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Shot with an 89b infrared filter +1 stop. Minimal cropping & contrast in photoshop. Normally I convert to B&W but I love the way the red barn stands out.

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Ken, rarely am I a fan of a digitally altered photo, mostly because I feel that often people don't have enough self restraint in a photo editor. This shot is marvelous. Somehow even though you (I'm guessing here) reversed the image and then added the red hue, It still has a natural quality. You enhanced what was already there without destroying the image's best qualities. How about a blue version?
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Actually I took this with an 89b infrared filter that lets some visible light through. I slightly overexposed it to pick up more of the visible light from the sky. Aside from slight cropping and contrast adjustment, this is pretty much unchanged.
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I like this and like infared photography--usually I prefer bw but this is nice. I'm thinking about trying infared digital--what kind of 89b lens did you get??? If you have a bw version, I'd like to see it. Nice photo.
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What a wonderful photo. I too, like the red hue, it is interesting w/o being "tricky" or "too much." I have to admit, though, that I'd also love to see it in a B&W version. Very nice work.


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i like the red better...the colors make up for what is(to me)a very low contrast shot..the other thing is the perspective...the pole leans too much for my tastes and is easily corrected in photoshop if you are so inclined(no pun intended)
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IMO the pole can not be easily corrected in PS. If rotate the picture the fence is going up.Sure

it can be done but to make it nice you need several hours. Can you share some trick? Blago

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Strong image- your use of the IR filter over a digital camera lens is original and produced a visually appealing result. I too prefer the colour image; it's just enough between believable and surreal to stand out. I don't think you should stop here and let this be your "successful image" but rather use it as a strong and encouraging starting point to create more photographs in a similar vein. Nicely done, please share more as you shoot.
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I shot this with an 89b infrared filter (Harrison & Harrison) at +1

stop. The #89 filter allowed some visible red light into the scene

which really popped out when I adjusted the contrast. I definitely

prefer a #87 in most cases but the red light that got through really

makes the barn stand out.


What do you think? I'd love to trade ratings with you, just drop me

an e-mail if you're interested.

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