Kenneth asked what subjects I felt would lend themselves well to this pseudo-infrared look. I know that large areas of blue sky and green foliage/grass respond really well to the technique in an "infrared" way, giving dark skies and glowing white plants. That makes landscapes an easy pick. Any large area of color (any color) could be made dramatically darker or lighter in this way so I'll play around with it, looking for subjects with large blocks of color. In the photo above you can see that darkening the blue areas not only darkens the sky but also the reflection of the blue sky on both the water and on the seats inside the aluminum boats.
People / portraits are tough, though. Real infrared gives a tremendous glow to light colored skin and blue veins become very prominent, both in skin and in the whites of the eyes. I've never felt it's an attractive look but some wedding photographers shoot portraits with infrared and get a great response. Whether this can be closely replicated through Lightroom or post-production, I'm not sure. Has anyone else played with this?
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yz on 15th May 2009 @ 2:40am
Thanks Jim. I will give it a try later.
Kenneth Mak on 15th May 2009 @ 10:47am
I like the tree line on the other side of the water.
David on 15th May 2009 @ 10:01pm