Picnic in Strathcona Park
This was my first attempt at infrared photography. I used Kodak HIE film to produce this effect. Apparently Kodak has discontinued it, which is too bad. A lot of photographers are trying to mimic the same effect with their digital cameras and Photoshop, but I haven’t seen anything come close to the look and feel of the original Kodak HIE film.
I only shot a few rolls of the film because it was difficult to handle and somewhat unpredictable. What I mean is, depending on the lighting conditions, it turned out really nice or bloody awful. My personal best were shot under sunny skies using a red filter. You had to load the film in total darkness which meant you had to carry a dark bag with you. The results were worth the effort, though.