Bamboo Growing among the Ferns - Infrared Photography

By Solominer | Solominer | 22 Sep 2019


I was surprised to see Bamboo growing wild in Georgia when I first noticed it. Though it seems many types of Bamboo do quite well in our mild winter climate. I found it sometimes while hiking as well and saw some when I visited Wildcat Creek Campground growing along the trail.

 

 

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panasonic_dmcgh3.png Camera Model Lumix GH3, modified by LifePixel for Full Spectrum lens.png Lens Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12mm-50mm cropfilter1.png Filter 720nm Infrared Passthrough filter apture.png Aperture f/3.5 Timeexposurevalue.png Shutter Speed 1/60 sec iso.png Film Speed 800 spectrum.png Spectrum Infrared (IR) wavelengh1.png Wavelength 720 nanometers location.png Location Dawsonville, Georgia USA.

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It seems to do quite well growing under think tree canopies. Though given enough time it will reach the tree tops and spread out.

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Ferns were growing in the same area as the wild bamboo. Which was interesting to me, as usually ferns grow in clusters by themselves. But seems the hardy Bamboo have laid down claim to the area as well.

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Hmm the auto white balence is a little off in this photo but still cool to see the walking trail as a bald spot in the forest.

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Finding patches of ferns is common, though always fun to see. A monoculture that can cover many square feet. But that does not stop Bamboo, the honey badger of the plant world. It dont care...

 

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I take pictures with a special camera. Its a Mirrorless DSLR that has been modified by Life Pixel to see light in other wavelengths. This allows my camera to see light in the Infrared [IR] around 1300 NM wavelength, through the visual spectrum and into the Ultraviolet A and B wavelengths roughly into the 300 NM wavelength.

I carry many filters on me to make the photos you see in my blog, these filters screw on my lens and help me isolate certain wavelengths for certain scenes. These filters can be IR / UV pass-through filters to assist me get a natural photo taking out the UV and IR light. Or I may use a Infrared pass-through filter capture just IR light. I can do the same with UV light as well, though I need some better filters which they can cost a few hundred dollars for true Ultraviolet pass through filters. So for right now I have B + W 403 bandpass filters that still allow some IR light in, due to their cheaper material.

 

There are also exotic glasses made of sapphire and germanium I am open to working with to replace my silica glass hot mirror with a material that allows even longer wavelengths of infrared to enter my cameras sensor. Special sensors, lenses and filters of that material would be needed as well, so it would be a big project but one that may give some even more unique photography results.

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Solominer
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I am a user of cryptocurrency and also run infrastructure for multiple Coins and Dapps. I write about my experience with blockchain tech and nature. On the side I use a full spectrum camera to take unique photos in the Infrared and Ultraviolet spectrums.


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