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© Sk Wier
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Photo Info
UploadedAugust 25, 2008
TakenAugust 20, 2008
Exposure1/350 sec at f/3.7
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length17 mm
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This is an infrared shot that I took with a Fuji IS-1 digital camera that I recently purchased. I've had a UVIR modified Fuji 5600 for about a year but was dissatisfied with the 5 megapixel resolution. Since I wanted a UVIR camera that was at least 8 mp (like my other digital camera) I decided to buy the IS-1 rather than get another modified camera. I'm still in the process of learning to use it but, for the most, part I'm happy with its performance.

For this photograph I used a Hoya R72. Although the IS-1 has the option to shoot in B&W, I prefer to shoot in color and convert to B&W in Photoshop. This is because I am one of the few people that enjoy creating and viewing false color images. Shooting in color gives me the option of creating a false color or converting the red scale image to B&W. Aside from converting it to B&W and adjusting the contrast, no other modifications were made.

This photograph was taken in a small central Texas town called Salt Gap. My Dad and I have driven past this house several times on the way to his ranch. I've always been intrigued by it and wanted to photograph it. I never mentioned it to my Dad, but some how he must have picked up on my interest. On our most recent trip he suddenly pulled off the road just past the house. When I asked what he was doing he said, "I'm going to see if I can get you closer to that house." Thanks to Dad I was able to photograph the house from several different angles and ranges (all in IR). I will probably be posting more of them on JPG in the very near future. I am most grateful to my Dad for making these pictures possible. THANK YOU DAD!

20 responses

  • Patrick .

    Patrick . (Deleted) gave props (24 Aug 2008):


  • Norman Caldwell

    Norman Caldwell (Deleted) gave props (25 Aug 2008):

    Beautiful! I'd like to know more about your shot....filters, film or digital, etc.???

  • Al Gieryna

    Al Gieryna gave props (26 Aug 2008):

    Great image...Very eerie clouds...Cool!

  • Sarah Orschel

    Sarah Orschel gave props (29 Aug 2008):

    This is amazing, I'm so jealous of everyones infrared, I unfortunatly dont have the tools :(

  • Kristine Bailey

    Kristine Bailey gave props (18 Sep 2008):

    Cool Nice Shot!!!

  • Victor Rollins

    Victor Rollins (Deleted) gave props (21 Sep 2008):

    Your landscapes in Texas are amazing.

  • Andrew Lorimer

    Andrew Lorimer (Deleted) gave props (15 Oct 2008):

    Absolutely Beautiful Capture !!!

  • Michael Lynch

    Michael Lynch said (24 Oct 2008):

    Awesome Vote: YEAH !!!

  • Mayette Ignacio

    Mayette Ignacio gave props (28 Oct 2008):

    Way cool my vote and fave

  • Sean Blake

    Sean Blake said (4 Nov 2008):


  • Martin Brown

    Martin Brown gave props (4 Nov 2008):

    Great story and I love Texas, so voted!! :-)

  • Delores Harshaw

    Delores Harshaw (Deleted) gave props (9 Nov 2008):

    Awesome image. Voted yeah!

  • Michael Ignatov

    Michael Ignatov said (15 Nov 2008):

    the IR is definitely working here

  • Lynn H

    Lynn H (Deleted) gave props (15 Nov 2008):

    My vote! Beautifully done

  • Catherine Hadler

    Catherine Hadler gave props (16 Nov 2008):

    great shot, my vote

  • Vashistha Pathak

    Vashistha Pathak gave props (16 Nov 2008):

    Excellent shot.

  • A F

    A F gave props (23 Nov 2008):

    nice story

  • Norman Caldwell

    Norman Caldwell (Deleted) gave props (4 Dec 2008):

    Finally found my way back to vote for this incredible photo!

  • Steven Maguire

    Steven Maguire gave props (7 Dec 2008):

    A magnificent image!! Beautiful!!!!!

  • Woj

    Woj (Deleted) gave props (27 Aug 2010):

    cool shot!

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