IR Along the Road to Hana, Maui

Posted November 30th, 2009 by   |  Photography  |  Permalink
IR photo taken along the road to Hana. Nikon D70 converted to IR with Life Pixel conversion. 14-24mm f2.8. Handheld.

IR photo taken along the road to Hana. Nikon D70 converted to IR with Life Pixel conversion. 14-24mm f2.8. Handheld.

A few days ago we took at trip to Hana, Maui. I had been looking for a way to use my IR camera for some visually compelling photographs, and the road to Hana is a perfect location. When you take images with an IR camera, green foliage turns almost pure white. This means that images of rain forests come out looking like snow covered mountains.

The truth is that too much foliage in an image can work against you, since everything comes out white. I took a number of pictures of the mountains and valleys along the way to Hana, but everything was simply washed in white!

This image was taken at one of the many hiking trails along the road. I mounted my Nikon 14-24mm f2.8 lens on my Nikon D70 which has been converted to IR via the Life Pixel method. I brought this image into Nikon Capture NX 2 and added a light blue cast to the overall photograph with a Photo Effects step. Then, I used a Nik Color Efex Pro 3.0 filter called Vignette Blur to soften the edges.

It was a great day of photography!



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