The Road to IR Lightenment

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Where do you anticipate your life's journey will lead?

An explanation on how I achieved this effect in my story You Too Can Shoot Infrared Film!Created using my Holga 120N with Efke IR820 B&W Infrared film. Photo scanned with an Epson Perfection V700. No digital manipulation other than dust & scratch removal.

32 responses

  • Melissa Thompson

    Melissa Thompson (Deleted) said (9 Jul 2009):

    Your infrareds are beautiful! Will check out your article.

  • Melissa Thompson

    Melissa Thompson (Deleted) gave props (9 Jul 2009):


  • Steve Baker

    Steve Baker   gave props (9 Jul 2009):

    A great series, Paul. Thanks, and for the "story"

  • John Linton

    John Linton said (9 Jul 2009):

    "Anticipation, anticipation

    Is makin' me late

    Is keepin' me waitin'"

    Rock on, Paul.

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham (Deleted) gave props (9 Jul 2009):


  • ina:botao

    ina:botao (Deleted) said (10 Jul 2009):

    watching your images is like travelling in a dream...fantastic, Thanks!

  • Laurie Search

    Laurie Search gave props (12 Jul 2009):

    Wow.....I love the bright light at the end of the road....fabulous...

  • Tabitha Lore

    Tabitha Lore said (22 Jul 2009):

    This one is breathtaking!!

  • Jan Hoffman

    Jan Hoffman gave props (22 Jul 2009):

    Fabulous! Feels like I fell into the scene....

  • adniloj

    adniloj gave props (22 Jul 2009):

    Wow, Pow, this is fantastically gorgeous!

  • Karin Elizabeth

    Karin Elizabeth said (23 Jul 2009):

    Excellent entry for anticipation. It does make me wonder what's out there. Great vanishing point photo. Love the non-centered composition for this.

  • John Macgregor

    John Macgregor gave props (28 Jul 2009):

    i have been forced to look at this photo for a very long time!

  • Michael Adams

    Michael Adams gave props (4 Aug 2009):

    Awesome capture!

  • Marco Martinez

    Marco Martinez gave props (5 Aug 2009):

    This shot rocks! The light held in the highlights is the softest I've seen. Awesome.

  • Jason Platt

    Jason Platt   gave props (6 Aug 2009):

    Yummy! I am not worthy..Bows to your greatness....

  • Devin Hayes

    Devin Hayes gave props (7 Aug 2009):

    man.. that's fantastic.

  • Paul Lavallee

    Paul Lavallee gave props (8 Aug 2009):

    Thank you to whoever spotlighted this image for me. I truly appreciate it!

  • Dawn Duffield

    Dawn Duffield (Deleted) gave props (9 Aug 2009):


  • robert apholz

    robert apholz said (17 Aug 2009):

    great shot! i would love to ride my bike up this surreal street.

  • andré paiva

    andré paiva gave props (18 Aug 2009):

    the endless road ... my passion!

  • Jen Montgomery

    Jen Montgomery said (21 Aug 2009):


  • Eric Sayah

    Eric Sayah gave props (26 Apr 2010):


  • Kathleen Mercado

    Kathleen Mercado (Deleted) said (30 Apr 2010):

    WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Gorgeous work, Paul!:)

  • Tim Peters

    Tim Peters   gave props (2 May 2010):

    Very Nice.

  • PabloHunny

    PabloHunny gave props (4 May 2010):

    beautiful capture!

  • Scott Fisher

    Scott Fisher (Deleted) gave props (4 May 2010):

    fantastic shot!!!

  • Jonathan Bratter

    Jonathan Bratter gave props (19 May 2010):


  • Roxana Brivent-Barnes

    Roxana Brivent-Barnes said (8 Oct 2010):

    So dramatic!

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (27 Jan 2011):

    Beautiul, I voted.

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (1 Feb 2011):

    Oh YEAH! Rad!

  • Andrea Tipple

    Andrea Tipple (Deleted) gave props (17 Apr 2011): AMAZING!!!

  • Carol Holmes

    Carol Holmes   gave props (22 May 2011):

    Totally dreamy...I want to walk into this very scene *voted*

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