Wordy Wednesday #448: “DG Leica Zoom in Infrared”

McCabe Meadows is located near Parker, Colorado along the west side of Parker Road just north of Indian Pipe Lane and the Country Meadows subdivisions. This park includes a trailhead with access to Cherry Creek Trail, a fitness circuit, a shade structure with tables and public restrooms. The Parker Arboretum is also located here. Because of the large number of deciduous trees, it is also the best place near Daisy Hill to make infrared images, which is why I hold the Infrared Workshops there.
The above image was shot at McCabe Meadows with a Panasonic Lumix G6 converted to infrared-only capture by LifePixel. Lens was the Leica DG Vario-Elmarit 8-18mm f/2.8-4 ASPH lens with an exposure of 1/200sec at f/11 and ISO 400. As you can see when shot at 8mm, as in the above image, you can experience some pincushion distortion if the lens in not held level. In this case I was shooting from a low angle handheld, but more careful and level placement of camera and lens at this focal length should minimize this effect.

For more information about this lens, see my post on our sister blog Mirrorless Photo Tips: “First Impressions: Leica DG Vario-Elmarit 8-18mm f/2.8-4 ASPH lens .

IR.bookMy book, The Complete Guide to Digital Infrared Photography is currently out-of-print but used copies are available from Amazon for around $16. Creative Digital Monochrome Effects has a chapter on IR photography and is available from Amazon with new copies under $6 and used copies for less than three bucks.

Author: Joe Farace

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