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Sunday, January 10, 2010

Balboa Park (San Diego) in Infrared

I'll admit, I'm easily amused. Maybe that's why I like the fisheye lens so much (see the previous post for a link to several shots taken with a fisheye). I don't usually go in for "special effects", but my Pentax K20D has a jpg setting that mimics (more or less) infrared. It's a variation of the black & white settings, along with the colored filters. I used it for a few shots today in Balboa Park. The afternoon sky was partly cloudy, and the sun was bright. Here's the statue of El Cid Campeador (b. 1040), the national hero of Spain. The statue, by Anna Hyatt Huntington, is one of 5, 3 of which are in the U.S., the other 2 are in Spain. 

That shot is straight out of the camera, no editing. I did overexpose some from the meter reading because it was so backlit.

Click here to see more "infrared" images from Balboa Park this afternoon.

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