The San Juan Mountains in Infrared

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I got quite a bit of use out of my IR-modded D70 on our last vacation. Still getting the hang of what works and doesn't in IR; sometimes getting some tonal separation in foliage and such can be a challenge. I think what I find interesting are the images that have both light and shadow, as the contrast between them can be striking in IR.

The full gallery is here, with a total of 9 images (all EXIF and lens info available in the gallery). Here are a few from the gallery, as always C&C is welcomed and appreciated.



Little Molas Lake
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Mountains and Reflection, Molas Lake
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Shadow and Light, Molas Lake
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Mineral Creek
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View from Hwy 550, North of Molas Pass
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Howdy Jeff,

Wonderful series of Pano's, great shooting with the D70, just curious if you've found what makes the optimum shooting for IR? I have found the middle morning to middle afternoon seems to work best for me, of course beautiful scenery and great locations don't hurt:biggrin:

Kindest Regards,

Craig
 
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CoOokie - thanks for looking, I appreciate the comments.

Craig - thanks. I think mid-to-late morning and afternoon seem to be pretty good. The IR light is strongest at midday of course but there's no direction to the light and the lack of shadows can make some images uninteresting. I guess it depends what you're shooting too.

Karen - thanks for the feedback.
 
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David - thanks for the feedback, I appreciate. Nice thing about IR is extends shooting hours since you can shoot at times when color or even regular B/W would not produde good results.

Eric - Lol, yeah I've had some pretty good shooting opportunities this year.
 
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That's a terrific series. Nice job, thanks for posting them here.
 
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Beautiful pictures, Jeff! Great contrast and details. I agree with your comments on light and shadows, the combination of the two gives an extra punch to IR photos. Thanks for sharing.

Best regards,
OdDoF
 
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