I am posting this one mainly because I used it in a digital art piece that I am getting ready to post over in that blog. It was a cloudy day and this was taken at the mt piscah baptist church in slab town SC... Not a ideal day to take infrared but it served its purpose. I have to mention that some photographers have a obsession with graveyard photography.... There is a girl I met on Flickr that lives in Taylors that had 100s of photos all dedicated to the subject. Interesting.... Anyway stop by the digital art blog to see my one and only attempt at religious art ;)
From Pumpkintown SC, I like how the fabric looks on the wagon...This was taken just before we went on the hayride ;)
Posting this one not because it is good but because it shows how weather can effect your IR shots. It was a pretty dreary overcast day when we visited Mt Rushmore and this shot could have been awesome if it had been clear, the sky would have been pitch black with a few contrasty clouds. It was not a complete waste though... If you look closely the infrared really brings out the different textures and veins in the rock, the detail can be outstanding even though its just a 5 megapixel image. I took a lot of IR on our trip out west and will be sharing them here.
I am posting this one today because it illustrates some properties of photographing in infrared. Notice how her clothes lack design, that is because most of the inks used in clothing are invisible in the ir spectrum. Skin tones take on a irrevescent glow and eyes tend to go black so it is often better to shoot at an angle. Also of note is the hydrant was actually one color... The pigments used on some parts reflect infrared while the others didn't
This is the infrared shot I had used on the Fridays Fairy Digital Art piece in that blog, Flowers always have a translucence in IR that is stunning. One of my favorite shots
The problem with doing one a day is resisting publishing all of them, This Infrared is part of a series I did after a fresh snow, took lots of different angles and shadows so just consider this a teaser and Ill add some more from this series in the future. Mother Natures vanity shot :)
This is another example of what I mean by seeing in infrared , the color version of this scene taken at the entrance to a church in Anderson SC was pretty ordinary but in infrared its excellent
This one is part of a series of Biltmore but stands out as a favorite of mine, I need to print and frame one day
When you photograph in the Infrared spectrum you have to train yourself in contrast appreciation. Contrast is the single most important element and one that is not always readily apparent because most infrared shots require some post processing. A good examples are landscapes.... A cloudless sky will never be as dramatic and white clouds on a black sky often become the focus of attention no matter the foreground.