Laura and Cooktown Infrareds

Far North Queensland, 13-19 July 2022
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The road into the Laura Bush Camp.

Laura Bush Camp Day 1.

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Cooktown fishermen (Endeavour River).

Cooktown and Rock Art.

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Mouth of the Endeavour River from Grassy Hill Lookout.

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Bunya Pine, Botanic Gardens.

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Swamp views, Mulbabidgee.

Keating’s Lagoon (Mulbabidgee).

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Black Mountain or Kalkajaka.

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View from Rex Range Lookout, looking north towards the Daintree.

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Yungaburra to Laura

Yungaburra to Laura, Queensland, 12 August 2022
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View with typical Queensland blood-red sky.

On this day we travelled north from Yungaburra to Laura.  Along the way we stopped at a viewpoint for this view.

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Somewhat later, the weather was quite different and so was the view.

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A rather dreamy vista furher along the road.

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This one is quite close by though looking in the opposite direction, which explains why the colours are quite different.

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We have now reached Laura, and there are many galahs on the telegraph lines.

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Laura is a massive metropolis in Northern Queensland, just like Brisbane in Southern Queensland, although the population of Laura is 228, as compared to 2.28 million for Brisbane.  There are not a lot of other differences though.  Here are two of the major buildings in Laura.  There is the general store on the left and the pub on the right.

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Across the road is the Town Hall.  To the left of that is a roofed field and basketball court, so schoolchildren can play sports in the rainy season.

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It is not hard to find modern technology in Laura.

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So this is why the galahs have gathered.  It’s feeding time.

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Across the road is the motel where we stayed the night.

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Later we decided to choose the pub for a meal.  Some kookaburra were eating there too.  Like Brisbane, there is a great choice of eating establishments in Laura.  Specifically, there is the pub and the roadhouse.  We’re not in Brisbane so I won’t list the eating establishments in Brisbane for comparison.

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The kookaburra were joined by a blue-faced honeyeater (entomyzon cyanotis).  Whether the honeyeater had made a reservation for dinner is not clear.

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A kookaburra on a branch in the late afternoon sun.

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I set out to capture galahs landing on or setting out from the power lines in the late afternoon light.

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This is a  helmeted guineafowl (numida meleagris).  Not native to Australia, it is from Africa.  They are kept in farmyards to kick up a lot of noise when a fox or feral cat comes in.

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And yes, there were three infrared images at the start of the post.

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Atherton Tablelands Monochromes 2

Atherton Tablelands, Queensland, and journey from Canberra, 9 to 11 August 2022.

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Big Millstream Falls.

Atherton Tablelands in Infrared.

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A stream flowing by the path on the walk down to the lower viewpoint at Tully Gorge.

Herberton and Tully Gorge.

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Cliffs and trees from the lower viewpoint, Tully Gorge.

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The Tully River above where the falls used to be and might be again from time to time.

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Looking down also at the Tully River, downstream of the falls, now only occasionally fed by the waterfall.

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Krefft’s turtle, Malanda Falls Conservation Park.

Rainforest and Sugar Gliders.

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Symbiotic flowering plant.

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Grey-headed Robin (Heteromyias cinereifrons).

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North Johnstone River.

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Funghi by the path.

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Millaa Millaa Falls.

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Zillie Falls.

Atherton Tablelands in Infrared.

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Zillie Falls.

Rainforest and Sugar Gliders.

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Zillie Falls.

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Ellinjaa Falls.

Atherton Tablelands in Infrared.

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Ellinjaa Falls.

Rainforest and Sugar Gliders.

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Sugar glider (petaurus breviceps longicaudatus).

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Striped possum (Dactylopsila trivirgata).

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Falls on Barron River near Dinner Falls.

Atherton Tablelands in Infrared.

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Dinner Falls.

Waterfalls and Striped Possums.

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Mount Hypipamee Crater.

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Mount Hypipamee Crater.

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Zillzie Falls.

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Back roads to Hastie’s Swamp.

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Hastie’s Swamp with plumed whistling-ducks.

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Striped possum and sugar glider.

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Striped possum.

