Friday, June 09, 2006

SPECIALTY FRIDAYS -- Lightning Rod House in Infrared



39 Comments:

Blogger micki said...

In order to keep my Saturdays free for whatever I want to post that doesn’t fall under my Sunday through Friday categories, I’m changing my Friday category just a wee bit. It will be Abstract/Specialty Film/Toy Camera Day. There…how’s that go? I’ve been shooting with the Holga, and will go into Williamsburg to pick up and drop off 120 films soon, and I’m shooting another roll of infrared now. Plus, I’ve shot a couple rolls of high speed b&w films…ISO 1600 and ISO 3200. Again, I need to pick up and drop off. Now that warm weather is here and I’ll be taking the kids to Busch Gardens every other week, I’ll be able to go to the camera shop more often, as it’s right down the road from the amusement park.

So, here are a few shots I took of the house with all the lightning rods on it (I think I counted 11 or 12 all together) that I shot with this year’s first roll of infrared. I might post some color shots of the house tomorrow, or maybe not. It’s been awhile since I posted pictures of this place. I’m not sure, but I think someone might be living in it again.

My scanner had a difficult time with the last two images. Again, the contrast really threw it. Some of the details in the highlights were lost in the scanning. If you ever get a chance to shoot infrared film, though, please do so! It’s really a lot of fun!

Lightning Rod House in Infrared 1
Camera - Minolta Maxxum 7000
Film - Kodak HIE Infrared Film
Shutter Speed - 1/45
Aperture Setting - f-11 Aperture Mode Mode
Lens - Sigma 35-135mm zoom lens
#25 Red filter and a Polarizing filter
Scanning Method - My scan from my cheap little hp officejet 5510v all-in-one copy/scanner/faxer/printer

Lightning Rod House in Infrared 2
Camera - Minolta Maxxum 7000
Film - Kodak HIE Infrared Film
Shutter Speed - 1/100
Aperture Setting - f-11 Aperture Mode
Lens - Sigma 35-135mm zoom lens
#25 Red filter
Scanning Method - My scan from my cheap little hp officejet 5510v all-in-one copy/scanner/faxer/printer

Lightning Rod House in Infrared 3
Camera - Minolta Maxxum 7000
Film - Kodak HIE Infrared Film
Shutter Speed - 1/45
Aperture Setting - f-11 Aperture Mode
Lens - Sigma 35-135mm zoom lens
#25 Red filter
Scanning Method - My scan from my cheap little hp officejet 5510v all-in-one copy/scanner/faxer/printer

8:31 AM  
Blogger Jasp said...

Must try it now seeing these...they come out as something quite special

9:21 AM  
Blogger Stardog Champion said...

These infrared shots are great. Must be fun to be able to play around with that kind of thing.

9:24 AM  
Anonymous Dave said...

Oh I just your infrared pictures. Ghostly yet more alive.

9:25 AM  
Anonymous 19 Seconds Of Spring said...

Stunning work! Infrared film works really well on these shots... 3rd one is my favourite!
Michael

9:51 AM  
Anonymous tore said...

Super! Looks very spooky. My fave is the first one. The sky came out so well.

10:08 AM  
Blogger Fraser said...

i can understand why the scanner had problems with this level of contrast. Good work!

10:11 AM  
Blogger Chris Fry said...

Micki. I'm not a big fan of infrared but these images are truly lovely. I particularly like number 3 -- how the trees come out.

I'll be off air for a few days. See you soon. Chris

10:16 AM  
Blogger Don said...

A wonderful effect. Brilliant!

10:30 AM  
Blogger Natalie said...

These are a lot of fun. They look like something on another planet. =)

10:33 AM  
Blogger Sandy said...

These turned out very well! I adore your house. I've always wanted a house with a screened porch.

10:45 AM  
Blogger Laurie said...

Wonderful! I actually like the third one best. The look of the trees really appeals to me. Lovely.

