Ilford SFX200 and Black Skies in the Garw Valley………….

Tim_Dobbs_SFX200-I have had a roll of Ilford SFX200 in the fridge for months and decided to give it a try yesterday.

The skies here in the Garw Valley were lovely and blue with large white clouds moving about and a rich green landscape which from most of the infrared shots I have seen was going to be quite dramatic.

Sadly I don’t own a infrared filter as recommended (Hoya R72) so I made up a sort of replacement using my HOYA/COKIN filter kit and a piece of Red Gel filter from my flash filter set._DSF0914_DSF0915I was not to sure how to go about getting the correct exposure, wether to just let the camera do it as I didn’t know if they would be under-exposed or  over-exposed so I took a mixture bracketing as I went.

I also shot some without the filter just to see the difference and boy what a difference 🙂Tim_Dobbs_SFX200-007This is without……..Tim_Dobbs_SFX200-and this is with the filter…………

After scanning in the negatives most of the frames were under-exposed but not by much the Canon T90 coped pretty well and nearly all the images came up well using Lightroom 5.Tim_Dobbs_SFX200-038The dramatic skies are what really pleased me, I love contrasty images thats why I use Ilford HP5 as my goto film most often but SFX200 really pops its such a pity it’s so damn expensive almost double the price of HP5.Tim_Dobbs_SFX200-037I will be buying some more nevertheless and also a Hoya R72 filter too as the results were just my cup of tea.Tim_Dobbs_SFX200--2Tim_Dobbs_SFX200--3click on an image to view larger……..

Thanks for looking

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