All posts tagged: Infrared

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Introductions – The Dune Mouse

The Dune Mouse, or Cybele Moon, or the blog “There was a time” are all the same person. I haven’t known Cybele for long, well really only since I’ve been doing the Monochrome Madness Challenge, but she is someone that I feel I have struck a chord with, and it has been great getting to know her better.  There is something about the way she works that I am fascinated with, and the work talks to me.  I don’t know if I am making sense, but I am sure you will understand what I mean when you see her work. If I had to pick one image that I thought summed up Cybele’s blog or work, this would be it.  It could have something to do with the moon in the image, or the way she has processed it, but I do love this image of hers. There is something about it, something I can’t quite put my finger on. I asked Cybele why she takes photos. Capturing a scene with a camera is like making …

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Up for Discussion – Infrared Photography

Last week for the Monochrome Madness Challenge I did an image and I added a infrared filter in post to it to give the impression of it being infrared. It was fairly obvious it wasn’t, but it was fun playing around with it. Infrared is something you do see from time to time, but not many of us have dedicated equipment for it.  I thought it might be good to get some information on how you can go about doing it, so I have asked fellow blogger, Infraredrobert to guest post and to tell you how he does his. Infrared Photography by Robert By revealing what is normally invisible to the human eye, infrared photography captures light in the near-infrared portion of the electromagnetic spectrum by recording infrared reflections on either specially sensitized film or digital camera sensors. It’s all Just Radiation: The Science Behind the Art Before we get to the art of infrared (IR) photography, I need to speak briefly about the science behind it. As photographers, we are doing nothing more than …

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Introductions – Infraredrobert

Robert , from infraredrobert  hasn’t been blogging for a long time, well, he has since March this year, but I thought today I would show you some of the work that I really admire that he does.  I have been following him for quite some time, and he does some unusual work, in that it is work that we don’t often see here on WordPress. When you look at his infrared images it feels like you are being given glimpses of another world, though our world, just shown in a slightly different way. There is a wintery feel to them, which is perhaps why I like them so much, yet, you can also see that it isn’t winter.  Infrared gives such amazing results.  I did buy some infrared film a long time ago to try, I like to give anything photographic a try, but I couldn’t process it.  I remember that it had to be done in a special way, and so I never did it.  Now to do it properly, or with a digital camera you …

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Infrared on Different Trees

With summer being here, I remembered the trees I did last month when I attempted to make them look like they were done with infrared film, and wondered what that effect would be like if I did on some trees that have lots of leaves. This is another photo from my scouting trip to Heide.  I thought I would try it in a couple of different ways.  Here is the image, done as a 3 image HDR processed in Photomatix Pro then it is processed in camera raw in Photoshop CS6. This is the same image, but has been converted to black and white. I tried this one using the Channel Mixer and converting it to Infrared.  I am fairly certain that infrared film might have done similar.  Though, I don’t know, I have never used infrared film.  I tried to do the inverted layers, but they didn’t work with this image, which is interesting, compared with what I did to Jim’s images.  Just goes to show you can’t always follow a formula and sometimes …

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Doing Some Trees in Infrared – Tutorial

Over the weekend I received a request from Jim.  He wanted to know if I could help him with a couple of images.  He had taken some of lots of birds in tree tops. He was thinking black and white, and maybe infrared.  I have never does this before, but I was up for a challenge.  I had an idea of what I could do, looked up some tutorials, but in the end did it my own way. I started by opening the image up in Camera Raw, I like the different changes you can make in there. Hopefully you can see the changes I made there.  I have lightened it up a lot, and I tried to lighten the shadows as much as possible. The image was opened in the Photoshop CS6 and saved, image 1. The next step was to click on the Invert Adjustment Layer, it will do this to the image.  This was saved as well, image 2. Both versions were opened, then image 2 was selected, copied (Ctrl A, Ctrl …