• Ultraviolet Photography
  •  

Everyday things that Fluoresce under UV

Fluorescence
9 replies to this topic

#1 Damon

    PineyPower

  • Members(+)
  • 460 posts
  • Location: NJ Pine Barrens

Posted 08 December 2014 - 02:32

I thought I would start a topic where we could post common items that fluoresce under UV light.
It doesn't always have to be some cool crazy nature based fluorescence to learn something interesting. I saw the original post by Bjørn about tonic water and the Quinine compound so I had to try it out for myself.
Wow does it glow.

Please state at least the light you used to induce the fluorescence and more if you can.

Tonic Water
UVIVFL: Canon Powershot G2 Unmodified, 1 Blak-Ray B-100AP, 1/40 s @ f/4.5 ISO 50, No Filters.
Attached Image: Tonic water & quinine_resize.jpg


Mmmm...Quinine :)
UVIVFL: Canon SX50 Unmodified, 1 Blak-Ray B-100AP, 1/8 s @ f/3.4 ISO 100, No Filters.
Attached Image: Mmm_Quinine_resize.jpg

-D

#2 colinbm

    Member

  • Members+G
  • 2,749 posts
  • Location: Australia

Posted 08 December 2014 - 02:55

What does the Quinine look like when it comes back out again, Damon :)
Col

#3 Damon

    PineyPower

  • Members(+)
  • 460 posts
  • Location: NJ Pine Barrens

Posted 08 December 2014 - 03:08

If I have learned anything...it's don't take a proper black light into your bathroom...whoah!

-D

#4 colinbm

    Member

  • Members+G
  • 2,749 posts
  • Location: Australia

Posted 08 December 2014 - 03:13

Ha ha, don't check the mattress either.........
Col

#5 Damon

    PineyPower

  • Members(+)
  • 460 posts
  • Location: NJ Pine Barrens

Posted 04 January 2015 - 04:01

Stove Top and Kitchen Cabinet

OK so maybe these aren't "fluorescing" but they are everyday things.
Depending on what kind of person you are, shining a proper UV light on stuff in your kitchen and other places, will either make you laugh or freak out.
Surfaces that appear perfectly clean and normal looking become scenes from an apocalyptic movie. This is way beyond the white glove test.


A very important note: While this may seem cool to do at home like I did here, it is not cool apparently to do when guest are over and your significant other is within earshot. If you want to be in the dog house for some time, bring guest over to your stove top or bathroom with the black light.

This stove top was pretty clean looking. I boiled over some pasta a couple days ago but for the most part--looked ok--in visible
Visible: Canon 30D Unmodified, Canon EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM, Incandescent light, .4 s @ f/11 ISO 200, No Filters.
Attached Image: StoveTop_Visible light©DNoe_resize.jpg


Hmm, not so clean anymore. And just look at those disgusting pans--and to think I ate some eggs out of the big one this morning...yuck! :P
UVIVFL: Canon 30D Unmodified, EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM, 2 Blak-Rays ML-49, 30 s @ f/8 ISO 320, No Filters.
Attached Image: StoveTop_UVIVFL©DNoe_resize.jpg


Diptych
Attached Image: StoveTop©DNoe_resize.jpg

Note: As an experiment, when I tried to white balance the Fluor photo using the perfectly gray burners, the image freaked out and turned purple, I mean really purple.


Under Sink Cabinet
I would expect this to be a little dirty from washing dishes over it and such but ugh.

Visible: Canon 30D Unmodified, Canon EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM, Incandescent light, 6 s @ f/7.1 ISO 320, No Filters.
Attached Image: Sink Cabinet_Visible light©DNoe_resize.jpg


UVIVFL: Canon 30D Unmodified, EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM, 2 Blak-Rays ML-49, 20 s @ f/7.1 ISO 320, No Filters.
Attached Image: Sink Cabinet_UVIVFL©DNoe_resize.jpg


Diptych
Attached Image: Sink Cabinet©DNoe_resize.jpg


-D

#6 colinbm

    Member

  • Members+G
  • 2,749 posts
  • Location: Australia

Posted 04 January 2015 - 04:12

You could have fun with a UV spotlight party at other peoples homes, after everyone is suitably fortified :P
Col

#7 Andrea B.

    Desert Dancer

  • Owner-Administrator
  • 9,116 posts
  • Location: UVP Western Division, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Posted 05 January 2015 - 20:41

Hand out a pair of goggles with the beer. :P

FWIW, my kitchen looks like this too !!

I'm not sure dried water droplets count as "dirt" however.
Probably there is just mineral residue after the water evaporates.

Same for your cooking pans. Probably just chemical changes. At worst some residue of cooking oils. But we have to leave some of that on the pan so it will cook well without sticking, yes?? :lol:
Andrea G. Blum
Often found hanging out with flowers & bees.

#8 Damon

    PineyPower

  • Members(+)
  • 460 posts
  • Location: NJ Pine Barrens

Posted 06 January 2015 - 01:11

Re:cooking pans--Yeah I never really "scrub" my cast iron for sure. These shown never really get scoured down to the metal either.
Exactly--no scrub clean = no stick :P

-D

#9 JCDowdy

    JCDowdy

  • Members
  • 1,188 posts
  • Location: Arlington, TN

Posted 06 January 2015 - 16:02

Take a shot of some B vitamins, they should show fluorescence. You might have to crush a tablet if it is coated.

#10 Andrea B.

    Desert Dancer

  • Owner-Administrator
  • 9,116 posts
  • Location: UVP Western Division, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Posted 06 January 2015 - 17:56

oh cool ! I have some liquid B vit stuff I have to use everyday. I'll test it.
Andrea G. Blum
Often found hanging out with flowers & bees.