I Now Know Where This Is

Last week I shared an infrared image that I’d recently found on my hard drive, but which wasn’t in my image library. This week I’m sharing another image that I shot a short distance from the last one. In fact, if you look at last week’s image, you can see this tree about 100m behind the first.

The good news is that after a search of my hard drive, I turned up some other images (infrared and normal) which were taken on the same day as this one. Better still, I recognise some of the mountains where these shots were taken. Given it’s a three-hour drive from my house, I think it’s a safe bet this and last week’s images are also from the area around Wastwater in the Lake District.

Infrared landscape. Panasonic GX1 with 720nm infrared conversion

This image was shot using a Panasonic Lumix GX1 camera which I’d had converted to shoot Infrared using a 720nm filter. The lens is an Olympus 12-40 at 12mm. It’s a handheld exposure of 1/160” at f/7.1 and ISO160. I then made the black and white conversion using On1 Photo RAW 2021 where I also applied a couple of effects filters (Dynamic Contrast and Glow).

Recently I’ve been using On1 Photo RAW (affiliate link) more and I’m finding I like the results I can achieve. It appears to preserve image quality better than some of my other plugins, but I need to do more testing to be certain.

This Week’s YouTube Video

This week’s YouTube video went live a couple of hours ago and explains how to use the Nik Collection as a standalone editor. It’s something I’ve covered briefly before but this video goes in-depth. The video covers all versions of the Nik Collection as it’s something I’ve been asked about quite a bit over the years.

There’s also a surprise in the video if you are using the Nik Collection 3. I say surprise and Nik Collection 3 because it’s a change that I didn’t realise DxO had released. It’s not something that I’ve not read about but it’s extremely useful for anyone wanting to edit Photos using just the Nik Collection. I’ll leave you to watch the video to find out what it is.

I hope you like the image, enjoy the video, and have a great weekend.

5 thoughts on “I Now Know Where This Is

  1. Beautiful picture Robin. Did you use the 720nm filter on top of your converted camera? I would have thought that once converted to IR you would not need or benefit from adding IR filters. Can you help me to understand? I am considering converting one of my cameras to IR with 590nm. But perhaps a 720 or 810 (?) would be better? Not sure if I am after B&W only or if some of those “wirwd” color captures might be nice as well. Your advice will be much appreciated! PS. I thing you should write a book about IR photography!

    1. Thanks Jorge. The 720nm filter is the one inside the camera although you can still screw stronger filters onto the lens for a stronger effect. With a 590nm conversion, you would have a lot of visible light mixed in with the infrared spectrum. That would allow you to do channel swaps or convert to black and white. Although my first conversion was the 720nm I have since had a couple of conversions with a 665nm filter and I find these much better. If you want to understand more I published this article https://lenscraft.co.uk/photography-tutorials/digital-infrared-photography/ which should help you. As for writing an IR book, I did start once but stopped before I got too far. The market appears to be far too limited and I would probably lose a lot of money on it.

      1. Thank you so much for your kind reply and comments, Robin. I will read your article right away. Thank you.

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