Fun with IR ...

Joined
Jan 26, 2005
Messages
731
Location
Montreal area, Canada
I had a a session in the morning but stayed on site to grab some
more pictures of the landscapes and surroundings ...

I have only shot the D2H with the IR filter (Hoya R72). I was
stuck Using the 50mm 1.8 since the filter I have will only fit
that lens I own.

The first one is my favorite, notice the lovers under the tree ...

Not all of them are very good. The processing in the key, it is
hard to get a perfect result out of the box but it is getting
better and better. The last shot was WB differently, I will
explain how I did it a bit later ...


Hope you like the shots ...


original.jpg
Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available)


original.jpg
Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available)


original.jpg
Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available)


original.jpg
Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available)


original.jpg
Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available)


original.jpg
Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available)


original.jpg
Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available)


original.jpg
Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available)



This is the shot I WB differently, not a good shot for viewing but
the Colors will pop up better in the future with this WB
technique...

First of all, I did not discovered this technique, it was presented in a thread in the Nikon DPR D50/70 forum by Benoit G, also a nikon cafe member . I have met Benoit quite a few times already and we have become shooting buddies thru our very busy scedules :)

The shots I presented today are, for many of them, WB with different K deg temp manually , some in Auto WB-2 and some in preset WB using the green grass as a WB target.

The last technique should be the one to use except that you must put the filter on the lens before attempting to WB, this was my mistake today except for the last shot where. 15 minutes before shooting it in my street, I had a quick chat with Benoit who told me to try again with he filter in front of the lens (which makes total sense now).,

So I did, I found a good patch of grass in a sunny spot, slipped the filter in, made a preset and shot one picture.


original.jpg
Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available)



Thx for looking and commenting ...

:twisted:
 
Joined
May 1, 2005
Messages
4,488
Location
Seattle WA, USA
As someone who has no experience shooting in IR, but as one who is intriguied with it, I must say that I appreciate this post.

I really like the effect of the filter.
 
Joined
May 5, 2005
Messages
5,985
Location
Orlando, Florida
Like Justin, I find IR photography very intriguing and hope to attempt one day. In your examples posted, my favorites are the ones with the trees against the blue sky. It reminds me of my favorite winter days as a kid when the birch tree branches were covered in frost and the sky was radiant blue.

Very nice, indeed!
 
Joined
Jan 26, 2005
Messages
731
Location
Montreal area, Canada
TKO said:
As someone who has no experience shooting in IR, but as one who is intriguied with it, I must say that I appreciate this post.

I really like the effect of the filter.

I will also experiment with the D2X and the D70. I have the feeling the D70 will be the best out of the 3 though ...

Thx for looking, I always like your shots in the challenges.
 
Joined
Jul 1, 2005
Messages
381
Location
holland
Hi Yves,

Nice seeing you here. Have been on the dpreview forum a long time and became an admirer of your work. I joynd this "club"last week.
I must say, it's very nice overhere, without those people who love bashing other people.

This work is also great ( as usual) . I think i will give it a try the coming weeks

thanks for sharing
 
N

nfoto

Guest
IR is always nice. It is interesting that your images do not show the infamous "hot-spot" so often reported with the 50/1.8 lens. I presume there is an interaction between the imager, the internal baffling in the camera and the lens which sometimes makes the issue appear. D2H might be a better camera for IR than often thought (even though its IR sensitivity is quite low, it handles long exposures well).

If you are serious with IR, consider ripping out the anti-IR/AA filter pack of a D70 or D1 model (I've done both :) ). You'll get more than 7 stops increased IR sensitivity and can enjoy "real" IR with the opaque 87C or RM90 filters and still be able to do hand-held shooting with ease.
 
Joined
Jan 26, 2005
Messages
731
Location
Montreal area, Canada
Here's how I PostProcessed those shots ...

All of them were shot in RAW, this gives lattitude to readjust the WB eventually.

1- I opened image in NC 4.3
2- WB box, selected eye dropper and pinned the leaves in the trees
3- Clicked on contrast and brought back to Normal (was low)
4- Used sRGB IIIa, richer colors than sRGB I
5- Checked for highlights and adjusted accordingly
6- Save NEF and Made a 8Bit Tiff copy
7- Opened the Tiff in PSCS (or PSCS2)
8- Did a Auto-level and adjusted opacity
9- Channel Mixer infos:

Red Channel: Brought red to 0 and blue to 100
Green channel: untouched
Blue Channel: Brought red to 100 and blue to 0

adjusted constant to likings

10- Save new image in Tiff
11- Resized to 900 pix
12- Applied sharpening (be careful, not too much, use layers)
13- Save as jpeg value 9 for web (+/- 200kb)

Hope this helps
 
Joined
May 20, 2005
Messages
1,602
Location
Québec, Canada
I love very much the first picture, I have never been to infrared photography in the past, maybe I should experiement in that field.
 
M

MariaVoniati

Guest
Of course, we like them; they are wonderful pics!

Thanks for sharing your knowledge with us.
 
Joined
Aug 4, 2005
Messages
350
Location
Asia and America
Yves, I am so inspired by the mixing of colors you get with your IR. Do you have any kind of step by step workflow for some of those tricks? Or could you write one? Teach me, oh master. I really do want to learn...
 

Latest posts

Links on this page may be to our affiliates. Sales through affiliate links may benefit this site.
Nikon Cafe is a fan site and not associated with Nikon Corporation.
Forum post reactions by Twemoji: https://github.com/twitter/twemoji
Forum GIFs powered by GIPHY: https://giphy.com/
Copyright © Amin Forums, LLC
Top Bottom