a6 January 2015

Different infrared photo from Crete

Daily photo - Different infrared

Infrared photo from Crete

Today I would like to share another infrared image I took back in 2013 on the island of Crete. This one is a bit different on the processing side. Normally what most IR-photographers do is to swap red & blue channels of the infrared photo to achieve blue sky in the output image. This time, however, I decided not to swap those two channels because I found the image quite interesting.

If you're interested in infrared photography, I have something for you. I wrote several tutorials about it and shared them on my blog:
  • Introduction to infrared photography - will introduce you to the world of infrared photograhy. In this part I talk about equipment needed to get started with infrared photography and I also give some tips on taking infrared photos,
  • Post-processing infrared photos - in this part I focus on the post-processing of IR photos to get them this very typical look with blue skies and white foliage.
  • Simulating infrared photography in Photoshop - if you don't have tools necessary to create real infrared photos, there is an easy trick how to create fake IR photo directly in Photoshop.

Camera Info

Finally some EXIF info:
Technical details:
Camera: Canon 5D MK III (read my review here)
Lens: Canon 24-105 f/4 L IS USM
Focal length: 24 mm
Aperture: f/14.0
Exposure time: 13 s
ISO: 1600
Number of exposures: 1
E.V. Step: n/a
Flash used: no
Tripod: yes
Filters: no
Technique: infrared
Software: Magic Lantern 2.3, Photomatix Pro 5.0 (Contrast Optimizer), Lightroom 5.4, Photoshop CC, Topaz Clarity, Topaz Detail

Where was this photo taken:

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