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Atherton Tablelands Monochromes 1

Atherton Tablelands, Queensland, and journey from Canberra, 7 to 8 August 2022.

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Cape Pallarenda and Magnetic Island.

Canberra to Yungaburra (IR).

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Probably East Feluga/ Friday Pocket area.

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View from Cairns/ Atherton Tablelands Road.

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Cathedral Fig Tree.

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Our welcoming committee to the Atherton Tablelands.

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Curtain Fig Tree.

Herberton and Tully Gorge.

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Curtain Fig Tree.

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Great Egret, in non-breeding plumage, Hastie’s Swamp.

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Grevillea in flower, Herberton.

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1942 UK Austin, ex Forestry Department, Herberton.

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Boot of dead car.

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Steamroller.

Atherton Tablelands in Infrared.

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1936 Pontiac Flat head 6.

Herberton and Tully Gorge.

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1934 Buick Straight 8.

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Ancient machinery.

Atherton Tablelands in Infrared.

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Old harvesters.

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From the inside looking out.

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Casting a light.

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Inside Elderslie House, Herberton.

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The Dispensary, Herberton.

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Atherton Tablelands in Infrared

Atherton Tablelands, Queensland, 8-10 August 2022
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A camera with an infrared sensor in broad terms sees infrared, red and green instead of red green and blue.  By default the image for my camera comes out in orange/ yellow tones that then requires processing.  I am interested in where I can take it for creative effect.

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Herberton.

Herberton and Tully Gorge.

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Grevillea Flower.

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Big Millstream Falls.

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Millaa Millaa Falls.

Rainforest and Sugar Gliders.

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Zillie Falls.

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Ellinjaa Falls.

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Falls on Barron River near Dinner Falls.

Waterfalls and Striped Possums.

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Same viewpoint but actually a different image as well as a different interpretation. The water shows a different shutter speed.

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Dinner Falls.

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Canberra to Yungaburra (IR)

Canberra ACT to Yungaburra Queensland via Cairns, 7 August 2022
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These images from a plane journey from Canberra to Cairns and then by road from  Cairns to Yungaburra in the Athertion Tablelands.

These are all infrared images.  Since my previous post was about processing IR images in Capture One and I also mentioned processing in Lightroom and Photoshop, I indicate how I processed each image.  PS is Photoshop, with modifications before and after in Lightroom, LR is Lightroom and C1 is Capture One.  Not that that really tells you much except that you can get a whole range of results from any method.

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10 mins from Canberra.  Not clear exactly where. (PS)

I have been producing colour infrared images on and off since the early 1980s, which of course was at that time on film (and printing Cibachrome).  I like the wild range of possibilities from the radical to the subtle.  There are many other approaches to infrared images and I do not expect mine to be to everyone’s taste.

However, I showed these images to a visiting friend on my large computer monitor and he exclaimed “These are paintings!” and compared this image and two later from the Cairns/ Atherton Road to images by Sydney Nolan from the Red Desert series.  Not something I had considered or was even aware of.

Make of these what you will.  I make no claims and have no expectations.  They are for me a creative challenge and a different world.

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Lake Dalrymple below (west of Mackay, Queensland). Lake Upstart National Park in far distance. (LR)

Everything looks so different from the air.

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Magnetic Island and Cape Cleveland. (LR)

Antivaxxers and Libertarians tell us you can’t believe any media, government or institution.  Isn’t it a terrible thing that no-one tells us about the nuclear accidents that boil the land and turn the seas red.

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Cape Pallarenda and Magnetic Island. (PS)

Day and night happen at the same time, as the sun turns into a moon.

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Palm Islands (Esk Island, Brisk Island, Eclipse Reef, Great Palm Island). (LR)

It looks real but is it really?

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Hinchinbrook Island (foreground) and Brook Islands. (LR)

The pastel shades of the released imagination.

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Gould Island. Garden reef in front. (PS)

If I’d taken video footage from the air I could have made a blue movie.

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Tull River. South Mission Beach in the distance. (LR)

The classic reddish colours of a Queensland autumn (though it’s actually winter).

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Innisfail and Johnstone River. (LR)

As autumn fades, so do the colours.

