I brought my special camera along with me to Chattahoochee Bend State park. I arrived in the morning and the shadows were still long with the sun in the corner of the sky. The near infrared wavelength I am capturing gives the sky a ruddy orange, and the trees a bright satin white reflecting the infrared light away from the plant and toward my camera to capture.
Camera Model Lumix GH3, modified by LifePixel for Full Spectrum Lens Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12mm-50mm Filter 720nm Infrared Passthrough filter Aperture f/3.5 Shutter Speed 1/250 sec Film Speed 200 Spectrum Infrared (IR) Wavelength 720 nanometers Location Newnan, GA
Another angle without the tree trunk in the shot but still has the tree leaves overhanging.
I took off my 720 NM passthrough filter, unscrewing it from the lens. And replacing with a 850 NM passthrough filter. It really changes the appearance of the scene.
I liked how there was sand where the bench was. I was told by a firefighter working there at the time its due to flooding. That river gets up to the benches sometimes and washes the river sand all over the place.
I took off the 850 NM passthrough filter and took a few photos without any filter, these are full spectrum photos. And have the appearance of visual light mixed in with all other spectrums from 300 NM through 1200 NM.
Its a nice way to reference the appearance of the scene to what our eyes see more of. Though we cannot see the infrared or ultraviolet spectrums.
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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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