Thursday, May 6, 2010
Infrared Tree Abstract #1
On LifePixel.com, the company sells kits to convert cameras to be dedicated infrared devices, there is an excellent tutorial about how to process digital infrared captures in Photoshop that caught my attention. I decided to play along at home with an old infrared shot from Tower Grove Park. The key step in the tutorials is to pick a custom white balance to get good tonal separation from the dull red capture. I had to rough it up a bit beyond the tutorial, but I like the final product as an abstraction.
Technical: Nikon D100, Micro-Nikkor 105mm f2.8, Cokin P007 infrared filter, ISO 200, f/11 @ 1/2s. RAW file processed in Lightroom 2, translating the Life Pixel recommended Photoshop processing steps, then adding a few of my own, including a sepia/aqua split tone effect.