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Looking past Mulgrave River, Malbon Thompson Forest Reserve and Grey Peaks National Park to a distant view of Cape Grafton, Fitzroy Island and beyond. (LR)

We are getting closer to the tropics.  You know the camera never lies so this is realistic colour.

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Probably East Feluga/ Friday Pocket area. (LR)

And so is this.  It’s not that I am wearing rose tinted glasses, the whole world has suddenly changed.

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I think Maria Creek in the foreground; Barnard Island off the coast; Barrier Reef in the background. (PS)

The landscape is trying to turn into the Gambian flag.  Perhaps we’re about to be invaded.

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Just before landing at Cairns Airport. (PS)

Back to normal reality.

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View from Cairns/ Atherton Tableland Road. (C1)

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View from Cairns/ Atherton Tableland Road. (C1)

A desert landscape, maybe?

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Cathedral Fig Tree (C1)

Needing some respite, I stopped for a while at the ancient Forest of Fangorn, not far from the Misty Mountains.

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Cathedral Fig Tree (C1)

The weather was changing minute by minute.

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Cathedral Fig Tree (C1).

The trees had much to say.

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Cathedral Fig Tree (C1).

And dreams escaped to the sky.

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Our welcoming committee to the Atherton Tablelands (C1).

And then our dreams were gathered up and returned to us by the Guardians of The Ether.

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Processing Infrared Images in Capture One

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Introduction

Capture One is generally thought to not be a very capable infrared editor though as I will show, this is not the case.  I will also briefly touch on processing in Photoshop and Lightroom.

This is a technical post that is mainly of interest to those shooting infrared, or contemplating doing so, and also processing in Capture One, or contemplating doing so.  Others might skim down to see the processes of image transformation without bothering to contemplate the details of how it is done.

I have more information on what infrared is all about in my previous post Introduction to Infrared Photography. Processing is particularly important to most forms of digital infrared photography, particularly where you are starting  with a colour image.  

 

Taking Infrared Images

The wavelength of visible light ranges from 400 nanomentres (nm) (violet) to 750 nm (red).  At less than 400nm there is ultraviolet light and at more than 750nm there is infrared, neither of which we can see.  Digital cameras however, record colours from around 350nm to 1,000nm, more than we can see, and usually have “hot mirror filters” to block UV and IR light in the interests of recording more accurate colours.

You can take infrared images using either a filter over the lens or a converted camera in which a filter allowing infrared light to pass replaces the hot pass filter.  I have a camera with a 560nm conversion, which allows bright colours and includes both visible light and infrared.  The most common filter (and maybe conversion) is 720nm which admits less visible light and more infrared and has reduced colours.  An 800nm filter or conversion is infrared only and produces a black and white image only.

An image from an 800nm filter may require little processing.  For lower-nm filters, it is possible to use a custom white balance and maybe be satisfied with that, though much more is possible.  I aim to transfer the image in post-processing so I don’t bother with a custom white balance and to aid that process I also shoot RAW.

 

Processing in Photoshop and Lightroom

A few years ago, Photoshop was the primary method of post-processing (and probably still is for most people).  A key part of this was channel swapping, for example, swapping red and blue channels to get blue skies.  You might also make other adjustments using layers for hue/saturation, black and white (with luminosity blending) and selective colour, and even get really complex with luminosity masking or the Orton Effect.

Using Lightroom for infrared images required generating and using a camera profile to extend the range of colours Lightroom sees.  If processing in Photoshop, I would first make adjustments in Lightroom including changing the colour balance to maximise separation of colours. and might also make other adjustments including in the calibration tab and curves adjustments by colour channel.  Only then would I launch to Photoshop from Lightroom.  What you got your starting image to look like would affect the range of possibilities in Photoshop.

A year or two ago, Lightroom introduced Profiles and it became possible to export LUTs from Photoshop to become channel swapping profiles in Lightroom.  So it is now possible to do your processing in Lightroom, though there is more capability in Photoshop.  Rob Shea provides information on how to make your own Lightroom channel-swapping profiles or buy some from him.

 

Processing in Capture One

Unlike Lightroom, Capture One already has a full  range of available colours for infrared processing without the need for a custom camera profile.  However, it been seen as a not-so capable processor for infrared. Not so, as I will show you….

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This is how you might start out, an uncorrected image out of the camera (appearance will vary according to infrared filter).

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This is what it looks like after moving sliders for colour temperature and tint to maximise colour separation, and after clicking Auto Adjust for levels.

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I have created several Editor presets in the colour editor, using a method as shown in this article.  To create a red/blue colour swap preset, you make a selection for the red sector of the colour wheel.  Then you change the hue four times by -30° for a total change of -30° (out of 360).  That’s for the red shift.  For the blue shift, you select an appropriate blue segment and move it four times by 30° to shift it to red.  Then you save it as a custom preset.  Once you have the custom preset, you can select it for an instant effect.

The red/blue colour swap works OK for this image.  The equivalent of a Photoshop channel swap requires combining the red/blue colour swap with a cyan/yellow colour swap.  These Color Editor presets also work on layers so it is possible to have different colour swaps or channel swaps on different layers and combine them using layer opacity.

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The easiest way to create such custom presets is off an image of a photographic colour wheel.  You use the colour picker tool in the Colour Editor (tiny yellow tool on the black background to bottom right of the destination colour wheel), adjust hue, unclick, reclick and repeat. Then you can see the colours change as you go.  Its’s best to have only one colour change selected at a time or the results can get confusing.

I had to adjust the orientation of my colour editor segments a bit due to colour inaccuracy in the image I was using.  Red and cyan should align around the horizontal axis, and the other coloujrs around the vertical axis.

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So this is what I get after next clicking on my red blue swap preset in the Advanced tab of my Colour Editor.

Now the next thing is I want to change the yellow-green colour in the landscape.  I could use the incremental change method as above but there’s an easier way.

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Now we go to the Skin Tone tab of the Colour Editor.  Use the picker to select the colour you want, in this case the foliage of the landscape.  Adjust this if required.  In the menu for the Colour Editor, select Create Masked layer from Selection. That creates a new layer with the foliage part of the landscape selected.

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Now in the new layer just created, we go to the Skin Tone pane in the Colour Editor again.  (We are going to change the “skin tone” of the foliage).  The critical thing here is to have the Hue Uniformity slider all the way to the right, as shown.  Then use the picker to select the desired colour again (in this case, the landscape foliage).  Next, drag the selected segment in the colour wheel around to expand it from say 20° or 30° to nearly 360°.  There’s a small handle, opposite the unselected segment and in this case at the bottom-left of the colour wheel.  You can grab this and rotate the colour wheel, changing the colour to whatever you want.    Since we are on a layer where only the foliage is selected, only that colour changes.

Note:  Sometimes the mask on the new layer will have more than you want selected.  If so, you may be able to erase the unwanted parts of the mask.  If that doesn’t work, instead create a new filled layer and use the iterative hue-shift approach on the Advanced tab of the Colour Editor.

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Now we have the landscape foliage colour changed.

The last thing I wanted to do was to change the colour of the foreground foliage of the small trees against the sky.  I created another layer, copied the mask from the initial layer, erased all of the mask except for the small trees and then changed the colour.  There were a number of ways I could have done this and I just used colour balance.

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So this was the final image, also cropped a little further.  I may have also made some other minor adjustments not specific to infrared.

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There are many styles of infrared photography and if you are using a different filter or conversion to me, your range of possibilities may be quite different.  I could also have processed this image in Capture One for quite different results.

I have related a few techniques here that may be useful for people using Capture One to interpret in their own way.  Most people opt for a limited range of colours and perhaps minimal processing.  All approaches are valid; it’s only what you end up with that counts no matter how much or little effort you put into it.

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The next post will include twenty infrared images with a wide range of very different interpretations.  They include the image from this post and are variously processed in Photoshop, Lightroom and Capture One.

 

Introduction to Infrared Photography

1982 to 2022, various locations.

Links go to original posts.  These are likely to be IR or Mono posts with little detail but there may be detailed information in a preceding normal-colour post.  (Some images have no corresponding posts, so no link).

Click on any image to see it larger (If you are on a PC at least).

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I’ve just finished posting on Istanbul/ Constantinople and next I will post on the Acropolis in Athens.  First, this post.

I have upgraded my IR camera and am selling the old one so one purpose of this post is to provide information to a buyer who may not well understand IR photography.  The IR explanation may be of general interest to photographers and others may just be interested in the images (there’s lots of text but also lots of images further down).

In ancient days of yore, decades ago, we had both colour and black & white infrared film.  Colour infrared film seems all but unavailable now whereas there are a few avenues for B&W IR film.

Normal photographic colour film has layers of red, green and blue.  Infrared light comes in below the red frequencies and ultraviolet is above blue, though ultraviolet is not relevant here.  Infrared colour film had layers of infrared, red and green, and missed out the blue.  Since infrared light is not visible, arbitrary colours were associated to the layers, so it was also called false-colour film.  You could also change the colour combinations by putting colour filters on the end of the lens.  This didn’t just add a colour caste but changed all the colours (since the infrared is invisible) and stacking filters changed all the colors in strange and mysterious ways.

Black and white infrared film was simply much more sensitive to infrared light.  It was also very sensitive to visible light and had to be loaded and unloaded from the camera in total darkness.   It was often grainy and could have an ethereal effect.

I never shot black & white infrared so I can’t show you any images of that but I did shoot colour IR.  I must have quite a few processed colour IR rolls in my film drawers but I’ve scanned hardy any of them but I can show you one example.

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Aboriginal Performance, Canberra, 1982.

This is a curious example.  I was shooting an Aboriginal performance when I ran out of regular fim so I continued with infrared.  Then, after I sent it to the lab to be processed, it came back with Sabattier Effect.  They must have left the inspection port open in the processing machine so that created a partial reversal of the shadows – resulting in a negative audience.  I had tried this myself several times but never got it to work as well as that.

Of course we now live in a digital age and we can take infrared images with digital cameras.  This is not entirely equivalent to colour IR film – you would actually need to combine digital regular and IR images for that, but it offers lots of scope for artistic effects and experiments and can also work particularly well for monochromes.

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St Kilda, 2013.

The cheapest way to take a digital IR image is to attach an R72 (or similar) filter to your cameras lens.  (This works for most cameras but some have too strong an infrared-blocking filter.)  This is how I took the above image and the next two.

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Jarlshof, Shetland, 2013.

The problem with using an R72 filter is that it is almost opaque so you need to use a tripod (or extremely high ISO) and if you’re using a DSLR, you will need to have the filter off to focus and compose.  A converted camera you can use hand held, just like a normal camera.

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Manvar Desert Camp, Rajastan, India, 2014.

This image is to some extent reminiscent of IR b&w film which could have heavy grain but it does not include the characteristic ethereal blurring of highlights.  I could have tried to replicate that with the Orton Effect in Photoshop but I have no interest in copying appearances from another era without a good reason.

Much more convenient than an R72 filter is an IR camera but it is more expensive as you have to send a camera off to get converted.   Mirrorless cameras are more suitable than DSLRs (unless you just plan to use live view) because focusing has a separate sensor to taking the image and they may get out of synch.

Most people use a custom camera white balance, usually taken off foliage.  Otherwise your captured image will start off different shades of a single colour.  There can also be different kinds of conversions.  A 720nm conversion gives you an image suitable for black and white with very little processing (perhaps even none, out of the camera).  A conversion with a lower number such as 560nm or 590nm has more colour in the image and is suitable for either colour or B&W IR but requires processing.

Not all lenses are suitable for infrared photography.  Many perform flawlessly but many have “hot spots”, a circle of diffusion and flare in the centre of the image.   Some lenses are also OK at wider apertures but have hot spots when stopped down.  There are a few guides to this online such as this one from Kolari or this one from Life Pixel, but you can also easily test your lenses yourself (with either an IR camera or R72 filter).

Processing is an important part of creating infrared images, though most people seem to take a relatively minimalist approach.  So while I have generally taken a complex approach to processing using Lightroom and Photoshop, I decided to see what I might get with relatively quick processing just in Lightroom.

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This is what you see in your camera without a custom profile or as the RAW file in Lightroom without any processing.

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This is the change from applying a custom Lightroom profile made using the Adobe DNG Profile Editor, as described here, then making a few minor changes to Temperature and Tint.  This is useful because Lightroom and Camera RAW by default give you a constricted colour range to play with for infrared images.  It is not necessary for Capture One.  This is similar to what you see in your camera with a custom profile there.  (Actually I did not do this in processing this image but clicked the White Balance Selector on foliage instead.  For this image, it provided a similar result.)

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Beijing Garden, Canberra, 2022.

I created this just using Lightroom. 

Apart from the custom white balance, I adjusted some hues in HSL, I played with some settings in Calibration, I optimised individual colour channels in curves, and I made some adjustments to shadows with colour grading.  I’m not suggesting a recipe; I made some adjustments I thought appropriate at the time and I might do completely different things with a different image or at a different time.

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This is the result of a quick B&W conversion in Lightroom.  I usually do my conversions in CaptureOne and Photoshop is also powerful, though may be more complex.

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Beijing Garden, Canberra, 2022.

This is another one from the same place on the next day.  We’ll get to Photoshop soon and one of the things you do in Photoshop with infrared images is swapping channels.  There’s a way to get a profile in Lightroom that does this so I was able to incorporate a red/blue channel swap in this image.  Such a profile is complex to set up, though you can read of this process or purchase swap profiles here.

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Ducks and Ducklings, Mt Ainslie, 2021.

This is an image from out the back of where I live, during a COVID lockdown.  Processed entirely in Lightroom except for neutralising the colour of the water at the bottom in Photoshop, because even with recent Lightroom improvements, masking in Photoshop is much better (Capture One was also possible).

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Carillon in early Spring, Canberra, 2021.

I recently tried processing infrared images in Capture One (which I have been also using for three years now).  It has very powerful capabilities for adjusting colours and masking, and has layers.  It’s better than Lightroom in many ways though channel swapping is not offered and Photoshop is more powerful for this purpose but can be much more complex.  (However, channel swapping is possible.  You can select, say, a blue 120 degree third, make the maximum -30 degrees hue shift four times, do the same for red (except +30) and save as a preset.)

The above image and the next two are processed in Capture One.

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Bushland on Mount Ainslie, 2021.

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Kangaroo on Mount Ainslie, 2021.

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Kangaroos on Mount Ainslie, 2014.

This was one of the first images I took with my old IR camera.  All the following images are from that camera and also half the preceding ones.  The image you end up with is more important than the camera you take it with.

All images from the one above down were primarily processed in Photoshop.

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Grand Canyon by Helicopter (IR), 2014.

Infrared is good for aerial images because it cuts through the haze, even before any processing.

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Zion Canyon (Mono) (image is actually near Zion Canyon), 2014.

Infrared can also be good for monochrome.  This was processed in Nik Silver Efex Pro but in the last couple of years I have gone to using Capture One.

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Louisiana Bayou Monochromes, 2014.

IR can facilitate deep blacks and high drama in mono.

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Louisiana Bayou Monochromes, 2014.

Photographing people can be interesting in infrared.  Easier perhaps in mono; colour image can require delicate tweaking.

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Maha’ulepu Heritage Trail, 2015.

All of these later images were mainly processed in Photoshop, but what you can do there depends on what you start with.  It’s advantageous to process the images first in Lightroom (or ACR) and you can do this in a number of different ways which each led to a different set of possibilities in Photoshop.

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Waimea Canyon and Na Pali Coast from Above (IR), 2015.

Though some people always process their images the same way, for me there is no set way of doing this, in Photoshop, or in Lightroom or Capture One.  It seems as though each time I process an image I think of a new way to do it..

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Taxi! Taxi!, 2015.

So I’m not providing any recipes because I don’t believe in them and don’t use them.  The key is to look at the essence of each image and creatively explore its potential.

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Kipahulu/ Haleakala National Park, 2015.

In Photoshop, the first thing to do is often channel swapping, usually red and blue channels.  But there are lots of things you can do with channel swapping and you can also combine different effects with layers and masks.

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Kipahulu/ Haleakala National Park, 2015.

