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Spofford, New Hampshire, United States
Jeff Newcomer had been a physician practicing in New Hampshire and Vermont for over 30 years. Over that time, as a member of the Conservation Commission in his home of Chesterfield New Hampshire, he has used his photography to promote the protection and appreciation of the town's wild lands. In recent years he has been transitioning his focus from medicine to photography, writing and teaching. Jeff enjoys photographing throughout New England, but has concentrated on the Monadnock Region and southern Vermont and has had a long term artistic relationship with Mount Monadnock. He is a featured artist in a number of local galleries and his work is often seen in regional print, web publications and in business installations throughout the country. For years Jeff has published a calendar celebrating the beauty of The New England country-side in all seasons. All of the proceeds from his New England Reflections Calendar have gone to support the Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program at the Cheshire Medical Center. Jeff has a strong commitment to sharing his excitement about the special beauty of our region and publishes a blog about photography in New England.

Sunday, July 22, 2018

Infrared Season 2018

Infrared Photography yields interesting and often bizarre results, and summer is prime infrared season.

Ashuelot Color
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.  

Ashuelot Infrared

Ashuelot River
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.

Central Spire

Spofford Lake
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. 

Infrared Munch

Jeffrey Newcomer

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