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 nice photo of a great summertime sunset with a tree in the foreground. A true show for infrared! Date – June 1981.

Sunset Tinley Creek__Kodak HIE-135-20

Photo taken with tripod mounted Nikon EM camera through a Vivitar 70-150 zoom lens zoomed in at 135 mm, filter=red #25 filter, Aperture=22 f/stop, shutter-speed 1/8th second,  loaded with Kodak High Speed Infrared HIE 135-20 Black & White Film processed using Kodak D-76 Chemicals using a black colored universal tank with metal reel. Enlargement processed 100% negative size onto 3½x5″ smooth semi-gloss image enlargement paper using Dektol/Stop Bath/Fixer chemistry.

TIP:  For true black in sunsets and sunrises, letting 2 f/stops less light with the actual sun in the sunset can yield the proper effect, unless you are looking for the foreground subject matter to be correct and washed sunset. I adjust 1 f/stop to start right after the sun sets adding 1/4 f/stop per 5 minutes until 20 minutes, whereby you are at exact exposure, so the light does not over-saturate the exposure and black is the foreground color, displaying great sunset color. Play with it and take more than 1 photo and pick the best shots. Note: Do NOT play with the exposure for daytime sun photos with effects like diamond and ray effects, as you will minimize the effect and have underexposing of your photos as a direct effect unless darkness is the subject and/or the effect you are looking for.

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

PHOTO OF THE DAY

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