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Best of Infrared of June 2014

Journal Entry: Sun Jun 29, 2014, 9:52 PM
And the winner of this month's poll is:

byssus by sorny

Big congrats to :iconsorny:sorny!

Hello members of the :iconr72:r72 Infrared photography group, and welcome to our Best of June monthly showcase feature.

June was a very good month for us not just in terms of quantity, but of quality.  In fact about 1/3rd of all this month's submissions were nominated by our admins for this feature.  And since this is a photography group and not a small talk group, without further ado, here they are:


eprowe continues showcasing the beauty of the American Southwest:

Byways VIII by eprowe}{Byways X by eprowe}{Byways VII by eprowe}{Parched by eprowe}{Byways IX by eprowe


vw1956 demonstrated his great range, capturing great IR shots of many different kinds of subject:

lily... by vw1956}{Trip by vw1956}{SpringWP by vw1956}{Felix30 Experimentation by vw1956}{Apfel-Allee by vw1956


Okavanga brings us this interesting variation of IR photography in which he uses a red filter on top of an IR converted camera to yield this unique effect (as a side note, his many journals are a great resource for those of us who are interested in the science of light and photography [looking at you IRphotogirl]) :

Bruntis Loch by Okavanga


robpolder continues his mastery of human IR photography along with a very well timed areal shot:

Jump by robpolder}{Dream Away by robpolder


sorny has a clean gritty style and handles color contrasts very well:

byssus by sorny


EdenSight is an up and coming IR photographer who has an eye for combining clouds and trees:

Winds of Fire by EdenSight


Zenith1 brings us this beautiful image of a great example of Slovenian architecture:

Church of St. Michael by Zenith1


drhussamm does exceptionally beautiful traditional black and white IR work:

Lost in Translation by drhussamm}{Silver by drhussamm}{Bridge by drhussamm


farigiovanni is experimenting with different IR color channel mixing and is coming up with some very nice colors:

Regent's Lake 4 by farigiovanni


myINQI uses excellent composition to show classic cotton candy trees to best effect:

White Trees Part I by myINQI}{Audi TT IR Part I by myINQI


I experimented with shooting starscapes in IR which I recommend trying yourself (post your results in this folder -… :

Infrared Starscape over Mono Lake by swiftmoonphoto


Metal-Bender uses IR and her own unique eye to shoot every-day scenes that are as beautiful as they are creepy:

Empty Chair, Empty House by Metal-Bender


PauloPPereira  gives us an excellent example of that "other world" that IR can bring to light:

Feel Free by PauloPPereira


Amoakk uses IR to magnify emotion:

Intense by Amoakk


helios-spada uses color to incredible effect in IR images:

Vanishing Red by helios-spada}{Laguna de Oro by helios-spada}{Addicks Forest by helios-spada


white-white combines IR with a long exposure to give us this beautiful and dreamy shot:

Atlantic 3 by white-white


and finally,
TWPhotos uses IR to show the human body in a slightly different way:

MC Arthur 0246 IR by TWPhotos}{MC Arthur 0228 IR by TWPhotos

Thanks to all our staff and members for making this a successful month.  Keep learning and keep shooting.

And remember to vote for your favorite image in our poll here:…

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Journal Entry: Sun Jun 29, 2014, 9:51 PM
r72 Infrared Photo Group is making  a two monthly INFRARED PHOTO CHALLENGE.
No Contest, no Prices, no Restrictions,
only as voted by members poll
your best Infrared Photos with the Theme


Just a new Theme every two month.

Please submit your Infrared "STARS" Photos into this folder:…

IR McDonald stars by NickSpiker
Landscape with a Star by tisbone
IR Lonely Star - Blue Edit by IRphotogirl
Night Sky (IR) by blackismyheart90
Galactic Core by demarchand
Please submit to this Folder:…

I hope you like it and make a lot of use of this Challenge!
Have fun!
Give and get inspiration!

:iconmichilauke: MichiLauke from Berlin/Germany
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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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IRphotogirl Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014  Student Photographer
I'll be honest and say that I kind of pity the admin in charge for the best of june here... Why? Because 99 per cent of this month IR submissions deserve to be part of the selection!! Good luck to my fellow admin at the end of the month, picking only a few captures will be tough :nod: :rose:
vw1956 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
The support by the members seems to be a bit poor this month!
Argolith Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Do you mean the number of submissions?
vw1956 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Both the number of submissions and commenting on others work!
Argolith Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Maybe it's just a statistical phenomenon and the situation will improve soon.
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IRphotogirl Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013  Student Photographer
Skies are blue:pull the other one! :D

My latest journal entry is here:

I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed writing it, cheers!

PhotoPhenom avatar :heart:
MichiLauke Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013   Photographer
Interesting discussion!
IRphotogirl Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013  Student Photographer
thx, you are invited there as well Michi!
cheers :)
ha-rat-kiri Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
:wave: ty for the request :)
MichiLauke Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013   Photographer
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