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.
These photos were taken on a wet, Spring morning in 2019 using a Holga 120N and Kodak Portra 800 film.
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.
All taken during a short break to Amsterdam in February 2018.
Camera - Leica M Monochrom (original version) with 28mm, 35mm and 50mm Leica lenses.
Andalucia (Ronda, Seville, Cordoba and Granada) in southern Spain.
Fuji GA645zi. Kodak Portra 400 film.
Bull Ring - Seville.
Quiet corner - Alhambra, Granada.
Christian palace in Alhambra, Granada.
Fuji GA645zi, Portra 400
Moorish gate. Alhambra, Granada.
Palace window. Alhambra, Granada.
Old Man and the Mural. Granada.
Trees and cobbles. Granada.
Reflections of the Alhambra. Granada.
Light and shade. Seville.
Rose Garden. Alhambra, Granada.
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.
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.