Thanks to a hint from shimmeringgrains, I read the idea for ‘Tree Tuesday’ by Jeff and had to give it a try!
This first one is an infra red shot on a converted Fuji 810 with a Hoya R72 filter, and involved lots of messing around with the colour mixer in Photoshop to get the final image. There was a red/purple cast in the midtones of the tree bark (this doesn’t happen often for some reason) which looked better than a straight conversion to mono
This was taken on the now discontinued Efke infrared film in some beech woodland nearby. A very different look, and difficult to reproduce on digital – though the digital image was much more convenient to take as no tripod was required! Only got 2 rolls left in the fridge so I’m slowly moving to Rollei IR film and preparing a post about they compare.
Thanks for looking!
(I just shot an expired infrared film- it may be a failure!)
Thanks – I’ll keep my fingers crossed for that roll of film!
Both are wonderful, but I must say that the second one is spectacularly lovely! Absolutely enchanting, as from another world …..
Happy Tree Tuesday! 🙂
Thanks Marie – Efke IR film was something special. It’s a real shame it’s discontinued but I’ll crack processing the Rollei stuff one day.
Thank you for the mention and the link back to my blog, much appreciated. Its great to see you join in on the Tree Tuesday celebration, the more the merrier!
I’ve not tried IR photography myself, but I’ve always been drawn to how they render trees such radiant white colors. In scenes such as your second image, I always think of the trees as the light source illuminating everything around it.
A pleasure Jeff and good to join in! I’d never thought of trees in IR in that way – an interesting perspective.
Thanks for the comment.