And I am here where I wanted to be – Chrome Infrared Photography. With Fuji X-A3 full spectrum converted camera and Tiffen red 25A. Little bit of tweaking in Affinity Photo and voilà!
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 😉
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).
I joined Kinsale Photographic Society on their two day trip around Kerry county. It was a good trip, good company of fellow photographers and some awesome photographic points. The weather was typical for Ireland in February, a lot of clouds and rain. I had my LF camera and shoot 10 negatives out of 14 sheets of film I took with me. How many good shots is yet to see, after development. Comparing that with thousands of photos that my digital colleagues took, it sounds funny.
Here are some of my BW photos taken with my mobile phone camera.
It is the architectural beauty that I find interesting in the cathedrals, exquisite craftsmanship, the sense of grandiose awe. I am creating those architectural photographs with my large format camera, not only that LF is perfect for architectural shots, but I use long exposure, slow process, and big camera. It is the same feeling that it can be felt in the cathedrals, apart from extreme cold between those thick stone walls, feeling of stillness, slowness, and huge, grandiose space.
Apart from cold, the space is scarcely lit. Only light from tall narrow windows and few candle lights, occasional light bulb that casts light mainly on the altar area. To see through the ground glass of my camera it is a struggle even worse to correctly focus or keep everything straight.
I used Adox CMS20II with ISO12.
Let me finish today’s post with words of Croatian architect:
Architecture is medium for communication. Communication between people and people with God. Nikola Basic
All of my photographs are available for sale as a original works of art.
Christmas time is …. different for each and every one of us.
As a visual artist, I recorded what I saw with Exa 1a camera and on Kodak Tmax film.
Wishing you all very blessed and happy Christmas!
…and I can keep posting photographs – just for the love of it 😊
Minolta X500 and Rollei Retro 400S, developed in RO9 one shot.
Rain in Ireland comes suddenly and disappears suddenly. Standing on the edge of the cliffs and watching ships that pass by on the horizon is one of my favourite things.
You need to see this photograph up close and personal…the grain from the film is “the thing” that gives a specific feel to it.