Black & White thread

Black & White thread

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K12beano

20,781 posts

240 months

Tuesday 8th September 2020
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Hmm - good shot. Is it Chester Thompson?

Bacardi

2,033 posts

241 months

Tuesday 8th September 2020
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K12beano said:
Hmm - good shot. Is it Chester Thompson?
Nope. There is a very subtle clue but hardly legible at low res...

K12beano

20,781 posts

240 months

Wednesday 9th September 2020
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Bacardi said:
K12beano said:
Hmm - good shot. Is it Chester Thompson?
Nope. There is a very subtle clue but hardly legible at low res...
No. - have to admit I don't really know my drummers - I can name half a dozen it's not...... scratchchin Unless that's Billy Cobham - vaguely remember a weird album cover with his face...... Is that from Mahavishnu Orchestra times? Otherwise I'd have to give up!

Sorry - perpetuating thread drift.... eek I'll find a photo to make up for it!!

K12beano

20,781 posts

240 months

Wednesday 9th September 2020
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Mood


sgtBerbatov

2,597 posts

46 months

Wednesday 9th September 2020
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C n C said:
Infra Red of Westminster Bridge

Westminster2 by conradsphotos, on Flickr
I like that. What was the set up? And what film?

C n C

2,336 posts

186 months

Wednesday 9th September 2020
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sgtBerbatov said:
C n C said:
Infra Red of Westminster Bridge

Westminster2 by conradsphotos, on Flickr
I like that. What was the set up? And what film?
It was a digital rather than film shot.

Camera was Canon EOS-M (original mark 1 model), and was shot with a Hoya R72 IR filter

The camera was mounted on a mini tripod placed on the wall next to the river. Focus was set manually, then the IR filter was carefully screwed to the front of the lens being careful not to move the focus ring.

Exposure was aperture priority f5.6 and 10 seconds. Lens was the 18-55mm that came with the camera and set at the widest 18mm.

You have to focus manually as the camera cannot focus, and you can't see to focus with the filter attached.

The image out of the camera looks something like this:
IMG_0573 by conradsphotos, on Flickr

Then in photoshop, you need to swap the red and blue channels - go to channel mixer and for the red channel drop the red slider to 0% and increase the blue to 100%.
Then for the blue channel, drop the blue slider to 0% and the red slider up to 100%.

Convert to grayscale and play around with contrast/levels until happy with the image.

It's a bit of a lottery, but good fun experimenting - also worth dialling in some exposure compensation of a couple of stops. After a while you start to get an idea from the very red image preview on the camera as to whether the final image is going to be any good.


Some digital cameras work better than others - it depends on a number of factors such as the built in filter over the sensor. Also some lenses work well, whereas some have really noticeable hot spots making them unsuitable.

If you really get into IR photography you can get a camera converted or buy a converted body which has had the IR filter over the sensor removed which enables auto-focus and much shorter exposure times, or (as is likely in your case), you can get infra red film, which I understand you need to use with yellow or orange filters, and take special care in handling and processing.





Bacardi

2,033 posts

241 months

Wednesday 9th September 2020
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K12beano said:
No. - have to admit I don't really know my drummers - I can name half a dozen it's not...... scratchchin Unless that's Billy Cobham - vaguely remember a weird album cover with his face...... Is that from Mahavishnu Orchestra times? Otherwise I'd have to give up!
No worries Beano. Just to conclude this diversion, the clue which you can’t see and I can’t be bothered to post, is the belt buckle which has the ‘Crusaders' logo on on it. The drummer is Nesbert ‘Stix' Hooper.

When I was at art school there was a TV show called 'Rock Goes to College’. Mostly rock and some punk, but as photography students we were allowed to go to rehearsal. At the time I had become more interested in Soul, Jazz, Funk, but I had never heard of the Crusaders.

They had just arrived looking a bit disheveled, I guess straight from Heathrow. I remember an enormous roady had been overseeing the setup of their gear and they just walked on stage for rehearsal and sound check. They kicked off with a track called 'Sweet and Sour' and that was the first time I had really heard truly professional musicians play, so polished... blew me away.

So I snapped away at Wilton Felder, Joe Sample (both, sadly no longer with us) and Stix. IIRC the bass player was Robert ‘Pops’ Popwell on that gig. Just after this time they released 'Street Life’ with Randy Crawford.

I shot this on colour transparency but always thought the snap looked better in B&W. Perhaps I should dig out the film and revisit some of those other snaps….

K12beano

20,781 posts

240 months

Thursday 10th September 2020
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thumbup

seanyfez

130 posts

156 months

Thursday 22nd October 2020
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Sony A7 with a pre-war Zeiss 50mm

P5BNij

8,604 posts

71 months

Thursday 22nd October 2020
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seanyfez

130 posts

156 months

Tuesday 27th October 2020
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Mallyan Spout, Goathland
Linhof Technika 5X4

K12beano

20,781 posts

240 months

Tuesday 27th October 2020
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Puddle...


GravelBen

14,357 posts

195 months

Friday 30th October 2020
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seanyfez

130 posts

156 months

Saturday 31st October 2020
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Hasselblad 500cm & 50mm

DibblyDobbler

10,720 posts

162 months

Saturday 31st October 2020
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Beinn Eighe by Mike Smith, on Flickr

GravelBen

14,357 posts

195 months

Friday 20th November 2020
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Bleak Weather by Ben, on Flickr

sgrimshaw

6,819 posts

215 months

Friday 20th November 2020
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First outing with a full spectrum converted Nex 5R, using 720nm filter


seanyfez

130 posts

156 months

Monday 23rd November 2020
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Sony A7 & Zeiss 28mm Distagon - taken as B&W but had to lift the exposure as I hadn’t adjusted for the lens in camera!

tuffer

8,739 posts

232 months

Monday 23rd November 2020
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A very cold afternoon on the Black Mountains.

P5BNij

8,604 posts

71 months

Monday 23rd November 2020
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A couple of local scenes around Rugby, taken some years ago now....