Back in to woodland photography

Saturday morning the 18th of March I did my regular photo-walk in my favourite woodland nearby, the Vijlenerbos. This time, the weather forecast was spot on. Cloudy with sunny spells and no rain. Last month I mainly focused on street-photography.

This time I planned to do some infrared woodland photography. I visited a part of the Vijlenerbos that is really familiar to me, but as always real lighting conditions have a big influence on the photographic opportunities.

I expected a lot of sunny spells. Normal black and white and/or colour photography could be difficult. However, infrared photography has the same difficulties as normal visible light photography with handling too harsh and spotty (dappled) light in a woodland. It makes the woodland scene really busy to look at.

I did manage to shoot some black and white infrared images I am pleased with. I shot all infrared images with the fully converted Fujifilm XT2 in combination with the 35mm f2 lens and the 720nm infrared filter.

I also had my XT3 and the 33mm f1.4 lens with me. I also shot some colour photographs to compare them with the images included above.

The feel and look of the black and white infrared images is completely different from normal colour images. The infrared photographs have an “etherial feel” and more “timeless look”. The colour images represent merely the reality of that captured moment.

I hope you like the images.

Please feel free to leave some comments.

All content and photographs are (C) Copyright Ruud Maas. All Rights Reserved.

By Ruud Maas woodland-, landscape- and street-photography

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