52 Rolls Week 19:52

More from the Moab Photo Symposium.  Day 2, shooting with Huntington Witherill in Hunter Canyon.  I had met Huntington several years ago when I lived in Monterey, CA, and was starting my serious B&W photography.  He welcomed our Experimental Photography Class into his home studio to talk about his work.  It was nice to renew old acquaintance.

At the Symposium I had decided to shoot only Ilford SFX-200.I had since learned a bit more about IR and this film in particular that would have made my images better.  But I still like them.  At the end I’ll tell you what I need to change for the next time around.

Hunter_Canyon

First a general view of the Location.  Since I wanted to work with IR sensitive film, I needed vegetation to get the strongest effect.  In a desert that can be hard to find.  But Hunter Canyon has as much vegetation in one place as you can expect to find in this environment.

Hunter_Tree#3

Lots on Cottonwoods in addition to the scrub.  Now what could I have done differently?  First the Hoya IR 72 filter does cut out more of the visible light.  So a better IR effect.  Naturally I read this AFTER my trip.  So I’ll get the IR 72 and do a follow-up comparison later.  Second, I needed longer exposures and a smaller aperture.  So I will work on that next time too.

Hunter_Tree#2_Crop

This was the first Cottonwood that Caught my eye.  But alas an overcast day and the sun not in the best position.  Maybe next time.

Hunter_Juniper

Above we can see the difference between and evergreen (Juniper center of the image) and broad leaf trees (to the right) in IR.    Broad leaf trees are definitely a better subject.

Hunter_Tree#1B

                                            Finally I think the best of the Cottonwood Trees.                                       I’ll let you know how the prints turn out.

Tech Info: Ilford SFX-200 IR Sensitive Film using B&W IR 695 Filter; Mamiya 6X7 with 43 mm lens; Developed and scanned by our friends at Old School Photo Lab.

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