Three Cliffs Bay in Infrared

Yesterday I had the delight of running a One to One half day Landscape Photography Workshop. Once again I was fortunate with the weather and, although cold, it didn’t rain. One of our stops was an amazing viewpoint overlooking Three Cliffs Bay. I spotted the patterns in the rock and suggested my workshop attendee use them as foreground. Whilst she was photographing the scene, I used my Infrared converted camera to take this photo.

Three Cliffs Bay in Infrared

Three Cliffs Bay in Infrared

When shooting in Infrared, you need to have had a custom white balance calculated at the time of sensor conversion. Then each time you convert the RAW to TIFF, you need to have that colour balance applied. The photo straight from the camera with the custom white balance looks like this:

Photo straight from the camera with custom white balance

Photo straight from the camera with custom white balance

From here you have two options, you can convert to black and white like in the main photo or you can use “false colour”. This is what the false colour version of the photo looks like.

False colour Infrared

False colour Infrared

The false colour and black and white each have their own merits, but my preference in this case is for black and white as it makes the photo really moody.

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