Posted Monday, November 28, 2011
Category: Project365
License: CC-BY-NC-SA (What does this mean?)



Brisbane City, north bank of the river.
General location: Australia, South-East Queensland

The Setup:

My R72 filter (infrared only) has been delivered from HK and I've been keen to try it out. I'm still learning what works and what doesn't, and I've also been playing it safe with a really small aperture (to allow for the different focus point of IR light).

The camera & lens:

Camera: Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 II @ 18mm
Filters: Near-infrared (580nm)
Exposure: 10" @ f/16, ISO 400

Post processing:

Lightroom -

  1. Auto apply a B&W preset I have called "PSKiss-FilmStyleBW-01". It auto applies curves (lights +60, darks -12, shadows -12), brightness +45, contrast +45, clarity +50.
  2. Curves: lights +90, darks -35, shadows -12
  3. Spot adjustment to try to counteract the hot spot in the middle of the frame (well known problem, caused by flare that isn't a problem with normal exposures during the day)
  4. Graduated filter horizontally from the top of the frame, exposure -0.4 stops, contrast +100 and clarity +100: to increase contrast in the sky
  5. Noise reduction - luminance +60

The wash-up:

I'm happy with this, while I'm learning the ins and outs of the IR filter.

What would you do?

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4 Responses to “Project365 [332/365]: Infrared Story Bridge”

  1. lime

    Clicks lots and lots of random buttons. Started out with levels, reducing red output and increasing blue output – resulting in green. Then mucked around with curves and a desaturate.


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