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A walk in the park

By dudler
If you want to use infrared, pick a sunny day. Having had a full spectrum conversion done (blogged about last week) I went for a walk with a wallet of IR filters a few days ago, and discovered a park a couple of miles from home that I'd never heard of. It's impressive, and (apart from the Red House it takes its name from) this is the centrepiece, a memorial to Princess Charlotte of Wales, daughter of George IV, who died when she was only 21.

Blog link - about a book that's influenced me for 50 years, but which I only saw (for the first time ever) last year.

Tags: Infrared Memorial Landscape and travel Sandwell Red House Park

Voters: mrswoolybill, ZenTony, bobpaige1 and 56 more

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11 Mar 2021 9:35AM
A particularly good composition in your lead image, John.

jacomes Plus
6 29 41 Portugal
11 Mar 2021 9:40AM
I particularly like the lead image John, nice composition and the infra-red has given splendid contrast between the seat and the monument.
11 Mar 2021 10:00AM
Nice IR great looking image..
AltImages 1 2
11 Mar 2021 10:29AM
A lovely shot (lead image) John. Out of interest, does the full spectrum conversion allow you to take images in the UV region too?
Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
11 Mar 2021 10:37AM
Excellent images and a great light.
Isabel GrinGrin
dudler Plus
18 1.7k 1879 England
11 Mar 2021 11:10AM
Yes - full spectrum allows you to use UV, if you can find it. I haven't yet got a suitable filter, but they exist, and are costly. Apparently, the problem is that UV is in short supply compared with visible light and IR - and also that most modern lenses are really good at blocking it. Old and uncoated triplets are, apparently, preferred...
mistere Plus
8 9 4 England
11 Mar 2021 11:32AM
A walk in the Twilight Zone. Think I'll stick to filtering coffee Smile
cooky Plus
17 6 5 United Kingdom
11 Mar 2021 11:34AM
Always been fascinated with IR images and there appear to be less IR images posted now...shame!

Really like the images and the background history, glad you're getting out more, 2 miles away and never visited...Sad

Works so well for your subjects in both versions. IR + 1 + V2 = UA Always rubbish at Maths, English was my thing!

Enjoy your day. (That sounds like an order!)
11 Mar 2021 12:28PM
A cleverly composed image
mac Plus
20 13 Scotland
11 Mar 2021 12:34PM
I prefer the lead image. I like the contrast between the black bench and the monument, and the almost like snow in place of the grass. An art to be mastered!
I seem to remember if you have any older (usually manual focus) lenses, you’ll probably find a different focus point marked in red for infrared light. The wider the focal length of the lens, the greater this focus shift.
Irishkate Plus
11 45 121 United Kingdom
11 Mar 2021 1:01PM
I prefer the version.
I had an old camera converted for Infrared
but use filters to achieve desired results.
Need to wait for a sunny day with clouds.
mlseawell 11 1 United States
11 Mar 2021 1:17PM
This is beautiful John! My award. Grin

Steve-T Plus
14 56 66 England
11 Mar 2021 3:47PM
JuBarney Plus
10 34 5 United Kingdom
11 Mar 2021 4:52PM
So atmospheric, and your version is my fav. with the silver birch.
11 Mar 2021 5:11PM
both look excellent to me
kaybee Plus
17 7.9k 26 Scotland
12 Mar 2021 7:41AM
I thought you had managed to shrink the Washington Monument.

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