Lisa Cuchara  

Kaiser in the woods by Lisa Cuchara

January 2020 - Kaiser in the woods

January 2020 - Lisa Cuchara


About the Image(s)

Camera Model: OLYMPUS E-M1MarkII; converted to full spectrum IR by LifePixel; 590nm filter

Lens: OLYMPUS M.14-150mm F4.0-5.6 II Focal length: 14mm; Focal length: 28mm (in 35mm film)

Settings: Shutter speed: 1/60 sec; Aperture: 5.6; Exposure mode: Av; Exposure compensation: -2/3; Flash: Off; Metering mode: Multi-segment; ISO: 200

I set a custom WB in-camera to get the color version. I edited the image in ACR to add contrast, set the black and white points, and add a little clarity and then converted it to BW using DxO (Nik) silver Efex.

I did a full spectrum conversion so that I can put a visible filter back on if I wanted to bring the IR as a backup camera. I then use one of these two filters, either of which I can also convert to BW. Filter Band:Hyper Color Infrared (470nm) and Filter Band:Super Color Infrared (590nm). Want more info? go to and then "start here"

This round’s discussion is now closed!
2 comments posted

Bob Crocker   Bob Crocker
(Group 57)
Hi Lisa, just visiting from Group 60. Like you image and the treatment you applied; have not done any IR work but am interested the process. Your description is very helpful. Looks like Old Car City, always a cool place to shoot. Well done !
  Posted: 01/10/2020 12:10:11

Judy Murphy   Judy Murphy
The leaves have fallen and another season has ended for these old cars. The crisp leaves, the rust, and the chrome are all enhanced from the effects of the IR capture. And the texture seems richer in IR too. The headlights seem unrealistically clean to me however. Rest in peace old cars.   Posted: 01/14/2020 20:03:50