Deep into the Infrared Jungle

“Creating art is a habit, one that we practice daily or hourly until we get good at it … Art isn’t about the rush of victory that comes from being picked. Nor does it involve compliance. Art in the post-industrial age is a lifelong habit, a stepwise process that incrementally allows us to create more art.” – Seth Godin

This one has been hanging out in the “ready to blog file” for several months now. It wasn’t until I decided to convert it to black and white instead of the color tinted infrared that I felt like sharing it though. I like this version much better! It was taken at what I remember to be the highest area of land in Florida…which is something like, oh…. I don’t know, 3 feet above sea level?

In the center of the state, The Bak Tower overlooks the well manicured gardens that were fun to explore sans the hot Florida afternoon heat. These high contrast lighting scenes are always a challange for landscape photography, but pefect for infrared captures….when the sunlight turns the leaves and foliage a surreal and bright white.

A couple of years ago, I decided to convert one of my DSLR’s……the evergrowing collection I might add….into an infrared camera. A great idea if you are looking at a way to expand your vision and journey in this creative world of capturing the light. The great folks at LifePixel have a few options for this conversion. Check out their site here as well as these other amazing artists works to give you an idea of what can be done after this conversion. Like anyting, there are a few techniques you have to learn and refine, but thats of course all part of the art 🙂

I’ll post a video or 2 later here on the blog if you are interested in the process!

Let me know.

Have an awesome weekend everyone!

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