We hiked from the trailhead for about an hour uphill and then as we reached one of the mountain tops we could see sky again. Usually we are deep in the tree canopy, I dont even think airplanes flying over know of us down in the tree lines.
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 1/1250 sec Film Speed 200 Spectrum Infrared (IR) Wavelength 720 nanometers Location Snake Creek Gap Trail, Georgia USA.
The trees started thinning out, I think due to lightning strikes. As it was the top of the area and those trees make good lightning rods.
There many pine trees too, some had pine cones up in the tree tops and had that dark look to them. Many trees growing in the area but those dark cones in the tree stand out to me.
It was partly cloudy and pretty warm, once we were back under the tree canopy it was a little better. Not much of a breeze though so we had to keep moving.
One of the trees that was probably struck by lightning, it stands bare around many young Pine Trees trying to take its place.
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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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