There is something about photographs and videos in black and white. They feel less distracting, more engaging, and ethereal. We are so used to seeing our world in colour, that we often take them for granted. But, what if our world was in black and white, coupled with various shades of grey? At a time where colour photographs are the norm, black and white photos are refreshing, a welcome change.
The movie uniquely captures the intricacies of sky and cloudscapes, the dynamics of rain and running water, and the shifting shadows across the changing seasons.
‘Brindabellas’ is a debut infrared film by Silver Dory Productions, with the main theme being the different seasons of planet Earth. The video captures the beauty of the sky and the landscapes of the Canberra region of Australia in monochromatic (near) infrared. Initially released online in five parts: ‘Summer’, ‘Autumn’, ‘Winter’, ‘Spring’, and ‘Summer (Returns)’, the original footage is now available in one complete, stunning release as ‘Edge of Light’.
“This feature-length film focuses on the interplay of mountain light, air, and water as these elements are transformed across the seasons – from clouds to mist, rain and snow – then frost and ice – and onto creeks and rivers. It explores both the wider montane vistas of the Brindabellas and the more intimate details of the natural flows that are created by these mountains and, in turn, shape the very landscapes they arise from“
Take a look at this stunning 4k footage below: