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Discussion in 'Black and White' started by RenaudVL, Mar 25, 2011.
From a trip last fall
E-P1 infrared converted with kit lens...
Very nice and subtle. Did you used a lightroom preset to achieve the retro look ? Anyway, the gradations are controlled and the dark water makes everything 'pop'. I usually find IR a bit of a novelty producing 'cliché' images, but you really have put it to good use, and I wouldn't have thought to turn it into a sort of orthochromatic film simulator.
That is great fun. But from a technical point of view, you went the wrong way. A strong blue filter would have served better as old emulsions were blue sensitive--blue skies go white and grass was dark.
not sure a blue filter will give the same effect, better a deep red filter to simulate infra red. as infra red film darkens skys and renders foiliage white
Processing done with LR, preset, and I love to use IR that way.
As for the dark sky usually seen in IR photography, in this case it was over cast other wise it would have been the case....