I love playing around with the photography I take. Infrared is really cool, as it reveals this hidden world that our human eyes cannot see. I took the image below in infrared and I then played around with it in Photoshop. Sometimes my infrared images come out very vibrant, however this image came out very dull, due to the lack of sunlight. With a little ‘magic’ I brought it to life. Check it out and let me know what you think.
The Northeast yields the most beautiful autumn season. The colors of the leaves, the crispness in the air, and everything having to do with Halloween. I adore the splash of ghosts, vampires, and witches across neighborhood windows and doors ads that something extra to the season. The smell and feel of a freshly carved pumpkin creates a wormhole to my childhood. Oh, I was infatuated with Trick or Treating. I hit so many houses, I had candy that lasted me through Easter!
I fall in love with fall every year. And as soon as my sweet miss arrives, she is whisked away by Old Man Winter. But, let’s hold on to the fall while we have her! Although I’m not a fan of scary movies, the darkness to them is intriguing. With the haunting season officially upon us, I decided to create a little ‘Self-Portrait’ of yours truly. Enjoy the fall while it is here!
In my past blog, Going Home, I showed an image I created of an ‘abduction’.
I wanted to show you the original image.
It was shot in infrared, hence the greenish hue to it.
Infrared photography is so intriguing to me. It reveals this other world that we cannot see with our own eyes.
Normally, infrared photography is inhibited by too much light when shot during the middle of the day. Even this image, a ton of light is pouring through. However, I’m using a neutral density filter stacked with a polarizing filter. This helps cut out a decent amount of light. Without the neutral density filter, this shot would’ve probably been totally white, washed out from too much light. I’m certainly thinking of getting a second ND filter and stack them, to cut even more light out. Plus, using ND filters in normal lighting/ non-infrared conditions can create really cool stuff too. Just do a google search for neutral density photography.
Without further ado, here is the AFTER & BEFORE of my image. If you’re confused which one was the original, it’s the one where I’m NOT being abducted by a UFO!
The wonders of the universe intrigue me. As I gaze up at the deep purple and twinkling heavens during the evening, I wonder…
Who else is out there? Where did we come from? Were we placed here? Will ‘someone’ come back for us some day? Has another form of intelligent life created a far-superior civilization over our own? Should we strive to find out? ARE we being watched?