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Old Aug 5, 2007, 2:17 PM   #1
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Tredegar House and accompanying grounds, just a minutes walk from my office. My favourite lunchtime strolling place.
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Old Aug 5, 2007, 2:18 PM   #2
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Cool looking Infrared shots, looks like a different planet
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I like the compositions. If you take a manual white balance reading after putting on the filter, you'll get a much different result. There's a lot of reading available about IR shooting on the net if you're interested. Just google it, and you'll find some neat info on settings and processing choices........cheers.....Don
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Old Aug 6, 2007, 2:06 AM   #6
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Thanks both!

Unfortunately the camera I used isn't very sensitive to IR light, so getting a white balance reading is nearly impossible with the filter, it's compose, add filter, set timer (I think these shots were about 15 seconds as it was a dull day) and pray.

Next time it's sunny (and there aren't loads of screaming kids as it's the school holidays) I will try them again and mess around with the various pre-sets, see what comes out.

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u forgot to process them mate !

taking the shots is only half way there, below is a processed version, to my tastes but there are so many variables end results can differ wildly.

basicly u need a good bit of software like photoshop what lets u swap the channels, u swap red for blue and blue for red, sounds weird but it works and then u adjust the levels till u get the result u like

by the way on a nice sunny day i can get 1 sec or less for exposure, i just set f stop mid way and take a shot, and adjust speed and take another, must get out again, but still days are best to avoid tree blur :-)

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Old Aug 6, 2007, 6:43 AM   #8
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Nooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!! (joke)

I personally don't like the false coloured effect, in the same way I hate the photoshop plugins that feign an Infrared effect, but just make the photo look weird and not "Infra-red-y"

I know it's the "done thing" to swap the channels, but it loses something. Maybe it's just my strong colourblindness swaying me in favour of colours I can differentiate between more... stupid eyes...
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funny old world isnt it......cos i dont like the raw infra red images LOL

reason i got my filter was to get the white trees n grass as when i use my filter im after that ghostly look

i also love the black n white infra reds like here http://www.wrotniak.net/gallery/infrared-03/index.html

but it is this guys work that impresses me the most........i love his shots and they are what i like to aim my work at http://photo.net/photodb/folder?folder_id=408930

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Old Aug 6, 2007, 1:46 PM   #10
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Wow, those are some incredible shots! It's a shame the B&W 403 black glass UV transmissive filters are so hard to come by (at least in the UK) as I really want to give that a try as well.
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