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Heian Shrine 平安神宮, infrared 赤外線

Posted by
Stu (From Scotland | Working in Kyoto, Japan) on 9 September 2009 in Architecture and Portfolio.

It's difficult to say this is "naturally" coloured, as that term doesn't really seem to apply to infrared photography, however I've tried to make the colours on this one close to a regular photograph (with the exception of the white trees). I've also posted an alternative, one might say more adventurous, version, here. It's quite different (actually it is closer to how it came out of the camera pre-processed) but still retains the ethereal quality present in infrared shots that I find so appealing.
It was shot through an infrared filter that blocks visible light.

Canon EOS Kiss X 150 second F/5.6 ISO 100 17 mm

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MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Brilliant picture. These colors and reflection is amazing !

9 Sep 2009 5:24am

Eleftheria from Athens, Greece

wowowow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love Japan!

9 Sep 2009 6:28am

Esther K ~ from Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

That's the word I wanted to use in your earlier image - ethereal. A very appealing quality indeed. I've checked the alternative version, it's got its own appeal - but I do prefer this one for its dream like effect. A really fab image you've got here, Stu.

9 Sep 2009 8:10am

Allan Clark from Dunedin, New Zealand

nice shot

9 Sep 2009 8:10am

olivier Paillet from toulouse, France

Amazig shot !!! well done !

9 Sep 2009 10:46am

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

Five stars...this photo is amazing! It indeed does feel like an infrared shot with the trees those colours. What blows me away is the blur of the reflections, because with that angle it also feels it could have been shot with a lensbaby! Wow!

9 Sep 2009 12:32pm

Albert from Hamburg, Germany

Excellent! The IR filter gives a really nice effect. The photo has a winter feeling which I like. The other photo is also nice, but I like the processing in this one more. Cheers, Albert

9 Sep 2009 12:49pm

hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

Incredibly beautiful place and architecture... and wonderful wonderful effect (not just the IR but also that long exposure) that adds so much to the image! Ethereal!

9 Sep 2009 1:13pm

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9 Sep 2009 4:30pm

Veronelle from Lens, France

very nice place, i like the colours and the reflection

9 Sep 2009 7:45pm

Bishop from Houston, United States

Great shot... I like this version better!

9 Sep 2009 8:13pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

I think this infrared image says exotic which, to my eye, fits this great scene perfectly. I love this image. I like the other version too.

10 Sep 2009 1:17am

GJC from Kyoto (京都), Japan

I like this quite a bit -- very adventurous. I like the alternative one even better because I like the rich gold/bronze tones. Thanks for posting both.

11 Sep 2009 4:45am

Daryl Johnson from Farnham, United Kingdom

Came out very well, not overdone at all, great shot.

13 Sep 2009 10:56am