IR image of Mt. Rainier with just enough clouds at the summer to make it look as though it is erupting
Is Mt. Rainier in western Washington, which is an active volcano, erupting? No, it’s not an eruption, but in this image there are just enough clouds at the summit to give the illusion that it is.
This image was captured with one of my IR converted cameras on Sunday at Overlook Park, a favorite shooting location of mine.
I hope you enjoy this image and if you do I sure would appreciate your sharing it with your social media friends.
The old man down the road
Second only to my passion for capturing images of lightning bolts is my love of IR photography. I have been shooting digital IR almost as long as I have been shooting digitally, there is something about photographing what is essentially invisible to the naked eye that really appeals to me. This image of an old tree guarding a stretch of highway in western Washington is one that I made this past weekend and every time I look at it I can’t help but think of the John Fogerty song “The Old Man Down the Road”
I actually did a lot of IR photography this weekend, both Saturday and Sunday, and I plan on sharing more from these two trips over the next few days. Stay tuned and I hope that you enjoy them.
Ok, the real reason for this blog post to to test something, but thought I would share an image while doing so. :-)
Ken Toney shooting at Tempe Town Lake in Arizona
When I scheduled a short work trip to Arizona last week I had no idea that my friend Ken Toney from South Carolina was going to be in town for a food suppliers conference. Ken and I became friends online and I had the opportunity to meet face to face and shoot with him during a work trip to North Carolina late last year. Unfortunately we didn’t have a lot of time to get out and do much shooting but we did find time to make it down to Tempe Town Lake to do some night shooting. You can see one of Ken’s images here. For some reason I enjoy grabbing shots of my fellow photographers making images and grabbed this one of Ken while he was down by the lake shooting.
Today’s post takes us back to the steel wool spinning event this past weekend, but with a little twist. One of the cool things about photographing spinning steel wool is to try to find a little different way of making the image. One common approach is to zoom in and out with a zoom lens while shooting, and this image, titled Maelstrom, is sort of a take on that.
Instead of zooming in and out, I used my 35mm prime lens and changed the focus through the entire exposure to give parts that are sharp and some that are clearly out of focus. IMO the result really looks like there is a ton more fire in the scene than there actually was.