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Old Nov 6, 2004, 7:25 PM   #1
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The weather finally cooperated to check out my Hoya IR filter... thanks Rezajune, Fmoore for the tips:

...little Flamin' Pear to liven things up a bit...




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Old Nov 6, 2004, 7:56 PM   #2
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Nick.

They are absolutely incredable.

Really Great Shots!!!

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Old Nov 6, 2004, 9:05 PM   #3
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Why thank you, sir. You're too kind.

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Old Nov 6, 2004, 10:32 PM   #4
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Nick, Those are oh so sweet! Super nice job!!!!
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Old Nov 7, 2004, 9:10 AM   #5
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Thanks for the props, guys. Esp vIZnquest, didn't think these would "inspire" anyone(!). The Z-1 is worth it just to get as an IR camera imo. Here's the last one I took, of my daughter. Wish I had more time yesterday:
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I wish the new Lumix's had IR capabilities. Wonder why they did away with such a great feature?

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Old Nov 7, 2004, 11:36 AM   #7
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Hi Bob -

There's just something about IR, isn't there? These were taken at Ridley Creek State Park, by the way. Digital cameras filter out IR because it allegedly interferes with metering sometimes; it's not really a "feature" if you will. It's one of those "improvements" I can do without.

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I wish the new Lumix's had IR capabilities. Wonder why they did away with such a great feature?
As digicam manufacurers try to cram more pixels onto sensors, there is a need to cut down on some of the "unnecessary" information such as infrared. So, theyput in a strong internal ir blocker.

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Nice Pix.. another way could be to use photoshop and spend hours trying to get the effects via masking... etc...

Very nice pix indeed..FZ1 indeed shows off its capabilities..
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Just to be honest, I did use an IR action I downloaded from a thread somewhere on this forum, and I putzed around a bit in PS to bring out the IR-look more. The second pic used a PS effects plug-in called "Flaming Pear" for the electric highlights. However, they look pretty similar straight from the camera. I used a low ISO setting - 50, a very slow shutter speed (1-2 seconds), the IR filter was stacked on a UV filter and an ND filter (if I recall correctly). I also used the lens hood and - of course, a tripod.

If you play with IR - the key is to manually set the white balance with the filter on. The first couple attempts looked terrible!!! Just like I had a red filter on the camera. Thanks to rezajune and fmoore for the tips or I would have never thought of that on my own.
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