Then I may use a Hue/ Saturation layer to adjust or change individual colours.

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Oonartra Creek IR, 2015.

I may use a Black and White adjustment layer in luminosity mode to intensify individual colours.

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Dream Lemurs, 2015.

I may make some tweaks with a Selective colour layer.

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Ocean Harbour Dreaming, 2015.

I may also make a range of adjustments using luminosity masks (for which I use TK Actions though there are other alternatives that may be less complex).

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Ocean Harbour Dreaming, 2015.

Of course, you don’t need to use the most complex method possible.  Simple methods are fine if they work for you (and complex methods may not).  I do think it’s important though to always be experimenting and learning….

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Cazneau Tree, Brachina Gorge and Edowie ruins (IR), 2016.

There is potential technical complexity in processing infrared images but it will not work if it becomes just a technical exercise.  It’s the image that you create that is important, not the process you used to create it.  Whether you spend a lot of time doing complex things is ultimately irrelevant, the objective is simply to create Great Art.

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Flinders Ranges Monos 3 IR, 2016.

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Cazneau Tree, Brachina Gorge and Edowie ruins (IR), 2016.

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Parachilna Ruins (IR), 2016.

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Return to Adelaide (IR), 2016.

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Yaxha and Topoxté (IR), 2016.

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Tikal Monochromes, 2016.

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Salton Sea (IR), 2016.

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Salton Sea Monochromes, 2016.

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Sculpture Garden, NGA, 2016.

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KL to KK (Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu), 2019.

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Mount Tamborine, 2021.

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Ashoka (he’s actually a red Burmese), 2021.

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I have deliberately refrained from giving detailed methodology and screen shots partly because the article would get too long but more because I think it’s counter-productive.  There is no correct way of doing this and your own individual approach is for you to discover.

I will however, supply a couple of links for further reading.  You can find more with web searches:

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Mount Tamborine

Brisbane, Queensland, 30 July 2021.

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Just before dawn, we headed off on our flight from Canberra to Brisbane, the first step of our journey to North Queensland.

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… though as it turned out, we would not get to North Queensland, rather turned back due to COVID lockdowns.

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We met up with our friends Jim and Milena, and later headed for Mount Tamborine.  This is a view looking inland over the plains.

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… and over farmland.

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The weather seems to have been changing considerably and is not quite how I remember it, though perhaps that is the infrared sensor and processing.

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We stopped at a cafe for lunch.

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And then we headed for the Mount Tamborine Skywalk, so the remaining images are from there.

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The bunga bunga pines are towering over the rest. 

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Eastern yellow robin (male).

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These two images looking straight down at some distance.

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Joshua Tree National Park Monochromes

5 October 2016, Joshua Tree National Park, California, USA.

Links go to colour posts (for more information and context). If an image does not have a link, the preceding one applies.

Click on any image to see it larger.

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Agriculture in the desert to the north of the Salton Sea.

Cottonwood Spring and Teddybear Chollas.

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Cottonwood Spring.

Joshua Tree National Park (IR).

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Mountains and desert.

Cottonwood Spring and Teddybear Chollas.

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Ocotillo and desert landscape.

Joshua Tree National Park (IR).

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Desert landscape.

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Teddy-bear Cholla.

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Chollas.

Cottonwood Spring and Teddybear Chollas..

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Desert landscape, possibly with Triffids.

Joshua Tree National Park (IR).

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Jumbo Rocks.

Jumbo Rocks and Hidden Valley.

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Joshua Tree.

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Hidden Valley.

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Coyote.

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Rock climber.

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Joshua Tree National Park (IR).

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This was the last post of my expedition to Cuba & the Caribbean (Mexico, Guatemala, Cuba, Dominican Republic, St Martin, Antigua, Jamaica, California).  This has included over 2,500 images and more than 52,000 words.  I have updated the index of all posts on this expedition which you can find here.

Next I will make a couple of local posts and then I will start on the final posts for my trip to Uzbekistan, Istanbul, Athens, Santorini, Crete, Andalusia, Washington and Oregon.  That is the last trip for which I have not made final posts.  I may not make any overseas trips until 2022 so those posts should keep me occupied for a while.