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This has got all of the elements: Black rocks / mountains in the background, a cottage, a rock in the foreground, rough Scottish terrain. I was thinking it could have been Blackrock Cottage. But of course it wasn't. This is near Sligachan, Skye.

Anyway, here is one of my (infrared) takes on the scene.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon PowerShot G2
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Not BlackRock Cottage
Username:conrad conrad
Uploaded:21 Oct 2011 - 11:40 AM
Tags:Black & white, General, Landscape / travel
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Artois
Artois e2 Member 8405 forum postsArtois vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Oct 2011 - 12:20 PM

I like mono and especially infra red images. Smile

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conrad
conrad e2 Member 1010877 forum postsconrad vcard 116 Constructive Critique Points
21 Oct 2011 - 12:23 PM

Good taste! Wink

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3188 forum postsannettep38 vcard France32 Constructive Critique Points
21 Oct 2011 - 12:27 PM

wonderful tones and composition, nothing compares to the beauty of an infrared. I'd be interested to use which equipment you use with digital.. I used to buy infrared film and used a dense red filter.

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conrad
conrad e2 Member 1010877 forum postsconrad vcard 116 Constructive Critique Points
21 Oct 2011 - 12:33 PM

Well, I used to use a Hoya R72 infrared filter in front of an interchangeable lens on my Canon EOS 20D, but I felt it was all too complicated: I had to put the camera on a tripod, compose, put the filter on, meter, and expose. So when I saw an old Canon Powershot G2 on eBay that had been converted for infrared, which conversion meant that I no longer had to use a filter or a tripod, and could basically shoot from the hip, I put in a bid and got it for a song. Very happy with it, it's so easy now - compose, shoot, take home, convert to black and white, and there's the result!

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kaybee
kaybee e2 Member 103953 forum postskaybee vcard Scotland24 Constructive Critique Points
21 Oct 2011 - 1:16 PM

What is the back of the cottage like?

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
21 Oct 2011 - 2:11 PM

I wonder how they convert a camera to infrared. Guess I could google and find out. Great image.............Sandy

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conrad
conrad e2 Member 1010877 forum postsconrad vcard 116 Constructive Critique Points
21 Oct 2011 - 2:14 PM

Sandy, the main thing they do is remove a filter that reduces infrared light. Then some minor tweaks, and the camera is ready for infrared photography. Well, that's how I understand it anyway. Google might tell you more.

The back of the cottage, Roy? No idea, I didn't walk that far. (Thinking hard if I'm missing some kind of joke here...)

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digicammad
digicammad e2 Member 1121988 forum postsdigicammad vcard United Kingdom37 Constructive Critique Points
25 Oct 2011 - 9:32 AMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

I like the fact you have left the cottage small in the frame, really emphasises the remoteness. Would the shot benefit from dropping the exposure about 1/3 or 1/2 a stop?

Ian

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conrad
conrad e2 Member 1010877 forum postsconrad vcard 116 Constructive Critique Points
25 Oct 2011 - 1:17 PM

I'll have a look in Photoshop and see if a further tweak does it, thanks.

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Goggz
Goggz e2 Member 72301 forum postsGoggz vcard Wales72 Constructive Critique Points
29 Oct 2011 - 9:46 PM

Hmmm, I like IR stuff but this looks a bit homogenous Conrad. Too many similar tones between the cottage & f/g IMHO.

Hope you're well mon ami!
Cheers, Goggz

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conrad
conrad e2 Member 1010877 forum postsconrad vcard 116 Constructive Critique Points
29 Oct 2011 - 10:49 PM

Yeah, I can see why you feel that way. It;'s a more objective view than the one of the person who took the shot...

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