Monochrome Wednesday – More in infrared

Monochrome Wednesday - More in infrared

Since I’ve been out quite a bit recently with the infrared camera it seemed like a good idea to do more for Monochrome Wednesday.

Monochrome Wednesday – More in infrared

I’m not a fan of infrared in the city, but I love doing it in the country. It seems to lend itself really well to trees and grass. When you put something manmade into the mix you find it gives it a whole different quality.

It is strange, but I do find I prefer the images with a very slight tone. It helps give them a sort of antique look to them. Not absolutely sure why I like it, but I can’t seem to stop doing it.

The plan

I need to start making sure that I have it with me a lot more. When I went to the Great Ocean Road a few weeks ago my friend Robin asked me why I hadn’t brought it. As I thought about it, I realised I didn’t know why I hadn’t. I just didn’t think about it. That needs to change.

Tomorrow I’m heading back up to the Mallee and my mum. It will be a relatively quick trip, but I’m hoping to get out up there with the Fujifilm X-T3. Can’t wait to introduce it to the Mallee.

I will be making sure the infrared camera is packed as well. The macro gear will be with me as well so I can do some photos in my mum’s garden. I’m also hoping to get some wildflowers as well.


So I have three photos again. I can’t help myself. I just start playing and then can’t decide. Though if I had to pick a favourite I think it would be the stone bridge. Such a gorgeous bridge just out in the country.

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  1. I love Infrared, but never seem to get it right. I don’t have a converted camera. Just a Hoya R72 infrared filter that screws onto the front of my Lens. I have to use the Blub Mode and hold the remote shutter open for about 32 sec. depending on the light condition. It seems to work ok, but can’t seem to get the sky blue in color.

    1. I’ve never tried one of those filters. I’ve heard getting the camera converted works better. It seems like a bit of trouble with the filter. I find with the camera I just take photos normally, with normal exposures. I can get the blue sky effect, but that has a lot to do with the filter that I choose for the camera, and then I have to do some work on it in photoshop to really achieve it. Thank you Les.

  2. Wow! I love them all, but I think my favorite is the trees. The infrared makes some of the trees look like they are covered in frost or snow.

    I have never used infrared film, just a filter applied in Photo Shop. I studied about it in college, but we could never get any to shoot with.

    The infrared gives black and white a surreal quality, and I must admit I love the look. Keep posting more infrared. They are very cool. Thanks Leanne! I always enjoy your work and posts.

    1. Thank you Tim, interesting choice. Yes, I love the effect that IR has on trees, very nice.
      This isn’t film, I had a camera converted. I did buy a roll of IR film many years ago, when I saw how much trouble it would to use, I couldn’t be bothered with it.
      I will keep posting them, good you to hear you like them.

    2. Oh, sometimes I forget that here we are in 2019. But I am glad that you like working with it. I never tried, and after seeing some of your work and others, I regret that. How did you convert a camera?

    3. I took my camera to a camera repair place that converts them. It cost me around $500. They take the filter off the sensor and put a new one on it.

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