Baboon processed 2 ways

Baboons, despite being the most evil of all apes, are quite photogenic, with eerily human-like eyes and looks-like-a-smile-but-it’s-not mouths.  Dithering about processing this chap, to colour swap or not?  Either way, I’m glad that viewing glass at the zoo is thick, even though it does make taking photographs harder!

Photographed with the IR modifed camera, and a 590nm filter

Another version of that friendly smile

Bitey ape

Pensive baboon, yawning sun bear

This week’s mild obsession continues; playing with the IR modified camera.   I know they’re more typically used for landscape-over-water shots, but there’s something intriguing me about the shifted colour, the slight wrongness to the light and dark on other sorts of images.   Something about the way that until you process the image in Photoshop it’s just a dull blah, which makes it more ‘mine’ that a standard camera capture?  The sensation that film-era photographers felt when they took negatives out of the developer perhaps.


IR Baboon

225mm, 1/2000 sec, f/5.6, iso 200


135mm, 1/2000 sec, f/5, iso 200