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    Re: Nighttime is the right time!

    I was up early this morning and took these three photos on my 4:15 to 5:15 am outing / walk with Miss Abby around my neighborhood:

    https://i.imgur.com/kXW4gyg.jpg
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    Re: Nighttime is the right time!

    You should look into how astrophotographers cope with long exposures and high contrast ranges, as many of the techniques they use -- such as median-blending multiple, identical exposures to reduce...
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    Re: Nighttime is the right time!

    To be fair, my film knowledge is now 15 years out of date, so it's entirely possible the capabilities of modern films are vastly different / better from those I was using up until 2005, when I...
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    Re: Nighttime is the right time!

    For a start, I shot color film, not B&W.

    And the last scanner I owned was a Howtek D4000 drum scanner, which while not the best-ever drum scanner, was certainly better than all the other dedicated...
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    Re: Nighttime is the right time!

    The longer exposures required due to reciprocity failure effects are certainly troubling enough, but the lack of dynamic range that can be recorded using film compared to what can be recorded by a...
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    Re: Nighttime is the right time!

    I'm amazed by what the posters here have captured using film!

    If I had to deal with the many hassles of using film for this type of photography, I'm almost certain I wouldn't bother with it. ...
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    Re: Digital IR

    As it happens, I do quite a lot of IR photography at night -- the photo below is a typical example -- and you are correct: Without the sun visible in the sky, there is next to no natural IR light...
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    Re: Digital IR

    Sandy:

    You can increase the shutter speed to the same point where the shutter speed freezes movement without also increasing the ISO setting.

    And then correct for the resulting underexposure in...
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    Re: Digital IR

    Yes and No.

    With your D810, leaving ISO alone and setting the shutter speed to whatever it needs to be to eliminate any blurring of the leaves will achieve the maximum dynamic range (hence maximum...
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    Re: Digital IR

    FYI, increasing the ISO will clip the highlights by a corresponding amount because the sensor's full-well capacity is fixed and it can count only so many photons before it reaches its design limit...
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    Well, that escalated quickly ... lol.

    All joking aside, I'm occasionally tempted to do the same because having identical cameras for IR and visible light photography would eliminate the need to...
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    Re: Digital IR

    Personally, I hate being nickle-and-dime'd with subscriptions, hence am still using my bought-and-paid for CS6 version of Photoshop to post-process my files.

    Because I am a photographer and not a...
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    Re: Digital IR

    I like this one, too!

    https://i.imgur.com/QSV7hHg.jpg
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    Re: Digital IR

    I took my FrankenKamera VII with the Minolta MD 24-35 mounted to a nearby park this afternoon, where I wandered around for about an hour taking photos.

    Including this one, which I rather like:
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    Re: Digital IR

    Thanks for sharing ... both the news about the lens, as well as the photo that was taken using it! 8^)
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    Alas, this was my conclusion as well. Fortunately, I ordered mine from Amazon, so they -- I bought two sizes -- were quickly and easily returned.

    Oh, and congrats on the camera purchase!
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    As much as I like how the Contax N 24-85 performs for IR photography when mounted on my Samsung NX500 -- which is to say a lot! -- it's a bit large and porky and, of course, has to be used with a...
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    Re: Cars, Boats, Trains, Planes

    One never knows what they'll stumble upon when hiking in the desert...

    https://i.imgur.com/IZws3HA.jpg
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    Median-blending is an essential part of my nighttime photography workflow, because the extra headroom it provides allows me to tease more details from the shadow areas without having to increase...
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    Re: Nighttime is the right time!

    A few more from my 85258 project:

    https://i.imgur.com/cOCuB2X.jpg

    https://i.imgur.com/u3aacA2.jpg

    https://i.imgur.com/iqDYhvE.jpg
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    I can't offer any higher praise than to say this is a photo I would have taken myself if I had the opportunity ... well done. 8^)
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    Re: Digital IR

    Two more around-the-neighborhood photos from my 85258 project:

    https://i.imgur.com/G64NMVT.jpg

    https://i.imgur.com/BN62FBa.jpg

    Seven as-identical-as-possible photos were taken handheld using...
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    This is truly surreal ... nice!
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    I recall taking this photo, because I was scouting the palm tree and noticed the the plane coming. I started scheming about including it in the photo, but as it came closer, I realized I was the...
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    Off the top of my head, I couldn't remember, so I went back to the raw files and was surprised to see that I actually photographed it both ways: horizontally and vertically!

    Even worse, I...
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    Here's a sample from my continuing Palm Trees in IR project:

    https://i.imgur.com/d9p5TUo.jpg
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    Re: Digital IR

    A five-panel, stitched pano, captured handheld while walking my dog, Miss Abby:

    https://i.imgur.com/wpbLyro.jpg

    DIY full-spectrum modified Samsung NX500 | Contax N 24-85 @ f5.6 | Hoya R72 filter
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    Re: Cars, Boats, Trains, Planes

    https://i.imgur.com/ncm6xTV.jpg

    Taken using an A7R and I forget which C/Y lens (I think it was the 35-70/f3.4, but am not certain.)
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    Re: Nighttime is the right time!

    Keep 'em coming! 8^)
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    Re: Nighttime is the right time!

    Thanks for the kind words!
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    Re: Nighttime is the right time!

    From 2008, when I started photographing at night (after I found myself stranded in Superior, AZ* while on a mini-road trip and having nothing else to do) and continuing until 2016 or so, I converted...
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    Nighttime is the right time!

    As some here know, my genre of choice is photographing urban and suburban street and alley scenes late at night / early in the morning. I've been photographing this subject matter almost exclusively...
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    Re: Digital IR

    One of the reasons why I enjoy IR photography is because it provides me with an excuse to go a little bit crazy in Photoshop and convert a ho-hum, boring, casual snapshot taken as I walked my dog...
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    Somehow, this filter had escaped my notice until you mentioned it.

    Although I'm generally happy with the results I'm achieving with my Hoya R72 filters, these Fotga Fader filters -- try saying...
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    Thanks for all the kind words!

    Here are a few more:

    https://i.imgur.com/9dm8hgC.jpg

    https://i.imgur.com/oKrG2pl.jpg

    https://i.imgur.com/lUniJ2C.jpg
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    Am I the only one who photographs with IR at night?

    https://i.imgur.com/2W1MRnZ.jpg

    https://i.imgur.com/EyrtJw3.jpg

    https://i.imgur.com/a0hZcyX.jpg

    Obviously, there's very little IR light...
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    And here's a pair of photos from today's early morning walk with Miss Abby:

    https://i.imgur.com/sPA3O7u.jpg

    DIY modified, full-spectrum Samsung NX500 | Contax N 24-85 @35 mm | ISO 100 @ f8 and...
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    I've driven past this scene every morning for the past few weeks and this morning, I finally had a camera with me:

    https://i.imgur.com/FxcxLZE.jpg

    DIY modified, full-spectrum Samsung NX500 |...
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    As another data point, I had to do something similar with my NX500 full-spectrum camera for the same reason and although the installation looks a bit clunky / funky, it works very well indeed:
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    Peter & Tuco:

    Those are some very nice photos you both posted recently ... nicely seen and captured! :)
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