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Lake Maggiore (Lago Maggiore)

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#1 Stefano

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Posted 12 October 2020 - 21:29

Lake Maggiore (Lago Maggiore in Italian) is a pre-alpine lake in northern Italy. Although it translates into "Major Lake", it isn't the biggest lake in Italy, but the second behind Lake Garda.

Yesterday I took some visible light photos (with my phone) and some IR ones with my modified camera. I didn't have the UV-pass filter with me, since I had to assemble it with tape and cardboard.

Cameras:
Visible: Samsung Galaxy A40's rear camera
Infrared: Full-spectrum Panasonic DMC-F3, Hoya R72

Visible. F-stop: f/1.7, ISO 40, 1/2899 s exposure.
Attached Image: 20201011_161252.jpg

Infrared. F-stop: f/7.1, ISO 400, 1/800 s exposure.
Attached Image: P1000031.JPG

Visible. F-stop: f/1.7, ISO 40, 1/1678 s exposure.
Attached Image: 20201011_161534.jpg

Infrared. F-stop: f/7.1, ISO 400, 1/160 s exposure.
Attached Image: P1000040.JPG

Visible. F-stop: f/1.7, ISO 40, 1/1190 s exposure.
Attached Image: 20201011_172321.jpg

Infrared. F-stop: f/7.1, ISO 400, 1/500 s exposure.
Attached Image: P1000077.JPG

I love how infrared makes everything look very different than normal. Almost no haze, everything is clean, sharp and contrasted. All images are "as they came", or "SOOC", as someone would say. No post-processing. The infrared shots have been white-balanced in-camera with a white paper tissue.

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Posted 13 October 2020 - 02:20

Nice work Stefano.
Surprised the vegetation is so dark, especially in the first IR.
Nice to see some Optimist class sailing dinghies in the background.

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Posted 13 October 2020 - 04:15

I am wondering if the appearance of vegetation on those hills may be deceptive. It could be more barren and we are seeing the ground mainly, with a bit of scrub? Or perhaps it’s just the low angle the light is hitting at?

Edited by Andy Perrin, 13 October 2020 - 04:16.


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Posted 13 October 2020 - 04:42

Stefano, Very nice. I especially like the last couple of IR shots. :smile:
I tried to Google/street view it, but could not get the exact location. I kept looking for the fountain.
Cannero Riviera, across the lake there I think.
Such a beautiful area, towns, and buildings!
https://www.google.c...!7i16384!8i8192

Edited by Cadmium, 13 October 2020 - 04:44.


#5 Stefano

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Posted 13 October 2020 - 07:49

View Postcolinbm, on 13 October 2020 - 02:20, said:

Surprised the vegetation is so dark, especially in the first IR.

View PostAndy Perrin, on 13 October 2020 - 04:15, said:

I am wondering if the appearance of vegetation on those hills may be deceptive. It could be more barren and we are seeing the ground mainly, with a bit of scrub? Or perhaps it’s just the low angle the light is hitting at?
I think there is mostly vegetation, though not fully "leavy" as we are in Autumn, so it can be that you see the bark too. Trees have most of the leaves still on.

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Posted 13 October 2020 - 08:07

View PostCadmium, on 13 October 2020 - 04:42, said:

Stefano, Very nice. I especially like the last couple of IR shots. :smile:
I tried to Google/street view it, but could not get the exact location. I kept looking for the fountain.
Cannero Riviera, across the lake there I think.
Such a beautiful area, towns, and buildings!
https://www.google.c...!7i16384!8i8192
That's roughly the location of the third couple: https://maps.app.goo...hHhbCL42FirXak9

Cannero Riviera is across the lake, as you said.

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Posted 13 October 2020 - 19:21

Yep, thanks. I found the street view version, but it is behind the trees and the fountain/pool is empty.
https://www.google.c...!7i16384!8i8192

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Posted 15 October 2020 - 05:11

Looks good. Glad you can get out and take some images.
I should leave the house one day. Just too much going on.


#9 Stefano

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Posted 15 October 2020 - 09:06

Well, Covid-19 cases are rising again, so it might be possible that restrictions will be put in place again.