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WALL AND TREES IN DIGITAL INFRARED

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On Hamilton's Mountain anywhere else in the world would be called a HILL on Good Friday 2013 (29th March 2013) and thus captured with the Hoya R72 (an infra-red filter) over my lens, and such used a tripod to support my camera and lens, and once home using the following post processing techniques:
- Open the RAW capture in Corel Paint Shop Pro Photo X2
- Using the Channel Mixer the Red Channel to 0 leaving the Green alone and Blue to 100
- Using the Channel Mixer the Blue Channel to 0 leaving the Green alone and Red to 100
- Saved in Adobe Photoshop default format
- Closed the file in Corel Paint Shop Pro Photo X2
- Open the Photoshop file in Adobe Photoshop Elements 7
- Under Auto Level Command
- Resized to 600 x 401 pixels
- Using the UNSHARP MASK to sharper as needed for the illustration.
- Saved in JPEG for upload to this site.

Hope you have enjoy my digital infra-red shots from GOOD FRIDAY captured on Hamilton's Mountain in my hometown of Hamilton, Ontario (Canada.)

Brand:Pentax Corporation
Camera:Pentax *ist DL2 Check out PENTAXPORTAL!
Lens:smc PENTAX-DA 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 AL
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:29 Mar 2013 - 10:03 AM
Focal Length:18mm
Aperture:f/3.5
Shutter Speed:1/6sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Landscape
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:WALL AND TREES IN DIGITAL INFRARED
Username:TimothyDMorton TimothyDMorton
Uploaded:4 Apr 2013 - 1:11 AM
Tags:Canada, Digitally manipulated, Hamilton, HAMILTON'S MOUNTAIN, INFRA-RED FILTER, Ontario, Trees, Wall
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cats_123
cats_123 e2 Member 103995 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland24 Constructive Critique Points
4 Apr 2013 - 9:03 AM

thought it needed a little more light on the fg..have uploaded a mod Smile

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NDODS e2 Member 32816 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
4 Apr 2013 - 9:52 AM

A great effort Timothy, whilst Jeff's mod adds that little bit more light and thus adding further interest to the composition.

Nathan

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pablophotographer

Thanks for the description Timothy.

I understand that infrared produes nice white foliage, the trees here have no leaves at all. Unless this was an experiment, why did you prefer to shoot the particular scene in infrared over black and white? I can't see its use bringing any different effect to the image that black and white couldn't had produced.

I see from your title your subjects were the tree and the wall.
Did you give the title to the picture after you had shot it or before? It may sound funny as a question but the answer would reveal if you had the picture in your mind before or after having taken the specific picture.

I guess you wanted to display the texture of the tree trunk but if that was the case you could had placed the camera near or on the tree trunk and shoot upwards following the line of the upwards growing tree.

The final image does not reveal clearly the height of the wall nor the height of the tree. Probably some life, like a bird, a rabbit, a deer would have made it more interesting. The orientation though (upright framing) is suitable for what you shot.

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iancrowson
iancrowson e2 Member 4209 forum postsiancrowson vcard United Kingdom128 Constructive Critique Points
4 Apr 2013 - 3:24 PM

Interesting view of a winter scene.
It does not jump out as being an infra-red image. You went through a complicated process to arrive at the final result. I can't help feeling you may have chosen the wrong subject for your work.
In my view the mod improves what appears to be a slightly muddy looking image.
These are purely my views and I hope others may be able to add more useful comments and advice,
Ian

Last Modified By iancrowson at 4 Apr 2013 - 3:25 PM

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paulbroad
paulbroad  681 forum posts United Kingdom840 Constructive Critique Points
4 Apr 2013 - 9:03 PM

I'm afraid I see no infra red effect at all despite your processing. Almost certainly because there is nothing in there emitting infra red. You need grass, leaves, blue skies etc. I've shot plenty of infra red film in my working days and play with it in digital now. You must have infra red there to get the effect.

If there was infra red, then the r72 would do it's job and the channel mixer would be redundant because you have a filter opaque to RGB anyway, so the channel mixer has nothing to go on.

Paul

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TimothyDMorton
4 Apr 2013 - 10:43 PM

named prior to shooting, and guess I will go in closer once leaves start coming out on the TREES on Hamilton Mountain, and I appreciate the comments.

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