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Infrared Swamp

Infrared Swamp. (Ilford SFX — R72 Filter. Nikon F100. Epson V500.)

Infrared Swamp. (Ilford SFX — R72 Filter. Nikon F100. Epson V500.)

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20 responses

  1. Now that is fascinating!

    April 29, 2009 at 2:57 AM

  2. dragonmage06

    Whoa, spooky!! That looks like ghostly smoke in the middle there.

    April 29, 2009 at 3:00 AM

  3. Montucky – Thanks. I can’t seem to get this particular film to scan well enough. This was the best scan from the roll. Glad you like it, though.

    Dragon – It’s actually strands of fallen Spanish moss. Very cool stuff.

    April 29, 2009 at 4:35 AM

  4. dragonmage06

    Oh cool!! I never would have guessed! Still, I think I’ll pretend it’s ghosts of people who have died in the swamp…it’s more fun that way 😀

    April 29, 2009 at 4:49 AM

  5. great spread of tone in this, perfect b&w

    April 29, 2009 at 5:57 AM

    • Glad you like it, Cain. Thanks for stopping by.

      April 29, 2009 at 4:50 PM

  6. This is the perfect illustration for a book of scary stories. I would never imagine that this was done strictly through photographic means.

    April 29, 2009 at 11:33 PM

    • Yeah, just good old infrared film (with an infrared filter, of course). 🙂

      April 30, 2009 at 1:20 AM

  7. Eerily beautiful!

    April 30, 2009 at 5:25 AM

    • I haven’t shot much infrared, but it does give things an eerie kind of beauty – a glow, really.

      April 30, 2009 at 6:37 AM

  8. Most excellent photo. I have sent my Canon Rebel XT out for IR conversion. Should be fun.

    April 30, 2009 at 10:27 AM

    • That’s very cool. Just remember that you’re going to have some REALLY long exposures. I’m sure you’ve got a release cable; that’ll come in handy.

      April 30, 2009 at 5:32 PM

  9. Thats super cool!!! How did you do that?

    May 2, 2009 at 9:00 AM

    • I shot this on infrared film using an infrared filter.

      May 2, 2009 at 8:19 PM

  10. I can easily imagine Lestat down in there somewhere waiting to arise again. I am quite impressed you do these things with film, especially in a day and age when so many of us use digital image capture devices.

    May 3, 2009 at 10:09 AM

    • Actually, digital infrared photography has become very popular, and often produces better results than film. Of course, it often means converting a camera to infrared-only (most newer DSLRs are designed to resist infrared light, and therefore must be altered to perform infrared tasks).

      May 3, 2009 at 7:50 PM

  11. ipdegirl

    Fantastic and spooky! I haven’t dabbled much in infrared. I have a few rolls I have yet to put through my cameras. There are swamps and marshes in my area, too. Maybe I’ll get some ghosty shots as well?

    May 4, 2009 at 2:13 PM

    • If you have some Spanish moss, it should be cool.

      May 4, 2009 at 10:00 PM

  12. in4it

    Infrared looks so cool. So spooky.

    November 25, 2009 at 9:30 PM

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