I had a quick mess around with Infrared (IR) photography at lunchtime today. I have seen a few outstanding black & white IR photos and I really want to try and get it to work for me. I have an Astro adapted camera so tried using that with a 720nm filter which ought to work. It effectively applies a 10 stop filter to the camera though, so this means long exposures and tends to work better in bright sunlight and when the foliage is green. Thus, it was not an ideal day to try this out but it could have been worse.
The above shot was the best final edited image I managed with the shot below being the colour version. The wierd colours can be quite appealing at times but I prefer the black & white version. I will continue with this method when conditions suit and see where it gets me.
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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