Japanese Garden in infrared

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  1. xs400

    xs400 TPF Noob!

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    Took this shot at the Japanese Garden in the central park in San Mateo, CA. Used my Pentax K100D, 18-55mm kit lens, and a R72 IR filter.

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    Nice job! Looks like snow covered tree branches... :)
     
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    I really like this, though I wish I could see more of the house.

    I've always wanted to get into IR, but every time I start reading about shooting IR with digital I always find something about having to remove a low-pass filter from the sensor and that turns me off.

    Did you have to alter your K100D any, xs400? I shoot with a K110D so I'm pretty curious about your setup or anything you had to do to the camera.
     
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    I did not alter my K100D. I just use a Hoya R72 IR filter. Here's my EXIF for the above shot:
    1/2 sec
    F 8.0
    ISO 200
    18-55mm at 24mm
    RAW
    Custom light balance

    The K110D should perform similar to the K100D. The R72 IR filter is an inexpensive toy. At least I have fun with it. (Since you have a K110D, you might want to check out pentaxforums.com)
     
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    Great shot, the white tree on the right is really neat.
     
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    Jeff Canes No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    This can out nice, the colors have a classic EIR film look
     
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    Wow, that is a really neat shot! About how expensive are the IR filters?
     
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    This is an excellent IR shot. Very well done. :thumbup::thumbup:
     
  9. xs400

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    Thanks for your nice comments.
    A 52mm R72 IR filter cost about $40. I shoot in RAW and the shot, there is post processing required to get the colors you see above. I use Photoshop CS2.

    This link - http://digitalphotographer.com.ph/forum/showthread.php?t=5931 - has a good description of the post processing using Photoshop. Note that in the link, the camera used is a Pentax K10 and the K10 requires much longer exposure times than my K100D. I think the K100D is well suited for IR photography using a Hoya R72 filter.

    I also wrote something up here http://www.xsrider.com/infrared/infrared.htm but it needs to be updated - I have improved my technique since I wrote that.
     
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    That's awesome. Thanks for sharing all this, xs400. I've been wanting to get into this for a while, just never really could find a good starting point.
     
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    excellent shot well produced....it must have been a very still day as wind is the biggest factor in using a filter. I'm using a converted 300D, love the effects....used to use IR film years ago, digital is so much easier.
     

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