A stroll with film camera shooting Rollie RPX 400 an orthochromatic B+W film. Using this film with a Red 25 deep Red filter produces a negative similar to IR. Well this digital age has me a bit less patient so standing at the bus stop I thought. In theory digital doesn’t react to color filters yet last spring I exposed some orange Poppies with a red filter with a good result.
Setting the camera on B+W I went into the menu and applied a Red/Purple filter the darkest available. My idea being if the filter was applied internally I might have a better starting point to create this effect. So convert even when shot on BW, to B+W IR followed by contrast and sharpening. The second image is re opened in PS Convert again save in Newspaper mode contrast and sharp.
IR close but not quite, perhaps over sharp yet it feels like I saw it staring almost into sun just out of frame in left. Opinions on effect? Thoughts appreciated.
The trick is not found by letting the camera tell you what it can’t do, it is found by making the camera do what you want.
Photographic Art Meanwhile back in the 70’s scanning new/old negs
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