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This blog is an amateur photographer's attempt to show how beautiful the world really is. He is drawn to the colors of nature like a moth to a candle light. What are showcased here are nature's grand display of colors at sunrise and sunset, beautiful beaches and off-the-beaten track locations in his beloved Philippines, waterfalls and some of nature's great sculptures, architectural gems, and other views from around SE Asia that he was fortunate to see at one point.

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April 2, 2008

anawangin dreamscapes

The last time I went to Anawangin I had my sights on taking IR photos. You see Anawangin is perfect for IR photography. It has all the elements needed for a nice IR shot: lots of foliage (pine trees), water (the river and sea), and lots of sun.

One of my friends noticed that I brought home "too few" photos of Anawangin the last time I went there. It's because I practically spent more than half of the day taking IR photos :)

Pink Mood

I use a FUJI IR 76 filter. Its an acetate type filter and I just hold it in front of my lens. Its very cheap but sometimes very difficult to handle even with a filter holder. I'm still looking for a good screw in type but affordable ones don't really have the "qualities" I'm looking for (Hoya R72 is too much for my budget right now :D ).

Different IR filters have different Wratten ratings, meaning they differ in the frequency of IR waves they let through(or block). Thus IR images produced by different filters vary in tones (and colors). Furthermore, different camera sensors may "behave" differently even with the same filter.

IR photos don't really have colors, except red of course. The colors you see in IR photos are products of post processing thus these photos are called "false color IR". False or not, these images always have this out of this world look. And this is what I like most about IR photography.

Here are some IR images of Anawangin River:

Mocha World

Mood in Peach

Solitary Boat

World in Magenta

The cove itself is a nice vantage point for IR photography. You have the sea and the pine trees lining the shore.
IR Cove

Ethereal Shores

IR photography is looking at places or things in a different light, literally. It turns a mundane scenery into a dreamscape.

More IR photos here.
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lagal[og] said...

beautiful takes bai. i'm not big on ir but these are prized captures.

zherwin said...

antindi mo talaga, maestro! panalong-panalo! :)

Anonymous said...

Awesome IR shots!
I want an IR filter!

Anonymous said...

stunning ir photos. okay kaayo!

btw, add kita sa blog ko :-)

Lantaw said...

@estan, cedsaid, zherwin, laga[log] - Many thanks for the visit!

@estan - thanks for linking bro!

Reena said...

i am researching on anawangin because me and my friends are planning to go there.

i'm so happy i found this post!! shucks, ang ganda ng photos mo! i like everything!

Lantaw said...

Reena, Looks like anawangin is a hot destination this summer ;).Have fun!

pinaytunay said...

reene, i can help you for anawangin... i am from olongapo city. perhaps we can join together with my friends. when do you plan to come?

Sendo said...

ayos ah!! parang sharingan mode lang ni itachi ^_^

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