Way back in my recent past I purchased a Hoya IR 72 infra red filter which I paired up with my old Nikon D750, now I can't say the results blew me away, Dovestones reservoir maybe not the best of subjects. It was consigned to the 'Man drawer of stuff' and although hoicked from England to France and now up to Scotland has remained unused and unloved, that is until now.
I have my point and shoot Fuji X100V which hasn't had much of a run-around for the last couple of months as I started looking at the macro world again with a Nikon 105VR f2,8.
But I was having a root about for some old connectors for some even older hard drives and there winking at me from the darkness was the Hoya filter. Well why not just screw it onto the Fuji and see what happens.
A wander into the garden and it became obvious that a tripod would be needed unless the ISO was ramped and the shutter flung open. So the image above is hand held ISO 3200 f2.8 shutter on auto but here is the kicker. I used the Fuji native pre-set of Acros mono with it on the red setting in the menu, shot in RAW, I uploaded to Lightroom but as a DNG. Just needed a pop of contrast, a wee bit of lens correction and there you have it.
I can see possibilities in ICM and multi image shooting but also capturing the fabulous scenery around here where I live. So brace yourselves, IR ICM multi layered images may be served up soon but first some good old tripod mounted landscapery...if only it would stop raining.
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