So on my almost daily walk to get cookies I come to my poppies, not mine really but a great subject when in bloom. I am shooting with my camera set to B+W with a RAW color file but it is Digital B+W I am focused on learning. I make a couple of exposures, but not liking the contrast my mind drifts to film. Film I’d use a filter to pop the contrast. This is without filter.
I add a Red 25 filter meter and shoot. Image is way underexposed say 4 times or two stops. Check meter and am given the same reading. Open up two stops for the filter factor and get this image. Now I really wonder, it is my understanding that the digital sensor makes a mathematical calibration of light that is not seeing light as film does. Does the sensor not see the different colors? The affect of the filter is very similar to use with film the bright orange poppy is lightened while the green in background is darkened. Which is exactly what I wanted in this back light scene. Something to think about and experiment more with. Both images worked in PS but just to resize and burn dodge. enjoy pjc
Photographic Art Infrared Shewville Road Ledyard Ct