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J. Michael Wilhelm, Natures Images / 3,023 items

N 4 B 149 C 1 E Aug 8, 2014 F Jan 4, 2019
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OK..its not often that I show my RAW unedited image files but I thought that this might be a good time to do so. This images begins as an Infrared Color image on the left, unedited right out of the camera.

The middle image is still IR color but with my twist as edited to my liking. Yeah I know still a bit to understand IR color. Just think of this as what Florida would look like on Mars. As you can see the RAW image contains quite a bit of magenta, so most of that was canceled out. The IR in white is what you typically get with strong lighting and this was enhanced some more to bring it out. The sky colors were left as is, just deepened to bring out the stormy mood. No! I didn't get wet on this trip.

The far right image has all of the IR color removed with more dramatic effect given to the sky and pretty much about the same treatment given to the remains part of the image with a slight sepia tone given to the entire image.

So this is what ya get with a bit of a twisted mind at work and way too much idle time on my hands.

N 3 B 61 C 0 E Aug 8, 2014 F Jan 3, 2019
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Another lost image file, actually the entire folder was misplaced. This is a variation of what the color IR image would have been. These take on a more magenta cast than what I prefer. So there is some work to rearrange the colors to near? reality, unlike some other images that I have made with this camera.

Normally you would shoot in the middle of the day for strong high contrast bright lighting, but I have found that this is OK for B&W IR. I rather prefer late afternoon with a little more subdued lighting. The bright green foliage still turns near white but the color objects take on a much different look.

N 4 B 145 C 2 E Aug 6, 2014 F Dec 31, 2018
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I found a whole forgotten file of color IR images made about 4 years ago. Strange how you sometimes come across things...its like Christmas Day all over again. So even though my IR camera shoots in RAW IR Color, you can do many things with the image like this in B&W with a slight sepia tone. Back when I had my darkroom and was shooting with the 4x5 B&J camera in B&W, after making the final printed image I treated the image with a modified Kodak brown sepia tone. The old sepia toned images where very dry brown down in the darkest shadows. I modified the timing of the bleaching process and then stopped it quickly to retain nearly MAX Black. I have always liked the B&W Florida landscape images with that subtle light brown tone look to it.

I'm hoping that Flickr removes the last 2000 plus images as I will not pay the new Pro fee...so I'm now limited to only 1000 images...I think. Guess we'll see what happens.

N 1 B 743 C 1 E Jun 14, 2018 F Jun 15, 2018
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Sorry for not uploading any images to Flickr as of late...been busy with a whole host of things, some being working on my 2- 55 gallon aquariums. Go here to see these two tanks in they're setting:
flic.kr/p/eQ2Gki
You might note that part of the left tank sits behind the from tank. The base was built for a future 400 gal. aquarium that never came to be. Would love to do that but I now thinks age is a major factor in that project.

These two tanks are connected to a 10 gal. filter tank in behind the from tank. Sorry for the moving fish as I did not want to set up the proper light and soft boxes to do a few images, otherwise the flash shows reflections as well as lights up the floating particles in. the water. This was a quick and dirty deal. This combined 120 gal. system has been running for about 6 years with verturally no problems at all, however I decided to do a new landscape for a change up. So I moved the fish from the front tank to a temporary tank then removed the landscape and then cleaned the sand in place. I have a drain in the bottom of each tanks as well as a fresh water line to the tanks so that task is very easily done. Once tank one was completed I did the same for the second 55 gal. tank on the left.

So I have seen this pile of coral rocks in a vacant lot left over from some street drainage and repaving. I looked at the rocks and immediately saw remnants of ocean corals and mollask shells, which can be seen in this image. This proves the debate, by some, that Florida was once the bottom of the ocean with live corals and shells. The rocks that I collected were nearby and not very deep under the surface. All of this reminds me of my slat water aquariums that I have had when I lived in Miami. I made all my tanks and filtration systems back then and collected all of the marine fish and invertebrates.

So after the redo of both tanks and landscaping in which I only rinsed off the algae on the plants, the new daylight/night LED lighting system quickly grew more algae. Now for most algae is unsightly, but if you swam in rivers and lakes that is exactly what you would see...It's natural and very beneficial to the health of the aquarium. In fact that 10 gal filter tanks utilizes plants and algae to filter Nitrites out of the water. Plants in general is Mother Nature's way of cleaning up man's blunders, if given the chance.

