Our final instalment of Infrared Week is an image of Clifton Suspension Bridge. Foliage turns white and the grass resembles snow. The stonework of the bridge appears a dark grey. This is my favourite image of Infrared Week, and so I have saved it until last
Tonight at St Mary’s, the (acting) Archdeacon of Bristol visited. The church band (who usually play at Taste) were on good form and so I made these recordings. Click the links to listen, or right-click to save them. Enjoy!
|Anja Thomson||Guitar & vocal|
|John Waldren||Piano & vocal|
|Chris Oram||Bass & vocal|
|Jonathan Gazeley||Sound engineer|
Part five of Infrared Week takes to Ashcott, just west of Glastonbury. The site of the former Glastonbury Canal is now given over to marshland, some of which is preserved and used for birdwatching. This boardwalk takes visitors on a journey over marshes and through beds of reeds.
And so we kick off the first picture of Infrared Week with this photo of the building perched on the edge of the Avon Gorge.
In infrared, grass appears white and blue skies appear dark. Buildings are mostly unaffected and the picture has an odd effect where it looks like some things are in negative.
Spring has sprung, and there is more infrared radiation in the sunlight. You can tell because it’s warm!
I’ve been saving some infrared film in the freezer since last summer, and I’ve finally had a chance to shoot it in my dedicated infrared camera – a Mamiya C220 TLR. In the past I’ve shot infrared film in an SLR but as the filter is opaque to the human eye, you can’t see anything in the viewfinder. It’s a pain to repeatedly remove and replace the filter, so I decided to buy this twin-lens reflex camera which has separate lenses to look through, and to take pictures through. I can keep the filter on the so-called “taking lens” all the time without obstructing the viewfinder.
So to cut a long story short, over the last week or so I’ve been shooting pictures in infrared. I’ve now finished shooting the film, processed it in the darkroom, and I have decided to publish one picture each day for a week*
* It’s a slight cheat. There were only 6 pictures I liked enough to publish, so today’s kick-off ramble counts as the seventh post
Not too long ago (on the same day I visited West Quantoxhead), my travels took me to the village of Uphill, not far from Weston-Super-Mare. There is a semi-ruined church which sits on the edge of a cliff, overlooking the sea. It was a pretty building so I took a picture. I like it; this one is going in my album of favourites.
Horseman 980 camera, Horseman Press 65mm f/5.6 lens, Ilford FP4+ 125 film