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    Fake IR - test

    A really blaahh picture - I decided a rescue attempt.
    Way out of my comfort zone: I used Kelby's Channel book and followed the instructions for IR conversion step-by-step.
    Result:
    Opened a duplicate layer in TiffenDX and used infrared preset - slight improvement after a little playing with the sliders.
    Opened this layer in Silver FX and tweeked the settings until the dogwood tree started to stand out from the back drop.
    This is what I finally ended up with.
    C&C greatly welcomed (good or bad)!!!

    Fake IR - test


    Here is the original from 6 years ago - taken with a little Nikon P&S.

    Fake IR - test

    EXIF DAta:
    Make - NIKON
    Model - E5600


    DateTime - 2006:05:28 07:01:03
    ExifOffset - 8
    ExposureTime - 1/116.1 seconds
    FNumber - 2.90
    ExposureProgram - Normal program
    ISOSpeedRatings - 200
    ExifVersion - 0220
    DateTimeOriginal - 2006:05:28 07:01:03
    DateTimeDigitized - 2006:05:28 07:01:03


    ExposureBiasValue - 0.00
    MaxApertureValue - F 2.83
    MeteringMode - Multi-segment
    LightSource - Auto
    Flash - Flash not fired, compulsory flash mode
    FocalLength - 5.70 mm


    ColorSpace - sRGB


    FileSource - DSC - Digital still camera
    SceneType - A directly photographed image
    CustomRendered - Normal process
    ExposureMode - Auto
    White Balance - Auto
    DigitalZoomRatio - 0.00 x
    FocalLengthIn35mmFilm - 34 mm
    SceneCaptureType - Standard
    GainControl - Low gain up
    Contrast - Normal
    Saturation - Normal
    Sharpness - Normal
    SubjectDistanceRange - Unknown




    Image Quality - FINE
    White Balance - AUTO
    Image Sharpening - AUTO
    Focus Mode - AF-C


    ISO Selection - AUTO

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    Re: Fake IR - test

    Hi, Kris

    Valiant attempt! The conversion is clearly more interesting, and hides some of the ground "junk" between the object tree and where the electrical pole was (you still might want to clone it out). You were partially successful in pulling your tree from the background, but not entirely so. What about a selective IR conversion of your object tree against a green background? Probably too weird (it's about 4 am here)
    I have almost decided to quit photographing any trees that are not "stand alones", or one of an equally important group- otherwise everythng blends so. IR will have to wait for my 2nd incarnation, methinks- I just cant seem to get into it.

    Take care,

    Kevin

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    Re: Fake IR - test

    Quote Originally Posted by kdoc856 View Post
    Hi, Kris

    Valiant attempt! The conversion is clearly more interesting, and hides some of the ground "junk" between the object tree and where the electrical pole was (you still might want to clone it out). You were partially successful in pulling your tree from the background, but not entirely so. What about a selective IR conversion of your object tree against a green background? Probably too weird (it's about 4 am here)
    I have almost decided to quit photographing any trees that are not "stand alones", or one of an equally important group- otherwise everythng blends so. IR will have to wait for my 2nd incarnation, methinks- I just cant seem to get into it.

    Take care,

    Kevin
    Thanks so much for the feedback.
    The original is marked for file 13, but I'll tweek a little more on the edit - If I want IR, I HAVE to fake it - can't afford a 2nd camera for conversion, and I really like some of the IR looks!
    Well, practice makes perfect - I have some more pictures I took with this little Nikon that might be candidates for trying. Got plenty of time now that I'm retired!

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    Re: Fake IR - test

    Quote Originally Posted by Kris V View Post
    If I want IR, I HAVE to fake it - can't afford a 2nd camera for conversion, and I really like some of the IR looks!
    The screw on filters are pretty cheap, although it takes a lot more time and patience (and a tripod) to get a decent shot. You might consider doing that.

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    Re: Fake IR - test

    Quote Originally Posted by Evn1ngStar View Post
    The screw on filters are pretty cheap, although it takes a lot more time and patience (and a tripod) to get a decent shot. You might consider doing that.
    Hm, might look into that. Thanks!
    PS: Now why didn't I think about that????

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