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redstag 17 101 15 United Kingdom
2 May 2006 11:11AM
Magical, is it blossom or frost? Or both.
Great shot, really vibrant.
Nigel_95 Plus
17 262 2 United Kingdom
2 May 2006 11:24AM
I was going to say magical, but redstag got there first. That tree really stands out well. Stunning shot, I predict it will be a runaway success.

2 May 2006 11:28AM
Thanks for your comments Redstag and Nigel. It's a springtime oak (I think) in Greenwich Park shot in Infrared. Smile
Rodmac 17 17 Scotland
2 May 2006 11:31AM
Wonderful, the low angle works well.
keithsurey 18 13 England
2 May 2006 11:32AM
great shot, agree the angle works really well, well done

Bernice010 17 9 England
2 May 2006 11:46AM
I like the darkness of the sky compared to the lightness of the trees, nice contrast.
paulcr 18 1.5k 9 Ireland
2 May 2006 11:51AM
Now this is EXACTLY what I'm trying to achieve lately. Any chance of a description of technique please. Paul
2 May 2006 12:03PM
Sure Paul. I used a Hoya R72 on the kit lens of my D70S. Basically I had to fiddle around with exposure a bit until I found something that worked. In this case it was 1/60 at f11 (ISO 400). There was enough light for the camera to autofocus through the filter, so I did not have to remove it to focus manually as is often necessary.

In PS I corrected levels through all channels except the main RGB channel. In the channel mixer I swapped the Red and Blue channels and that was it. Hope this helps...
paulcr 18 1.5k 9 Ireland
2 May 2006 12:10PM
Yeah it does Sean, I have been using longer exposures, 5 secs at f3.5 at iso 100 so I'll try the other end of the settings. I understand swapping the channels in PS channel mixer but what do you mean by not correcting levels in the RGB channel? Do you go to the channels pallet (as opposed to channel mixer) and alter them there? And also did you use a green/custom white balance? PAul
gpwalton 22 90
2 May 2006 12:24PM
A stunning infrared photo of a beautifully shaped tree. Great angle on the tree and good sky.
banehawi Plus
19 2.9k 4354 Canada
2 May 2006 12:37PM
Nice IR effect.

2 May 2006 12:50PM
Paul, if you go into the levels dialogue, you will see a drop-down box with the channels listed. If you adjust R, G and B independently, you have much greater control over your level. I never adjust the R,G,B midtones, just the 'Black' and 'White' points (if you can call them that). 90% of the time, this will correct your white-balance too. I think that you would be able to do the same thing by adjusting levels in the channels pallet for each channel.

I did use a green custome white balance through the filter.

Take care,
paulcr 18 1.5k 9 Ireland
2 May 2006 1:03PM
Thanks Sean, thats great. PAul
2 May 2006 1:26PM
Fantastic photo, great subject and angle, Adrian
helenam 17 21
2 May 2006 10:31PM
simply amazing imagery, so well done !!
16 Aug 2006 2:52PM
Lovely picture and a very romantic ambience here. Only 2 clicks short? - have one here! 'Click'!

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