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.
your vacation photos are done with Infrared Camera?
Well, very busy year is almost at the end. We traveled a lot. I had all kinds of cameras with me, a drone or two, a GoPro or two, a Fuji or two, you get the picture ;)… among that I was sketching, drawing, painting. (check silaart.picfair.com and lidija-ivanek.pixells.com for more)
Sitting in my office after I have sorted all of my “work” things, uploaded videos for sale etc… Finally I am enjoying the odd-photos, my personal best, infrareds.
For me being an artist means, to be in a constant state of curiosity.
We, my hubby and I love to fly with our drones. Me, as this gives me birds eye perspective, something I wouldn’t be able to see otherwise. My hubby, he loves to fly.
It is still the same feeling I had as a child, wide opened eyes, trying to see the world, to take it all in at once. Fifty years later and it is still not finished, not all seen, not all known. There is magic everywhere. I am a believer. For me God’s creation is so wast and never ending, I’ll have eternity to continue exploring and even then it will not be finished. There is still and will be so much new to get to know and comprehend.
Infrared is new in our life. We bought converted Fuji Xa3 full spectrum. It means I can see the light waves that I can’t see otherwise. Suddenly every landscape that I photographed is changed, it is different, the same, but new.
And I didn’t even start to experiment with different times of the day, or even with long exposure.
Above photos are taken on a sunny day, around noon.
And this one is a morning photo, cloudy morning… The light is completely different.
I didn’t use any software manipulations.
It is the same camera, with analog Minolta lens attached and has Tiffen red filter 25A.
Recent trip and few panoramas from above and down below 😉
Recently, we returned from our short trip to Marrakesh. It is hard to describe that place to someone who had never been. It’s different. It’s warm, red, noisy, smelly, overpowering with incense. It seems dirty, because of the Saharan sand, but they clean the streets often. Everyone is friendly, but intruding into your private space. Marketers are trying to sell everything to you, prices are from outrageously expensive to unbelievably cheap.
I appreciated our trip to Atlas mountains and raw nature there, even more as an escape from a bustling city. Hot Saharan wind stream collided with cold Atlantic air causing sudden gusts of wind, and unusual mist that twirled and danced and then disappeared as suddenly as it came. Wind continued with a shower or two, while we hiked through the Barber land. It was one of the highlights of our journey even with the bad weather.
For our trip I only carried Canon Z135, film point-and-shot and a mobile phone. This photos were all taken with film camera. Kodak Tmax100
I was always drawn to the sea. They say, once you’ve tasted the Adriatic sea, you’ll never find satisfaction anywhere else. This I find to be true.
Horizon points to an empty space above the ocean. The Atlantic Ocean is not a satisfaction. It’s not even pleasant. It’s frightening and magnificent, it’s brutal, raw and cold, yet full of life. In that empty space above ocean, my eyes are searching with eager hope.
They say that carrying around large format camera is not practical, that you need more time to set it up, that you will somehow miss some of the good scenes… But, I found out that my LF Toyo 45a is quite practical to carry around. OK, my backpack was definitively heavy and I am a small lady, so not easy. The majority of the weight was from the lenses and from my tripod. Fear of losing good scenes (the light changes quickly etc) – I actually find it was the advantage. I choose my scene carefully and in reducing the number of shots I achieved better satisfaction and quality.
Here are few of my photographs taken on the trip to Kerry. I used Adox CMSII film developed in R09 (no particular reason, but it’s the one that I had in the house).