Today’s featured photo of the day! September’s feature is: Infrared Photography
Here is today’s featured photo. For the month of September I am featuring Infrared photography as the style. For today, I am posting an autumn photograph on a clear day of colorful trees and a flock of birds flying in the Tinley Creek Woods in the Cook County forest preserves in Illinois. What a sharpie! Date – October 1982.
Photo taken with a Nikon FE camera through a Nikon 26 mm lens, filter=yellow filter, Aperture=2.8 f/stop, shutter-speed 1/500th second, loaded with Kodak Ektachrome Infrared Color IE 135-20 Infrared Slide Film processed E-6 using Kodak Ektachrome Chemicals. Enlargement processed Type R color positive paper and R-3000 chemistry onto 3½x5″ glossy negative color image enlargement paper. EXPLANATION OF PHOTOGRAPHIC METHOD: I purposely used only the yellow filter and opened up the aperture to the lowest setting of 2.8 to create a dramatic vignetting effect on the photo. Infrared spectrum is excellent for showing this off naturally, so by having the aperture open widest and having no polarizer, the light is hitting the lens aperture at a strong angle causing an internal physical obstruction–showing dramatic effect.
Enjoy, and see you tomorrow with another fine Infrared photograph!!