15 Jun 2007 • 1,075 views
First if all, I'm not around much at the moment, it's exam time and I'm being a taxi driver for our eldest and it (and the waiting) is taking a lot of each day.
This is a bit of an experiment. Probably not a good thing to try in the middle of parental exam-nerves.
I bought an IR-72 filter because I wanted to try to get pictures that look like those taken by Dabi. Here's his archive. http://dabi.shutterchance.com/archive.php
Having wasted a lot of time, because I added the IR filter in front of the UV filter, I eventually took a number of pictures, half with the camera set to mono, the other half set to natural colour. I used Aperture Priority, and set the ISO at 100.
edited Friday morning
... and EV at +5, which is maximum
using 40-150mm 1:4-5.6 lens
Referred also to Andrzej Wrotniak's article here :-http://www.wrotniak.net/photo/infrared/index.html
This is one of the better results, although not a particularly good picture in terms of composition.
I was in a public park, where it's getting increasingly awkward to take photographs, so I had to find somewhere where it was clear I wasn't , or couldn't possibly be, photographing children. The only place I could find to put the tripod and not be gawped at was under a tree on the edge of a small lake, where there are thick trees on the opposite bank, but even so I got some funny looks.
I desaturated, messed with it a bit, but I'm far from happy with the result.
I find photoshop incredibly difficult to use, I've got PS7. I generally use a free programme called Photofiltre, which has been more than adequate up to now.
I'd be very grateful for some help with processing please.
There's another picture in my archive, with similar quality issues. http://www.ellie.shutterchance.com/photoblog/257a_IR/
my ref/258a IR