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Sedona Moonrise by Rhavethstine Sedona Moonrise by Rhavethstine
Recently taken IR moonrise down in Sedona.
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stevensaysitsme Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2010
Sweet :)
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TarryAGoat Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2008   Photographer
BAM! What more can you say?
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Hector42 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
The moon doesn't seem to be so hot *g* .
Nice shot! :P
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Rhavethstine Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2008
In fact, it seems rather cold. ;) Thanks man.
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Ratafluke Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2008
Those rocks look outlandish enough on their own, and the hues make them even more unreal.
How does it differ from an ordinary BW - I suppose IR makes the sky and moon much darker?
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:iconrhavethstine:
Rhavethstine Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2008
Yep. The sky doesn't reflect much IR, whereas the red cliffs reflect a lot, providing for that high contrast environment. You could in theory achieve a similar result in classic B&W photography by using a dark red filter, but the result would not be nearly as dramatic or alien. Good question. :)
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StarTyger Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2008
It would be interesting to try this same shot
in B+W w/red filter over the lens.
The foliage would become more prominent
which might not be a bad thing
but the sky would remain very dark.

My biggest problem is that
I'm not really into IR photography, in general.
It may be because of Shirakawa's "Eternal America"
which contains many, many B+W IR film shots.
I liked his color,
but hated his IR.
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Rhavethstine Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2008
You're not the first person to tell me they can't dig IR. :) I've been experimenting off and on with a 3-stop Red filter on my digital, but I'm not getting results like you would expect with B&W film. I think I need to take some custom white balances, just like you need to do to be successful with IR, but I've been too lazy. The beauty of digital is that you can just open a color photo in PS and select your Red channel and you have pretty much what you'd get with a red filter and B&W film. :)
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Link397 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2008
Wow man. So did you take this on Earth or the Moon? ;P
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:iconrhavethstine:
Rhavethstine Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2008
That's the feeling I love about IR. :) Thanks man.
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PopGoestheRocket Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2008  Student General Artist
Beautiful shot:D
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nasht-01 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2008
great job!

excellent use of IR. ;)
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Rhavethstine Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2008
Thanks man. :)
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sabbbriCA Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2008  Professional Photographer
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Rhavethstine Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2008
Thankyou. :)
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jetsetaphrodite Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2008   General Artist
BRAVO ! :clap:
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texasghost Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2008
Great image. How long of a shutter speed and aperature? The moon is sharp and the rest of the image is extremely sharp.
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Rhavethstine Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2008
.8s @ F/8. I should have used F/11 if I wanted better clarity with this lens, but if the exposures get much above one second, you start to see ghosting in the center of the image, so I try to avoid that by stopping down. I also applied some (perhaps overzealous) passes of unsharp mask. Thanks for commenting.
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xbrianxbrianx Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2008
The gray scale makes me think I'm on the moon looking at the moon. I like it. :)
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Rhavethstine Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2008
Hehe, yeah. That's the feeling I get too. Thanks man.
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DM-Nonchalant Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2008
Well, you know what I think of this. lol
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Rhavethstine Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2008
Insert Xfire conversation here. Yeah. ;p
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