Category Archives: IR photography

Alien Landscapes

Alient Lakefront Property

The IR spectrum makes a peaceful lakefront scent appear to be on an alien planet

Well here I am again, weeks since my last blog post, and I recently said that I was going to do a better job of keeping fresh content coming.  I don’t really have an excuse aside from a work trip and then a bout of the flu, neither of which should have kept me from posting, but it is the best I can come up with.

I actually shared this image on Facebook some time ago but never got around to sharing it here, so I am correcting that now.

Please stay tuned, I promise that more timely updates will be coming.  At least I hope I promise. :-)

Out On The Lake

On The Lake

Reflections on Lake Lois captured with an IR converted camera

Now that winter, for what little winter we actually had, I have been feeling the urge to get out and flex some IR muscles. I drive by this vantage point on Lake Lois in Lacey, WA regularly and always thought it would make a nice IR image. I hope you enjoy it.

Grist Mill IR

Grist Mill IR

An IR capture of the grist mill in southwest Washington State

I have shared a color image of the grist mill in southwest Washington State before, you can see it here, but I also did quite a bit of IR work that day.

This image was captured with my deep black and white IR converted Nikon D200.  I really like the contrast of the manmade structure of the grist mill itself against the backdrop of the foliage.  I knew when I was standing there that day last summer that this scene was simply screaming to be captured in IR.

Astoria in IR

Astoria IR

An IR captured image of the Columbia River captured in Astoria, OR

Back in early October the Olympia Camera Club took a photo field trip to Cape Disappointment which is about as far southwest in Washington state as you can get, any further south and you are in Oregon, and further west you are in the Pacific Ocean.  During that trip we made a little side trip over the Columbia River and into Astoria, OR to do a little shooting, it is from the site of the Astoria Column that I made this image with one of my IR converted cameras.

I have already shared some images from that trip, here, here, here and here, but this is the first image I have shared that I captured on the Astoria leg of the day.

As always, I hope that you enjoy this image, I had a great time making it, and as is the case most of the time, you can click on the image to see a larger version.

Budd Inlet and Washington capitol building in IR time lapse

Budd Inlet and the Washington Capitol in IR from Scott Wood on Vimeo.

This is my first attempt at creating a time lapse video with captures from an IR converted camera.  I have done a lot of time lapse over the years, and even more IR, but for some reason I never got around to combining the two until now.  I decided to make this first attempt from the west bay area of Budd Inlet in Olympia.

There are some things that I will do a little differently the next time, but that is the great thing about doing something for the first time, it becomes a learning experience.