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Some infrared images

Discussion in 'Black and White' started by Eon, May 28, 2011.

  1. Eon

    Eon Mu-43 Regular

    Apr 26, 2011
    I bought myself an a Hoya R72 filter and wanted to show off some pictures I made with it.
    All processed in various ways. Either with the gimp, Nik Colof Efex Pro or Silver Efex pro. Sometimes two of these...
    I really like the surreal atmosphere it gives.


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  2. Alanroseman

    Alanroseman Super Moderator Emeritus

    Dec 21, 2010
    New England
    I'm a Not big fan of infrared, but I like these two best...
  3. KVG

    KVG Banned User

    May 10, 2011
    yyc(Calgary, AB)
    Kelly Gibbons
    Very cool
  4. Hikari

    Hikari Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 26, 2010
    Its fun!

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  5. RT_Panther

    RT_Panther Mu-43 Legend

    May 4, 2011
    Great stuff!
  6. robsonj

    robsonj Mu-43 Rookie

    May 20, 2011
    These are great shots! Is your camera converted also or were these as a result of the hoya ir filter only?
  7. Eon

    Eon Mu-43 Regular

    Apr 26, 2011
    It was only the ir filter. My camera isn't converted.
  8. Hikari

    Hikari Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 26, 2010
    Ditto. Filter only.
  9. xanaduflipper

    xanaduflipper Mu-43 Regular

    May 12, 2011
    Kent, UK
    they're great! :2thumbs:
  10. some of these images are awsome. Congradulations.
  11. I think #5 works best for me
  12. Eon

    Eon Mu-43 Regular

    Apr 26, 2011
  13. GaryAyala

    GaryAyala Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    Great Stuff ... so tell me more of that filter ... I thought one had to convert the camera to get IR. Is this true, 100%, bonafide IR?

  14. Hikari

    Hikari Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 26, 2010

    I use the same filter. It is real near infrared (NIR). Exposures are long because the camera IR cut filter is working against it, but it does not eliminate all NIR. Processing and exposure can be tricky--it is easy to over- or underexpose and the images can be oddly flat. Noise is obvious, but grain was obvious with film IR.
  15. GaryAyala

    GaryAyala Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    Are you happy with the images? Do you recommend the filter ... I'm not a big post processing guy ... what are you personal views of the filter? There is some great looking stuff here ... some hybrid looking images, which is okay ... just wondering if the final image is worth the effort. I'm heavy into sedentary.

  16. SMaturin

    SMaturin Mu-43 Veteran

    Apr 30, 2011
    New York's Backyard
    Yeah, I share Gary's curiosity. How much of the effect is purely filter, how much is post-processing? Are any of these images straight OOC without PP?

    The house framed by trees of light is powerful.

  17. I shoot IR with the Hoya filter in camera on B&W mode with my Lumix Camera. I adjust contrast and very little exposure and sometimes grain reduction (not always), that's all, but you will not get colors like here.
  18. Hikari

    Hikari Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 26, 2010
    You are going to have to make contrast adjustments in post and I recommend shooting RAW. Since color is not a part of the image unless you want to add it, it really is not difficult to process.

    Here is my previous image with no processing. This is real NIR. Only relative tonality is being controlled. Colorization is a different matter.

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  19. Hikari

    Hikari Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 26, 2010
    BTW, I am using the Pany 20mm and a B+W 093 IR filter.
  20. GaryAyala

    GaryAyala Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    That's the ticket!

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