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IR from today

Postby MCWB on Tue Jun 27, 2006 11:02 pm

Hello all, some of my IR pics from today. C&C most welcome, still coming to grips with IR! Might try a bit of channel mixer action later.

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Postby Alpha_7 on Tue Jun 27, 2006 11:04 pm

Great stuff Trent, I really like them. Where's the shot of the little house ?

I'll have to mull them over a little before I give more indepth feedback just been PP my own work and the stark difference between my colour shots and your IR is a little too much for my eyes right now.

I'd say initally the last one is my favourite on first impressions.
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Postby Hlop on Tue Jun 27, 2006 11:10 pm

Hi Trent!
I like the mystic look of the last one! And the rest is good
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Postby blacknstormy on Tue Jun 27, 2006 11:12 pm

Last one is like a winter wonderland :)
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Postby rooboy on Tue Jun 27, 2006 11:14 pm

I kept wondering why you were pulling out the tripod on such a sunny day - how many panoramas could one person take? :) Great work with the IR, #3 is my favourite with the inky black water, closely followed by nice composition and texture in #4.
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Postby Matt. K on Tue Jun 27, 2006 11:57 pm

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IR looks great. Well done! Looks like your eye was 'in' today.
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Postby Geoff on Wed Jun 28, 2006 12:10 am

Trent - the last one rocks! :) No, actually it was at Watsons Bay wasn't it? :D
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Postby sirhc55 on Wed Jun 28, 2006 12:37 am

Trent - anything with foliage looks great. IR does not really lend itself to urban or city jungles :wink: :)
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Postby Yi-P on Wed Jun 28, 2006 12:50 am

Last one is perfect! A little colouring can make another magic moment :D
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Postby macka on Wed Jun 28, 2006 9:12 am

Cool. 8)

I think #4 works the best for me, probably followed by #2. Foliage looks especially great in IR.


(Btw, you probably know, but you have a little bit of dust visible in #2 and #3 - top rightish.)
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Postby Greg B on Wed Jun 28, 2006 9:37 am

These are great Trent, I love IR (as previously revealed elsewhere).

And the impact is certainly greatest when foliage dominates, although I think #3 works very well too.

What was your setup? R72 filter or something else?

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Postby DaveB on Wed Jun 28, 2006 9:58 am

It's good to see more IR work! ;) I probably like the composition of the last one the most (but none of them are "bad"!).
Certainly urban landscapes don't always work well in IR (that first shot could almost be a mono "visible" shot). But sometimes a scene will surprise you, so don't be afraid to experiment!

Greg, it certainly looks like an R72 to me (and the comment about channel mixing indicates that it was probably an R72). I would expect the skies to be darker with other filters. But working with an unmodded D70 anything darker than an R72 is going to be very unwieldy (I notice the first shot was 1s, f/4, ISO800). At this size the ISO800 noise isn't really showing up.

Trent, feel free to check out the Photoshop action on my website as a starting point for playing with channel mixing of R72 images. I start off by setting the WB on the RAW file so that part of the image is neutral, and then running the action over it. Changing the initial saturation in the RAW converter can accentuate the result also.
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Postby stubbsy on Wed Jun 28, 2006 7:58 pm

Trent

I'm with the rest - Last one by a mile. Great effect and wonderful composition combine to make this a superb image.
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Postby Nnnnsic on Wed Jun 28, 2006 8:03 pm

What a superb image that last one is.
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Postby MCWB on Wed Jun 28, 2006 8:40 pm

Greg B wrote:What was your setup? R72 filter or something else?

As Dave says, all of these were D70 + 17-55 DX + 77 mm Hoya R72 filter. The first one (Sydney Harbour) is actually at 17 mm (hence the distortion), ISO800, 1/20 s, f/4 and is handheld. The other three are on a Feisol 3401 tripod with Manfrotto 488RC2 ballhead. I store a custom WB for IR in-camera so I don't have to set it every time. Metering is rather challenging to say the least, so shooting RAW is essential. Thanks for your action Dave, I'll check it out!

Thanks for all the comments guys, very interesting! I was very surprised people found #4 the best actually. Will have a crack at some different PP with these and some other images later.

Edit: #4 not #3!
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Postby glamy on Wed Jun 28, 2006 9:50 pm

Trent I also prefer the last one. Have you tried setting WB on the sky or on the grass? Then you can mix channels and get colour in the sky.
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