July 16, 2009

Harriet on the Tracks and in the Woods (Halifax, Nova Scotia)

Digital infrared original
This session wasn't going to last long, so I decided to work really close to home - less than 5 minutes away by car. I'd never worked in this space before, but knew it, and thought it had potential. Hariet's first question, when we arrived, was "how can we make an image with the train tack in it. I suggested she walk down to tracks towards the sun. Both of us thought it might be a but silly, but the results were quite nice - focusing on her as she walked was a little hard, but a couple, like this, were tack sharp!
Digital infrared original
I have always loved how infrared light works with foliage; when I worked with infrared film, one my my favourite settings to work in was forests or woodland; with digital infrared, there is a lot more freedom to work in other settings, but images like the above remind me of how brilliant a tool it is for images full of plants and trees.
Digital infrared original
I don't think this image would have been anywhere as successful if Harriet's hair was blond; the deep black of her hair helps ground the image to her figure, though the pale forest around her is crucial to the overall image.

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