This was taken when I went up to Harvey bay for three days at the beginning of December. I had waited about seven weeks for an IR filter and picked it up the day I left. I only got a chance to take a few shots and the exposures were way out, I was pretty happy with this one as a starting point. Still so much to learn! (like how to get rid of the hot spot)

Canon 450D Hoya R72 and polarising filters (not CP) ISO100 F7.1 74sec


450d, canon, infrared, ir, jetty, pier


  • rosson1
    rosson1over 5 years ago

    Good angle man:)

  • H Maria Perry
    H Maria Perryover 5 years ago

    The composition is awesome!

  • Ushna Sardar
    Ushna Sardarover 5 years ago

    beautiful capture!! huggles

  • linda858100
    linda858100over 5 years ago


  • DApixara
    DApixaraover 5 years ago

    Incredibly beautiful!

  • Tony4th
    Tony4thover 5 years ago


  • Pascale Baud
    Pascale Baudover 5 years ago

    There is a challenge for your image Vanishing Points
    I think ;)

  • Thanks so much for that PB, I have joined the group and entered this :-)

    – Matt Penfold

  • Pascale, I thought you might like to know that after you told me about the vanishing points challenge I told bensound about it when I saw his image cracked he entered and won the challenge, so you deserve a big thank you.

    – Matt Penfold

  • Alf Caruana
    Alf Caruanaover 5 years ago

    wonderful and very effective image

  • Thanks so much Alf, I’m blown away by your work, amazing :-)

    – Matt Penfold

  • Mel Brackstone
    Mel Brackstoneover 5 years ago

    The hot spot is the bane of all IR photography! Love the contrasts here though Matt, looks great!

  • Thanks Mel, I’m thinking maybe a feathered circular mask to somehow pull out the purpley colour in the middle. I still have much to learn about photo manipulation.

    – Matt Penfold

  • Mel Brackstone
    Mel Brackstoneover 5 years ago

    That’d work, on occasions….it’d be better if you didn’t get the bloom – easier said than done…

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