Infrared

One more post with infrared photos, this time at a wonderful location. Foliage and clouds made a very food scenery for IR photography.

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Together with my favorite IR lens (the 21mm Skopar) I brought the Leica Summarit 35mm f/2.5. A fantastic lens by all means, which has not been used to the extent it deserves. I also own the Voigtlander 35mm f/1.4, and although the Summarit is a much better performer, I don’t want to carry two 35mm lenses, so the fast one is usually preffered (M8 sucks at high ISO, so an almost two stops faster lens wins most of the time despite its inferior quality). Anyway, the Summarit is also an excellent IR lens without any sign of hot spots.

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The shot above is not the one I wanted to capture. I was waiting for a long time for the deers to pass by, but they didn’t, so I placed my IR filter on the camera to make some more IR photos. Then, they decided to run ! I literally had about one second to focus manually (with infrared you focus using the rangefinder and then turn the focus ring slightly to the left, this is were you are actually in focus with IR light). At the same time, I has to pan the camera to follow the movement, since at 1/30 shutter speeds I would just get blurry deers.

Given the high technical difficulty of the specific shot, I did quite well, still this is not the capture I wanted to make. Needless to say that this was the only time the deers made that movement !

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The subjects above were kind to remain still for me to get the shot !

Enjoy the rest of the photos.

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