A reader of my blog, like me, has been using specialized IR and color filters and full spectrum cameras to create a false color look with blue trees. She used Canon cameras where, depending on the model, my DB850 and Lee Dirty White combo did not work well. Instead of Dirty White, she used “Loving Amber” and got good results. I recently thought I might as well try that – with my Nikon D600.
The combo is also interesting, but somewhat problematic with Nikons. First, it swallows a lot of light, second, the colors are rather pale and the blue not really strong. In addition, grass is rather mint green instead of bluish. But at least it generates nice bright blues with certain plants. Here’s a comparison. The following two were photographed with DB850 and Loving Amber:
The following was made with DB850 and Dirty White, like the main image above:
Here you can see what the minimal adjustment in the channel mixer does. It takes the magenta touch out of the reds and makes the coloring of the sky less cyan. It hardly changes the blue tones in plants: