Weight and Stuff Report – 3 June 2013

Back down a bit today after the traditional weekend rise, which is good. I had a short walk at lunchtime, and did something a bit different after work.

A few weeks ago, I bought an infrared filter for the Fujifilm X100S. I’ve wanted to have a play with infrared photography for a while, but as this would require surgery to get my Canon to do it[1], I hadn’t had the chance. But I learned from a forum that the X100 and X100S can do IR quite nicely, thank you. So I bought the filter and then in the usual way didn’t find a tuit for playing with it. But I dipped into the forums again today and saw some examples which reminded me that I needed to play. So as sonn as I got home, I went straight out to the park. I took a few shots, wandered around and took a few more. Some are quite nice, some are not so good, and I’m actually rather happy with this one:

IR Lake

IR Lake

Camera: X100S
Aperture: ƒ/2
Shutter speed: 1/60s
Focal length: 23mm
ISO: 6400
Taken: 3 June, 2013

This is the JPG file from the camera with minimal adjustments made in Lightroom. Following a suggestion on the forum, I used the monochrome with yellow filter film simulation, a wide aperture and high ISO, which has worked quite well, I think.

[1] Filter thingy in front of the sensor blocks IR light