Rugeley, Staffordshire

I haven't bothered with my R72 filter since August when I took it on holiday to Jersey. The shots using the filter on the Canon 400D were so disappointing that I decided to put the filter away. However, encouraged by a wonderful IR shot uploaded by greenbunion the other day I decided to get the R72 out again and try it on my wife's little Ricoh GX100.


This was taken hand-holding the IR filter in front of the Ricoh's lens and I must say I'm v pleased with the results. The exposure times on the Ricoh are much lower compared to the Canon's and the shot has more contrast without a noticable hotspot that used to dog the Canon shots.


I wonder how long it'll be before my wife notices her camera has gone :-)

  • Michael Dawes 7y

    I hope a long time........i have the same problem with my canon and filter....
  • Sun Spiral PRO 7y

    this is so pretty and unusual!!
  • alyssaiverson 7y

    :D Beautiful!!!
  • Hope Abrams 7y

    I hold my sunglasses up in front of my little camera's lens. I was just talking about IR with someone yesterday. He sent me this:

    It was illuminating, so to speak. ;)

    He's got some great IR shots too - Mark Bauschke

    But pink? How'd you get pink?!
  • Nina Matthews Photography PRO 7y

    Pink pink pink !!!
  • Stewart PRO 7y

    Very cool indeed. I've been around Rugeley a lot (is this taken on the canal out near Cannock?) and never seen it looking quite so beautiful.
  • Erika Revetria 7y

    Increíble, perfecta!
  • NiCk AnDeRsEn 6y

    There really is a place like that? Where is Staffordshire?
  • Stephanie LaGrant 6y

    Nice Shot! Please consider adding this nice shot to:
    Nice Shot!

    Post 1, award 5
  • David Donnadieu PRO 6y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Projet Ricoh, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
  • Marcus Panek 5y

    I get the 'hotspot' more times than not using the ricoh, unfortunately. It is too bad because other that that it gives great results. I wonder why it would be different with yours. Any ideas? This is an amazing shot.
  • Jamie King... 5y

    great shot, did you do any image manipulation afterwards, like any colour changes?
    i know that the spectrum is completely different but are they really that vibrant?
  • Andrew Tijou PRO 4y

  • Tasha Parker 4y

    awesome shot!
  • Deatheye26 4y

    what do you use to edit the ir photos?? sir??
  • Deatheye26 4y

    Sir whaT do you use to edit the ir photos?
  • Paul Corica PRO 4y

  • Cezary Kucharski PRO 4y

    Excellent capture! Fantastic colors!
  • cpunches 3y

    I see that you wasted 45 seconds of my time by disabling downloads so that no one could use this as their desktop wallpaper without sending you money.

    I just wanted you to know that I downloaded it anyway after going through the source and finding the original image and I am now using it as my desktop wallpaper against your direct wishes. I might also distribute it to others.

    Also, fuck you.
  • Alberto_2010 3y

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Taken on May 12, 2008
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