Since I live in a part of the country where we have real Winter, it won’t be long before leaves start dropping off the trees—in fact, it’s already started—and infrared photography will lose the impact of the white leaves that I enjoy capturing. So I’ve set myself the task of doing as much infrared photography I could until all the leaves are gone. Last week, I went back to Bingham Lake and took the counter clockwise path to find some different views.
The image was shot with a Panasonic Lumix G5 converted to infrared capture by LifePixel. Lens was the 9mm f/8 Olympus fish-eye lenscap lens shot in 16:9 mode, which is something I like to give a panoramic look and minimize any distortion at top and bottom. (It’s cropped out in-camera.) Exposure was 1/640 sec at f/8 and ISO 400.
The image was captured in RAW format and processed in Adobe Camera Raw before moving to Nik Silver Efex (copper toning it) and since these leaves were backlit and appeared to be glowing I added a Glow filter from Nik Color Efex Pro. I like the fairy tale mood the glow filter produces.
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