Millet’s Farm – UV

As the weather was very sunny on Saturday, I decided to bring my Olympus E-M5, Aico 35mm F3.5 enlarging lens with Hoya U340 1mm + S8612 1.5mm to shoot in UV, and my Olympus 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 kit lens with 680nm IR filter to shoot in infrared.

First are the photos in ultraviolet. These were all shot with in-body image stabilisation on and at high ISO and large apertures. With these settings, the images are just about usable for web publishing.

Heather - UV
Heather – UV
Flowers in Millet's farm
Flowers in Millet’s farm
Flowers in Millet's farm
Flowers in Millet’s farm
Flowers in Millet's farm
Flowers in Millet’s farm
Farm zoo cow
Farm zoo goat
Farm zoo ram
Farm zoo ram
Farm zoo ram grazing
Farm zoo ram grazing
Goat field with goat enclosure
Goat field with goat enclosure

Notice that the fur coats of the farm animals has a slight purple tinge to parts of it in UV. That I find particularly interesting, as this is not uniform all over the animals.

Farm zoo sheep
Farm zoo sheep

My favourite UV shot of the day was of these ponies, who were waiting to be fed by the visitors. It has an olden sepia look to it, only there are areas of purple in one of the ponies.

Farm zoo ponies
Farm zoo ponies

Another interesting thing I saw was the disappearing sign. I enclose the photo of this in visible light for comparison.

Pettigoat Lane Bridge - for the goats to cross
Pettigoat Lane Bridge – for the goats to cross
Pettigoat Lane Bridge sign - invisible in UV
Pettigoat Lane Bridge sign – invisible in UV
Troll sign
Troll sign

I did go into the garden centre as well, and managed to shoot a few flowers in UV using ambient light.

Various flowers in UV from the garden centre
Various flowers in UV from the garden centre
Various flowers in UV from the garden centre
Various flowers in UV from the garden centre
Various flowers in UV from the garden centre
Various flowers in UV from the garden centre
Various flowers in UV from the garden centre
Various flowers in UV from the garden centre

The infrared images are to follow – still working on them.

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