Thursday, May 13, 2010

Welcoming back an old friend...

A typical day for me... bring the camera, but not all the camera gear. Have a beautifully bright sunny day at 10 am, and have slightly overcast skies and less sun at 1 pm when I go to lunch. Want to do an infrared photo, but have to go home and get the rest of my gear. Get to where I'm going to do my first (really early) infrared shot of the season and not have enough light to even get the D700 to read a custom white balance. Sit on a bench for a good 10 minutes trying to remember how to work my D70 so I can actually DO an infrared photo. Feeling like it was an hour of my life that I won't ever get back.

That said, shooting an infrared with the D70 is like welcoming back an old friend, after I actually dug deep enough into my memory for some sort of reference how to use it. I realize that using the D700 to do an infrared is going to require perfect weather conditions. I know it can be done. I've seen the results. Even with all the conditions being perfect for an infrared photo, the D700 won't do as good of a job as the D70. It's just a matter of the sensitivity to infrared light. But, being the person that I am, I won't be happy until I get a somewhat good infrared shot out of the D700... it may take me all season, but I'll come away with one. Eventually.

And when I do... I want a great freakin' prize. 'Nuff said.

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Welcoming back an old friend...

Bonus from today:


Some of my favorite infrared shots from days gone by...

1 comments:

Shutterbug8162 May 14, 2010 at 6:41:00 AM EDT  

I don't know anything about Infrared photography, but love the results you get. Had no idea it was so tricky, or time consuming. I honestly must have thought it was a post processing effect. Glad to know its much more than that, gives a greater appreciation to the photo.

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