Had a great outing tonight with my good friends Gabe and JC in the Valley of Fire. Photos!
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There is nothing like having your creative passions fueled by other similarly-minded people. And I mean friends who are simply awesome. In this case, I was planning a desert night shoot with my buddy Zoo (yes, Zoo) then Gabe told me that he and Nancy were planning a night shoot at the Valley of Fire - a destination I definitely wanted to hit. Done. So we hopped in the minivan yesterday around noon, picked up Sylvester on the opposite corner and headed north! After stopping for a mad shopping dash so that Zoo coudl cook insanely-delicious food that evening, we zoomed into the park right at sunset. We had called ahead to make sure there was camping available - it was imperative that our bellies be happy in addition to our eyes.
Gracious hosts and minivan transportation into the wild - NanGabe
IR/G9 photo at sunset.
We drove around, getting used to the sights, chasing light and hoping to meet up with the Zisers. Success!
More She-nanigans. Photographers are insanely funny. Seriously. We are.
And then we drove on to chase the dusk...
These were some of the most delicate dusk shots I've ever recorded. The colors are subtle and amazing.
And then it was night and we wanted to hit a campsite so Zoo could cook an INSANELY delicious meal via the headlights of the minivan.
... to be continued.
So I converted my Canon G9 to infrared last year, and then remembered that I had a Sony IR Emitter from an old SD Video camera almost 10 years ago in the closet. Hmmm. Yes. Yesterday I was out shooting with friends old and new at the Valley of Fire and we stopped at dusk to do some portraits. Results are mystical. Love it.
Effect: Ambrotype in Nik Silver Efex Pro - works reallllly well on grainy 400 ISO RAW captures from the IR-converted G9.