Infrared Photography

Glendale Hospital
This was one of my very first digital infrared photos, taken the same day I received my Canon 10D back from getting converted. This is only a small part of the Tuberculosis hospital campus in Glendale Maryland. The hospital was shut down and taken out of service in the 70's but was never properly demolished due to an abundance of asbestos contamination. I wonder if that affected the TB patients...
San Marcos Battery
This is one of my first attempts at false color. This image was taken in St. Augustine, Florida while on a business trip.
Rays
It pays for a photographer to bring their camera with them everywhere. This is one of those cases. I was stuck in traffic on my way home from work and had my infrared-converted 10D on the passenger seat. I noticed the light coming through the clouds just as the traffic started picking up speed. I grabbed this shot at about 15MPH while driving. I added grain during post processing in an attempt to simulate HIE.
Charleston Market
The market in downtown Charleston South Carolina was bustling with shoppers. Instead of removing all color, I opted to swap the red and blue color channels to give a nice blue sky. A side effect of this conversion is that some muted red tones show up where blue previously leaked through. I thought it was an interesting effect.
Charleston Market Panorama
This is one of my first multi-shot stitched infrared panoramas. This image was assembled from 5 portrait-oriented exposures. I added a slight warm tone as well as some glow commonly found in infrared film exposures.
Divisions
This is my personal favorite. For years I had driven past this tree in the middle of a sod farm field and wondered if it would make a good photograph. I finally came prepared with my digital infrared camera and was very excited to see that exactly half of the sod had been harvested!

It was super cold that January afternoon and when the sun had set it was time to return to the house... yet my keys were missing. I took multiple shots laying on the ground and figured I lost my keys during one of those shots. I didn't see the keys anywhere and the light was nearly gone. I finally figured the only way to find the keys would be to closely examine the shots on my LCD where I had been laying down. By moving around in the field and looking at overlapping branches while comparing the view to my LCD, I was finally able to find the keys. Whew!
Standing Tall
This is the shot where I lost my keys (see above). I love how dark the sky is in this one... bringing the circular polarizer really paid off.
Off The Deep End
I really love how the fall leaves look on the pool cover in this shot. The dirtier the better.
Beach Glow
I really love how the plant in the dune looks almost luminescent. I saw the interplay between the shadows from the dune fencing and the sand corrugations and knew the contrast of infrared would really work well.
Morning Glow
Here's another of my favorites. This was taken in the early morning on my way to work. This section of trees is right along side the roadway and I knew instantly that the morning sun would look great in infrared.
Saddle Road Weather
I took this one while on a day-long photo expedition while on vacation in Hawaii (big island). The dark area in the foreground is actually an old lava flow and the hills in the background were created by the active volcano. I've swapped the blue and red channels to return the sky to blue.
Growth
It was amazing these ferns were able to grow in an area so devoid of life. I knew the foliage would glow and contrast well against the lava. I swapped the blue and red channels to make the sky blue.
Infrared Photography
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Infrared Photography

A sampling of digital infrared fine art photography.
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