1/3/2013 Daily Photo: Infrared Tree Canopy

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1/3/2013 Daily Photo: Infrared Tree Canopy

One of the interesting characteristics of black and white infrared photography is that plant structures containing chlorophyl are rendered a snowy white.  This can make for some dramatic scenic images.  The downside to IR photography is that it, like HDR photography, can become a crutch.  A gimmick.  Rather than employing creative composition to produce dramatic images, IR captures can make any mediocre scene into an other-worldly landscape.

This is one of the reasons I use my IR camera sparingly.

This image is slated for inclusion in Volume III of Texas As I See It.

Infrared Tree Canopy
Cross Roads, Texas
May 2007

Copyright 2007 Warren Paul Harris
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Infrared Tree Canopy

Infrared Tree Canopy

 

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