Digital infrared

I’ve used infrared film quite a lot in the past, but hardly used my infrared DSLR for anything except astronomy. I once tested digital infrared, but this is the first time I’ve properly used it for photography. These assorted shots were taken over the past few days, whenever the sun came out. These pictures wereContinue reading “Digital infrared”

Infrared astrophotography – first “light”

It’s been quite cloudy recently so I’ve been clutching at any opportunity to make the most of clear skies. Last Tuesday it wasn’t forecast to be very clear at my dark site in Somerset but it was clear at my suburban address in Bristol. Light pollution round here is pretty bad and the sky oftenContinue reading “Infrared astrophotography – first “light””

Putting my infrared filters to the test

I now have three infrared filters and one ultraviolet-pass filter of varying specifications, for different purposes. Two of the IR filters are cheap, one of them was expensive and the UV-pass filter was found in a charity shop and I have no information about it. They all behave differently – so I wanted to test themContinue reading “Putting my infrared filters to the test”

Digital infrared on Troopers Hill

I’ve shot infrared film before but this is the first time I’ve tried digital infrared. I wrote recently that I had a DSLR converted to full-spectrum, primarily for astronomy use. With the right filter, it can also be used for infrared landscape photography. I decided to use an Astronomik 807nm IR-pass filter which is actuallyContinue reading “Digital infrared on Troopers Hill”

Infrared Week Part 7

Our final instalment of Infrared Week is an image of Clifton Suspension Bridge. Foliage turns white and the grass resembles snow. The stonework of the bridge appears a dark grey. This is my favourite image of Infrared Week, and so I have saved it until last 🙂 Mamiya C220 camera with Mamiya-Sekor 80mm f/2.8 lensContinue reading “Infrared Week Part 7”

Infrared Week Part 5

Part five of Infrared Week takes to Ashcott, just west of Glastonbury. The site of the former Glastonbury Canal is now given over to marshland, some of which is preserved and used for birdwatching. This boardwalk takes visitors on a journey over marshes and through beds of reeds. Mamiya C220 camera with Mamiya-Sekor 80mm f/2.8Continue reading “Infrared Week Part 5”

Infrared Week Part 2

And so we kick off the first picture of Infrared Week with this photo of the building perched on the edge of the Avon Gorge. In infrared, grass appears white and blue skies appear dark. Buildings are mostly unaffected and the picture has an odd effect where it looks like some things are in negative.Continue reading “Infrared Week Part 2”