Image taken Friday, January 6, 2012. Posted Monday, January 2, 2012
License: CC-BY-NC-SA (What does this mean?)



Roma Street Parklands, Brisbane
General location: Australia, South-East Queensland

The Setup:

At the Roma Street Parklands, there are a number of waterfalls around the area. I set this up with the mini tripod and R72 filter.

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: 30" @ f/11, ISO 100 ((1-stop bracketing, this was the +1 stop shot))

Post processing:

Processed using a combination of Lightroom and The GIMP. I'm still trying to find what works and what doesn't... I've absorbed a lot of online tutorials, and am combining them to try to find my own process. So far, no two IR exposed photos have worked the same way (due to exposure and subject both). In particular the straight colour swap doesn't work exactly as I'm told it should - still needs tweaking for each photo. Lightroom -

  1. Choose custom white balance based on the cloud
  2. Clarity +100, saturation -15
  1. Colour auto-levels
  2. Colour mixer: Blue channel = red +140. Green channel = green +100 (no change). Red channel = red +22 and blue +100
Lightroom -
  1. Recovery +100, fill light +30, black clipping +40, saturation -35
  2. Curves: lights +25
  3. Slight crop

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