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Christmas in Omaha
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Christmas in Omaha
Christmas in Omaha
I shot this two days ago with my refurbished Canon Rebel that's been converted to an IR camera. It was in the 40s; no snow on the ground. The IR sensor turns the greens into white.

Before that, I had used an Olympus point and shoot for my IR photography. The Canon Rebel's original internal IR Cut Filter was replaced by a filter glass equivalent to the Hoya R72 filter. No screw-on lens. The camera is completely IR now.

Without going into details, I want to thank Renee D, John C, and Jo Anne (not a BP member) for their willingness to help me get my camera returned from the shop in Australia.

F4.5, ISO 100, 4 seconds,

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Colette M. Metcalf
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    What a GORGEOUS image, Ken! WOW!

12/7/2006 4:06:31 AM

 
Gail Vitikacs
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Wonderful image Ken...and I am glad to hear you received your camera!

12/7/2006 4:09:58 AM

 
Donna W. Neal
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Beautiful Ken, I was thinking of doing the same thing with my Rebel but not quite sure after hearing you had some problems. When you get a chance could you send me some more detail.

12/7/2006 4:35:02 AM

 
Sharon K. King
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This is Breathtaking! Very interesting what you did with your old camera, wonderful results!

12/7/2006 4:40:25 AM

 
Paul Michko
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Wonderful image, Ken.

12/7/2006 4:50:27 AM

 
Jeff W. Robinson
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Outstanding work Ken!! You have really mastered the IR world and I always enjoy see your work! Jeff

12/7/2006 4:55:10 AM

 
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Wow Ken this is another beautiful IR image, I love it and it now makes me want to try IR photography.

12/7/2006 5:07:36 AM

 
Linda D. Lester
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I would love to do that to mine but my hubby took over mine!
Beautiful!

12/7/2006 5:42:27 AM

 
Dennis Flanagan
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I bet Jo Anne is hot! :-)

12/7/2006 5:47:36 AM

 
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Beautiful IR photo, Ken...love the mood this camera adjustment creates!

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12/7/2006 5:52:52 AM

 
Bill Wyatt
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Beautiful capture love the effects and lighting! Now that you have this one back you want to sell the other? Buddy?

12/7/2006 6:28:48 AM

 
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Great image Ken! Glad to hear you finally got your camera back. Does this mean we'll be seeing a new round of IR shots?

12/7/2006 6:56:38 AM

 
Darren K. Fisher
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OH that does not sound good but glad you got it back. This image is one of you best IR yet. So I can not wait to see what you come up with from here on out.

12/7/2006 7:01:10 AM

 
Pat Gamwell
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Such a professional shot, Ken! The most beautiful one yet! Love the color tones and the window lights! Can't wait to see more!

12/7/2006 8:00:03 AM

 
Nadine A. Lewis
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AWESOME image, Ken! My mouth dropped with I saw it!!! I was looking into the IR conversion yesterday but I don't have another camera so it will have to wait. Happy IR shooting!!! <><

12/7/2006 8:09:53 AM

 
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Wonderful image, Ken!!

12/7/2006 8:28:42 AM

 
Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna
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I have never seen Omaha look so beautiful, Ken!!!! This is GREAT!!!! ^.^ Kitty

12/7/2006 9:07:48 AM

 
Kay E. Mahoney
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WOW!!!!!!!! Awesome photo. Love the effects.

12/7/2006 12:27:17 PM

 
Renee Doyle
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It was well worth the wait Ken! Fantastic IR Capture .... look forward to seeing many more!

12/7/2006 12:34:35 PM

 
Janine Russell
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Ken, excellent detail, exposure, clarity and lighting.

12/7/2006 3:18:00 PM

 
Cathy Barrows
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i'm really loving this...have you tried it out in the daytime yet...the detail is wonderful

12/7/2006 3:27:52 PM

 
Tamara K. Walker
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Awesome image. I hope ypu waved at my son. He works in the Woodsman tower.

12/7/2006 4:37:36 PM

 
Ken Smith
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Thank you so much for the great comments. It's freezing here today; glad I went there two days ago!

12/7/2006 5:26:15 PM

 
JO ANN CLEVELAND
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WOW! Ken, this is fabulous! Of course I don't know what IR is yet, but am sure you will tell me about it! You are something else in this photography, I am IMPRESSED.

Hey Dennis, that Jo Anne spells her name different from mine! lol

jo ann c.

12/7/2006 7:12:30 PM

 
Kaye Burazin
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Takes my breath away Ken. Certainly has that WOW Factor!

12/7/2006 7:34:17 PM

 
Kenneth Mucke
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WOWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!!!!!!!Ken...this is a WINNER!!!!!!!!!!!

12/7/2006 9:04:42 PM

 
Amy Jackson
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Really excellent image, Ken!!

12/8/2006 7:00:25 AM

 
Emile Abbott
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Nice IR, Ken. Do you know if you can shoot IR with just a filter without converting the camera?

12/8/2006 10:22:21 AM

 
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Awesome IR image, Ken. Beautiful!

12/9/2006 8:51:44 AM

 
Linda D. Lester
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I do like this one!

12/10/2006 6:12:51 AM

 
Les Rhoades
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This image has a nice simple Holiday feel about it. I'm glad you did not say houw much is cost to convert your camera as Im a bit envious. I have always wanted to try IR. It just costs more than I willing to spend for the experiment.

