These are some infrared photos I’ve taken the last couple months. Lightroom doesn’t have enough latitude on its “Temp” slider to “cool off” a color infrared RAW file to match the camera’s custom white balance settings. Infrared is well named, because the color is a very dominating magenta-ish red. It’s easier to just convert to black and white, but I like the sepia tone look I can get leaving them color.
I see this tree every morning on the way to work. Finally stopped one day and took a shot of it. So back to Lightroom, since the white balance can only go so far, and the photos are still too red/orange, I get around it by reducing the saturation in the reds and oranges. I usually have to add contrast with infrared photos, or they look soft and muted.
These historical buildings are near a lighthouse at Cape Disappointment. Infrared photos turn a blue sky very dark, so you get much more contrast than normal color photos with objects that reflect infrared radiation.
I like infrared enough that I had an old dSLR converted as a dedicated infrared camera. It’s a way to see the world in a way our eyes don’t.