I had stated in my last Post that I was having allot of trouble with doing IR. I did inquire about having one of my camera’s converted over to a 720nm filter from 2 different places. The one that is closest to me does not do this service any longer, which I was not happy about. Nothing I could do about that. Then I sent a e-mail to Kolorie Vision down in New Jersey and asked them how much it would cost. They can do it, but for a mere $425.00! Don’t think so. Not going to spend that much money on something that will do only 1 thing. So, I back to square 2.
Later on in snooping around, I found that I can use my Lightroom CC program to get pretty close to what I want. Found that you can use the Mask function to change colors around. It takes a bit of playing around to see what works and what doesn’t. The above Image is a show of what it can do. It took me some time to figure it out, since I’m not going to spend more money on this. I seem to like this result.
Here is another Image that I played around with. Hope you like them.
I was still having trouble with converting Infrared Images, so I thought that I’d give Infrared in B&W. This seems to work pretty good, although it’s not what I’m striving for. Hope you like it.
Hello to my Readers. Hope all of you are doing well.
For many, many times now, I have tried and tried to capture Infrared Photography and try to process it to what it should be. I’m finding out that I just can’t seem to get it right no matter what I do with the photo editing programs that I have.
I’ve been trying to get the sky to be a bright blue, with white trees, and grass. I can get some of it right, but the Blue sky keeps being beyond my reach. It would look so much better that way. I have down-loaded a number of articles on how to do this, and even have a book on IR, but all this has featured limited results. I think that I might stop doing this for a bit until I get a camera converted over to IR at Perfect Camera in Lancaster. I checked on doing this and found my Pentax K10d can be converted to IR. The only problem with this is that I can’t use the Pentax for any other type of Photography, except IR. It won’t take anything else.
Once I have this done, which will take about 2 weeks to complete, I will get what I have been striving to do for a long time.
Infrared Image of the old Covered Red Bridge.
For this IR Image I used my Nikon D7000 with a Opteka R-72 screw on Filter. Put the shutter speed on Blub using a remote trip shutter and held it open for 30 sec. on a Tripod. When you do this the Image always comes out with a heavy orange tint to it, so then using my Lightroom CC program I adjusted the color as it should be. Now, it turns the greens white and the Towpath brown. It’s still not exactly right, but it does not look all that bad. One of these day’s I will get it perfect.
Lights are on, but no one is Home.
Now all that is needed is a Horse, of course.