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Best of r72 IR Photos of January 2016

Journal Entry: Mon Feb 1, 2016, 12:37 AM
Welcome to :iconr72:'s Best of December feature infrared pictures selected by r72


January has come and gone.  A slow month as far as submissions go, but that's to be expected as most of our membership lives in the northern hemisphere where the days are shorter and the leaves are sparse.  That said, the quality of submissions this month was very high.  I could probably just hyperlink to the January submissions folder and end this blog right here if I were in a lazy mood.

Anyway, here are what we feel were the best IR photographs this month:

Our Founder, :iconmichilauke:MichiLauke was fairly busy this month and provided a lot of classic monochrome images.  Very cool to see and remember the kind of images that brought me to IR photography.

Two Horses IR - II - ... by MichiLauke

Birch... by MichiLauke  Three Birches sepia infrared by MichiLauke  White Tree IR... by MichiLauke

Heathland 2324 x 778 by MichiLauke

:iconvw1956:vw1956 captured some very sharp statuary photos this month.  I'm particularly fond of the editing style he used for this kind of subject. He also gives us a great portrait.

angelX+1 by vw1956  cemetery X by vw1956  

Mexicana by vw1956

:iconjohnk222:JohnK222 makes very good use of subtle coloring in this very nice image of a garden path in Australia.

Magical Garden by JohnK222

:iconholo6:Holo6 is a newcomer to the group, and she is exploding onto the scene with some very high quality IR photography.  Her images are very clean and the blue and white coloring is just perfect.

Hoyoux Lake by Holo6

Warmond Castle by Holo6  Lonelyness by Holo6  The Avenue by Holo6

Quiet by Holo6

:iconrobpolder:robpolder continues to take great IR portraits while experimenting with other things as well, proving that IR doesn't have to be used for just trees.

Experiment by robpolder

IR beauty by robpolder

:iconbamboomix:bamboomix integrates water and stone into his images in a very nice way and pairs that with bold coloring which makes his excellent work unique among IR photographers.

The Path by bamboomix

Past Industry by bamboomix  Waterfall by bamboomix  Lost Paradise by bamboomix

:iconmikeschwarz:mIkeschwaRz took this great image which was used for this month's post processing contest (winners here:

Dicke Bertha by mIkeschwaRz

:iconkonczey-zsolt:Konczey-Zsolt gives us this image, which is a great example of the bleak dreamscape kind of image you can get with IR.

MeMories... by Konczey-Zsolt

And finally, :iconjblaschke:jblaschke captured this excellent IR boudoir shot.

Selena infrared boudoir 0222 by jblaschke


Also, remember to vote for your favorite image in this month's poll here:…


Thanks for all your submissions this month.  Looking forward to seeing what we bring in February.  Keep learning and keep shooting.


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Contest on r72 - IR Post Processing January

Journal Entry: Sat Jan 16, 2016, 7:17 AM
Dear members,

welcome to :iconr72:'s Special Contest of January evolved by r72 admins.
The best three submissions have been selected by all the members! It was great
to see different contributions and how everyone made his interpretation.

A remark from my side, I am confused that the participation was so poor this month.
Please give a comment what shall we improve?

The winners are:

1st place:
Entry for r72s Jan 2016 post processing contest by MichiLauke

2nd place:
my way by vw1956

3rd place:
January 2016 R72 Contest Entry by JohnK222

Welcome to :iconr72:'s Special Contest of January evolved by r72 admins.

After the success of the first two contests and accurate response, this month :iconmikeschwarz: mIkeschwaRz spends again the raw image for the IR Post Processing Contest of January 2016.

We hope you liked the last contests and participate for January one.

Here we go with the raw image spend by :iconmikeschwarz: mIkeschwaRz :

 Dsc4010 by mIkeschwaRz

and his interpretation

Dicke Bertha by mIkeschwaRz

How to apply?
1. Download the image
2. Create your art
3. Please upload your post processed image to the "IR Post Processing Contest January 2016" folder
4. The contest phase is from from approx. 15th to 22nd of the month
5. The poll starts at approx. the 23rd and ends at the 30th
6. Winners are announced at the 30th
7. That´s it...

Thank you for reading :iconmikeschwarz: mIkeschwaRz

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SenhArt Featured By Owner 23 hours ago
  Thank you so much for your kind support! :iconsparklyroseplz:
awjay Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2016
many thanks for your faving...always appreciated
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JenFruzz Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi there! :wave:

I'm just leaving this comment to welcome you to the AnimalsPlantsNature group. Thanks for joining :aww: We hope you find the group helpful and enjoy the artwork that other nature photographers share with us.

Our submission guidelines are located directly on the front page. Be on the lookout for our group blogs which include features, contest announcements, and APN news from around DeviantArt and the internet!

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vw1956 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Vielen Dank, Michi! Was macht der Winter in Berlin?
MichiLauke Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2016   Photographer
Der Winter hat mich niedergestreckt. Liege im Bett... :(
vw1956 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh... Dann wünsche ich Dir gute Besserung :thumbsup:
MichiLauke Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2016   Photographer
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scheinbar Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank You For The Faves by Undead-Academy Nacht malt by scheinbar
scheinbar Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
24163wbanrr8pc8 by poisen2014     auf schiefer Ebene by scheinbar 118019cdnmxzcdmj by poisen2014
mIkeschwaRz Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2015
Thx 4 the :+fav:
scheinbar Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
24163wbanrr8pc8 by poisen2014  Stripes by scheinbar   24163wbanrr8pc8 by poisen2014
vw1956 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Vielen Dank, Michael - ich wünsche Dir einen schönen Start ins neue Jahr :)
MichiLauke Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2015   Photographer
Das wünsche ich dir und deinem Sohn natürlich auch! Alles Gute 2016! Und die Erfüllung aller deiner Wünsche! :heart:
vw1956 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Vielen Dank, Michi :manhug:
Mozartography Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Merry Christmas, Michael!!!:happybounce: 
RoseSparrow Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2015   Photographer

Hi there, I'm just trying to find out what's going on with the group Trees-Around-Us, and I see that you're an honorary member. Do you know if it's still active?

MichiLauke Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2015   Photographer
Sorry, I don't know what is going on in this group. Have you asked the founder already? 
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