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#1 A Stranger In The Wind

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Posted 29 July 2020 - 21:49

5D MKII Modified for IR (RG720)

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Posted 29 July 2020 - 22:33

Those are very dark blacks! Did you push them?

Also, what is RG720? Schott doesn't make it.

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Posted 29 July 2020 - 23:04

Hoya had R720 filters if memor serves.

This particular computer nuisance box I'm sitting at just now refuses gleefully to show any pictures, however I followed the embedded links to have a look. Nice IR b/w of the classic "dramatic IR rendition" tradition that was introduced with the Kodak HIE film many decades ago. Typically, digital IR is much softer and delicate and likely more "true" to the subject, yet I presume there is a place for any given rendition as long as it is intentional from the photographer's side.

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Posted 29 July 2020 - 23:17

View Postnfoto, on 29 July 2020 - 23:04, said:

Hoya had R720 filters if memor serves.
There is Hoya R72, but "RG" is a prefix Schott uses.

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Posted 30 July 2020 - 00:16

Nice strong contrast, I like them.

#6 A Stranger In The Wind

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Posted 30 July 2020 - 00:43

View PostStefano, on 29 July 2020 - 22:33, said:

Those are very dark blacks! Did you push them?

Also, what is RG720? Schott doesn't make it.

I process them in Capture One and get the levels to what I like then take it to Photoshop CS6 go into Curves and drop the curve at the lower end (blacks) and Convert to Black and White taking the Red completely to the left and the the Yellow to the left until the sky is black. So the blacks are pushed. If necessary I will push the whites up slightly in curves.

RG720 = R72
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Posted 30 July 2020 - 00:53

Thank you for the explanation. Yes, if Schott had its Hoya R72 equivalent (RG9 with a constant transmission) it would be Schott RG720.

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Posted 30 July 2020 - 07:20

Stranger, Excellent photos! :smile:

#9 Andrea B.

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Posted 30 July 2020 - 19:53

Love these photos.
The first one reminds me of places I've lived in Kansas and Oklahoma and visited in Nebraska and Iowa. Flat prairies with BIG skies. Beautiful in their own way - and nicely brought out by your IR techniques.
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Posted 31 July 2020 - 08:16

Beautiful photographs at all levels.

The first one looks like a floodlit night shot.
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