IR Tree Tetratych

Playing around with the Hoya R72 IR filter and some post processing.

View all photos taken: Friday, 1st August 2008, This photo: 3:15pm

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  • D'Arne, Ming & Jack said:
    Do you have to use manual focus to compensate? Or is that just a film thing?
  • David de Groot said:
    Theoretically, yes, in practice, the 400D seems to AF fairly well (and the 50/1.8 doesn't have a distance scale or IR correction marks) and given you can't see anything through the viewfinder with the filter on, that makes manual focus pretty much impossible.
  • -Gadabout- said:
    wow, that's pretty neat :)
  • Garry' said:
    Stunning effect David, love IR shots
    Seen on your photo stream. (?)
  • maciekbor said:
    really like the effect, can you post hi res version?
  • David de Groot said:
    IR is fun to play with, if somewhat less sharp than normal photography, and a bit of a pain to setup.
    Thanks Garry, 'twas a bit of fun for the arvo. 'tis a shame the IR filter I have is only 52mm, as I think it'd be interesting to see a nice wide shot in IR.
    I have posted a high-res version, but limit views of the larger sizes as people seem to think that images on the internet are free.
  • petepothole said:
    Thats looks like fun!
    I might set up the tripod!
  • David de Groot said:
    It is indeed :)
  • Margot- said:
    That is something I would love to try. I love all the colors. Was this taken on a sunny day?
  • David de Groot said:
    Sure was Margot. The IR filter only lets through light with a wavelength below 720nm so visible light is blocked, meaning you can get quite long exposures in broad daylight.
  • Wes Cooper said:
    Well done David. Very beautiful, I especially like the blue one for some reason. I look forward to seeing some more.
  • David de Groot said:
    I like the blue one too - it's more natural looking. I've determined it's better to shoot b&w with the IR filter and then colour later as the images from the camera are very red/pink if shot in colour and then you need to process them anyway.