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Still in Nafplio,
At the east side of Vasileos Kostantinou street, you will find the Theodoros Kolokotronis park, where the horsman hero was sculptured by Lazaros Sohos and placed at 1901.

I wanted the hero to show the light so I've waited a little before taking action!


About the shot:
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My first INFRARED post in TE.
I love infrared photography, though my equipment is not the best for it, since my IR-CUT sensor filter prevents it :(
Infrared photography captures the reddish tones of a sunny scene. Most cameras has an IR-CUT filter in front of their sensor, making IR photography difficult.
The only way to avoid this is to use long exposures in order the sensor to capture the desired light of the scene. However a tripod is needed just like night shots.

Tip: Don't expect your shots being still, unless your subject is still. My subject is still, but the rest of the scene (clouds, trees) isn't! So you'll have to think what you want every time before you make the shot.

Another tip: There is no way to create a POV with an IR filter on your camera, you simple can't see through the viewfinder! Set your tripod and create your POV, put the IR filter after, and take the shot.

Settings: The fastest combination to avoid people walking through the park.
f/3.5
ISO 400
and exposure 10 seconds.

Best equipment: Nikon D70. You could take this shot handheld, with the same settings and exposure 1/60, as the specific equipment hasn't an IR-CUT filter.

Its possible to remove your IR-CUT filter from your camera, but not recommended as you may damage the sensor. I play safe :)


RAW Post processing Notes:
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- Exposure adjustment
- Contrast crazy
- White Balance / HUE crazy
- Saturation crazy
- Frame added
- Title added
- JPEG optimized and exported for TE!

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