Sunday February 7, 2016

WARREN CONNECTICUT – More infrared. This time without the R72 filter, which means that the trees in the distance are rendered fairly naturally. I shot the same scene with the R72 (which blocks all visible light) but didn’t care for the all white rendering of the trees.

Day 2306 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.

Day 2306 of one photograph every day for the rest of miy life.
Field IR

On this day two years ago (day 1576): Post office

Day 1576 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.
Post office in good light

Saturday February 6, 2016

WARREN CONNECTICUT – Today I shot winter landscape with my IR-modified Sony camera, using legacy Leica lenses and an R72 filter that blocks all visible light. I don’t like this combination with foliage – green foliage is rendered bright white, which is actually weird. But in the winter or on the desert, where there is little green foliage (especially in our Eastern deciduous forrest) it is really interesting. Here you go.

Day 2305 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.

Day 2305 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.
Infra red woods
Day 2305 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.
Infra red

On this day five years ago (day 479): Luck Tanner’s field

Day 479 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life
Luke Tanner’s orchard

Thursday January 12, 2012

NEW YORK NEW YORK – My photography has been feeling a bit listless post Tuesday’s lunch. I decided to shake myself up bit with a radical equipment change. I walked around the upper eastside with a small Panasonic that I had converted to infrared last year. I like IR images in the winter; when there is foliage on the trees infrared renders the leaves as white and they look phony. Here we go with an image in IR false color:

IR on Lexington
IR on Lexington

Another, converted to grayscale:

Outside of Fairway
Outside of Fairway

On this day last year: a shot of the El Dorado across the frozen Central Park Reservoir.

El Dorado
El Dorado

Thursday February 3, 2011

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – I went to lunch at Nougatine, the more casual room in Jean-Goerges Vongerichten’s restaurant at Columbus Circle. I met a friend there in our ongoing quest to try every burger in New York. The burger was fabulous, except we felt that the pickles should have been served on the side. Here’s the view East on Central Park South as I’m walking to lunch, shot in infra red with my Leica M8.2 and a 35mm Summicron pre-Asp. lens – two frames stitched. The M8 sensor is sensitive to infrared light which results in “IR-polution” of images (a magenta cast) unless you use an IR-blockig filter in front of the lens. Here I’m using a filter that blocks everything except IR light.

Time Warner infra red
Time Warner infra red

On this day last year: 1435 Lexington Avenue. Out my window.

1435 Lexington Avenue