Weekend Wanderings – Infrared in the park

Weekend Wanderings - Infrared in the park

Weekend Wanderings – Infrared in the park

For Weekend Wanderings today I thought I would show you more of the infrared images I took in the park earlier this week. It was nice getting out with that camera again.

Weekend Wanderings - Infrared in the park

Weekend Wanderings – Infrared in the park

One of the first places I went to with my infrared camera when I first had it converted was to the local park. Banyule Flats is a very pretty place, though I often don’t think I photograph it enough. I keep saying I need to get down there more.

You might remember the last time I took photos there, back in April. I was shocked that there was almost no water in it. Not the case anymore. It is now very full as you will be able to see from the photos.

Here is a link to that post if you would like to see, Around Home – Banyule Flats.

Infrared

About two years ago I had one of my older digital cameras converted to IR. It was something I had wanted to do for a while, but never had a spare, spare camera to do it with. It was a camera I never really used anymore and it seemed like a good choice.

Having an infrared camera gives me more choices really. You know how much I love to play around with new things. I like to experiment and see what is possible in photography. Perhaps I don’t it as much as I thought I would, I still love it. It is always fascinating to see what will work with it.

Banyule Flats

I’m quite partial to images taken here. I like the way the IR completely changes the look. We get to see it in what I like to think of as a strong winter scene. There is doomsday kind of look to the images. It appeals to me.

Perhaps it is also the way everything looks as though it is covered in snow. If you know Australia you know that there aren’t many places here where it snows. It never does where I live. We have to drive a couple of hours to see it. So this is the closest I will ever get to imagining what it would be like if it snowed here.

Here are more of the photos that I took. Have a good weekend, take some photos.

18 Responses

  1. Great collection Leanne! The infrared gives an eerie look to the trees.

  2. I can see another picture book, “Imagining: Australia Frozen Over”, lol. 🙂

  3. These images are absolutely beautiful. I’m not a fan of infrared, but love these.

  4. Liz Combes

    Hi Leanne
    Love the infrared look you have created, do you mind if I ask where you had your camera converted please… I am keen to give it a try ..
    Kind regards Liz Combes

  5. Leanne, this a beautiful and stunning collection of IR images. IR just presents certain mood, which you can’t find in B&W or color. I admire you, always coming up with new ideas and approaches in your Fine Art Photography. Enjoy what you do. Greetings from Cornelia

  6. jack

    Leanne, Very nice! Love the look of infrared. use to shoot medium format B&W infrared film. So cool! Can’t find it much anymore. Sometimes on ebay. You use 720 or 850 filters? I want to do the same have a camera converted but still need both of mine for regular use. You convert to just IR or go “full spectrum”?

    all the best,
    Jack

    • Thank you Jack, I love the look too, always interesting to see what works and what doesn’t. I bought a roll of IR film, but never used it. I was too scared, haha. I used the 720 filter, which is now on the sensor. Yeah, I had 3 cameras, so it seemed time to convert one. I just went IR. That is enough for me. Thanks again.

  7. Leanne–I had to laugh at your comment, “…the doomsday look…appeals to me.” For anyone else, that would sound morbid. But for you, I nodded my head and thought, ‘yes, that’s right.’ These are such great images–doomsday and all! 😀

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