Rugeley, Staffordshire

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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 :-)

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  1. Michael Dawes 101 months ago | reply

    I hope a long time........i have the same problem with my canon and filter....

  2. Sun Spiral 101 months ago | reply

    this is so pretty and unusual!!

  3. alyssaiverson 100 months ago | reply

    :D Beautiful!!!

  4. Hopefoote, Ambassador of the Wow 100 months ago | reply

    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 -

    But pink? How'd you get pink?!

  5. Semi-detached 99 months ago | reply

    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.

  6. Erika Revetria 98 months ago | reply

    Increíble, perfecta!

  7. NiCk AnDeRsEn 93 months ago | reply

    There really is a place like that? Where is Staffordshire?

  8. Stephanie LaGrant 91 months ago | reply

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

    Post 1, award 5

  9. MaitreYoda 86 months ago | reply

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

  10. NewTake Photography 79 months ago | reply

    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.

  11. Jamie King... 71 months ago | reply

    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?

  12. tashaparker 67 months ago | reply

    awesome shot!

  13. Deatheye26 67 months ago | reply

    what do you use to edit the ir photos?? sir??

  14. Deatheye26 67 months ago | reply

    Sir whaT do you use to edit the ir photos?

  15. Corica 67 months ago | reply


  16. kcezary 66 months ago | reply

    Excellent capture! Fantastic colors!

  17. cpunches 51 months ago | reply

    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.

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