Monday 25 March 2013

AP Award for Simon Marsden

I know this isn't a news site but - a trifle belatedly - I can report that Amateur Photographer acknowledged the late Simon Marsden for Exceptional Achievement in Photography in their 2013 awards. I can add that successfully publishing book after book of infrared photographs is an achievement in itself and his contribution to the technique will be (is already being) sorely missed.

As usual, a pointer to the Simon Marsden web site and a note that a new book, Russia: A World Apart by Simon Marsden and Duncan Mclaren, will be published on May 9th 2013.

Saturday 2 March 2013

Infrared on Red

I've noted before the suitability of the Red movie camera for shooting near infrared footage and the suitability of infrared for shooting clouds and a superb example has now been brought to my attention.

This is the work of Glen Ryan and James van der Moezel and as Glen writes,
"... is only a very short section of a much larger project - in scope, duration and resolution (4K) - that I am currently working on with emerging cloud wrangler James van der Moezel."
He promises a six hour uncut version soon.

The Karst formations are near Wee Jasper in New South Wales and the video was part of a recent exhibition called Karst County held at the Belconnen Arts Centre in the Australian Capital Territory (Canberra). Here Glen Ryan's photos and video were exhibited alongside Phil Ryan's acrylic paintings.

The infrared video was shot with a Red camera using 'Nikon glass' and an R72 filter (presumably the Hoya of that ilk).

Watch the video at full HD resolution if you can ... preferably in a darkened room.