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Cotton Candy
3rd PlaceCotton Candy
marbo


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Pink II (Basic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D40
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED II
Location: Sussex, England
Date: Aug 17, 2009
Aperture: f3.5
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/4s
Galleries: Abstract, Infrared
Date Uploaded: Aug 17, 2009

Just trying out my D40 for infrared.
All seems well.

Many thanks for your votes. My 1st infrared shots this year.
This was an experiment to try and sort out my white balance issues with the D40. Thanks to capture one i can get even better colour ir than i did with the D50/D70 :)


Shot in raw with hoya r72ir filter on camera. Used capture one to set white balance down to 1400k. This is important as photoshop only goes down to 2000k and leaves images too red. And the white balance can`t be set in camera like the D50/D70.
Open in cs2, swap red/blue channels,levels.
Adjusted hue/saturation +70% overall, yellow-100hue,cyan+26ish hue.

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 161
Avg (all users): 6.7086
Avg (commenters): 8.9000
Avg (participants): 6.5926
Avg (non-participants): 6.7603
Views since voting: 8875
Views during voting: 357
Votes: 175
Comments: 43
Favorites: 15 (view)


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AuthorThread
12/30/2010 04:26:09 AM
Originally posted by overboard:

Hi, you say that white balance can't be set in d50... do you mean that I cant set a custom white balance with an ir filter using the nikon d50? thanks, Lauri


Hi, you can`t do a custom white balance with the ir filter fitted on the D40.

You can with the D50 which you have. The D50 is must easier for ir than D40. Just set custom WB to sunlit grass with the filter on for perfect brown colours like this Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_473313.jpg

Then swap the blue/red channels for colours like this Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_514948.jpg
12/30/2010 12:03:39 AM
Hi, you say that white balance can't be set in d50... do you mean that I cant set a custom white balance with an ir filter using the nikon d50? thanks, Lauri
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08/31/2009 02:43:28 PM
This looks so cute - its unreal :) I Like the sugar on the top...
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08/30/2009 01:49:55 AM
Mark! Way to GO! This is AWESOME! Congratulations on so many levels for this work of art :)

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08/28/2009 09:34:08 PM
A Most Excellent Image! Thanks for the Infrared Lesson, too! THAT is quite helpful! Blessings! :)
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08/28/2009 08:29:52 PM
Awesome shot Mark, well done!

What idiots gave this less than a 5, what muppets...
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08/27/2009 06:00:18 PM
Hi Marbo, I saw your comment about Lightroom's WB limitations. I saw this article and thought I would share it. I haven't tried it out personally but it looks like it might work.

eta: Lets try this again WITH the article:
//lightroom-blog.com/2009/05/creating-ir-camera-profile.html

Message edited by author 2009-08-27 18:08:54.
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08/27/2009 11:35:28 AM
congrats - makes me want a nikon - just for the IR capes...

i would have titled

' cotton candy land '
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08/26/2009 11:45:11 PM
Superb IR shot! My favorite shot from the challenge. Congrats on the ribbon!
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08/26/2009 08:58:13 PM
Perfect false color IR!
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08/26/2009 05:55:16 PM
Another wonderlandish image, always nice seeing these, you make good use of the infared spectrum, congratulations!
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08/26/2009 05:21:58 PM
One of the times when I really loved infrared. And what a perfect title.
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08/26/2009 03:05:14 PM
I've done some IR shots and they never seem to look anything like this. How do you get the pink and the blue?
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08/26/2009 02:57:40 PM
Love your IR shots. I still have to try it out one of these days. Congrats!
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08/26/2009 12:04:51 PM
It`s really very pretty.
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08/26/2009 11:31:03 AM
He's back with the IR!!

nice!
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08/26/2009 11:30:16 AM
Lovely... congratulations. You got a ten from me! :)
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08/26/2009 11:05:06 AM
What a beautiful fantasy. Could be a Beatle song- Floating along on Blueberry pond with cotton candy trees in your eyes.........
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08/26/2009 10:44:44 AM
Awesome! Congrats!
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08/26/2009 10:22:54 AM
Lovely Photo... I have been trying to take a decent IR pic for ages (and failing!) please share how you did it?!
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08/26/2009 09:54:37 AM
I am impressed. Anything less than a 10 just won't do. This is a perfect photo....
:)

There should have been 3 Blue ribbons for this challenge.

Message edited by author 2009-08-26 10:00:53.
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08/26/2009 07:19:38 AM
The title fits the image perfectly - beautiful shot!
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08/26/2009 03:47:20 AM
Very pretty congratulations on your Ribbon
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08/26/2009 03:27:26 AM
Awesome well done on your yellow. I'd predicted top 3. My other "10" also came in 1st.
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08/26/2009 03:15:41 AM
Missed this in voting. Very well done, Mark, congrats on the yellow!
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08/26/2009 02:40:15 AM
Super! Well done
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08/26/2009 02:37:11 AM
Oooh, looks like you raised the ire of some realists. ;-)
Congrats - a delicious image.
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08/26/2009 01:20:25 AM
Perfect title! Congratulations! (I was one of your 10s)
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08/26/2009 01:12:20 AM
WOW .. this is stunning . the colours are magnificent and the clarity superb .. congrats on your ribbon .. was absolutely sure this would beat me .. no accounting for those voters .. they can be a surprising bunch .. !!..:)
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08/26/2009 12:47:59 AM
Beautiful IR shot, Mark. Big congrats on the ribbon.
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08/26/2009 12:06:03 AM
I have always enjoyed your IR shots Mark, congrats on the ribbon.
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08/26/2009 12:04:43 AM
Well it has been a while...great to see you back in form...with a grat image.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/24/2009 09:15:49 PM
It does look like a fairy tale land, indeed. Very very nice!
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08/22/2009 01:10:03 PM
Wow! 10! I need to know where this is or how you did it!
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08/21/2009 05:50:39 PM
Stunning, this is a top 10 and winner for me. Zehn
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08/21/2009 12:46:18 PM
This should do very well. 8 from me
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08/21/2009 12:49:55 AM
IM SURE THAT TO DO THIS YOU BROKE SOME EDITING RULES
08/20/2009 01:50:14 AM
I like this shot, how do you achieve this was it on camera or PS
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08/19/2009 11:17:31 PM
Oooohhh
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08/19/2009 08:27:30 PM
This is an amazing picture.
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08/19/2009 10:59:56 AM
It looks like a cotton candy dream!! I wish the composition was a little different though, maybe not have the little house RIGHt in the middle, or putting the camera closer to the floor?
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08/19/2009 10:12:59 AM
Beautiful!
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08/19/2009 01:14:08 AM
B~E~A~U~T~I~F~U~L! 10
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