Behind The Image: David Clapp on his secret passion for infrared

Behind The Image: David Clapp on his secret passion for infrared

Leading professional travel and landscape photographer David Clapp is currently in India, shooting an infrared-converted Canon EOS 5D. In his latest guest blog post he explains how he captured this moment using this wonderful photographic format.

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Behind The Image: David Clapp on his secret passion for infrared

Namaste – Greetings from India. I have to say it is so good to be back, photographing in this beautiful country, my second extensive trip in the last 14months.

I am travelling for the next 17 days, west into Rajasthan. The trip began jet-lagged this morning in New Delhi / Old Delhi, and as usual we are not too far off the tourist track….

Earning a living is always at the forefront of all my experiences, so I continue to look for a combination of ‘originality within familiarity’, my quote of the day.

This is the remarkable tomb of Humayun, built by his rather loving wife to celebrate his departure from this world to the next. It’s easy to see how this building influenced the Taj Mahal, but rather than being made entirely out of marble, it is constructed from red sandstone.

This image is one of my ‘infrared specials’, something that will run at the forefront of my photography here in India and on my return to the UK in springtime. Its become a huge passion as perhaps you will know, remaining in the bag at all times.

This was photographed using an architectural lens, the Canon 24mm TSE Mark II, attached to my seven-year-old Canon EOS 5D(IR) – which is still going strong but will soon to be replaced with a Canon EOS 6D(IR) on my return.

To capture this shot I waited for just the right moment as this gardener approached and carefully rounded the bend in the path, the magic to enrich this simple and peaceful scene.


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