Neath Abbey In Colour Infrared

A visit to the 12th Century Abbey at Neath Abbey, Neath in Wales. I’ve been experimenting with Infrared, and I’ve been using Darktable to develop the photographs, however, today I experimented using ON1 Photo Raw 2021.5 to develop the raw files. I didn’t realise that it has settings to make developing much easier, and I am more than happy with the results!

Images were loaded into ON1 Photo Raw 2021.5 as mentioned, where I then went into the Channel Mixer module and hit the Infrared Conversion channel swap. From there I went into the LUT module and chose the LUT named “Campari” which just added a bit more tonal range. I then went back into the main develop module and adjusted the exposure, contrast and other basic settings.

I used my Fujifilm X-T3 with the 15-45mm lens and attached the Neewer IR filters. The EXIF data is in each photograph (and they can be viewed full screen). Typically exposures were around 25 seconds or above. Ideally this type of photography should be done on very sunny days, and although a few of them from the canal were taken in bright sunlight, a lot in the Abbey were not.

Of course, I took many images not in infrared, and also I converted some of these images to monochrome, which I shared on my Facebook (feel free to join me there!). I am really enjoying infrared, and I know it’s not for everyone, but I hope you enjoyed it anyway.

If you like what you’ve seen and read, please like and comment. There’s a new blog coming over the weekend!

Published by Mark G.Adams

Fujifilm And Olympus Documentary Photographer, YouTuber & Blogger.

2 thoughts on “Neath Abbey In Colour Infrared

    1. Time and patience!!! Plus using a different editing package seemed to help a lot, a bit (lot) simple than Darktable and it was worth using and experimenting with I think. Thanks Marc.


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