12/11/2006 10:50:48 PM

 
Kate Jackson
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Boy this really works so well Ken!!

12/14/2006 2:45:31 AM

 
Terry L. Ellis
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This is gorgeous, Ken! Great idea to convert the Rebel. I might do that with mine. Good thing we have wonderful BP friends in Australia! Why Australia?

12/14/2006 1:31:13 PM

 
Barbara Sharts
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As you can already tell by the responses...it was worth the time and effort to convert. What an awesome shot! You got one of those WOW's going on here! Should be a winner.

12/18/2006 9:57:35 PM

 
Susan J. Allen
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Gorgeous Ken!

12/20/2006 9:14:19 AM

 
Colette M. Metcalf
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A BIG congratulations to you, Ken!!! I told you this was gorgeous:)

1/24/2007 2:13:56 PM

 
Remi Trepanier
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Congratulations again on your finalist Ken! AWESOME!!!

1/24/2007 2:16:19 PM

 
Linda D. Lester
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Just beautiful...Congratulations!

1/24/2007 2:56:11 PM

 
Bill Wyatt
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Congratulations on your wonderful Finalist, Ken! This is terrific!

1/24/2007 3:15:17 PM

 
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Ditto the others, Ken. Great capture, congrats and best wishes in the next round!
Regards,
Mike B-

1/24/2007 3:37:11 PM

 
Shawn Jennings
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Congratulations on your finalist, Ken!

1/24/2007 4:18:36 PM

 
Carla Metzler
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Congratulations on your finalist, Ken!

1/24/2007 4:20:53 PM

 
Sharon K. King
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Love this Ken, Congrats!

1/24/2007 4:34:29 PM

 
Kaye Burazin
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YaHoo again Ken!

1/24/2007 5:13:45 PM

 
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WOOHOO! WTG Ken!!! Congratulations

1/24/2007 5:43:13 PM

 
Janine Russell
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Ken, congratulations on your finalist.

1/24/2007 5:51:00 PM

 
Bobbie Davis
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Awesome IR finalist!

1/24/2007 6:18:07 PM

 
Tamera Phillips
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Beautiful finalist Ken. Congratulations.

1/24/2007 6:44:12 PM

 
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wtg, would not be surprised for this to go all the way my friend! Fantastic job!
Congrats!

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1/24/2007 7:13:16 PM

 
Terry L. Ellis
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Congratulations again Ken! Amazing finalist here!

1/24/2007 7:26:49 PM

 
Su Sana E. P
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Congratulations again, Ken!!

1/24/2007 7:45:25 PM

 
Kenneth Mucke
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I just love this one Ken...WTG my friend

1/24/2007 8:18:27 PM

 
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Man I LOVE those white lites Ken!! WTG!!!

1/24/2007 8:44:58 PM

 
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Congrats, Ken on your finalist. I love your IR work!

1/24/2007 9:01:21 PM

 
Pat Gamwell
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Fabulous shot, Ken! BIG CONGRATS!

1/24/2007 9:10:57 PM

 
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Big Congratulations!

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1/25/2007 5:24:14 AM

 
Gail Vitikacs
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Super Job Ken!!!! BIG congratulations on all 6 of your finalists!

1/25/2007 5:49:39 AM

 
Paula Dwyer
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Congratulations Ken!!! :)

1/25/2007 6:20:39 AM

 
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Congratulations on this wonderful finalist Ken...

1/25/2007 6:32:43 AM

 
Kay E. Mahoney
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Congratulations on your beautiful finalist. Good luck in the next round.

1/25/2007 6:49:56 AM

 
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You have to be smiling this month, Ken. Another excellent finalist.

1/25/2007 7:20:55 AM

 
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Congratulation again Ken!!!! Perfect image!!!! Good luck in the next round!!!!! :-) ^.^ Kitty

1/25/2007 9:20:44 AM

 
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Congrats Ken on this excellent Finalist! Jeff

1/25/2007 11:47:05 AM

 
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Congratulations, Ken!!
It is a beauty!
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1/25/2007 12:08:23 PM

 
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CONGRATS KEN
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1/25/2007 1:25:29 PM

 
Kristi A. Howson
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Congratulations Ken on another wonderful finalist and best of luck in the next round! Wonderful IR effect here!

1/25/2007 2:09:35 PM

 
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Lovely; worth the effort

1/25/2007 2:41:58 PM

 
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Beautiful! Congrats! Judy

1/25/2007 3:00:53 PM

 
Nadya Johnson
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Way to go, Ken! Congrats again!

1/25/2007 3:47:56 PM

 
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Congratulations on your finalist Ken!!!!!

1/26/2007 4:49:32 AM

 
Derrald R. Farnsworth-Livingston
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Excellent image and congrats! Unfortunately, I am waiting my camera back from the shop right now as well. Not for IR, but for a broken on/off switch :(.

2/1/2007 6:58:28 AM

 
Alana Ibe
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This is incredible!!!! Makes me want to move to Omaha!!!! Awesome work!

2/21/2007 8:46:24 PM

 
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You had me fooled! I thought to myself, wow this is a beautiful winter shot! Great photograph.

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