Autumn almost always offers wonderful conditions for special IR photos, thanks to the diverse colors in the vegetation.
I was recently at the Aare near Reichenbach in Bern to test a bit with my Blue Trees filter combination. The range of colors is simply spectacular, from a mint green to dark blue to purple and yellow.
The settings have remained the same. I always choose “Vivid” as the preset, make a custom white balance, for example with asphalt. That way you get blue trees and blue sky.
Then I set the red values in the channel mixer for blue to -50 and the green values to +50, so that red and yellow are a little stronger. I’m happy with it – the Bluegrass filter is still one of my favorites, if not my favorite.
The question is what to call the filter. Bluegrass? Blue Trees? The color palette with the cyan-blue sky, the purple and blue tones also has something of cotton candy. However, that only fits for the fall colors. In spring and summer, of course, the colors of the trees are more uniform. Well, the “brand name” is not yet fixed.
Wow, i’m glad I discovered your website ! The richeness of the colors in these pictures is impressive ! Unfortunately i’m im not familiar at all with color chanel tweaking in photoshop. So i really wonder what those images looked straight out of camera.
SOOC is very similar. The photo on the homepage from the mountain was – as far as I remember correctly – processed without channel mixer. The small change in the channel mixer makes red and yellow tones a little stronger and less magenta. At the same time the cyan-blue sky becomes less cyan.