I took a few moments this morning to take a few more Infra Red (IR) images at Balmacara Square. There was a bit of broken sunshine and still a little foliage on some of the trees, providing a compelling setting with the mill pond and old buildings.
With IR imagery the foliage turns bright white, including grass, leaves, etc., and the blue sky turns dark with contrasting white clouds, providing an almost winter frost/snow effect which can be really interesting. The focus is very difficult to get right as IR light focuses differently from visible light, and along with the generally longer exposures required when using a 720 IR filter (effectively 10 stops), this tends to produce a softness and slightly noisey image.
I am an amateur photographer who is also a Chartered Geographer with his own part-time consultancy business and I work as an estate manager for a national conservation charity in Scotland. I am based in Lochalsh, Wester Ross, Scotland, just next to the Isle of Skye.
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