Black and White Infrared

Girl in Fog_Myanmar_Infrared Leica M6 camera and Leica 35mm f2 Summicron-M series lens with Kodak Ektachrome Elite 100 Extra Color film

Here’s another image following on from a conversation with Michelle and Ellen, two participants in a course I’m currently teaching, regarding how to apply contemporary digital techniques to rediscover a number of products and processes from the old film-based days. The motivation for today’s image is to re-visit the appearance achieved KODAK Black and White Infrared film.

The above original film-based image was made from a small boat, at dawn, in Myanmar (Burma). I love how the warmth of the subject contrasts with the cool blue of the background. The fog added a sense of mystery to the image, which is why I positioned the subject off centre.

The image below is a Black and White Infrared (like) treatment achieved in Adobe Camera RAW and Adobe Photoshop CS4. Thanks to Michelle and Ellen for their interest and inspiration.

Leica M6 camera and Leica 35mm f2 Summicron-M series lens with Kodak Ektachrome Elite 100 Extra Color film Leica M6 camera and Leica 35mm f2 Summicron-M series lens with Kodak Ektachrome Elite 100 Extra Color film

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