You’ll need to excuse me this week. The “new toy” effect hasn’t worn off from my infrared converted digital camera so I’m sharing another recent shot.
You may already have seen this on my Instagram feed but I wanted to share it here because not everyone checks Instagram. The Instagram images are also quite small, so it’s sometimes difficult to appreciate the image.
This is the view from the moors above my village. In winter when there are no leaves on my trees, I can see this rocky outcrop in the distance. I’ve been longing for the lockdown to ease sufficiently to allow me to venture up there. If you look to the distant hill in the centre, you can see the top of the war memorial which is a huge obelisk. Over to the right on the horizon, the dark patch is Manchester. On the full-sized image, I’m quite surprised at how clearly I can see the distant buildings.
I shot this image with my infrared converted Fuji X-T2 which uses a 665nm filter. If you’re wondering what I’m talking about (or you want to start infrared photography), I’ve just published an introduction to digital infrared photography on my website. It also includes some useful links and details of the company I used for my conversion.
For this image, I used my Fuji 18-135 which strangely seems one of the best Fuji lenses for digital infrared. I’m extremely impressed by the results. I then converted the RAW file using Capture One 20 before applying a Kodak HIE film simulation with Exposure X5 software. Exposure X5 is my go-to software for processing digital infrared because of the great grain control and Infrared Halation effect.
The exposure is handheld for 1/105” at f/11 and ISO200.
I hope you like the image and have a great weekend.