An Infrared Photo of a Local Park
I recently had my Fujifilm X-E1 camera converted to infrared. I went for the Super Color (590nm) filter since it offers me the widest range of options when it comes to post processing. One can do anything, ranging from false color to deep black and white (or at least close to it). The infrared conversion was done at Life Pixel. Turnaround was fairly quick and I received my camera back last Thursday. The whole procedure took 2 weeks (minus 1 day), from the day the camera was shipped out to the day I received it back. We are on the opposite coasts, so if you live closer it will likely be faster.
On Saturday I took the camera out for a short walk and made a bunch of photos, different objects. At this point I just want to learn what kind of scenario or object will work best for me. The lens I selected for this outing was the Fujifilm 35mm f/1.4 XF R. It’s a great lens for infrared photography. No hot spots.
I made this photo at the African American Heritage Memorial Park. It is a tiny park, with quite a bit of of greenery. Both photos are post processed from the same RAW file. False colors for the one on the top, black and white for the one below.
It was interesting to see how different each final photo came out to be. While I love B&W photography, for this image I prefer the colored version. There is just something about the rich cream colored foliage…