11:54 AM  
Blogger Nicola said...

Can't decide if it looks ghostly or like out of a dream... Am back home and will send off your postcard right away. Sorry for the delay!!

12:23 PM  
Anonymous Otto K. said...

Great shots. I really liked the 3rd one.

12:43 PM  
Anonymous Ashish Sidapara said...

Lovely series!

2:56 PM  
Anonymous Suby said...

Thiknking outside the box. Always a good thing to do

3:59 PM  
Anonymous armeen said...

love the infrared look. i've tried in the past to manipulate the effect cia photoshop but it's not as neat as the real one.

4:34 PM  
Blogger Doris said...

Very Neat!! Looks very wintery

4:52 PM  
Anonymous shaped said...

the first one is absolutely stunning. my favourite from this serie. anyway, i love all of them. very nice work micki!

7:41 PM  
Anonymous G said...

These look like screenshots for some blockbuster horror flick!

9:37 PM  
Blogger DEREK said...

love these shots, you got me wanting to experiement!

12:21 AM  
Anonymous clarence said...

Very wild shots! Lightning rod house?

12:30 AM  
Blogger H.O said...

Wonderful!
Have a nice weekend Micki!!

12:34 AM  
Blogger Adam Lee Dalziel said...

great infra red film type shots - love em

12:42 AM  
Anonymous Tanja > DoubleCrossed.ca said...

wild wild wild. really love the feel of these infrared shots!

2:17 AM  
Anonymous Hendra said...

Oh Micki ... one of your best. I always love the dreamy look of infrared photos. These are wonderful. Enjoy your weekend.

2:37 AM  
Anonymous Christian said...

Infrared makes a special feeling.
I enjoy it.
Have a good week-end Micki

3:03 AM  
Anonymous Jide Alakija said...

You really take these really well. Nice one Micki

4:16 AM  
Anonymous AG said...

Fascinating images. I really am tempted by your results to try some of this stuff. Image #3 is most impressive.

4:17 AM  
Blogger Marc said...

Beautiful Micki. It reminds me of the tree shot which is still one of my favorites.

6:45 AM  
Blogger Carlos said...

Good and impressive. I love the spot. The house has a misterious something (kind of Norman Bates' Psycho motel), with this infrared shots. Landscapes do great with IR, I have tried it with PS sometimes, better with the roll though. I would like the original house too!

6:52 AM  
Anonymous Suby said...

Hey where is your post for today?

No slacking allowed in the Blog world :)

Suby
P.s
How's your weekend going?

7:11 AM  
Blogger Laurie said...

Just a little not of thatnks, since I already posted comments for these.

Thanks for the heads up about my stuck bird post. I am not sure what happened, but I fixed it.

I type the narratives in word, then copy paste them, perhaps it got cut then.

7:51 AM  
Anonymous MikesRightBrain said...

I need to try infrared one of these days. These look great. (btw, I'm glad you have your feeds set up! I can finally track your postings...)

6:20 PM  
Anonymous Emré said...

These are lovely shots.. I'll take some infrared shots, but I think red filter is not enough for digital infrared. I think I'll need a full filter..

2:34 AM  
Blogger frame of mind said...

The first image is especially well composed and has quite a presence - somehow I expected that the lightning rod house would be bigger to be home to a dozen of the device. This brings new meaning to the word 'cautious' !

6:32 AM  
Anonymous darr said...

Your work is so fresh! Since some of the comments here are pointing to a favorite, I'll say mine is #1 because I would like to have a house like that with that much (green) land.

12:08 PM  
Blogger Gene Wilburn said...

Beautiful! I love B&W IR shots and these are splendid. You're inspiring to do some IR shooting!

8:16 AM  
Blogger Mark said...

Love these pictures. I've looked through your latest work and both the pictures and writing are very enjoyable. Has a down-home feel to it that I very much like. Great job!

11:09 AM  

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