Sunday, May 4, 2008

Infrared Shooting Day 1

Yesterday was my first real outing with the IR camera. I was supposed to be up at the crack of dawn like I've done so many other times to head out to the Everglades. Saturday was different for a couple of reasons though, I over slept and I was going out to shoot Infrared only. I went to my normal spots for wildlife to see what animals looked like in IR. Since Winter never really came and is already gone for the most part, the bird activity was pretty slim. The one and only bird was a Great Blue Heron that seemed lost or too lazy to leave with the others. So my IR wildlife experiment was limited.

I reconfigured my gear for landscape work and went for the long drive to the Southern most point of mainland Florida. I made several stops along the way, taking shots and adjusting settings. I tried White Balance bracketing with little success, I've never actually tried it before so it could have been my lack of experience. Focus seems to be my biggest problem with the IR conversion. I had the camera calibrated for the 50mm f/1.8, which I don't use that much. To have the camera calibrated for my 24-70mm would have required sending the lens as well as the camera. I wasn't all that comfortable sending the camera let alone the lens as well. Here are a couple of my better landscape shots from Saturday.

If you want to see more of my infrared trip to the Everglades, visit my gallery at Everglades Infrared The shots in this gallery have very little Photoshop work done on them, mostly just Levels and a little Sharpening. More too come as I learn more about Infrared Photography.

1 comment:

Katariina Järvinen said...

Your wildlife photos are always made to perfection, Denis. Lovely detail in this shot, as usual. Keep up the good work, and enjoy the new tool!