Tried to fly the new modified Canon SX240 today, but the wind was too inconsistent and thought it better to not wreck the camera on its first trip out. Took this test shot instead. Desaturated 660nm channel-swapped image.
Rarely do I find infrared shots of people work, but sometimes the anemic lack of color (IR is absorbed by skin) can work to your advantage, plus it is helped by lots of people in wetsuits. Although, I think these shots are made by the determined children in the foreground.
A 590nm image from a full-spectrum modified Sony a7ii with a lens filter. Desaturating of the blue, no channel-swap.
Walking around Baggy Point, near Croyde, Devon UK. Desaturated 720nm & 850nm images (no channel-swap).
Putsborough beach, Devon UK. 3 stitch panoramic of multi-band images from a BG3 filter on a Sony a7ii.
Seaton beach, Devon UK. A multi-band image from a Schott BG3 filter on a full-spectrum modified Sony a7ii.
I like working with the multi-band filters like UG1 (don’t use that much as it blocks a lot of light and reduces the exposure options significantly), UG5 and BG3, as they produce dark stickman-like figures, rather than the anemic yellow with pure near-IR images (590nmm 720vm etc.).
A 3 stitch panoramic (the blending on this is poor).
The final flight of the little modified Canon Powershot n – rode my luck with on-shore winds one time too many off-shore winds and the kite and camera crashed. The kite, an ITW Triton, survived but the not the camera.
On reflection, I should have flown the foil, which is happier in heavier winds. The Triton was stable but got hit by a big gust as it was being hauled down and had no chance to recover.
Monochrome 590nm images, processed at 2400K.
Surfers carrying boards off the beach as the weather worsened.
Into the Wind Triton
KAP shots at 590nm from the little modified Canon Powershot n, flying on an ITW Ultrafoil 15 and a KAPshop Simple 1 rig. Channel swapped, white-balanced at 2400K and recolored.
Into The Wind Ultrafoil 15
Burton Bradstock, Dorset UK. A multi-band image from a full-spectrum modified Sony a7ii with a UG5 filter, white-balanced at 2500K.
The image has been hue-shifted to increase blue from the natural, overly heavy, purple from the UG5 filter. Slightly desaturated yellow and no channel-swapping.
Recoloured & channel-swapped 590nm image, of Hive Beach, from a full-spectrum modified Sony a7ii.
West Bay, Dorset UK. David Tennent’s character’s (Detective Alec Hardy) water-side house in the TV series Broadchruch. A monochrome 720nm image from a full-spectrum modified Sony a7ii.