Wordy Wednesday #448: “DG Leica Zoom in Infrared”
Jun28

Wordy Wednesday #448: “DG Leica Zoom in Infrared”

McCabe Meadows is located near Parker, Colorado along the west side of Parker Road just north of Indian Pipe Lane and the Country Meadows subdivisions. This park includes a trailhead with access to Cherry Creek Trail, a fitness circuit, a shade structure with tables and public restrooms. The Parker Arboretum is also located here. Because of the large number of deciduous trees, it is also the best place near Daisy Hill to make infrared...

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Best Subjects for Infrared Photography?
May25

Best Subjects for Infrared Photography?

“Every object in the Universe with a temperature above absolute zero radiates in the infrared, so this part of the spectrum contains a great deal of information.”—Frank J. Low Digital infrared photography has the power to transform mundane visual experiences into something that unforgettable. I think purchasing a used digital SLR and converting it to infrared capture is a great idea because used bodies are usually available at a...

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Wordy Wednesday #438 “Easter Island Homage”
Apr19

Wordy Wednesday #438 “Easter Island Homage”

With Easter just a few days ago, I wanted to share on of my favorite Easter-themed images today. I’ve long been fascinated by Easter Island’s stone heads but so far haven’t yet been able to make the trip, so I’ll have to make do with this photograph of a rabbit’s head sculpture that I made in Arvada, Colorado. I call the image “The Real Easter Island” because it’s a rabbit head (get it?) It was shot with a Canon EOS 50D...

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Infrared Capture & Resolution
Apr13

Infrared Capture & Resolution

“In photography there is a reality so subtle that it becomes more real than reality.”—Ansel Adams One of the tips that I give to photographers interested in infrared photography is, instead of using filters, they should  convert one of their old cameras that’s sitting around collecting dust to IR-only capture. The theory being that you’re not using it so why not get a unique use from something that’s probably not worth much...

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The Wood Effect in Infrared Photography
Mar30

The Wood Effect in Infrared Photography

Here in Colorado, spring is seemingly just around the corner and while it’s snowing on the day that I wrote this, the deciduous trees here on Daisy Hill are just starting to burst forth with greenery. That means that infrared season is just around the corner too. Photography is all about lighting but where infrared photography is concerned you’re capturing images with invisible light, which is why comparisons to...

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March 19: St. Joseph’s Day — Den Svatého Josefa
Mar17

March 19: St. Joseph’s Day — Den Svatého Josefa

…everything around us, dead or alive, in the eyes of a crazy photographer mysteriously takes on many variations, so that a seemingly dead object comes to life through light or by its surroundings…. To capture some of this – I suppose that’s lyricism. —Josef Sudek St. Joseph’s Day is a more subdued version of the Irish St. Patrick’s Day and is celebrated about the same time  during March in The Czech...

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Wordy Wednesday #244: “Zion National Park in Infrared
Jan11

Wordy Wednesday #244: “Zion National Park in Infrared

“One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.” ― John Muir,  I have shot infrared images all over this country and even some in Mexico but by far the best place I’ve found to make infrared images is Zion National Park. The Park is located in the Southwestern United States, near Springdale, Utah. A prominent feature of the 229-square-mile park is Zion Canyon, which is 15 miles long and up to half a mile deep, cut through the...

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