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Leat 3

This shows part of the three mile long Leat that was constructed to supply water to the water wheel used to pull carriages up the inclined tramway on the Fowey Consols Mine near Luxulyan in Cornwall.

I have long had an interest in infrared photography, which my adoption of digital imaging has allowed me to expand this aspect of my photography.

For this image I used my Canon EOS 40D camera that I had converted to infrared use by fitting a 720nm internal filter in place of the original IR blocking filter. It was fitted with a Canon EF-S 10 to 18mm lens set at 10mm.

In an attempt to retain detail in all areas I took three images at one stop intervals using the cameras auto bracketing facility, hand-held at 1/15, 1/30 and a 1/60 of a second with the aperture set at f8 and the ISO set at 800. These were combined as an HDR image using Photomatix Essentials software so that exposure range suited the limited latitude of my printing paper. The resulting file was then worked on using Adobe Lightroom before printing.



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