ago
    You just convinced me that I need black backdrops in addition to the whites that I already have.
  9. Signaholic Signaholic, 1 year ago
    While I wouldn't drink or eat out these pieces, they are safe to own and enjoy looking at for sure, great!

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