A walk through a road construction area and a few infrared images. A kind of different subject than my usual infrared landscapes. As usually, I used the Leica M8 with the Voigtlander Skopar 21mm f/4 lens and B+W 092 IR filter.
When shooting infrared handheld, I will mainly stay with apertures f/4 and f/5.6 in order to have a decent shutter speed. This time I used f/8 which makes it easier for me to nail focus (as I have explained in previous posts, focusing with a rangefinder camera and infrared filter is kinda tricky, your focus point is not what you see in the rangefinder window, and Leica lenses don’t have an infrared scale on them). That meant that I had to go to ISO 640 which I normally never do with infared (ISO 160 is the best, and ISO 320 is acceptable). For that reason, I chose to shoot uncompressed RAW files. You can learn more about shooting uncompressed RAW with the M8 here.
I was very happy to confirm once again, that RAW files will give you a cleaner image at higher ISO’s and you also gain more detail in the shadows. The disadvantage is that takes a lot of time (about 10 seconds) to write each image to the card, but I can live with it.
Here are the images (click on photo to see large size).
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