Saturday, May 31, 2008
Thursday, May 29, 2008
Here are two shots I grabbed this morning ... one outside my house and one of the building where I work. Again, both of these are through the Hoya R72 infrared filter, then converted to grayscale.
My camera I used for these (a Nikon D100) has not been converted for infrared use, so I still have to use longer exposures, and ideally should use a tripod, although these were just tests, so I tried handheld. The filter is very, very dark, and you can't even see enough to frame your shot through the viewfinder (again, if you're using a tripod, you would have to compose your shot first, then put the filter on ... with these, I just guessed at it).
The building shot is in very bright sunlight, and the exposure on it is 1/10 sec at f/4 on ISO 400.
These are just shots I've gotten from playing around. Hopefully I'll get a chance to get out and try some good ones with the tripod sometime soon.
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
I just got an infrared filter (Hoya R72) for my camera yesterday and wanted to test it out. Here's one of the first shots I grabbed with it. There's a little Photoshop work added to this one, too. (I desaturated some of the original red and then swapped the red and blue channels to give the sky it's original color back).
I'll have to tinker some more with it and see what I can come up with.
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
I've been a little lax at posting with the busy weekend, but I thought this was interesting. We found this guy in our pool skimmer and thought he was dead. Since it was a huge moth, I thought I'd show my daughter, who, of course, wanted to keep him.
About an hour later, after he had dried out a little, I thought it might make a cool photo, and when I nudged him he started to move around.
The little feather looking things are actually part of his antennae. Click on the photo for a much larger version.
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Friday, May 16, 2008
I finally got around to making a web gallery of photos from the KYLSC state swimming meet from way back in March. A few people have been asking me when I was going to do this, so sorry I was so slow about it, but here you go. Click here to view the gallery.