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I've always loved this part of UNO's campus (University of Nebraska at Omaha), but the light never seemed right to capture it. Biked up there on a hot summer afternoon and tried shooting some infrared shots to see what that looked like. Love how it turned out, and how much more the foliage stands out! Foliage reflects infrared light more than cement and buildings, so it's like a whole new way of seeing a landscape :)
I know not everyone is a fan of infrared imaging (not naturalistic enough for the taste of some), but for what it's worth, there really isn't a huge amount of manipulation involved. Standard processing is to switch the Red and Blue channels in post-processing (otherwise, your image turns out completely red thanks to the filter you have to use, which blocks out all visible light). However, if you shoot with a custom white balance, you may not even have to do that much channel editing. I know a lot of people dismiss infrared as manipulation, but it's truly just another way of seeing :)

Please tell me what you think! :dance:
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myrnnecromanson Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2016  Student General Artist
Heh, that's cool. I walk under those trees nearly everyday, so this is a cool way of seeing it :D
bell00 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013
i love's amazing..

YaoiK Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Your work has been featured here: [link]
helios-spada Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I like this. I do similar work like this.

Is your camera modified or are you just using the filter?
Trinitite Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Student General Artist
Katakana1 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012
neurotype Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love infrared you's another way of seeing ;p

How do you shoot infrared? I heard you could remove one filter on a regular camera.

I'd love to see this done on a windy day with a bit of a timelapse.
flyingwithjoy Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
looks very nice! :)
but are the grass and the trees really that collor ?
Nini03 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012
C'est magnifique.
Awesome colours and I'd never imagined something with infrared but it's really interresting. [link]
MlleOhLaLa Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012
Wow amazing ! 0-0
Solatoral Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
Not sure how to do infrared with my camera. xD

This image looks so beautiful. not only does it look realistic, but the illumination the trees appear to give make me wish I could have them outside of my bedroom window.
RavenousDrake Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Professional Writer
Purists can say what they want. I think infrared photography is cool. It's just silly what people can get their bloomers in a bunch over. :iconbigmacshrugplz:

And I think this particular shot is really nice. The soft quality of the golden leaves creates something of an ethereal atmosphere, which contrasts heavily with the modern human architecture.

And I just now realized you took a 30 second exposure, which accounts for that soft quality and the ghosts in the background. ^^;
DomoSushiLuver Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
wow it's beautiful this my favorite photograph that you done. i love it
davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It looks like a golden autumn day
random-nerdy-weirdo Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Student General Artist
it look so unreal but in a really good way!
Blaklisted Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
I like what you wrote, I shoot alot of infrared using a custom white balance so I rarely do much post at all - if anything I may play with the channels and get rid of some of the noise that comes with IR. If look into it a bit further and think about full spectrum and ultraviolet along with infrared photography you realize that it is more about capturing the different spectrums than manipulation. Naturalist snobs say the same thing about HDR, but why have these methods and technology if we don't use it, right? Don't get me wrong, I started with film, still shoot 35mm and medium format, and I love bare bones photography, but it confuses me how people often turn their cheek to the future.
FramedByNature Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Student Photographer
Yeah, turns out I was doing things wrong :P Had to "manipulate" the colors because the custom WB wasn't set in-camera and when using the white balance dropper in post, it would only drop the temperature to a minimum of 2000kelvin (not nearly cool enough to get rid of all the red). Fixed that now and gonna do some re-shooting :)
Blaklisted Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014
Oh man, its such a hassle without white balance set... glad you've got it straightened out, I look forward to seeing some more IR!!  
Keep up the great work!
Lilac-Vrt-Olligoci Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like the infared. It makes things look colorful and fun! c:
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Canon EOS 60D
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