IR Attempts

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  1. Mohain

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    First attempts at IR with my 30D. Got a Kood IR filter to fit in the Cokin P filter holder but too much light is let in and reflects from the lens front and all the dust on the filter so I blue-tac'ed it directly to the ring adapor with a 'circle' of Blu-tac to get a light tight (ish) fit between the filter & the lens.

    Anyway, the filter is pretty weak, I shot everything at 400iso and the results aren't great. Will try with a Hoya filter but the 72mm filters are V pretty expensive and I'm pretty spent out at the mo! When I have a spare few hundred I'll get a 350D converted ;)

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    Very cool. They have an eerie sort of tone to them. I think that the second is my favourite... the clouds look really neat.
     
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    number2 is stunning.... i think they came out great, i wondered what that filter was like. :thumbup:
     
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    wow these look pretty different then then the normal IR shots i make. The trees arent as white and stuff. But this looks awesome, really it does :)
     
  5. Mohain

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    Cheers folks. I think I need to experiment a bit more with this filter set up and/or get a Hoya and see how that goes :)
     
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    Agreed; they don't have a "classic" IR look to them....more like a #25 or #29 red filter over B&W film, showing dramatic contrast. These images are really sharp and I love the cloud movement you captured. How long were these exposures? Did you add the vignetting using PS?
     
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    Hi Terri,

    The filter certainly doesn't seem to be as strong as the Hoya or equiv. I just have to learn how to make the most of the equipment I have :) Exposures are 20 to 25s, there is a certain amount on vignetting straight from the camera but I have added a little more.
     
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    I like it. I keep studying the second one; it almost looks like a Lensbaby shot - more than likely due to the position of the clouds. Nice series. :thumbup:
     
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    Oh yes n 2 is very nice :thumbup:

    I have never tried such filter but the results is quite amazing
     
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    I agree they don't have the typical IR look, but they are really wonderful.
    I'm leaning toward the 2nd and 3rd, but I have a thing for creepy looking trees ;)
     
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    I've been playing around with IR recently, and these shots are stunning! Beautiful work.
     
  12. Alex_B

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    Blu-tac on optical gear? scary! ;)

    I really like the last two! that tree and the clouds, quite dramatic.
     

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