Now that summer is around the corner, I’ve been shooting through the rolls of Infrared film I loaded last summer. IR is useless in the winter, so if I don’t finish it by September, it will have to wait until spring.
I have 4 rolls of Konica IR 750 remaining from a block of 10 I bought off of eBay a few years back. It expired in 1990, but it has been freezer kept, so fogging is at a minimum. It’s my all-time favorite film, so naturally it’s been discontinued since 2005.
I plan to shoot a bunch of IR this summer. More to come…
The house is sold. Part of the selling process was the Dismantling of the Darkroom. It was a very sad day. I tore apart the 7′ sink that I built, tore down the shelves, painted the walls white, and installed a carpet. Another part of the selling was packing up the computer and scanner. I have no way of producing work for display on the Internet for the next few months.
The Columbia Gorge offers not only a wealth of photographic opportunities, but also a chance for my wife to heal.
This picture was taken near Goldendale, Washington, on a dusty back road to nowhere in particular. We were driving out of Goldendale, when, from out of the dog-eared western songbook, this barn and wheel presented itself to us on a bone dry August afternoon, and we stopped to take a few pictures with infrared film.
I have a few more rolls of my favorite film, Konica IR 750, which was discontinued in 2006, in my freezer. I shot this roll over nearly a year, choosing each subject carefully while trying to remember how to use the stuff.
I took a chance on development. I tried a new (to me) developer called Divided D-23. It’s a variation on Kodak’s D-23, and was the version that Ansel Adams used briefly. I used it on a less precious roll of film before trying it on this. The results were stunning. Some of the infrared look is missing, but I think the visual is quite nice.