An Infrared Photo of a Local Park

July 27, 2017 | Featured Photo

I recently had my Fujifilm X-E1 camera converted to infrared. I went for the Super Color (590nm) filter since it offers me the broadest 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. The turnaround was relatively quick, and I received my camera back last Thursday. The whole procedure took two weeks (minus one day), from the day the camera was shipped out to the day I received it back.

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 an excellent 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 greenery. Both images are post-processed from the same RAW file. False colors for the one on the top, black and white for the one below.

African American Heritage Memorial Park Infrared Photo

Infrared Photo of the African American Heritage Memorial Park

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…

Meta-data for both photos:
CAMERA: Fujifilm X-E1 (IR)
LENS: Fujifilm 35mm f/1.4 XF R (53mm)
EXPOSURE: 1/1200 sec
ISO: 200

Last updated on October 13th, 2017