The colorful wolf

July 29, 2009


Filed under: Photography — randy @ 22:30


My ‘old’ 400D still brings me a lot of joy. It’s so easy to use. It’s nice and small and easy to take everywhere, and somehow the built-in flash gives me better results than the built-in one on my 50D or the expensive external one, at least for parties and wide shots. I rarely use the full automatic mode (the green rectangle) but whenever I use it the results are excellent.

This particular shot, though, is as manual as it gets. It’s a combination of three exposures using an infrared filter on the 400D using a 50mm prime at f/2.8. I photoshopped the result a bit to return the colors to something resembling real life and to add a bit of sharpness. Exposures were 2 seconds, 6 seconds and 25 seconds at ISO400. It feels like cheating when you mess with the channels in PS, but I guess it can’t be helped for infrared shots. Note: at very long exposures a considerable amount is leaking in through the eyepiece. Be sure to cover it when doing infrared in daylight!



  1. Much better than the one we did with your old digital camera.

    Comment by Alex — July 29, 2009 @ 22:38 | Reply

  2. Um, this one was also made with the old camera 😛

    Comment by rheide — July 29, 2009 @ 22:41 | Reply

  3. I mean old grey, plastic camera. The Konica? Or was it Olympus?
    Not the Canon.

    Comment by Alex — July 29, 2009 @ 22:58 | Reply

  4. Ah, you’re right. I used to take pictures with the ‘supposedly best for IR’ Minolta Dimage. It was way faster than the Canon, but the Canon is at least sharper and higher resolution. With the Minolta I didn’t need a tripod though..

    Comment by rheide — July 29, 2009 @ 22:59 | Reply

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