Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2006/10/20

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Subject: [Leica] Infrared ans autumn
From: Jim at (Jim Hemenway)
Date: Fri Oct 20 06:10:14 2006
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Hi Folks:

At the end of September I loaded up my newly acquired "vintage" Pentax 
MX with some Konica Infrared film to see what kind of results would come 
out of shooting autumn foliage in infrared.

For my tastes, infrared film does best when used in the spring/summer on 
green foliage, which it renders as a ghostly white or light gray, at the 
same time it usually renders those dark blue afternoon skies as black or 
dark gray.

I attended a wedding on Mount Desert Island in Maine on September 30th,
about 260 miles from where I live, and the next morning I took some
photos at Acadia National Park on the island and later one of what's
left of Sherman Lake in Newcastle Maine, about halfway home.

There was an actual lake there for most of the last century but when we
had all that rain a year ago, the dam which formed the lake was washed

Groton, where I took the barn photo is about 25 miles west of where I live.

Here's the photos:

As you can see from this batch, the autumn foliage doesn't present as
"ghostly" as does the earlier leaves.


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