Hotwater beach Infrared by Paul Mercer

Photographic Prints


Sizing Information

Small 8.0" x 12.0"
Medium 12.0" x 17.9"
Large 16.0" x 23.9"
X large 20.0" x 29.9"


  • Superior quality silver halide prints
  • Archival quality Kodak Endura paper
  • Lustre: Professional photo paper with a fine grain pebble texture
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This big piece of driftwood on the beach really caught my attention, I thought it deserved much more than just a quick snap but as it only early afternoon and the tide was just starting to come in I figured it would either be completely submerged or in a totally different location by the time sunset came around so I thought I would try doing a few infrared shots, Im quite pleased with the results.

Hotwater beach, Coromandel peninsula, New Zealand.

Nikon D200
17-55mm lens
infared filter


  • Michael Treloar
    Michael Treloarover 3 years ago

    Great looking log, beautiful composition.

  • Cheers Mike, it would be a great log for a nice bonfire on the beach haha

    – Paul Mercer

  • donnnnnny
    donnnnnnyover 3 years ago

    i like this, what filter did you use?/ cheers don
    IR filter??

  • Hi Donny, the filter im using is a cheap Cokin IR filter that iv glued onto a Cokin 77mm adapter ring so I could screw it on to the front of my lens, then I put black insulation tape all round the edges of the filter to make sure there was no visible light leaking through the glued join. Very cheap but seems to be effective.

    – Paul Mercer

  • Kylie  Sheahen
    Kylie Sheahenover 3 years ago

    Beautiful image Paul, love the IR tones! :))

  • Thanks Kylie

    – Paul Mercer

  • Shannon Rogers
    Shannon Rogersover 3 years ago

    What an awesome piece of drift wood, love the composition, shows amazing depth, very well captured :)

  • Thank you very much Shannon

    – Paul Mercer

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