Forest in infrared

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The human eye is an amazing device but we can see only a portion of the visible spectrum. I love the otherworldly feel that this infrared image of the forest, in Yosemite, brings.

Infrared has been within reach of film photographers for years but digital has really helped advance the technique. It’s a great addition to your bag as it extends the shooting day. Traditional landscape photographers rarely shoot in the harsh midday sun but that’s exactly when the best IR images are made.

This is an older image but I found myself missing Yosemite and the forest so I went digging through the archives for an appropriate image. To really exaggerate the scale I used the widest lens I owned at the time; a Tokina 12-24. It was just barely wide enough.

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