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Irishkate Plus
10 45 121 United Kingdom
14 Apr 2021 12:36PM
Love the effect of that filter John - I always prefer a warm look!
KateGrin
kaybee Plus
17 7.7k 26 Scotland
14 Apr 2021 12:40PM
Don't be fooled about only being able to use the IR camera in sunny, contrasty weather with fluffy skies...
14 Apr 2021 1:04PM
Stunning mono in the lead photograph, John.
Mike
dales Plus
5 11 Australia
14 Apr 2021 1:11PM
Impressive images John
Ian
14 Apr 2021 1:13PM
The lead or V2 was shot with an orange filter?
jacomes Plus
6 28 38 Portugal
14 Apr 2021 1:29PM
I like the contrast introduced by the orang filter in the lead image, but I'm not sure about the overall toning, nevertheless a fine image, good foreground interest and depth into the distance. V3 (I guess the IR image) looks like an old film with a tree covered in pink blossom, not unpleasant.
James
ZenTony Plus
5 6 1 United Kingdom
14 Apr 2021 2:01PM
Mono for me John ( there's a surprise) but hey so good to be out and about again.
Tony
cooky Plus
17 6 3 United Kingdom
14 Apr 2021 3:18PM
Well B/W for me too and your friend looks very happy so you obviously had a good walk and a good laugh.

Can you please run the filters past Dora and me again please John?

I was thinking IR with filter in lead and then your other camera for the two other shots just as taken? If I'm right I expect a star and not to do lines!Wink

Kath
Mono to me ... nice effect
tonyng Plus
11 11 3 United Kingdom
14 Apr 2021 5:42PM
I was going to ask where the model is until I saw V1 Smile Mono is more appropriate oldie worldie.
JuBarney Plus
9 33 5 United Kingdom
14 Apr 2021 5:43PM
A really lovely set
Ju
The subject matter is really interesting, can you elaborate on its history or intent? Of the three I prefer the B&W although the sepia feel of the second is a more historic sell. I think the filter in perhaps amber would fit well too. I love photos like this that beg questions. Beautiful.
AlfieK Plus
4 1 1 United Kingdom
14 Apr 2021 6:08PM
Really like the mono lead. Locks and lockgate paraphernalia can be fodder for the photographer.
Alfie
dudler Plus
17 1.6k 1841 England
14 Apr 2021 8:41PM
Technical: all three versions were shot with a camera converted to full spectrum - IR and UV as well as visible light. V1 is with no filter and no correction applied. V2 is the colour original of the lead version, shot with an orange filter over the lens. Individual IR or UV filters allow images made with only a narrow band of wavelengths, for various effects. I wrote an article for EPZ about IR photography a while back - you can find it HERE.

Historical: in the UK, canals came before the railways - the first canal was completed in 1761, linking Runcorn, Manchester and Leigh in Lancashire. A network of canals grew up in much of England, transporting raw materials and goods cheaply. The very first railways were half a century later. Unlike the railway network, which was heavily pruned in the 1960s, the canal network is relatively intact, and is used for leisure purposes. The water in canals is static, and while great efforts were made to keep the routes flat, where hills really got in the way, locks were used. It's the early, working prototype for the Panama canal.

The standard vessels were narrowboats, drawn by a single horse, and seventy feet long by just under seven feet wide. These locks could accommodate a single narrowboat. The technology is basic, robust, and it's a bit of a wonder to me that nobody's revived the idea of slow and ecologically sound transport: the diametric opposite of South American River Prime...
cooky Plus
17 6 3 United Kingdom
14 Apr 2021 9:24PM
Thank you for the technical data and in spite of it, I still like your images!

More importantly... So John, you are a secret canal lover...

Take care especially around those Locks!

Kath
15 Apr 2021 11:33AM
the lead works great for me

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