cnhedeen:

I’m curious as to how in pictures such as “Country lane…8*10*2014/eleven twenty eight” and “On the outskirts of town…8*10*2014/eleven fifteen” you get the sky so dark and the foreground so light without it looking overly edited (btw I’m a huge fan and love your work)

Hey thanks so much Rob!

Both of those photos were taken with an Olympus E-PM1, with an infrared filter taped to the lens. I mostly will shoot these in Monochrome picture style in manual mode, with both JPEG & RAW files saved. The image I see in the view finder gives me a fairly good preview of what I’ll get when I fire the shutter. The final image is processed in Photoshop using a simple workflow for digital infrared RAW files; white balance, levels adjustment layer, Channel Mixer, de-noise & a Silver Efex layer for the B & W. Nothing fancy. The dark sky & light foliage is what you get when shooting with an IR filter with a camera that can capture infrared light.

The in-camera JPEG, basically what I see on the back LCD screen…

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the RAW file…

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the RAW file after a quick white balance adjustment…

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a few more adjustment layers later…

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and finally a Silver Efex layer…

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