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Infrared Tree

By Irishkate  
Trying to learn about infrared - despite camera conversion dedicated to infrared I had to add an infrared filter to achieve what I've been aiming for. There is a lot to learn in this genre so bear with me.
Thanks to all who voted and commented especially those who said they didn't like yesterday's upload and spotted that it was an inverse although the image had been taken on my infrared camera. I do need honest feedback to improve!
I'm told the average number of driving lessons these days is 52 with 20 hours practise in your own car - so I've got lots of learning to do there too. I've had 18 so far.
Kate Grin

Tags: Landscape Landscape and travel

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ddolfelin Plus
8 103 3 Wales
9 Aug 2016 10:30AM
Doesn't IR come into its own in the dark, Kate?
I thought it worked with heat instead of light (or that part of the spectrum in which heat generates the light).

However, it is well known that I'm ignorant so I'm probably talking nonsense.
Still makes an interesting mono.

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BIGRY1 8 3 8 United Kingdom
9 Aug 2016 10:34AM
Now this one does looks like an IR!. I am not a fan of the border if I am honest but the actual image is superb!Grin
Looking forward to the next one!Wink
ColleenA Plus
7 442 6 Australia
9 Aug 2016 10:40AM
Well done Kate, you are always ahead of us learning new genres of photography...something I know nothing about...
You will have your drivers licence in no time, just keep up the good work...In Melbourne a learner driver has to accumulate 120 hours of supervised driving including 10 hours of night driving. No easy feat. In my day it was easy..wrote the learners test, my Mom let me drive every afternoon for a month, our neighbour taught me to reverse park in an afternoon...the next day passed my drivers test first attempt.
Love your infrared processing. Keep up the good workGrin. Well done Kate.
9 Aug 2016 10:59AM
yep the tree really sets this off well Kate keep up the good work

Nikonuser1 Plus
7 161 16 United Kingdom
9 Aug 2016 11:07AM
Great IR Kate, allthough I think the border would be better just a straight black, Mono film IR normally produces black skies and luminous trees and grass( willow, chestnut and horse chestnut etc I found gave the best IR effect) The reason why deciduous trees, grass, etc glow white on HIE film is primarily because the structure of their living cells reflects a great deal of the sunís infrared energy rather than absorbing it. There may also be a secondary effect - a kind of fluorescent effect whereby their cells glow slightly when illuminated by an infrared energy source like the sun. With Film I printed the images on Grade 5 paper for best effect.GrinGrin

9 Aug 2016 11:12AM
Your thirst for knowledge knows no bounds, Kate.
I've not tried IR photography so cannot offer comment.
Some interesting comments here, though.
Good processing and a very effective outcome.

netta1234 7 382 2 Wales
9 Aug 2016 11:15AM
Another great work Kate.
I've not a clue how you've done this.
MiguelB 3 1 3
9 Aug 2016 11:20AM
I like the IR effect (something I've never dabbled with) but I feel the frame takes something away from the image you have made quite successfully?
9 Aug 2016 11:59AM
Well done

9 Aug 2016 12:27PM
It certainly worked Kate. Brilliant image.
Richsr 12 91 223 England
9 Aug 2016 1:04PM
A good IR image Kate, but you shouldn't have to be using an IR filter if you have a converted camera.
CarolG 13 199 20 Greece
9 Aug 2016 2:07PM
Can't make up my mind if I like IR or not, Kate Smile
9 Aug 2016 2:21PM
Well done Kate, I have not got a clue about IR..Lin
Daisymaye 11 23 16 Canada
9 Aug 2016 2:49PM
I know nothing either of IR. But your image looks great. You'll be driving in no time I'm sure.
TrevBatWCC Plus
11 13 13 England
9 Aug 2016 3:53PM
An excellent bit of infra-red here, Kate! I'm a bit with Ryan here about the border and a bit iffy as to whether it works! But love the image itself Wink
Trev Smile
nonur 11 18 13 Turkey
9 Aug 2016 4:06PM

Quote:Your thirst for knowledge knows no bounds, Kate.
I've not tried IR photography so cannot offer comment.
Some interesting comments here, though.
Good processing and a very effective outcome.


I should repeat what Richard said, Kate. I'm sure it won't take you that long to master driving.
Mollycat Plus
6 21 2 United Kingdom
9 Aug 2016 4:46PM
I've no idea about IR as well Kate. Though this could be winter my eyes that is...........loads of snow.
Peter GrinGrinGrin
9 Aug 2016 4:57PM
Spot on, Kate, looks like you've cracked it.
Clearly an IR filter will only give you a result if it's used with a camera that's been converted so that the sensor will record the IR wavelengths that the filter allows through.

Nice one.
I don't much like the frame, but have an award anyway.
9 Aug 2016 5:11PM
Wonderful Kate, Its a while since I have done any infra red, I love this, works for me with the frame too. Well done with the driving too.

Patty Smile
9 Aug 2016 5:20PM
Very nicely worked and presented Kate.

Diggeo 7 13 Greece
9 Aug 2016 5:36PM
Amazing beauty!!
jasonrwl Plus
9 1.1k 10 United Kingdom
9 Aug 2016 6:57PM
Like this one Kate - you're learning fast!
dark_lord Plus
15 2.4k 609 England
9 Aug 2016 9:10PM
A classic IR shot. I intend to get a camera converted, as I used to do IR film.
I don't mind the border, and usually I much prefer a simple affair but no fussier than this. A lot is down to personal preferences, so long as it doesn't fight with the image for attention.
dudler Plus
16 996 1554 England
9 Aug 2016 9:18PM
This is the way I'd expect it to work, Kate.

I'm intrigued by the need for an IR filter on the lens - it should make, literally, no difference. If you want to send a private message to discuss details, please do.

Live vegetation reflects an awful lot of IR, dead stuff little - IR film was originally invented to detect camouflage, because branches on trees and branches that have been tied to a tank for a week look radically different in IR.

The wavelengths that film/converted sensors are sensitive to are in the near IR, just beyond the visible spectrum. I think that night vision gear may operate a bit further along the scale, but I'm not sure.

Chinga Plus
9 3 1 United Kingdom
10 Aug 2016 1:15AM
Fascinating effect Kate! Looks very good...
Love the presentation!
IB GrinGrin
LynneJoyce Plus
11 22 101 United Kingdom
10 Aug 2016 7:18AM
Fascination and according to Dudley, your entry into a new profession, military lookout!
dark_lord Plus
15 2.4k 609 England
10 Aug 2016 2:28PM
IR light that the sensor is sensitive too is between 700 and 900 nm. Red light is 700 nm (give or take). There are various wavelengths you can get your camera converted to 'see', my research has found. IR given off as heat has much longer wavelengths, that's where thermal imaging comes in.

Night vision equipment uses image intensification techniques, amplifying the number of (visible light) photons that hit a phosphor or semiconductor element.
dudler Plus
16 996 1554 England
10 Aug 2016 9:54PM
I stand corrected.

My normal posture at home...

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