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Overcast IR (Unusual Post Processing)

Discussion in 'Night, InfraRed, and UltraViolet Photography' started by lexiticus, Aug 25, 2008.

  1. I love how IR looks on Overcast days, so when It stormed over today I went out and took a few shots.

    I shot these in RAW, which limits my WB range since I used CS3 to edit them (Capture NX isn't as limited, but I don't use it)

    This means color swaps leave the sky purple, which causes some really strange looking landscapes. Also I was using my 8mm f3.5 lens, which I slightly corrected (so no black corners) Which creates some funky distortions.

    Other than that for editing, its just contrast, and 2 layers (which aren't perfect in their selection)




    NIKON D70    ---    22mm    f/5.0    1/40s    ISO 250

    NIKON D70    ---    8mm    f/6.3    1/50s   

    NIKON D70    ---    8mm    f/5.6    1/40s    ISO 320

    NIKON D70    ---    8mm    f/6.3    1/40s    ISO 320

    NIKON D70    ---    8mm    f/5.6    1/40s    ISO 320

    NIKON D70    ---    8mm    f/5.6    1/40s    ISO 320
  2. these are very good
    i thoroughly enjoyed this series

    very well done
  3. You really gave us some unique perspectives as well as colors. Thanks for sharing.
  4. Howdy You,

    Really neat perspectives and compositions, they just really draw the viewer in.

    Neat colors also:biggrin:

    Is that the Sig 8mm?
  5. Yes it is the Sigma 8mm (F3.5, not the F4 one)
    Its a really fun lens, I've used it a bit on film, but with this minor distortion correction I do, it really offers some crazy perspectives without any black edges. So I think I'll use it for that mostly.

    Colors (in the purple skies) are a bit more intense than what I normally do, but since they showed up without any extra editing I just left them in!
  6. Thanks for the info and reply, I really like the different perspectives also, and the correction editing really renders some neat shots.

    Please post more when you can.
  7. I really like your third photo. My limited experience with infrared has shown me that some of the most dramatic infrared photos are those that combine nature and man-made objects such as roads, buildings, pathways or anything not natural. The surreal soft look of infrared is somehow balanced or offset by the starkness and rigidity of something more harsh and geometrically defined. Your third photo is a good example of this. Keep up the good work.
  8. gaozilla


    Sep 8, 2008
    all of these pictures are crazy

    i wish i had a wide angle

    thanks for the sweet eye candy
  9. omg that was some nice series of pictures:eek:  i really want a IR-filter:(  not possible to get that anymore it seems ;(
    but anyways great job on the pictures!
  10. Great inspirations!!
    Those fish eyes can be fun and creative at the same time!!
  11. sisomphonE


    Oct 15, 2008
    favorited! thanks for sharing
  12. MontyDog


    Jan 30, 2005
    #1064 - You have an error in your SQL syntax;
  13. hotshot


    Sep 29, 2008
    Atlanta, GA

    this by far has to be some of the best IR shots ive EVER seen.

    Im definitly getting my camera converted now
  14. Thanks again :) 
    I was amazed to see this thread make it back up to the first page!

    I missed the chance to get to use my IR camera for a wedding I did (not enough time!) Which is too bad, I thought it would be fun!
    So I haven't actually taken too many IR pictures since these!
  15. 13bracer

    13bracer Guest

    wow im speechless
    simply amazing pics..
    ive wanted to tryout IF for awhile
    and this makes me want to even more..
    great job
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