Processing an Infra-Red image for RPS eCircle

Earlier this year I joined the RPS (Royal Photographic Society) and within this I joined one of their ‘eCircles’ which is a small group of people who discuss processing techniques for photographs. Each month a member submits a photograph for the group to work on to show and discuss the methods they use.

Last month I submitted one of my infra-red images for the discussion. I used this as an opportunity to try out different techniques using my image. The results are below:

Canal view using the first technique

For the above image, I converted the infra-red image to a monochrome sepia tinted view, then blended it with a photo of some mother of pearl to give some texture to the view.

For the second version I used an ‘etching’ technique that I am developing – this fired up a good discussion of how I achieved the effect:

Canal view using the etching technique. Note the size and resolution of your screen will affect how well the effect shows

What was fascinating was how others interpreted this view including one who split the view into 2 different scenes.

Author: Paul L.G. Morris

I am an amateur photographer whose photography is mostly of gardens, nature and the rural environment. My specialities are close-ups, panoramic views, or a combination of both that I call 'Nearscapes'. I work mostly for my own interest having closed my business PM Studios Ltd.