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Seeing (Infra) Red

Discussion in 'Past Entries' started by acjc, Jul 2, 2005.

  1. acjc

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    I've decided to replace my original picture with this one, so the first three comments made below (which I do appreciate) don't apply to this new picture. Also I can't seem to change the thread title.

    I got a Hoya R72 infra-red filter recently, and decided to play around with it on my Fujifilm S7000. This photo was taken today (11 July) at our corporate outing at Kew Gardens, and is the staircase going up to the walkway in the famous Palm House. The infra-red filter has a strange effect, in that all the vegetation becomes white, and slightly better defined. I didn't have a tripod with me, so the camera was rested on a railing, thus it probably isn't as sharp as it should be, especially since longer exposures are needed when using an infra-red filter.

    I like the effect, though I can see that some people wouldn't.
     

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  2. stevegreen

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    It's certainly 'interestingly unusual' i'll give you that.

    Nice picture but i'm unsure of the angle it was taken at, my eyes were drawn to the people in the background.

    Strange! :)
     
  3. DJW

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    Good subject....love the sign at bottom of trailer "we slow down for snails" :D . Crop would remove distraction stated by Steve.
     
  4. electrolyte

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    Is certainly strange alright, nice shot.
     
  5. seany

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    Filters can give amazing results, but there's not actually much contrast in your photo. Might be a good idea to get to a grave yard as i've seen some really amazing shots with IR filters in them. As you know you need long exposures for IR and not having a tripod made it tricky for you

    After an IR filter myself
     
  6. stevegreen

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    My comment makes NO sense at all now! :laugh:

    Title edited :smashin:
     
  7. DJW

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    Bugger, I had the same idea re IR, but haven't the filter yet :rolleyes: . Fair play ;)
     
  8. Zone

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    I'm a big fan of IR and I was also thinking of an IR shot for this month :rotfl: but Jessops still haven't managed to get hold of one for me yet :thumbsdow

    By the way acjc is the colour straight out of the camera? Maybe try adjusting the whitebalance on the camera for different colour casts or simply greyscaling it.
     
  9. acjc

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    Zone, yes the colour is straight out of the camera. The degree of redness seemed to vary a lot, depending on the amount of sunlight and the exposure, as demonstrated by these four picture links.

    Kew1
    Kew2
    Kew3
    Kew4


    To be honest I don't really know what to do with the white balance to compensate. I did learn that a tripod is definitely needed though!
     

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