Friday, November 10, 2006



Blogger micki said...

I need a shorter title for Fridays. Any suggestions?

Camera - Minolta Maxxum 7000
Film - Kodak HIE Infrared Shot at ISO 100
Shutter Speed - 1/10
Aperture Setting - f-11 Aperture Mode
Lens - MInolta 75-300mm zoom lens @ 75mm
#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

One of the things I like most about shooting infrared is the varied results you get on one roll of film. Depending on the lighting conditions, the filters, the length of exposure, you can end up with a very high contrast sharp image or one without all the crispness, but full of details. And anything else in between and on either side of the scale. This is another shot of Dr. Walter Reed’s Birthplace. What I like about this infrared shot is how it looks almost like an etching. More so on the print than on the scan, you can see every little leaf’s detail and much of the grass as well. And because of the longer exposure, there’s just the right amount of grain for me in this shot. This roll of infrared film I rated at ISO 100, and I was very pleased with the results. Next year I’m going to try ISO 50, and maybe a roll at 400 as well. I can’t wait until spring. Although, as I mentioned on the last infrared post I made, I plan on shooting a roll this winter. I’d like to shoot it after a snowfall, but we usually only receive one or two dustings a year, most often in late January. The snow doesn’t last but a few hours after sun-up, so I’d better have a plan. Thirty-six exposures is a lot when you want to make every shot count.

Hey, you all have a wonderful weekend and I thank you so very much for your visits here and your most kind and encouraging words. They really help to keep me motivated and shooting, and I love visiting all of your blogs for inspiration.

9:06 AM  
Anonymous Paul said...

That is fantastic. I love your IR shots. I really like the way that it makes the plants look. Way cool! :-)

9:08 AM  
Blogger Don said...

A fine infrared shot. The qualities of this particular infrared seem right on. Nice one.

9:39 AM  
Anonymous Diane - Daily Walks said...

This has such a wonderful, nostalgic feeling. The grainy quality along with the tones and exposure is very pleasing. It reminds me of an old postcard.

10:44 AM  
Blogger [t e r r o r k i t t e n] said...

Great shot Micki....great to see some don't see enough of it...this is a bute. Phil

11:02 AM  
Anonymous Laurie said...

I think I just found my favorite of yours of all time!

Wow is this stunning. It's, well it's my personal favorite.

Watch and learn people no post processing on the comp!!! I am so impressed!

11:03 AM  
Blogger Sandy said...

I love everything about this shot. Very cool! Hope you have a good weekend too. Have you been doing any drumming lately?

11:51 AM  
Anonymous P.J. said...

Very peaceful shot. Looks like a snowy day!

12:21 PM  
Anonymous Ricardo said...

You have had left brilliant! you are an artist. Greetings

12:35 PM  
Anonymous Ashish Sidapara said...

Just superb, have a great weekend!!

12:45 PM  
Blogger PhotoSam said...

is winter here already?...8.25/10

12:57 PM  
Anonymous jasp said...

These always remind me of snow. I think the subject works well with IR, looks like a touch of history in a modern world.

2:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lovely-lovely shot.
Warm in a way, if that makes sense.
Inviting I suppose would be a better word.
One of my favs as well!!!


2:40 PM  
Anonymous clarence said...

No relation to me,,,, no Doctors in this family. Nice IR.

3:28 PM  
Anonymous Doug said...

What a wonderful IR image. The tonal range is really great and the whole image has a paint-on-canvas feel to it.

3:44 PM  
Anonymous Montereyjohn said...

The IR is a marvelous effect. I'm going to have to haul out the old A-1 and give it a try.

Also, the subject appeals to me. I'm a history freak. Reed was quite a character, he and his boss TR.

3:47 PM  
Anonymous Otto K. said...

Terrific IR shot. Love the feeling to this.

4:37 PM  
Anonymous Suby said...

Awesome awesome awesome awesome shot.

Me like & likes.


4:56 PM  
Anonymous Christian said...

This shot looks as a landscape under snow. Excetp the roof, we can think that's snow we're watching.
I've never used an infrared roll film up now. It's a very funny process.

Have a great week-end Micki

6:10 PM  
Blogger Jill said...

Good one! Love to see different stuff.

8:54 PM  
Anonymous H.O said...

Great shot!!
Have a nice weekend Micki :)

2:16 AM  
Blogger -Tsin* said...

A "snowy" landscape for the imminent winter. :)

2:24 AM  
Blogger Dia said...

Looks really nice, IR photography, wow! Happy weekend!! :)

4:44 AM  
Blogger Chris Fry said...

Micki. I'm not sure if the original image has a very textured look but the scanned image on my monitor certainly does. Great shot.

8:09 AM  
Anonymous AG said...

These IR shots really are something special and it imparts an almost sugar-coated effect to this already idyllic scene. I note that you say the print shows more detail and that must look even more impressive.

11:17 AM  
Blogger Cool Daddio said...

I just assumed it had snowed at first glance. Very cool. I have never shot infrared film. The day will come I'm sure.

7:08 PM  
Anonymous John said...

This works very well, nice feel to it, good IR shot.

6:48 PM  
Blogger Jay said...

This looks like a pictue straight out of a story book.. Fantastic Ü

8:25 PM  
Anonymous outdoorexposure said...

wow..i like it:-) so dreamy and surreal...and the whitening softness is my favorite thing from the IR photo? awesome shot!

10:19 AM  
Anonymous jackieinvermont said...

What a cool image!

9:09 PM  
Blogger frame of mind said...

I thought this was a winter image at first - quite nice in IR. Howzabout 'Format Friday' ?

8:42 AM  

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