Thankfully I do not throw everything away, but do not consider myself a pack rat. In fact, I rid myself of items I do not use or have little interest in rather quickly. This applies in addition to what is on my hard drive, specifically jpg, tif, and raw files. In a lonely little file folder called “IR”, there remain some original unprocessed IR shots I took a few years ago around town. I purchased my black lens at Arlington Camera without asking questions. I could not tell your right now the specifics of it because it is in my camera bag in the other room. That information will come later.
The unprocessed photos are heavily red tented in color. Originally, when I processed them using Paint Shop Pro, I changed them to monochrome in Channel Mixer. I played around with contrast/light/dark and that was it. Tonight, I played with red, green, and blue in the histogram adjustment.
I cannot tell you what the specifics are with this photograph because I simply played around familiarizing self with what each option did. I must learn more about this histogram in addition to the art of capturing an image on my camera with the black filter.
Once the sun comes out and there is opportunity to shoot outdoors again, I will document the steps I took using my Nikon and writing a bit more about invisible light. Certainly I am not expert but am happy to share the process as I learn on this blog.
The tree in the above photograph was shot at a local cemetery in town in late afternoon a few summer’s ago. I used a tripod which is an absolute necessity when using a black filter. Exposure time was somewhere around a second. I took several photos of the scene using different f-stops. What is key, though is ISO, which should be set to about 100 to avoid all the noise on long exposures. I have so much to learn.