Infra Fun at the Family Dollar

Infrared B&W

Infrared B&W

Infrared Color

Infrared Color

Here is an edit of the Infrared color. Basically, I adjusted the filter itself inside the software, and then I made a new version of the image with brighter highlights. I layered the darker version on top of the highlighted one and painted in the highlights. I used my graphics tablet for this task. It would have been unbearable using a mouse.

Edited with more highlights.

Edited with more highlights.

Original Photo

Original Photo

Tonight, Jack and I went to our favorite sushi place for dinner. It was a great meal. We split a California roll and both ordered green tea and a chicken dinner with rice. As we were leaving, I spotted this Family Dollar. It was dusk turning into night and the place had a warm glow inside but was otherwise vacant. No cars in the parking lot and the interior was empty with the exception of a ladder and two motorized lifts. I told Jack I wanted to photograph it. There is a very busy street with four lanes in front of it, but thankfully there was a sidewalk. I have always wanted to use the infrared filter in Nik Color Efex Pro, but I never had anything that really worked with it. I did not know I was going to use this filter when I took the shot. I was just messing around. Anyway, I ended up liking it and made a B&W and color version.