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#1 Andrea B.

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Posted 21 June 2013 - 22:51

Palms, Looking Up

Anza Borrego State Park, California, USA

07 March 2012

D300-broadband f/11 for 1/1600" @ ISO400

 

Added: This is probably a Visible + Infrared photo. I do not recall whether I used a filter. It might have been the B+W 099 if I was using one.

 

Please click up to larger size.

 

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Posted 21 June 2013 - 23:26

Beautiful. The flowing movement in the darker leaves is wonderful, and the contrast with the strong contra-movement in the brighter leaves works brilliantly. A real winner.

 

Is the image partly negative or am I just showing my ignorance of IR?


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Posted 22 June 2013 - 01:14

Excellent.

At first glance I took it to be an underwater shot of some exotic undersea grass.



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Posted 22 June 2013 - 10:39

"Is the image partly negative or am I just showing my ignorance of IR?"

 

The latter ... looks pretty standard b/w IR to me. What lens did you use, Andrea?


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Posted 22 June 2013 - 11:39

Really nice shot!!



#6 Andrea B.

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Posted 22 June 2013 - 15:57

Thank you, gentlemen.

 

This was probably a Vis+IR shot made with the D300-broadband. I don't recall which filter I was using. It might have been made unfiltered ?? Or it could be the B+W 099 ?? Either way would give a Vis+IR.

 

I shot with the Nikon 16/3.5 Fisheye-Nikkor, a favorite lens.

 

ADDED:  Oh, duh !!!! I don't have any filters for that Fisheye. So I was def shooting Unfiltered.

 

I've attached the raw shot here with a Standard[0] picture control and Incandescent white balance. For the edits I converted to black & white to take advantage of the 3 masses of black, grey & white. Some selective burn/dodge and some localized contrast was applied.

 

You can see that l dodged the living palm fronds to make the presented photo above, so we know this was not really a totally pure IR photograph although it did have lots of IR. The old palm fronds which fall down to make the shaggy trunk were not as IR-reflective and so became the natural choice for the grey above.

 

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Posted 22 June 2013 - 17:19

Andrea, very nicely processed, great shot :)


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Posted 22 June 2013 - 19:47

Thanks, J.

I got a few pretty good shots from these palms. Just came back to them after not looking at them for a time. Sometimes you come back to a set and they look awful - and you get that "what was I thinking??" riff running through your head. But not this time. I still liked them. :D

 

*****

I think I will print this. Haven't printed anything for a long while. You can't really quite see from the posted foto size, but there is a nice even "grain" that looks good.


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Posted 22 June 2013 - 21:28

Dear B, I know exactly what you mean when attending old photos. That's why I rarely delete pictures, unless they hurt my eyes. What you don't like today you may in the future. And that is why I got hooked with IR because the photos can be so different when differently processed. It all depends on the mood you're in. 

I'm sure the rest of the palm tree shots are just dandy!


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Posted 18 July 2013 - 21:28

Very nice Andrea.

 

Have you considered replacing one of the internal filters with an IR?  Q: is this possible? Feasible?

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Posted 18 July 2013 - 21:50

I like this one. Original, and excellent processing.



#12 Andrea B.

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Posted 19 July 2013 - 14:41

Thanks Bob and Luc.

 

Bob, I don't think so, but that would be cool wouldn't it ?


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