Tuesday, April 24, 2012
I had an odd reaction to one of my own photographs today and that started me pondering. Last week I bought some new software (Alien Skin Exposure 4) that allows you to emulate a huge number of different film types, plus some darkroom effects like brushed on emulsions, or the edge effects you could achieve by filing down the slot of the negative carrier before printing your picture. Imagine my squeal of delight as I ran through all the options - B&W, color, vintage films, and even lo-fi options such as light leak. I pounced on something I'd never gotten to experience in the darkroom - color infrared. Oh the crazy colors and alien feel given to landscapes! So I grabbed a photo I took recently of a clematis bloom with some green foliage in the background, applied the Kodak Ektachrome EIR film option, and voila - strange but interesting.