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Copyright: Willem Botha (whjb) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 51 W: 26 N: 172] (683)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Black & White
Date Taken: 2006-10-28
Categories: Trees
Camera: Olympus C-2020Z, Infrared
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/80 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-11-10 6:32
Viewed: 4623
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Just something different. I took this photo at the Treehaven Waterfowl santuary near Vereeniging in South Africa.

I used my Oly c-2020z as it has no filter to stop infrared. I added an infrared filter mounted on a Cokin mount.

Then the photo was changed to B/W in Photoshop as follows:

Channels: Change red and blue around.
Layer: Created a background layer.
Greyscale: Changed the layer to grayscale and overlayed it.

The infrared is reflected from the green foilage causing it to turn white. Different plants will reflect IR differently.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2006-11-10 7:32]

Hi Willem,
Very unusual picture with strange atmosphere. Looks like a picture out of a dream..
Very unconventional.

Hi Willem,
This picture gives you the feeling of peace. Well done, it looks very good.


Hi Willem,
I've neer tried an IR filter, but I am very interested in trying it, since I've seen some amazing result with it. This one is another great example, and I like the fact that you turned it into B/W. You got some great contrast in the photo and a very good composition. If I really need to nit pick then it is on the crop and DOF. The top of the tree is cut of the photo and the reflection on the tree stump in the bottom is cut of. On the DOF, when shooting landscapes with a some FG interest, try to use a really small aperture. It will give you more details throughout the scenery. But as I mentioned, it is nit picking.

  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2006-11-20 19:15]

Hello Willem, this is an interesting result. It's an eerie view but quite compelling too. I like the composition and the flamingoes in the foreground are very good indeed. Well done.

Intéressant traitement d'image.
Bonne journée.

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