Shown in this image one of my little friends that are responsible for cleaning up the excessive algae and keep it under control....they are freshwater crayfish. There are about a dozen or so little guys about an inch long in each of the three aquariums doing just what I wanted. You can go here:
c2.staticflickr.com/2/1742/27947881997_fd0da86064_o.jpg
c2.staticflickr.com/2/1728/28943825258_6e7b5f78fb_o.jpg

to see an enlarged image of one of them. I finally took out one of my cameras and added an extension tube to capture them. They are shown about 4 or 5 times their real size.

You can also see the once live corals that was once a Florida Ocean.


BTW, if you like a bit of humor of the things that have happened to me over the years on some of my photo adventures, try reading some of the stories in my Blog. I've just added the last two adventures that happened many years ago. Just waiting for the next humorous adventure to arrive.
I'm sure there must have been a couple of events that happened out of the ordinarily while some other photo adventures, but trying to remember back 15 years now is a real task. But when I do I will write them up and post to my Blog.

www.facebook.com
www.jmwnaturesimages.blogspot.com

N 2 B 607 C 1 E Jun 14, 2018 F Jun 15, 2018
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Sorry for not uploading any images to Flickr as of late...been busy with a whole host of things, some being working on my 2- 55 gallon aquariums. Go here to see these two tanks in they're setting:
flic.kr/p/eQ2Gki
You might note that part of the left tank sits behind the from tank. The base was built for a future 400 gal. aquarium that never came to be. Would love to do that but I now thinks age is a major factor in that project.

These two tanks are connected to a 10 gal. filter tank in behind the from tank. Sorry for the moving fish as I did not want to set up the proper light and soft boxes to do a few images, otherwise the flash shows reflections as well as lights up the floating particles in. the water. This was a quick and dirty deal. This combined 120 gal. system has been running for about 6 years with verturally no problems at all, however I decided to do a new landscape for a change up. So I moved the fish from the front tank to a temporary tank then removed the landscape and then cleaned the sand in place. I have a drain in the bottom of each tanks as well as a fresh water line to the tanks so that task is very easily done. Once tank one was completed I did the same for the second 55 gal. tank on the left.

So I have seen this pile of coral rocks in a vacant lot left over from some street drainage and repaving. I looked at the rocks and immediately saw remnants of ocean corals and mollask shells, which can be seen in this image. This proves the debate, by some, that Florida was once the bottom of the ocean with live corals and shells. The rocks that I collected were nearby and not very deep under the surface. All of this reminds me of my slat water aquariums that I have had when I lived in Miami. I made all my tanks and filtration systems back then and collected all of the marine fish and invertebrates.

So after the redo of both tanks and landscaping in which I only rinsed off the algae on the plants, the new daylight/night LED lighting system quickly grew more algae. Now for most algae is unsightly, but if you swam in rivers and lakes that is exactly what you would see...It's natural and very beneficial to the health of the aquarium. In fact that 10 gal filter tanks utilizes plants and algae to filter Nitrites out of the water. Plants in general is Mother Nature's way of cleaning up man's blunders, if given the chance.

Shown in this image one of my little friends that are responsible for cleaning up the excessive algae and keep it under control....they are freshwater crayfish. There are about a dozen or so little guys about an inch long in each of the three aquariums doing just what I wanted. You can go here:
c2.staticflickr.com/2/1742/27947881997_fd0da86064_o.jpg
c2.staticflickr.com/2/1728/28943825258_6e7b5f78fb_o.jpg

to see an enlarged image of one of them. I finally took out one of my cameras and added an extension tube to capture them. They are shown about 4 or 5 times their real size.

You can also see the once live corals that was once a Florida Ocean.


BTW, if you like a bit of humor of the things that have happened to me over the years on some of my photo adventures, try reading some of the stories in my Blog. I've just added the last two adventures that happened many years ago. Just waiting for the next humorous adventure to arrive.
I'm sure there must have been a couple of events that happened out of the ordinarily while some other photo adventures, but trying to remember back 15 years now is a real task. But when I do I will write them up and post to my Blog.

www.facebook.com
www.jmwnaturesimages.blogspot.com


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