Just an ordinary walk down by the creek where the world-famous sculptor Elisabet Ney once lived, guides footsteps and our eye to a peculiar and beautifully evocative waterline, where one day we might turn in just the right way, to reveal an apparition doorway waiting at the riverside.
Landscape Infrared 35mm .. Mysterious Waterline
On one of my getaway walks through Hyde Park in Austin, I decided to venture over to one of my favorite haunts, the landmark home of one of Texas' most amazing turn-of-last-century sculptors, Elisabet Ney.
This particular lovely Texas Autumn day, I pulled my 35mm Minolta out of my bag and decided to take some slides using the roll of Infrared Black and White film I just bought. I'd never used infrared film, and even though I didn't have optical light filtering lenses, I thought that there might be enough contrasts and heat differences in the landscape to make something interesting happen on film.
I snapped an entire roll from Elisabet Ney's musuem backyard. I took pictures of the trees and shrubs, the stone creek foot bridge, and different parts of the creek. This one particular shot wasn't one that I thought was important other than the fact that something about it drew my intuition nearer. It would be several weeks later I would turn it sideways and see the apparition which was beginning to make themselves apparent, in this mysterious waterline.