Harbouring Light | PT.II – 720nm IR | 35Chronicle

black & white, boats, infrared, photography, waterscape, winter

Back to the Front | Kirkcudbright Harbour.


Life has settled into a new-old rhythm lately and, now that I have a little less time on my hands, it’s time to reflect on those days when I had an awful lot more time to do the very same thing. 

Whenever I have a day to kick my heels, I often think about coming back to Kirkcudbright, a place I love so much and have spend many, many happy hours wandering around with my cameras, shooting around the harbour in particular – satisfying my utter love of water, boats and glorious light; albeit the low, early winter sun. Just a couple  of weeks ago the jaunt was made again, instigated by the surety of a perfect day for shooting and, checking the tide-times only solidified intentions. Few ever walk the jetty to the pontoons; whenever I come, there’s hardly ever another soul to be seen and I guess that’s another reason as to why I love this spot as much as I do. Listening to the wind slapping the lines against their masts is an inspiration in itself and I can take minutes just thinking about a single frame – but what’s not to love about that?

For as long as I am still shooting, I know that I’ll come back here again and again. I’ll probably take the same shots over too and from the same places, but when inner peace is so easily found and there’s someone to share it all with, I don’t have a problem with that. At all. I do hope you’ll enjoy these few IR captures and, come back for another look too, perhaps?

Have a great weekend, peeps.

– R –

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I | The Boat that Never Moves.

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II | A Wave on a Daisy.

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III | Reflected Calm.

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[All frames: Ricoh GXR A16 LTFS w/Hoya R72]


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6 thoughts on “Harbouring Light | PT.II – 720nm IR | 35Chronicle

  1. I love the soft ripples in the calm water in the last image and the light on the boats is beautiful. As if I don’t already have enough on my plate these images make me want to take up IR. 🙂
    I feel the same way about Acadia N.P. here in New England. I will always want to return there and our plan is for our ashes to do just that.

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    1. Hi Steve! Always great to read your comments and nice to read too that you are thinking so far ahead. I hope though, that you have a lot of years before it comes to that. My recommendation though, if you have too much on your plate right now, is to think about smaller portions for a while and just give in. Once you get into shooting IR, you’ll wonder why you didn’t do it sooner. I promise you – satisfying beyond belief once you have honed a workflow that works for you. I’ll be happy to help, if ever you decide to take the proverbial plunge! My email address is at the bottom of my ‘Rationale’ page if ever you need it. Have a great weekend, Steve, and thank you! Best regards, Rob.

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    2. Thanks for the offer, Rob. I tried using an IR filter once but that was a challenge since you cannot see your composition once it’s mounted. Some day I’;ll have my old 40D converted maybe. For now I’ll enjoy your work.

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