New year's eve fireworks - IR, to cut through the powder smoke?

Discussion in 'Casual Photo Conversations' started by Jochen, Dec 21, 2017.

  1. Just a random seasonal thought. - I'll stay at home anyway (with a garden hose ready, in case the neighbors set my balcony on fire).
    Will trying out IR filters on M8 help against the powder smoke blocking the view over the city during the wild and disorganized firework? Or is IR just cutting through ordinary wet fog? - Any insights or experiences? - Thanks in advance!
  2. IR only penetrates particulate smaller than its wavelength. Smoke from the sort of powder used in fireworks probably has particulate several microns in size, well into the far infrared, so largely opaque to IR of photographic interest.

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