Taken in IR at the Heritage Center. Sorry for the Lens Flair. Just did not see it until I was processing the Image.
Since I don’t have a camera that is converted to IR I use a Hoya R72 720nm screw on filter. Take the Image and convert it to B&W. I then have to change the sky to color as best I can. Seems to work, but not as good as a converted camera.
I’m getting a bit better using my Lightroom CC. With the different functions to use, I can make my Image look like true IR. I like the cool effect on the water with the white trees.
When I shot this Image yesterday, it was very hot & humid. Temp. was around 105 deg. Sweat was running down my face and on to the camera. It was a bit hard to breath. I can take heat, but not for long periods of time. I tend to wear out! I’ve worked in heat most of my Life. Employed in a Machine Shop for 30 yrs. I sorta got used to it. Now, that I’m much older, I can’t stand it for long anymore.
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.
Again, out cruising the back country roads in the Oley Twp. area, I happen to pass this stately old home. Had to go and turn around to see & photograph this. Upon finding a place to park across the road, I was standing there and a Lady came out and asked “Can I help you?” Yes, I replied. “May I have permission to photograph your home? I won’t destroy or rob you of anything.” She granted me permission to walk the grounds of her old Home with my camera gear. I have asked a few times to do this in the past and never had any problem. Was told that the House was built in 1887 and the home has undergone a number of restorations since then. The extension on the left was built on a few years ago, along with a screened in porch in the back over looking a very nice landscape her & her husband built over time. If you look up at the top of the Home in the center, you see a cement plaque telling when the Home was built. Most old Homes around here have that on them.
This is a view of their back yard. All of this was not there when they purchased the property. All that you see here has been added since then. The Waterfall is a left over from a Dam that once was here long ago. Part of the old Dam is still visible next to the Gazebo.
This is what it looks like from another view. Everything here was either built or had it installed by the Owner over time.
This old structure is her Office. It was once used as a Cold Storage area. I like the choice of colors. Brings out the structure more.
Ah, yes. The old “Out House” from long ago. You don’t see this type around much anymore. One with 2 doors? Interesting. Ever use one of these?
A different look. I shot this using my Hoya R72 IR Filter. Some people don’t care for IR, but I think it’s a different way of photographing light that the human eye does not see.
Another view of their back yard in IR. I apologize for some of the blurr, but it was on the windy side while shooting these Images. When shooting IR, everything must be solid or it will blurr like this one.
In departing this nice place, I thanked the Owner for their kindness. Like I stated before, if you see something on someone else’s land and you want to photograph it, always ASK to do so. Most of the time your request will be granted. NEVER just walk on someone’s land without permission. You just may get a double barrel shotgun pointed at you!!