Winter Wonderland

Yes this is a repost of a shot I posted about 15 months ago. This is an Infra-red photo taken using a Hoya R72 Infra-red filter on a Canon 50mm f/1.8 lens. I found this is the best combination with a Canon camera for getting the lovely white leaves effect you get on IR photos. There are a few reasons for the repost. Firstly because its one week to Christmas and as such I will be posting a Christmas themed image each day till then. As a bonus I will also be releasing each image as a wallpaper for your computer as a little thank you and early Christmas present.


The second reason for me posting this image is because I sold a print of it yesterday at the Arena Gallery Christmas art auction in Liverpool. I entered 3 shots and only the 3rd and final shot sold. I wasn’t really disappointed as it was a fun auction and thanks to the auctioneer I had a laugh. I recorded each item on my phone so you can hear what he had to say. It was hilarious. “HDR! What’s HDR? Oh High Dynamic Range. Just look at it, fantastic.” Hardly anyone’s work sold and he got that desperate he was pimping the frames, and even the back of some work. I got a bid on the Toronto sunset skyline image but only up to ��30. It was fun to meet the people who bought it afterwards. Nice couple. I also got to meet Ian Jackson and his wife of Art in Liverpool fame, and to thank them for the fantastic site. Such a resource for local artists.

Camera: Canon 10D // Flash Used: No // Focal Length: 50.0mm // Exposure Time: 25.000 s // Aperture: f/14.0 // ISO equiv: 400 // White Balance: Manual // Metering Mode: Matrix // Exposure Mode: Manual // Canon 50mm f/1.8

4 responses

  1. Madness. So it’s a case of strapping on a R72 filter on a bright day? Obviously you have to choose your subject well as you’ve done here.

  2. This is insanely gorgeous. Not too much I can say really, but congrats.

  3. these pics are sick nasty yo. fo sho.

  4. I was looking for a really beautiful winter wallpaper 4 my laptop and I think your shots are amazing. Your site seems to be malfunctioning though, and I can’t download the winter shot. Too bad 4 me, I guess.