The Victorian goldfields of the 1850’s gold rush in infrared – Canon 1D Mark III with Olympus OM 21mm

Written by Gary on February 19th, 2011

IR goldfields

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Hoya R72 filter. ISO 200, 8sec exposure and I think it was about f/8.

No modification to image other than convert to B&W and minor levels adjustment.

Note that this OM 21mm f/3.5, unlike the other less wide angle OM lenses, creates a radial CA-like effect visible at high contrast edges such as at the tops of the trees. This OM lens is a beautiful compact ultra wide but alas is not so suitable for IR work.


2 Comments so far ↓

  1. photograjph says:

    I like the effect on those trees, initially I thought it was motion blur! Looks like a cool location, I might have to enlist your assistance for a location workshop I’ve been asked to organise!!

  2. admin says:

    hi jeff, very happy to go for a drive 🙂

    think i drove about 600km that day on back roads around central victoria