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Infrared Shadows

By Irishkate  
This is a first attempt at using an infrared filter which came as part of a bundle
when buying a camera recently. I'll upload the 'red' version too a I'm sure many of you
will wan to do mods and give me advice about using these filters. This was a 750 filter.
Many thanks for vs & cs for my prize bull!
Kate GrinGrinGrin

Tags: Shadows Trees Black and white Infrared filter

Voters: taggart, WesternRed, Daisymaye and 30 more

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taggart Plus
16 47 14 United States
12 Jun 2014 1:54AM
Good to try new Kate!
V2 is just outside of the red spectrum, I love using all the wave lengths inside of the spectrum to manipulate colour. Well done Kate.
Daisymaye Plus
12 23 18 Canada
12 Jun 2014 2:46AM
I know nothing about infra red filters. Good to learn though.
PranavMishra 8 52 18 India
12 Jun 2014 2:54AM
a nice first attempt.. i myself have never used that filter but i find some of the images shot through it quite transporting..
Mollycat Plus
7 21 2 United Kingdom
12 Jun 2014 3:00AM
Thats RED Kate.
Peter GrinGrinGrin
12 Jun 2014 4:32AM
IL have never done IR, but the effect well done can be quite dramatic. I like V1, Kate.

CarolG 13 199 20 Greece
12 Jun 2014 5:32AM
An interesting result, Kate, I can see you are going to have fun with this filter Smile Carol
andylea 11 37 1 United Kingdom
12 Jun 2014 7:17AM
v1 for me today kate a belter nice one Wink
barbarahirst 12 27 12 United Kingdom
12 Jun 2014 7:24AM
How interesting
Lots of fun ahead methinks
Do like the comp
Nikonuser1 Plus
8 165 16 United Kingdom
12 Jun 2014 7:28AM
Only done IR on film Kate, I used a hoya filter and IR film, printed on Grade 5 paper, used to get black sky's and white trees and grass. You can buy IR converted DSLR's that give excellent results, the common ones that I see are Nikon, D70 AND D80. They convert Canon as well I beleive, this is possibly your best route into IR. It's great funSmile
If not there are loads of tutorials on U Tube to do with IR.
Hope that help.

Nigeve1 7 1.4k 101 United Kingdom
12 Jun 2014 8:05AM
A technique I have not tried, I will look back later with interest to see other technique comments.
12 Jun 2014 9:36AM
Two very interesting images, Kate - an area of photography I know nothing about!
I'm sure this upload will be re-visited many times to watch the progress of the mods!!

12 Jun 2014 11:00AM
looks like it could be fun using this Kate have never tried myself will watch with interest what u get up to

12 Jun 2014 11:23AM
A nice one it.s one thing I know little about it looks good

mikbee 13 3 8 Scotland
12 Jun 2014 1:06PM
Never tried it with digital Kate,
but did dabble in it with my film days.
Something different here so all the better for that.
ddolfelin Plus
8 103 3 Wales
12 Jun 2014 1:51PM
A similar effect is available in P/Shop - with a range of colours.

Good picture anyway, Kate.
BIGRY1 8 3 8 United Kingdom
12 Jun 2014 3:36PM
I have never used an IR filter and don't know much about them to be honest. V1 certainly is very interesting and I quite like the effect. I hope there is more IR stuff to comeWinkGrin
dudler Plus
17 1.3k 1698 England
12 Jun 2014 6:07PM
I remeber the first time I used IR film, back in 1976. I lived in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, and ordered the film and a Wratten gelatin filter from the shop over the road from my work, staffed by two Geordie lads, both a few years older than me.

Bazz and Barry's reaction to being asked for a filter you can't see through was priceless: possibly best summed up by the phrase "Why, nooo..."

The crucial thing is that you need to look at the result, and whether you like it, rather than get involved with the purists who require it to be a true IR image. Although I used the Kodak High Speed InfraRed film for the best part of 40 years, I always found it tempramental. Now it's gone, there's a lovely Rollei film, which is simple to develop and consistent in what it does, using a simple 25 red filter. I don't care that it's not true IR: it produces lovely portraits!

It looks to me as though you've got a pretty authentic IR image here, as it goes: perhaps the big practical tip is that meters aren't necessarily sensitive to IR, so it will be a very good idea indeed to check the histogram after you've taken a shot, and retake, with altered exposure, if it isn't where you want it.
Herge88 Plus
13 40 6 England
12 Jun 2014 6:16PM
Version one it has to be for me Kate.

Best Matt
jasonrwl Plus
10 1.1k 10 United Kingdom
12 Jun 2014 7:41PM
Very different Kate
1881 8 India
12 Jun 2014 8:39PM
wonderful........................................... SANjiev
12 Jun 2014 9:27PM
Interesting results, Kate. v1 for me.
12 Jun 2014 10:21PM
I know nothing about using a physical filter for infra-red with a digital camera, and V2 here means nothing whatsoever to me... it's just red and I don't really understand why you've included it?... though shooting in B&W (therefore jpeg, obviously) while using a red filter will presumably reduce blue wavelengths and therefore darken skies, turning them almost black. At least that's how it works with B&W film.
But if you shoot in colour ( or RAW ) using a red filter, all you are going to get is a red picture. And if you then convert that in the usual way, it certainly isn't going to be IR. But maybe I'm missing something. This is "sherlob's" area of expertise.

I get a kind of IR effect when converting from normal colour by pulling back the blue and red sliders, to varying degrees, and pushing up the green.
Can't contribute beyond that. Sorry.

13 Jun 2014 8:45PM
v1 for me today
Ridgeway 13 222 2 Ireland
13 Jun 2014 11:29PM
Number 1 for me Kate,,liking them shadows.


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