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Infrared photo gains national attention!

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A shot of the launch of the commercially-built Cygnus robotic cargo craft on it's way to the International Space Station at Wallops Island, Virginia, taken in infrared, has garnered quite a buzz! There haven't been many high-profile infrared photos until now, but hopefully, this'll generate interest in infrared photography, something I love and enjoy doing, myself.

Here's the photo on Flickr:
https://flickr.com/photos/nasahqphoto/9806274146/

My birthday is 3 weeks away, which means, with my birthday money, I'll finally be able to afford the camera conversion, which will be in my hands by the end of next month. :)

d.m.f.
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Added: 5 years, 2 months ago
 
ButtercupSaiyan
5 years, 1 month ago
OH YES

I want a new camera too.
dmfalk
5 years, 1 month ago
I've had my Nikon DSLR (D3100, to be exact- it's their entry-level DSLR camera) for two years, now, specifically so I could have it modified as an all-purpose infrared/visible/ultraviolet camera. Now I finally have a chance to get the conversion done.

Despite my eyesight, I've always had a gift for landscape photography, but never a decent camera for what I want to do. Now, I do, and it does make me happy. :) DSLRs aren't for everyone, but it depends on what you want to do. This is why I was talking about a month ago, about writing a photography guide for furs (primarily), based on my own experiences. And yes, photography is fun! :)

(I really should post more pics on my Flickr page- I'm REALLY getting the hang of sunrises and sunsets, now- That's been one of my hangups for quite a long time!)

d.m.f.
DOtter
5 years, 1 month ago
http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap130921.html -- It made Astronomy Picture of the Day!
dmfalk
5 years, 1 month ago
I did see that! :)

I first noticed it as NASA Image of the Day, but at the time I grabbed the Flickr link, it had 3 times the number of views of the comparable visible-light shot... o.o

I've seen so many great infrared photos & videos over the last few years-- It would be great if more interest in infrared photography would emerge, and that photographers would learn it's far easier than they think, and from the way it used to be in the days of film... (The cover of Frank Zappa's "Hot Rats" album, for example, was taken with Kodak's Ektachrome colour infrared film...)

d.m.f.
DOtter
5 years, 1 month ago
I played around a bit with Ektachrome colour IR film in college. I got a picture of an icicle that looked improbably cold! I wish I had a scanner for slides.
dmfalk
5 years, 1 month ago
Contact a camera shop- They should have a slide scanner on hand. I'd love to see your IR shots! :) (FA and SF allow some photos, and I know there are several IR photos on FA, so that's a safe place to start. If all else fails, you could always put them up on Flickr, since that's where I post my photos... I wish there was a dedicated fur-friendly photo site...)

d.m.f.
DOtter
5 years, 1 month ago
I'm not sure there's really much need for a fur-friendly photo site. FlickR has no bias against us and there are probably similar sites for keeping adult photos and videos so you can link to them elsewhere.
BTW... https://www.flickr.com/photos/dotter2/sets/ ...I have lots of photos of local furmeets and so forth.

And you're right, there are lots of places nearby where I can get slides scanned... if I can afford them. One of these days I'll get around to looking at prices.
dmfalk
5 years, 1 month ago
No, there isn't a problem with the photo sites like Flickr (added you as Contact and as Friend, there), but us furs can get lost in the shuffle with so many other photographers and photograohy groups....and awarders who really have nothing to do with anyone, except spam comments with awards... :P There used to be a site, years ago, for furs to post their furcon photos, but there are quite a few furs who are photographers beyond just furcon shots, but are only allowed limited upload usage on the few furry sites that do allow furry photography. They don't even have to be of any adult nature, just we, as photographers, are either limited or flooded out to have exposure as artists within the furry community.

But yeah, look around- I'm sure some places might charge 2-3 quarters per slide scan at most, maybe less- Just need a cheap memory card or USB stick to have them shoved on. (You shouldn't need to blow more than $20 total for scans & memory, if not too many needing scanned...)

d.m.f.
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