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Vote for best image of January 2016. 

7 deviants said Lost Paradise by bamboomix
5 deviants said Birch... by MichiLauke
2 deviants said Selena infrared boudoir 0222 by jblaschke
1 deviant said MeMories... by Konczey-Zsolt
1 deviant said cemetery X by vw1956
1 deviant said IR beauty by robpolder
1 deviant said Quiet by Holo6
1 deviant said Warmond Castle by Holo6
No deviants said Dicke Bertha by mIkeschwaRz
No deviants said Magical Garden by JohnK222

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Best of January 2016

Journal Entry: Sun Jan 31, 2016, 5:47 PM
Welcome to :iconr72:'s Best of December feature infrared pictures selected by r72


January has come and gone.  A slow month as far as submissions go, but that's to be expected as most of our membership lives in the northern hemisphere where the days are shorter and the leaves are sparse.  That said, the quality of submissions this month was very high.  I could probably just hyperlink to the January submissions folder and end this blog right here if I were in a lazy mood.

Anyway, here are what we feel were the best IR photographs this month:

Our Founder, :iconmichilauke:MichiLauke was fairly busy this month and provided a lot of classic monochrome images.  Very cool to see and remember the kind of images that brought me to IR photography.

Two Horses IR - II - ... by MichiLauke

Birch... by MichiLauke  Three Birches sepia infrared by MichiLauke  White Tree IR... by MichiLauke

Heathland 2324 x 778 by MichiLauke

:iconvw1956:vw1956 captured some very sharp statuary photos this month.  I'm particularly fond of the editing style he used for this kind of subject. He also gives us a great portrait.

angelX+1 by vw1956  cemetery X by vw1956  

Mexicana by vw1956

:iconjohnk222:JohnK222 makes very good use of subtle coloring in this very nice image of a garden path in Australia.

Magical Garden by JohnK222

:iconholo6:Holo6 is a newcomer to the group, and she is exploding onto the scene with some very high quality IR photography.  Her images are very clean and the blue and white coloring is just perfect.

Hoyoux Lake by Holo6

Warmond Castle by Holo6  Lonelyness by Holo6  The Avenue by Holo6

Quiet by Holo6

:iconrobpolder:robpolder continues to take great IR portraits while experimenting with other things as well, proving that IR doesn't have to be used for just trees.

Experiment by robpolder

IR beauty by robpolder

:iconbamboomix:bamboomix integrates water and stone into his images in a very nice way and pairs that with bold coloring which makes his excellent work unique among IR photographers.

The Path by bamboomix

Past Industry by bamboomix  Waterfall by bamboomix  Lost Paradise by bamboomix

:iconmikeschwarz:mIkeschwaRz took this great image which was used for this month's post processing contest (winners here:

Dicke Bertha by mIkeschwaRz

:iconkonczey-zsolt:Konczey-Zsolt gives us this image, which is a great example of the bleak dreamscape kind of image you can get with IR.

MeMories... by Konczey-Zsolt

And finally, :iconjblaschke:jblaschke captured this excellent IR boudoir shot.

Selena infrared boudoir 0222 by jblaschke


Also, remember to vote for your favorite image in this month's poll here:…


Thanks for all your submissions this month.  Looking forward to seeing what we bring in February.  Keep learning and keep shooting.


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Winners of January Post Processing Contest

Journal Entry: Sat Jan 30, 2016, 11:43 AM
Dear members,

welcome to :iconr72:'s Special Contest of January evolved by r72 admins.
The best three submissions have been selected by all the members! It was great
to see different contributions and how everyone made his interpretation.

A remark from my side, I am confused that the participation was so poor this month.
Please give a comment what shall we improve?

The winners are:

1st place:
Entry for r72s Jan 2016 post processing contest by MichiLauke

2nd place:
my way by vw1956

3rd place:
January 2016 R72 Contest Entry by JohnK222

Thank you for reading :iconmikeschwarz: mIkeschwaRz

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General Informations - Rules for r72 Group

New members are welcomed!

Members submit their genuine infrared photographs to our submission folder, which is named after the current month. The submission limit is ten (10!) pictures per week. Photographs which are accepted by the admins in a voting process are later moved to the appropriate gallery folders (e.g. "Magic Trees").

Please indicate in the description of the deviation what ir technique you used - e.g. filter, converted camera, other.

Reasons for declining a submission include:
- Bad lighting conditions
- Over- or underexposures
- Lack of sharpness
- Poor compositions
- Disturbing watermarks (e.g. big dA watermark, or watermark in center of image)
- Non-infrared images or a non infrared "feeling" in the pictures

By declining an image we do not want to discourage your work or your future submissions. Please spend time in our galleries and feel free to ask questions about techniques used to achieve images that impress you.

The making of infrared photos you can find in our tutorial gallery folder -->>… and in gilad's journal -->>… .

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My-Skies Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2015
thank you very much for the invitation to co-admin! unfortunately I can't , I'm very sorry.
but thanks again I feel very honored. greetings
MichiLauke Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2015   Photographer
Thank you! May be nest time!
egypt04 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2015
After one of my infrared photographs was chosen to be a Daily Deviation (completely amazing!!), I wanted to say a big thanks to the group and admin- it is seeing the images here which has inspired me (and still does!)
Thanks again! 
 I salute you! 
vw1956 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Congratulations on the DD!
Argolith Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm glad this group was able to inspire you. And congratulations on the DD!
swiftmoonphoto Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
That's wonderful news!  Well deserved and big congratulations!. 
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