Bats Head from Durdle Door in Infrared

Canon 5D converted for Infrared, 24mm TS-E f3.5L II, ISO 50, 30 secs at f20

Taken – Sunday 21st March 2010

Last year I sent my old Canon 5D to Advanced Camera Services for it to be converted to shoot infrared, the images produced start life with a red, purple or orange colour cast that isn’t particular good to look at, but once converted to Black and White, the magic happens.

I shot this a few weekends ago, it was a bit of a test shot to see how the Lee Big Stopper behaved when put in front of a lens mounted on my converted Canon 5D. Converted digital SLRs are different to film cameras loaded with infrared film in that they allow fast shutter speeds, which is great if you are hand holding a camera but if you want to add some movement to the sea or clouds not so good. Anyway, the Big Stopper and a low ISO allowed for a 30 second exposure, which in turn added some movement to the sea and sky.

I’ll be shooting a lot of infrared once the leaves are back on the trees and the leafy lanes of Dorset are in full bloom……so as they say ‘watch this space’!


~ by David Baker on 30 March, 2010.

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