The Capitol State Forest in IR

Today’s blog post takes us to the Capitol State Forest just outside of Olympia.  This forest is quickly becoming one of my favorite places to spend time in the Olympia area.  It is a “working” forest which means that there is good access for people to be able to get out and enjoy the great outdoors.  You won’t find a lot of closed gates that unfortunately has become common in many parts of the country.  You will find people out target shooting and hiking.  You will come across active logging operations and you might even come across a photographer or two.

This image, while fairly close in perspective to a standard digital camera, is actually a 27 megapixel IR panorama that was created from 14 separate images from my super color IR Nikon D200.  I shot the frames hand-held and over lapped each shot by nearly 50% to make sure that I would get everything I wanted and that the software would have plenty of information to work with when stitching everything together.

I have blogged before about my love of IR photography but wanted to mention again how I love the way the world looks when viewed from a slightly different wavelength that is just a bit outside of what we humans can see with our eyes.  While everything in an IR image is recognizable, it presents itself in a way that is every so slightly alien.

I hope you enjoy this image as much as I do, and as always, please click on it to see a larger version.

I just found out that the embeddable link was broken most of the day.  SmugMug made some changes on the way that they do links but it has been corrected now.

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  1. Ken Toney March 8, 2013 at 8:54 am #

    Awesome!! Got to get mine out!

  2. Jimi Jones March 8, 2013 at 1:43 pm #

    This is a great image, Scott. What a scene.
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  3. Kris Koeller March 9, 2013 at 6:49 pm #

    Awesome shot.
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  4. Toad Hollow Photo March 12, 2013 at 8:20 pm #

    I can’t get enough of your great IR work, Scott, this is absolutely terrific my friend! I totally agree with you on your thoughts on the special elements that emerge outside the normal light spectrum. Top drawer, my friend!
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  5. Mike Criswell March 13, 2013 at 1:40 pm #

    Stunning, I love IR this is great!
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  1. By Enough Awesome Photography Links to Sink a Ship on March 17, 2013 at 4:07 pm

    […] The Capitol State Forest in IR – Scott Wood delivers another of his epic pieces shot in IR.  This genre of imagery creates striking pictures that reveal details that would be lost in the normal spectrum.  This high-resolution panoramic is stunning, well worth the time to visit and view. […]

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