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 a sunset photograph on a side street in Oak Forest, Illinois. The ribbons of saturation are truly awesome despite the power line! I was going to avoid it but a sunset moment would have expired the photo by the time I would have been able to move location and set up. Date – October 1982.

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Photo taken with a tripod mounted Nikon FE camera through a Nikon 26 mm lens, filter=yellow filter, Aperture=2.8 f/stop, shutter-speed 1/4th 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, in order to have the light is hit the lens aperture at a strong angle causing an internal physical obstruction–showing a much more dramatic effect.

FACTS:  Power-lines are the largest killer of truly awesome photographs, infrared or visible light. I always try to avoid them. Other nuisances in landscape photos are cars and persons, especially if too close. Vacation photo shoots, while nice to include persons in them, change the subject line from “landscape” to “I was there” and therefore cannot be considered a landscape.

Enjoy, and see you tomorrow with another fine Infrared photograph!!

PHOTO OF THE DAY

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