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    Posted: 04 May 2019 at 18:58
I spent several days earlier in the week in Great Smoky Mountains National Park (U.S.) shooting predominantly infrared. I am very familiar with the park because it's within a day's drive of my home and I enjoy it quite a bit because it offers so many different venues and subjects.

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How nice to get such a beautiful present from you on your birthday Roger! All very nice, but the leading line in #1, the light in #7 and the depth/layers in #8 make those three standing out for me. TFS
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Post Options Post Options   Quote waldo_posth Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 May 2019 at 21:32
A great set, Roger! I love the contrast between the living (lights, greens) and the dead (shadows, dead wood) - most salient in #7!

The balanced ones (##1-3, 6, 9) work best for me - with #2 my clear favorite. The angle - and composition, of course - in #9 is just amazing. Most of my wider angle lenses create hot spots - may I ask what lens you used for #9 (I assume #5 and #8 have been shot with the same lens)?

Until recently I didn't know that some lensmakers create special lenses for IR photography. But to push it that far would even go beyond GAS.

Thanks for sharing these images - a joy to view!
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Fred_S - Thanks for commenting. My gift to you.

waldo_posth - All images were shot on a converted (to 720) a900. The three Sony zooms I have used for years all create a hot spot. So, for a long time my one and only zoom that did not create a hot spot was my Sigma 12-24 which I have had for years (bought originally for use on the 7D, then a700). I have always found it to be an incredible lens but I am not a pixel peeper. When I not too long ago had my a900 converted I knew that 12-24 was going to be very limiting, obviously. The day before I left for the Smokies I had an "ah-ah" moment - how about my old Minolta primes? The 35mm f2 and the 50mm 1.7 - no hot spots! You are correct in that #'s 5 and 8 were both shot at 12mm with the Sigma. I also used the Sigma on: #6 (at 24mm), #7 (at 18mm) and #9 (at 12mm). I used the 35mm on #'s 1, 2 and 4 and the 50mm on #3.
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Thank you, Roger, for the details.

It would be nice if we had that information on hot spots collected in the DYXUM lens data files. As it seems modern lens coatings contribute to the problem. What here is reported on Zeiss prototypes (already in 2010) has been new information for me. Obviously some of the prototypes have been going into production (I have seen one production copy at least). Older lenses may have an advantage - but it is difficult to find good older WA lenses: You might have found two of them!
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Originally posted by waldo_posth waldo_posth wrote:

It would be nice if we had that information on hot spots collected in the DYXUM lens data files.


See here for some information. It is accurate for the lenses I have tested that are included in the list.
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What a striking and original set. Both in their IR capture and subject matter. Beautifully post-processed and presented - real works of art.
Thanks for sharing.
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Lots of excellent shots Roger but #8 gets my award for the shot I most wish I'd made.
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Roger,

For simplicity's sake I would like to combine versions of Jozioau's and Atom Ant' comments above; What a striking and original set. Not only in their IR capture and subject matter but also beautifully post-processed, crafted and presented - real works of art. And they are almost all, without exception, shots I most wish I'd been there to make.

#'s 1, 2, 3 and 4 would/will make exceptional prints.

Thanks for sharing these and best regards Neil,.
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Originally posted by Roger Rex Roger Rex wrote:

Originally posted by waldo_posth waldo_posth wrote:

It would be nice if we had that information on hot spots collected in the DYXUM lens data files.

See here for some information. It is accurate for the lenses I have tested that are included in the list.
And we even do have our own IR lens lists on Dyxum for A-mount as well as E-mount
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I did a lot of experimentation with infrared on this trip, including shooting at night. Certainly a different look from the bright white.

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Hi Roger,

The sky behind the hillside is just amazing... Someone looks like they were getting a real bucketful of rain!

I think I like the delicacy of this shot quite a lot the more I look at it - yes; there is the heaviness of that winding road leading in but it's the nature of how the trees and leaves are portrayed in this image that makes it a step up from the usual IR shots of foliage we tend to see.

Thanks and best regards, Neil.
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awesome series! such a pleasure to watch.
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owenn01 and angora - Thanks for commenting.
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