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digital infrared, with d70s infrared converted, swap channel

digital infrared, with d70s infrared converted, swap channel
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8 Comments |
Lesabre1954 Platinum
 
Lesabre1954 April 12, 2018
I really like how you have included your shadow in this shot.
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AntonioPedroniPhoto April 12, 2018
thanks! I like to include in the photo things that people tend to hide
DrethePhotog Platinum
 
DrethePhotog October 29, 2018
Superb capture. I love the mood and setting. Congrats!
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AntonioPedroniPhoto October 30, 2018
Thank you!
Pblais
 
Pblais October 29, 2018
Great IR!
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AntonioPedroniPhoto October 30, 2018
Thanks, it's many times I don't shoot IR photo, it's an old photo, I'm glad you like it
keepclicking
 
keepclicking October 30, 2018
Love it, even love your foot in the photo Congratulations
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AntonioPedroniPhoto October 30, 2018
Oh thank you!
blzzard PRO+
 
blzzard June 20, 2020
Outstanding composition. Cheers me up...Shot a storefront(s) veranda once with my shadow appearing to walk down the corridor; someone said, "Oh, too bad your shadow got in the way." I did it on purpose! So, 20 years later (Scorpios never forget) you've cheered me up. lol
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AntonioPedroniPhoto June 21, 2020
I think that you can't eliminate an element of potential disturbance it to make the protagonist of the photography is better to try to enchange
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deekaycee November 07, 2020
Love how the shadow points to the house!
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AntonioPedroniPhoto November 08, 2020
I'm glad you like it!
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remgaar March 12, 2021
the color of the ruined house makes the whole picture pop out #Top Notch#
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AntonioPedroniPhoto March 13, 2021
it's an IR modified camera. Thanks!
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Hellrach December 03, 2021
So many wonderful points to this shot. A great find, It makes me think of the movie psycho, although the houses are quite different.
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AntonioPedroniPhoto December 03, 2021
thanks! I like when I take a picture that underminds perception
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Behind The Lens

Location

this photo was taken in the countryside of Pellegrino Parmense, a few kilometers from my home, it is an abandoned house located on the road leading to the town.

Time

It was late afternoon and the sun was going down behind me.

Lighting

The light used in this shot is only natural, the low sun behind me created this long shadow which I, since I was unable to eliminate, thought of using it as the main element of the composition.

Equipment

this photo was taken with the digital infrared technique. At the time I had a nikon d70s converted to 720nm infrared which now unfortunately broke and I can no longer use it, from then on I abandoned the infrared technique and I dedicated myself only to natural color which is now my only technique. The lens I used was a fisheye which helps to make the whole atmosphere even more surreal.

Inspiration

The infrared giving a surreal look to the photos lends itself very well to urbex shots or to old abandoned buildings. This house in particular seemed to still be miraculously up and I think it has now definitively disappeared, my shadow seemed to be a ghost that stretched over it to reach it, in short, the situation seemed very intriguing to me when I placed it in the viewfinder.

Editing

Infrared photos require a lot of post production, in particular here I have inverted the red and blue channels and enhanced the colors by altering them in order to create this look with 2 main colors, yellow and blue.

In my camera bag

I currently use a sony A7iii mirroless and several lenses. In particular, for such shots you need very wide-angle lenses that exacerbate the perspectives. This photo, however, was taken with a 720nm infrared converted camera.

Feedback

For this type of shots you need wide-angle lenses and knowing how to notice somewhat surreal and unusual situations. abandoned buildings help a lot to create this type of atmosphere.

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