Lith printing remains a favourite process for us, whenever we can find suitable papers. As a result this section has grown and grown. At some point it will have to be cut down to size or reorganised. For now, it is as it is
The quality of scans is not always as good as it might be. some of the more subtle colours may not show up well.
I have put together a number of lith prints in a Blurb book "France and Beyond" which may be found on their site.
For more information on what the lith process can produce you might look at http://tirageslith.wordpress.com/
The text is in French and it is well illustrated.
To the north of the seaside village of Pirou Plage was the village fantome. A large number of houses as well as a hotel-restaurant were constructed on the dunes, in just six months, apparently in expectation of impending planning permission. That permission was refused. Many local artisans were made bankrupt and the promoters seem to have disappeared.
The site rested unoccupied for years. Some fittings were recovered leaving the houses as shells. The buildings had fallen victim to the graffiti artists. The majority of the buildings were demolished at the end of 2016.
Ugly as the site is also home to some interesting plants such as the pyramidal orchid and the rarer lizard orchid.
This is a collection of images taken on IR film - from the famous Kodak to the more recent Efke and some from Ilford SFX over some 20 years. There are even a couple of images from IR colour slide film.
Most of these have been scanned directly. Some scans of silver halide (lith) prints taken from the negatives are now shown elsewhere, among otherexamples of lith prints.
The aim is to produce a collection of 'alternative landscapes' to be printed up andcmaybe exhibited eventually. That will take time, but I may feel compelled to produce a little Blurb book on the same subject one day.
Digital experiments in simulated IR have been mostly moved to another gallery.
Certains films sont sensibles aux rayons infrarouges, d’une longueur de plus de 700 nm. On les utilise normalement avec un filtre rouge comme Wratten 25 ou 25A, ou Tamron R2 pour bloquer les rayons de jaune, vert et bleu. Le fameux Kodak IR n’est plus disponible mais il reste les pellicules de Agfa (ou Rollei), et Efke et aussi le Ilford SFX qu’entre un peu dans la région infrarouge. Tous ces films sont de type noir et blanc. Il y avait autrefois un film diapo sensible aux infrarouges, et donnant des faux couleurs.
Naturellement une image du monde en infra rouge (et rouge) est un peu différent d’une image noir et blanc traditionnel. Surtout le jeune feuillage ‘brille’ en pleine soleil, produisant un résultat quelquefois presque féerique. Il y a aussi des différences plus subtiles.
Vous voyez ici quelques images IR prise pendant les derniers 20 années.
Villedieu les Poêles est notre résidence en France pendant 10 années. Alors on l’a photographié plusieurs fois, soit sur film soit en numérique. Quelques images d’ici sont exposées actuellement (2012) à la musée du Meuble Normand à Villedieu.
A voir aussi la rubrique ‘Miscellaneous Processes’.
Il y a aussi un petit bouquin « Villedieu » sur blurb.com
Villedieu les Poeles is our home in France and has been for some 10 years.
With rather many images accumulated over this time - scanned negatives and digital camera pictures - the town deserves a gallery of its own. We have tried to show, and contrast, the grey granite of the architecture of the mediaeval town with the colour of what goes on within la cite du cuivre.
We have just started putting this section together. There will be more to come. Some are currently exhibited in Villedieu and I have made a little book on Blurb as well.
There are several also several relevant images in 'Various Processes'
A very mixed set of images from various parts of southern England and a little beyond.
As with other parts of the site this will evolve over time and pictures will come and go. Eventually some sort of overall theme may possibly emerge. It has not done so yet, but there are clearly some small sets of related images within this rubrique.
Several Images have been moved to a section devoted to the National Trust.
Views from a London Bus - one of my favourite vantage points.
There are probably already some images taken in a similar way on the site elsewhere, but I start with four that are so bad as to be just a little bit interesting.
The first four were taken on a wet day, as the sky cleared at the end of the afternoon. The bus windows were fairly dirty but when the TZ25 managed to shoot through it still produced reasonable images. These four show what happened when the autofocus locked onto the window itself.
Work in progress!
Here are few pictures from the coasts of France and England - at the moment in no particular order. One day I must do something to make more sense of these but there will be others to add ...
Note that there are others that might have been included here but which we have put in the France Gallery.