Large trees along the trail - Infrared Photography

By Solominer | Solominer | 24 Sep 2019


While my friend and I were hiking through a nature trail, we came across some large Red Pines. These are great trees to have around as they are much stronger than the Loblolly. The Red Pines have a distinct difference in how their bark looks. Though they are still softwoods, they tend not to fall down during heavy thunderstorms and snow like the lesser Loblolly does.

 

 

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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 850nm Infrared Passthrough filter apture.png Aperture f/3.5 Timeexposurevalue.png Shutter Speed 1/80 sec iso.png Film Speed 3200 spectrum.png Spectrum Infrared (IR) wavelengh1.png Wavelength 850 nanometers location.png Location Wildcat Creek Campground Georgia USA.

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Some of the trees were leaning in one direction or the other. But still very much alive, though with heavy rains or snow fall in the future im pretty sure they are going to fall over.

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Wildcat Creek Campground has some great trails to walk, giving my many opportunities to return and see new sights. And hopefully collect some new photos and video to share with the community.

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These trees tower into the sky, its hard to see the tops as the other tree branches obscure the my view from seeing the tree tops.

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A creek flows through the area, giving the trees a near constant source of water to drink from. Maybe thats why the trees are so large and old around this forest.

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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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