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New IR Style: Purple & Gold

Every now and then you come across something special when experimenting with different filters and lenses. For example, this: golden yellow and purple trees. It almost looks as if a gold dust has blown over the landscape. I like it. Very much, in fact.

Straight out of the camera, the vegetation is more reddish. With a change in the red channel, the reddish becomes a bluish purple. The post-processing is minimal. But beware: this does not work with every lens.

I used my full-spectrum Nikon D700, the standard 50mm lens (Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 D) and the unique X1 filter from Hoya.

In Photoshop I changed the values in the channel mixer at red as follows:

Red: +50
Green: +120
Blue: -50

 
Purple & Gold

Purple & Gold

Purple & Gold