Pine Row IR

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laughingmackerel on July 17, 2009

Great use of IR ..gla dto be the first to comment on these greats

SALCHEE on July 18, 2009

Very dramatic! Breathtaking! Micky

jopoloco on July 18, 2009

YS for this fantastic picture

saludos desde mi casa , jopoloco

Tom Lussier Photogra… on July 20, 2009

Glad that were the first LM. Cheers for the appreciation my friend. :)

All the best, Tom

Tom Lussier Photogra… on July 20, 2009

It seemed like a good choice at the time Micky. Although I wasn't too sure about how bright the pine trees would be. Seems to have worked OK. :) Thanks very much.

jopoloco - Many thanks fopr the great comment and YS. :)

Best regards,


D.R.Lamont on July 22, 2009

this is my fav! Y*! how are you keeping down there? looks like it might storm here tonight.

danimero on July 23, 2009

Impressive shot, excellent work! Best of

Greetings from Spain, Daniel

Michele Fini on July 27, 2009

Ciao Tom, this is really a new way of fascination... subject is simple, result is wonderful..

Grazie, Michele

Tom Lussier Photogra… on July 27, 2009

Thanks very Don for the nice comment and Y*. I'm doing well my friend. Hope your storm wasn't too bad. :)

Many thanks Daniel for the kind words and Best of. :)

Grazie Michele. The joy of infrared is it seems to make the "ordinary" into "extraordinary". :)

Best regards to all,


M Vargas on July 27, 2009

I am impressed ...... BEST OF ......YS Greetings.

Tom Lussier Photogra… on July 27, 2009

Thank you MLVargas for the YS and Best Of. I am happy I've impressed you. :)

Best regards, Tom

Luud Old on July 31, 2009

I don't know what IR is Tom but it really looks dramatic. Very good perspective !!

Greetings Luud

Tom Lussier Photogra… on July 31, 2009

Glad you like the composition and outcome Luud. IR means infrared. Using a filter that blocks all visible light the camera will record the part of the light spectrum that we can't see. Check this link for more information. My shutter speeds were anywhere from 1/3 second to 4 seconds so a tripod is needed. :)

Best regards, Tom

Luud Old on July 31, 2009

Thanks for the information Tom, I have something to read this evening . But first I will try the IR possibilities of my photo program.

Greetings Luud

Mark Highton Ridley on August 5, 2009

Nice Tom. It's a powerful composition and you're decision to not straighten it has kept the drama in the scene. Nice!

As a by the way, what do you do to control the highlights in shots like this one?

Tom Lussier Photogra… on August 5, 2009

Cheers Mark. I appreciate your insightful critique and compliments. :)

As you well know Mark, blown highlights in mono work is always a concern. With these IR shots I usually use a slightly underexposed image(from the bracketed shots I take) to work with. Then I'll set a white point in the brightest pixels I can find to keep larger areas from going hot.

Best regards, Tom

Mark Highton Ridley on August 5, 2009

Aah, that''s what you do. I wondered if you ever did the two exposures thing, on for ground, one for sky and combine in PS or whatever? How about HDR/tone mapping?

Tom Lussier Photogra… on August 6, 2009

Hey Mark. The single shot Infrared has historically been the standard but with the tools we have today multiple exposure images are certainly attractive in their own right. This image is a three exposure IR-HDR. I love the combined effect. Haven't played around with single exposure tone mapping of an IR image but now that you've mentioned it I'll have to give it a go. :) ~Tom

Tom Lussier Photogra… on October 9, 2009

Merci beaucoup Catherine for the kind comment and YS.

Regards from America, Tom

steandeb on October 10, 2009

love the effect on this!

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  • Uploaded on July 17, 2009
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    by Tom Lussier Photogra…
    • Taken on 2009/07/16 12:56:02
    • Exposure: 0.333s (1/3)
    • Focal Length: 18.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/9.000
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash