Winter in some causes irritation, restlessness that they can’t pinpoint to anything specific. It is the bad weather syndrome. We are less able to change locations during bad weather. COVID-19 is like a bad weather period as restrained us to stay in one location for way to long.
Change of perspective in a different way
I love to change the way I create, not keeping it constantly same-all-sam-all. That way I don’t even need to travel, as my every day landscape becomes new and different.
Infrareds, that I’ve recently returned to, with practice become more clear. They are now statements on their own. When I started with the cheap, adapted full spectrum camera that I bought on Ebay, it was mainly to have fun and change my perspective. These days my infrareds are art on its own.
The best for the last. I love this one so much, and I don’t want to ruin it by explaining.
Life is still beautiful.
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It’s a bit bombastic, I mean, the title.
Playing with infras
The thing is that few days ago was sunny in Kinsale. Yes, it’s Ireland and sun during winter is not a common occurrence. Well, I took my full spectrum adapted Fuji XA3 and decided to take some infrareds. Usually I was using a really clear blue sky days for such occasions.
Here is one example:
But, today the rain was coming and it was not sunny, but it was a spectacular sunrise and I took few infrareds just to see if it will work.
So, I think it works 🙂
Here are iPhone snaps with the same scene on Infrared.
It is quite dramatic I think.
Low clouds were swiftly shifting, morning mist was covering horizon and bright yellow/orange sunrise. As I always say, there is no bad weather for photography. It is the feeling and drama that I wanted to convey.
More of my older Infrareds here.
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One of the photographers asked me recently how I get my infras, well it is a camera, and a lot of experience that is involved. I use two digital softwares, nothing special, Affinity and Capture One and I tweak channels and saturation, a bit of colour adjustment. That’s it. Oh, yes, I do have a red filter attached as well.
Oreston Görlitz 50mm F/1.8 with Fuji Xt3
Made in East Germany from approx 1960 to 1971 this lens is my all favourite for close ups. It was a bit neglected by me, waiting in my bag, till yesterday. On Face group someone asked me which are the analog lenses that I use with my Fuji. I remembered my all-fav Oreston. So today, though forecast said snow-blizzard in one word miserable ? , I walked with Oreston/Fuji combination and it was Spring warm and sunny. The window of opportunity lasted one hour.
My morning photos, no filter, no editing (maybe occasionally brightness correction), no fuss.
To photograph a cat that’s not something you would do with manual analog lens, right?
Especially if it is a cat that you don’t know, on the street, yes, you would think there’s no chance to get anything? ?
This lens may not be for taking landscape shots (vignetting, softness at the edges) still like this two shots show, it has a pleasing look.
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With pandemic lockdown in Ireland that goes on and on, I was forced to dig dipper in to my drawers and be more indoors. I found a few sheets of an Adox CMS II for my 4×5 Toyobo and arranged a still shot. For development of these sheets I used Adonal, which is Rodinal based. A bottle that I have for more then 3 years. I used regular ratio 1+25 / 20C for 8 minutes of constant rotation by hand (Jobo tank).
Pretty pleased with the result.
The best thing is that this experiment made me want more. Never before was a still life my category. Pandemic might be the perfect time for this.
I have one other odd film from way back – Rollei Ortho 25. My films are all stored properly in a cold and dark place, just fyi. I don’t even remember what was the idea behind acquiring such films, maybe just curiosity, well will see what I can do with Ortho and can it be developed with Adonal too?
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I’ve always been alternative photographer. That statement means that I’ve always explored and pushed medium in different directions. I have an inquisitive mind.
Infrareds are so beautiful. Look at them.
Landscape on a completely different level.
Recognisable, but different. Familiar but …
Ireland in red, white and blue.
I guess my Croatian heritage jumps and merges with Irish landscape.
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There is not a lot to say about interesting streets of Zagreb, that is not been said already in numerous travel brochures. It is a typical European mixture of old and new architecture. One of the most recognisable features are towers of the Cathedral. It is my home town, but I am coming to it now as a stranger, not living in it for years.
I know there will be people who are appalled with the look of IR photographs, but who cares about them. They can go and look somebody else’s web site 😉
In the flood of images online, I am finding really refreshing to see the world twisted and odd with my IR camera. It’s the same but new, under-layer of something inexpressible. Maybe that it is the reason that the first thing that I started to shot with it is the ordinary vistas. Visiting Zagreb this year I made this shots and few more to come.
I was testing how it would look if the video is filmed with full spectrum IR camera and this is my result.
One of the happiest moments in my life is when scent of a freshly opened tube of etching ink is spreading through the air and a new etched Toyobo plate is in front of me. The dark, dark heart of mine 😉