I’ve always been fascinated by X-Ray photography, and thanks to a generous donation from my physician-friend, Charlie Curry, I now have access to a small body of botanical X-Rays. The wheels have been spinning in my mind to come up with creative ways to use the photos. This image represents my first attempt. By blending a photo of polychromatic powders with the roses, I was able to produce “imagination flowers,” like something I might encounter only in a sweet dream.


About The Author

Adobe Photoshop Luminary

Mark S. Johnson is an Adobe Photoshop luminary, a photographer, an author, and one of the most passionate instructors you will ever encounter. Through the Rocky Mountain School of Photography, The Radiant Vista, and Boulder Digital Arts, he has lectured in front of and worked side-by-side with countless individuals, including Adobe’s Chief Executive Officers, Jane Goodall, the U.S. Ambassador to Finland, and Academy Award winning director, Louie Psihoyos. Mark’s tutorials appear regularly on the KelbyOne and Planet Photoshop websites, and his imagery and articles have been featured in Photoshop User, Photo Techniques, Nature’s Best, and After Capture magazines. He is a contributor to Dewitt Jones’ heartwarming Healing Images campaign and a Trey Ratcliff Flatbooks author.