Some infrared images taken in UP, my alma mater and a very good spot for shooting. Editing false color infrared images is a challenge but a fun way of expressing yourself. There is no right or wrong colors (except when there are people in the shot). Leaves are particularly interesting as you can edit them from white to yellow to orange to pink and even to red!
P.S., after publishing this post, I checked and realized that I’ve already posted them. But anyway, hope you can still enjoy them.
Browsing my album of Calaguas, I finally found the a usable shot taken using the Samyang fisheye in infrared. Unfortunately, this was shot in JPEG (got the settings mix up in the camera – again!) so some details cannot be recovered properly.
Batanes, northernmost province of the Philippines, is a group of several islands that are immediately south of Taiwan. Batan (second largest island and home to four of the six towns of the province) is dominated by Mt. Iraya. The rest is full of hills and is perfect for raising cows.
In fact, the quintessential image in most Filipino’s mind when Batanes is uttered is of a land full of rolling green hills surrounded by sea full of dangerous waves.
Here are some images of the hills (and cows) in Batanes.
Before I go to sleep, I’d like to share this infrared picture of Tukon Church (Mt. Carmel Church) in Basco Batanes. The church is located on a high place and is constructed of stones following the architecture of the old houses of Batanes (an area frequently buffeted by strong wind and rains from typhoon). The church is relatively new and inside are six wonderful painting of saints up on the ceiling.
An infrared snapshot of Ellidel in the rocky outcrop on the edge of the beach.
One of my favorite photos from our Coron Trip. This is a fallen tree in Macapulya beach, shot with 590nm GX1 infrared camera with 14mm lens.
Another infrared picture of Burot Beach.
Last October 5-6 was my third time in Burot. This time, I finally have an infrared camera with me. During a lull in activity (too hot and sunny to take a dip in the water), I took my Panasonic GX1 (590nm infrared) and Canon 7D to take photos. This is one of the infrared shots.
I like this one because it’s more natural than my other shots. The colors could have been real if we’re living in a temperate climate and it’s summer going autumn, with leaves turning yellow. Blue skies and sea add to the naturalness.
Time to learn another photo-related thing. This time, it’s compositing or blending two pictures. Here’s my first semi-successful trial.
The picture is a composite of two pictures both taken in Cebu (during our trip) – a day apart, using my infrared camera (Panny GX1). The background is on Moalboal on a sunny day with beautiful clouds. The foreground, taken a day earlier, was taken in the highest point in Cebu (Osmena Peak). It was very early in the morning and light is not that yet bright. ISO is 200 but the foreground had to be pushed several stops resulting in noise (GX1 has poor dynamic range). It was foggy so the sky is a uniform white (or pink in infrared).
Combined in Photoshop using layers (with magic wand defining the sky). Only semi-successful as the image quality of the foreground is noticeably different from the sky. Also, transition between the layers is too abrupt.
Only the first try so lots of improvement in the future.