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    Afternoon Off (infrared)

    Yes, it's me...the only weirdo around here who likes to shoot in infrared

    I do love it though, it forces you to think a bit differently before during and after shooting. A lot of these shots I am going to revisit in a month when all the leaves are fully on the trees. I think the leaves will makes some of these images pop a bit more. I do feel like I have gotten a lot better since I started coming on these forums. Thanks to all of you who have given me critiques and "atta-boys".

    Anyway, here are some shots that I took this afternoon at the park and walking around town. The first three are of the church I attend. I couldn't decide between the three, so I put them all on. Which one do you guys like best? The next two are of a boardwalk at a nearby lake. The reflection this morning were really great and I was trying to capture that. The next is of a wind vane, which on the surface seems boring, but when I saw it I really felt like the goose was trying to fly into the sky. It's rustiness kind of match the red infrared sky and made me think of an old western on a dusty wind-torn plain. The next is a tulip. After PP, I though it looks best in B&W. The last image is, well...a tree in front of the barn. It is probably the weakest of the bunch. I though the texture of the barn walls and the pine needles looked cool against each other.

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    Re: Afternoon Off (infrared)

    Quote Originally Posted by anthonymagister View Post
    Feed back is AWESOME. Bring it on!
    Anthony

    When there are a number of images in a post (in this case, 8), I always find it difficult to provide constructive criticism on the individual images and can only think in terms of a general view about the set. And, insofar as that is the case, this, I think, is a very imaginative and well executed set. I think you have used IR for appropriate scenes ( I sometimes feel people who shoot infrared don't always think about whether to really works for the scene)s). In this case, I think it does.

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    Re: Afternoon Off (infrared)

    Quote Originally Posted by Donald View Post
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    When there are a number of images in a post (in this case, 8), I always find it difficult to provide constructive criticism on the individual images and can only think in terms of a general view about the set. And, insofar as that is the case, this, I think, is a very imaginative and well executed set. I think you have used IR for appropriate scenes ( I sometimes feel people who shoot infrared don't always think about whether to really works for the scene)s). In this case, I think it does.
    Thanks for the input. I think you might be right about posting too many photos. I mostly do it because, as a busy person, I don't get the chance to upload images very often. So when I do have the time I feel like I should get them all up. Do you shoot IR too? I am still very much a beginner. What sort of things wouldn't you shoot in IR? I did take my converted camera to the zoo today with my kids and I should say that a camel in infrared looks kind if silly . Thanks for your input.

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    Re: Afternoon Off (infrared)

    very nice treatments with IR. I am trying to possibly get into IR shooting. but at the time im still on the fence. I would like to know what filter you used, lens and camera. thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LLP View Post
    very nice treatments with IR. I am trying to possibly get into IR shooting. but at the time im still on the fence. I would like to know what filter you used, lens and camera. thanks!
    Thanks for the compliment! I have always thought IR picture were cool. That is honestly almost all I shoot in these days. I first started using a Hoya 72 filter on my canon T3i. I got only Average results. I really didnt enjoy shooting at the extremely slow shutter speeds that the filter required. It meant I couldnt shoot people and clouds were always blurry. So, I sent in my older Canon XS into Lifepixel (250$) to have it permanently converted to IR only. I used their enhanced IR filter. They have a choice of about five different ones. The videos on their website are very instructive. Now I can shoot at any shutter speed, so I dont have to lug around a tripod everywhere. It was well worth the investment. In fact, when I finally upgrade to a full frame camera, I plan on coverting my Canon T3i into infrared and selling my XS. If you feel thatnyou might be really interested, I would go fr th full conversion. Otherwise you'll spend the money on a filter and then be frustrated when you can't donwhat you want. Good luck!

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