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.