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Old May 21, 2010, 9:40 PM   #1
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Default Infrared and not Infrared

I don't know if this entirely counts as I took it a couple of months ago, but thought it might be interesting to those looking at infrared. It's a composite of two separate shots - one in color and one that was taken through a Hoya R72 filter. Then I blended the two together - you can see the difference between how the camera captured the reflected IR light vs. the way it handled the scene normally.

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Old May 21, 2010, 11:10 PM   #2
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Very nicely done. You've shown the comparison just splendidly. So infrared darkens the sky a lot without much effect to the clouds and turns vegetation white.
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Old May 22, 2010, 12:07 AM   #3
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I like this a lot and yes, it definitely qualifies. Very nicely done.

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Old May 22, 2010, 7:11 AM   #4
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Very nicely done. Thank you for taking the time to share this.
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I love the split in those trees !
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Old May 22, 2010, 10:21 AM   #6
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Bynx - basically white things stay white (i.e., snow will stay white, it won't turn dark). The sky doesn't have much reflected IR so it will be darker compared to plants, which reflect lots of IR. I was curious about snow because water doesn't reflect IR much. When I took a picture of snow covered pine trees, you couldn't see all that much difference between the snow and the pine needles - not a good topic for IR. The other thing I noticed is that the haze (water vapor?) in the sky doesn't reflect IR, so you can use an infrared filter to cut through a certain amount of haze. It doesn't cut through clouds or fog, but will give you some more detail through normal distance bluish haze.
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I shot a roll of Infrared film once in my 35mm. My mother was the model along with the horse next door. I remember she looked kind of ghostly in the face. Not much change with the horse and the vegetation was white as usual. I have those pics around here and should dig them up.
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Old May 23, 2010, 9:22 AM   #8
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This is the best pick of the bunch. Infrared, i donīt know nothing and care nothing about, but this pick, the idea, the realization, is amazing mtngal!
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Very nice!
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Old May 23, 2010, 10:06 AM   #10
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Thanks for the complements - the IR picture of this scene is probably the best one I've managed (I haven't really worked at it that hard), and I liked the combination, showing what the differences are like. I was lucky that it wasn't windy that day - the clouds more or less stayed in place long enough for me to screw on the filter.
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