It was good thirty minute hike non stop to the overlooks, I was carrying a bunch of camera equipment so I needed to take a break once along the way. Though the walk was well worth it as the views were great and vast.
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 1/1600 sec Film Speed 200 Spectrum Infrared (IR) Wavelength 720 nanometers Location North Georgia USA.
I think those bare tree trunks were victims of lightning strikes. Being at the top of the mountain in the area they were probably the tallest objects around.
Eventhough these trees are dead many other pines were on their way to being the next lightning rod. The skies were partly cloudy, and giving the infrared sky an interesting look.
The trees at the top of the mountain had less competing vegetation, so it was easier for smaller plants to grow.
@ryulincoln hanging out as I take a bunch of photos, he walks further up the trail but says nothing special is up ahead. If we wanted to check out more we would need to make a whole day out of it or even possibly camp on the trail for a few nights.
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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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