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  1. xathor

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    The next two arn't black and white, they are faux colored IR... but if I could get some critique on them as well it would be appreciated.

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    I wanted this one to look like an old film picture...

    Thanks. All were shot with my Sony DSC-P71. I removed the filter in front of the CCD and replaced it with a hand made piece of 11.83mm x 11.18mm x 2.54mm piece of clear plastic (from a plastic hummingbird feeder). All shots I handheld a Hoya R72 filter infront of the lens. Just tonight I removed the custom filter and cut the Hoya R72 to fit in the camera, should have some pictures up tomorrow or so to see how it works.
     
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    21 views and nobody? Must not be very good then... :er:
     
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    Patience, xathor... Sometimes I look a few times before posting - I need to digest what I've seen. ;)

    The one I like is #4, although my preference is less grain in the images. I like the "in your face" quality of this photo caused by the angle you used. The cloud is tremendously bright, though and I'm torn on whether or not I would try a crop on that. I somewhat feel you would lose the intentional uncomfortableness of the shot if you lose the sky.

    I'm also torn on the colored IRs. #6 is interesting, but the cone and the cars (for me) detract from the shot. #5 is pretty cool, but I would never be able to tell it's IR or faux colored. Show me more foliage - that's stuff is awesome!

    One last thing - if you number your photos in your post, it makes it easier to talk about them. Thanks for sharing - IR photos are sooo interesting and you've inspired me to try some myself!
     
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    The first picture is actually a bit of HDR. It was the only way I could get the building in the foreground to actually be part of the picture instead of a big black blob.

    For the faux-IR stuff, most people like this kind of stuff...

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    ...but thats not for the black & white forum.
     
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    Xathor the last one is a great shot. I would've excluded the house to the left of the shot. Doesn't really apply to the piece I think.
     
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    I just grabbed a random picture and whipped it up. A lot of people like the faux-IR but I like to stick with the black & white.
     
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    More with the Sony DSC-P71

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    Some of my IR film stuff... Maxxum 7000 and some Kodak HIE

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    These I took with the Nikon Coolpix 5700... Takes a long exposure to make a good IR picture with this camera.

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    I like the horse one - well framed and the IR is awesome. It's maybe a bit bright, but I think it works for this shot.

    I also like the last water one but I think I get lost in all the trees. Maybe more contrast or shooting that in a lower light would give it an additional wow factor? At any rate, the IR with the soft water makes for a great capture. I definitely like the IR in black/white...
     
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    Thats actually one of the Anheuser-Busch Clydesdale's...


    When I am doing IR... as far as framing or metering or any of the actual photography dirty work. I don't do that, I just point the camera at what I want to take a picture at... snap 2 or 3 photos (I don't have a tripod so I sometimes worry about blur) and work with what I have in CS4 when I get back home. The only actual control I have over my Sony DSC-P71 is the EV which I can control in +-0.3 steps to a max of -2.0 to +2.0. I usually leave at +1.0... I guess I may be better at photoshop than I am at taking pictures.
     
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    lol... It's a great tool and you'll find people in both camps. I want to spend more time behind the lens as I sit at a computer all day, so I like to work on getting as many things right in the camera as possible. Not that I still don't end up in Lightroom or Photoshop... :lol:
     

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