Since the last blog post I got hold of some slide film processing chemicals, so I decided to break into my stash of Kodak Aerochrome.
Kodak Aerochrome was a colour infrared-sensitive slide film, originally designed for military aerial operations including camouflage detection, forest survey, pollution monitoring, archaeology and ice reconnaissance. Its IR sensitivity was used to highlight buildings, objects, trees, water density and people – especially those under camouflage – by transforming the colour of artificial objects and fauna based on the signature of reflected infrared light compared against a baseline guide.
Despite the miserable summer we've just had in these parts we had a couple of decent days last week which is essential for Aerochrome to have the desired effect. I loaded up my Hasselblad Xpan and took some pretty cool (in my humble opinion) panoramic images. I'm very happy with the results, they give a surreal twist to an already well documented landscape.