Looks like a nice scene for IR, but I think you have a hot spot hiding detail at the far end of the waterway.
Thanks for the reply.Looks like a nice scene for IR, but I think you have a hot spot hiding detail at the far end of the waterway.
Workflow is something with loads of options in IR, where there are no right colours, but on non converted cameras I typically just desaturate, then perhaps play with the hue.
Thanks for the reply.
It was a very hot and windy day last saterday when I took this. The hot spot might have to do something with the wind, causing unsharpness. Besides I have trouble finding the right focus. After all these years I still do not fully understand the hyperfocus concept.
I unsubsribed from Adobe, so I dont know if i have the right software for doing tricks like desaturating. Thanks for the tip, i should look into that. I played with the colours in Olympus OV3.
Am I right to think that for infrared bright, sunny wheather conditions are optimal?
Thank a lot.Infra red work does require a few extra tricks especially on unmodified cameras.
You often get focus shift with infra red so hyperfocal focusing won't work reliably. Many older manual lenses have a IR focusing mark, how far it is from the visual mark varies. Despite this a magnified view in the EVF is usually best.
The effect of the wind is clearly visible in the foreground, but doesn't IMO detract from the image at all. I was referring to the other end of the water way. An area of increased brightness around the center of the image is typical for hot spots, this is something that varies with the aperture/lens & IMO even the camera. The brightening of the sky & slightly blown out foliage looks fairly typical of it to me.
I don't use Adobe, but I can't think of any photoediting package that doesn't have a saturation control. If you can play with the blue channel independently your software will have this function. I generally just use FastStone (which is free).
Yes bright sunny conditions are usually preferred for IR. With a converted camera it's practical to use flash or even moonlight, but this wouldn't be normal.
You may be interested in a IR specific forum, Home | Global Infrared Photography Village browsing it may answer some of your questions better than I can