Latest IR Image

This topic contains 12 replies, has 7 voices, and was last updated by  John Thompson 3 weeks, 5 days ago.

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  • #414221

    John Thompson
    Moderator

    Nothing special I am learning how to put specific colors into my IR photos.  What I have found out is that I need to take better IR images to have the final product look decent!!  Whoa….

    The colors are rather drab but I am learning.

  • #414223

    Tersha
    Keymaster

    Looking good John, I guess you’re using PS? I’ll be picking your brains!

    • #414225

      John Thompson
      Moderator

      Yes.  I have learned a lot in photoshop trying to make my Ir images look decent.  I am at you service!

  • #414241

    Robert Apple
    Moderator

    Looks like your visiting Whoville John.

    • #414277

      John Thompson
      Moderator

      I have realized that composition in IR photography is so important otherwise you have a bad photo with crazy colors.  I know that sounds like a dumb comment but what I have found out is you really need to search for a good photo prospect.  Things are so different in IR than they are in normal color spectrum.

  • #414262

    JasenkaG
    Keymaster

    Hi John, that looks like a fun experiment! Those colors you chose remind me of cotton candy 🙂

    • #414278

      John Thompson
      Moderator

      It has been fun but it also has been frustrating.  Now my challenge is to get better pics to work with.  The IR world is so different!

  • #414298

    Dahlia Ambrose
    Keymaster

    This looks like a painting. Love the colours John 🙂

    • #414334

      John Thompson
      Moderator

      Thank you Dahlia.  I am not sure I can get a nice photo of the desert in IR.  There is to much gray and I am having problems changing the colors from gray.  I am not one to give up though.

  • #414317

    beth
    Participant

    straight outta my favorite dr. seuss book.  love all of the cotton candy colors in the trees.

    • #414335

      John Thompson
      Moderator

      Thanks Beth.  I am learning how to get multiple colors like this on one pic.  As I stated above, the desert and the mountains are too neutral in IR and there is my sticking point right now.

  • #414778

    Anne Hornsby
    Participant

    I’ve never shot IR, John.   what a great project.   Do you have a special camera or have you gotten started with a filter on your regular camera?   Re the image above, how does it look without the pink?  With only the more muted colors on left and center?   Have fun!

    • #414804

      John Thompson
      Moderator

      Hi Anne!  I had a Nikon D300 converted to 590nm filter.  This lets in a bit of visible color and the rest is IR.  It is called the “Super Color” filter but I might argue with that.  It the pic above the yellowish brown you see in the background is what most of the foliage looks like after setting WB and swapping the red and blue channels.

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