Saturday, October 28, 2006

At the Beach in Infrared


Anonymous micki said...

Sorry about the late post for those of you who have come back to check again. Blogger has been having some “issues” again this weekend.

Camera - Minolta Maxxum 7000
Film - Kodak HIE infrared film set to ISO 100
Shutter Speed - 1/15
Aperture Setting - f-19 Aperture Mode
Lens - Minolta 28-85mm lens @ 28mm
#25 red filter and polarizer filter
Scanning Method - My scan from my cheap little hp officejet 5510v all-in-one copy/scanner/faxer/printer

Saturday are often the days I post my experiment shots. Today’s is from the roll of infrared film I shot early this summer. I was testing to see if stacking my #25 red filter with a polarizing filter would give me good results with the infrared films. Good results being very dark to black skies (depending on where the sun was in relation to my lens), snowy white foliage, and the wonderful halo glow around brightly lit objects. The test results proved positive when I used the stacked filters on normal and telephoto lenses. For the wider angle lenses, I experienced significant vignette on the corners of my frames. By next spring (although I do plan to shoot a roll of infrared during the winter) I will have to make the decision to either buy a true infrared filter for my wide angle lens or shoot wide leaving room around the frame to crop out later. The second choice is a whole lot cheaper and guarantees me a sharper image every time. When stacking the filters, I can still use autofocus. I can’t do that with an infrared filter. I have to focus, put on the filter, and adjust the lens to shoot through the infrared filter. From what I’ve seen of many great infrared photography images, the effects are no different. Check out this earlier post where I used two stacked filters. The sky in my print (my scanner has a hard time with high contrast b&w images) is totally black. On today’s shot, the water went completely black and the sunbathers and swimmers have a beautiful aura-like glow about them.

2:29 PM  
Blogger Jasp said...

A glimpse into the past via the wonders of modern technology and a clever eye from Micki.

2:39 PM  
Blogger [t e r r o r k i t t e n] said...

Nice mood to this Micki....I love the starkness of it...nice work. Phil

3:50 PM  
Anonymous anton said...

This is nice - it's like one of those very old turn-of-the-(20th)-century flickery movies.

4:00 PM  
Anonymous Paul said...

That certainly does look like something out of the 1920's or 1930's.

4:11 PM  
Anonymous Laurie said...

This looks like a very old photo with the infrared, except of course for the way the sunbathers are dressed. Really interesting effect.

6:58 PM  
Blogger photowannabe said...

Interesting effect. It looks like a photo from my Mom's old album.

10:47 PM  
Blogger Sandy said...

This does have a vintage feel about it. Cool shot:)

11:32 PM  
Blogger Don said...

I like the infrared effect very much. The vignetting doesn't bother much...we're used to it from seeing holga shots. The glow around the people and that black is awesome. Nice experiment...that worked very well.

1:10 AM  
Anonymous Hendra said...

The effect makes the photo looks very old. There is a feeling of nostalgia here. Sweet.

1:15 AM  
Anonymous H.O said...

Hi Micki
Super nice! I like this feel kind of retro.

7:25 AM  
Anonymous Ashish Sidapara said...

Yep, looks very old .. great shot!

9:32 AM  
Anonymous Doug said...

Beautiful vintage looking shot. I think the vignetting adds to the retro effect.

11:21 AM  
Blogger micki said...

For those of you looking for my Sunday Take a Guess shot, I've posted it, but Blogger is still having problems and new posts aren't showing up. I'll be gone now most of the day, but good luck to you if the post shows itself later in the day.

12:35 PM  
Blogger PhotoSam said...

all that has to be said has been said, ....8.5/10

8:13 PM  
Anonymous david said...

reminds me of a scene from one of those old end-of-pier telescopes you used to see. good shot!

8:02 AM  
Blogger Cool Daddio said...

This is so great! Knowing you don't post process makes it even more fantastic. Many would have worked long and hard to create this wonderful look.

7:25 AM  
Blogger frame of mind said...

What a refreshing view of a common scene - spirits of summer...

8:49 AM  

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