I'm very new to photography and got attracted to the infrared photos I keep seeing online.
I decided to try experimenting with something cheap to see if I have any hope in this hobby or not. I got an old Sigma SD14 because it doesn't require conversion, as the internal filter can be simply popped out. I also got a Hoya r72 filter. Using the kit lens, for the moment.
Now, for some reason, all my photos end up either horrendously overexposed but with at least some information in them, or total garbage with literally no information in the photo.
I've tried what I feel is every combination of ISO, F and shutter speed with different, but all equally terrible results. I know I can't expect too much from the cheap old camera I got, but it should be able to produce something usable, at least according to other experiences I find online.
I've uploaded a couple of RAW samples and would be endlessly grateful to anyone who'd be able to give me any pointer at all about what I am doing so deeply wrong. How come even on the best of my photos, if it's blueish - everything is equally blueish, or if it's reddish - everything is reddish (see the linked samples). On other photos I see, trees look white or pinkish, but the buildings do not.
Could it be that I simply somehow damaged the sensor so everything appears too bright?
Terribly sorry for the broadness of my questions, but I still lack the vocabulary to express myself better. I'm learning, but need direction...