Infrared Photography yields interesting and often bizarre results, and summer is prime infrared season.
Some years ago, I converted my old Canon 20D to infrared and since then I go through stages of shooting with this camera which is modified to see into a spectrum of light which is invisible to our eyes. In previous articles, I have discussed the qualities of infrared images and the various approaches which can be used to take advantage of the special capacity of these pictures to create dramatic images.
Infrared images are most striking for their ability to capture the light reflected off green foliage, creating a scene which has a winter quality. It is this electric effect on greenery that make summer the perfect time to shoot with infrared.
As the summer deepens, the foliage settles into a monotonous shade of green. There is still plenty of interesting stuff to shoot, especially around the Golden Hours, but infrared works well in all light from the bright midday sun to heavy overcast and rain. All I look for is dark areas, such as water, rocks or barns to provide contrast with the bright foliage.
Enough said. I have been out this week looking for new images to add to my Infrared Gallery. My eyes have adjusted to this new way of seeing. I have included some of the reasons why summer is definitely Infrared Season. I trust the pictures will tell the story best.