I’ve been interested in infrared photography for a number of years and recently had the opportunity to acquire a Fuji XT-20 which had an infrared sensor fitted. This meant no need for deep red filters, slow shutter speeds and carrying a tripod around.
I’ll be adding to this gallery over time but here’s a few from a weekend break from which I’ve just returned.
It's cold and damp in Whitby in November. Nevertheless, it's beautiful part of the UK's north-east coast.
Leica MP, with 35mm Summicron and Ilford XP2 Super.
Bologna is a fabulous city. It's the food capital of Italy and is also blessed with wonderful medieval, renaissance and baroque architecture. These photos were taken in February 2017 using a Leica MP and a selection of Leica 28mm, 35mm and 50mm lenses. The film was Ilford XP2 Super.
Malta is a beautiful and bustling small island in the Mediterranean - just south of Sicily. It's attractions date back to pre-historic and Roman times.
Rolleiflex 2.8e. Ilford Delta 400 film.
Roman statue. M'dina, Malta.
Roman ruins. M'dina, Malta.
Jealous look. Valletta, Malta.
At rest on a hot day. Valletta, Malta.
Jesus hails a cab. M'dina, Malta.
Alley. M'dina, Malta.
Door knocker. M'dina, Malta.
Shady street. M'dina, Malta.
All taken during a short break to Amsterdam in February 2018.
Camera - Leica M Monochrom (original version) with 28mm, 35mm and 50mm Leica lenses.
Clacton-on-Sea is an English seaside town on the Essex coast. As with many such towns, it has a pier and as with many piers, it has a funfair to attract visitors. This set was taken out of season early in 2019. The funfair was closed but the pier is open all year-round. Camera: Olympus OM3. Film: Kodak TMax 400. Lenses 21mm, 35mm and 50mm Zuiko.
“Minimalism” as an artistic objective aims to eliminate non-essential elements of the scene. Any aspect which does not encapsulate the identity of the subject should be omitted.
Omitting colour is another option which, some argue, strengthens the minimalist nature of the photograph as the absence of colour removes a visual distraction.
Shadows and Reflections
A bit of abstract....
Leica M(240) + various Leica Lenses.
Millennium bridge detail.
Tate Modern 1.
Tate Modern 2.
Gate and shadow.
Lloyd's Building detail.
Bicycle sculpture reflection.
Mirror, mirror on the wall.
Bradwell on Sea, Essex
Where Bradwell meets the North Sea is one of the most easterly places in Essex and, aside from a church dating back to Anglo-Saxon times, there isn't q whole lot there. However, it can be a lovely place for a quiet walk.