Sunday, August 20, 2017

Playing with Monochrome Conversion - Silver Efex Pro and Infrared

I have been experimenting to see which is the best way to get a monochrome from my infrared images. Image 1 is my choice for this scene. This is a Silver Efex conversion done on the original raw file (Image 2)before applying my custom profile (image 3). If I use the monochrome conversion in Lightroom and adjust the colour sliders, then the conversion from the image with profile applied (Image 4) is the more satisfactory but it isn't possible to get the separation of subjects and background that you can achieve with SEP control points (Taken in Clare Gardens Cambridge)

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Infrared Punts, Cows, Trees etc in Cambridge

Here are a few softer images from a sunny late afternoon in Cambridge showing that, even on the busiest of tourist days, there are always quiet places.

Friday, August 18, 2017

Infrared Sidgwick Site Cambridge

With the bright light yesterday, I thought it time for an outing for my infrared camera. Started in the Sidgwick site in Cambridge. The images show the variation in colour you get with even small changes to position and light values. I particularly liked the tones and detail on the Lambretta which was pale blue!

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Insects from Titchwell RSPB

It was very windy for all of our visit to Norfolk last week so insect photography took a back seat but here are a fewthat I did manage. The Twin-lobed Deer Fly has these amazing green eyes and very sharp mouthparts as I discovered.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Waders from Our North Norfolk Trip

Athough not quite wader migration peak time yet, there were plenty of waders around. Some were still in summer plumage and some already moulted to the winter costumes. The Black-tailed Godwits were mixed flocks of summer and winter plumage. Other species here - Redshank, Turnstone, Dunlin, Knot, Oyster Catcher, Lapwing and Avocet. Adult moulting and juvenile Black-headed Gull complete the set.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Hoverfly Interlude

Busy with Camera Club and domestic tasks at the moment so a few hoverfly images from recent weeks, especially as my valued flash gun friend is having to go back for inspection.  - I have set myself to learn to identify British species but I also enjoy the amazing variety of these flies from Hornet mimics to solitary wasp mimics

Ann Miles Photography - My Favourite Images of the Past10 years or so