Infrared photos

I’ve dabbled with infrared photography before, but not had much luck. This time, I’m delighted with the results. If you want to read more about my method, please have a look at my other blog. If you just want to see the pictures – well here they are.

Blue skies appear black and foliage appears white, giving the impression that you are looking at a negative. Until you notice that buildings and other objects are the colour you would expect. Weird, huh? 🙂

The images are naturally very contrasty too, which is a style that I like in black & white. The overall effect, in my opinion, is a collection of photos that grab your attention. They are dramatic, and they look “wrong” somehow. However, I can assure you that I have not Photoshopped these at all.

Firstly here are a couple of shots of Royal Fort House.

And two of the H H Wills physics building – in particular, the Tyndall lecture theatre.

A view from Brandon Hill park.

This is College Green in front of Bristol Council House.

This picture shows Bristol harbour. The blur was caused by a boat that passed during the exposure.

This view shows a line of different types of tree in Oldbury Court estate. The trees are all a similar colour when viewed in colour, but in infrared they appear a variety of different shades.

This is a maple tree.

And finally, here’s a view of the back of Osborne Villas.

Note: These pictures were taken with a Canon AE-1 Program SLR with a Canon f/1.8 50mm lens and Maco 820c infrared film. The film was developed in Ilford Microphen at stock concentration.

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