6 thoughts on “In a Different Light

  1. Are the darkened leaves on the ground dead leaves and is that why the fern is bright? Or did you somehow just illuminate the fern with infrared? (As you might have guessed, I don’t know anything about infrared light).

    1. A couple of things contribute to the contrast here: There are some dead leaves and small new growth, the ferns are lit from behind by a sunbeam through the trees, and I darkened the corners a little with the vignetting tool in LR. The fern foliage is a very efficient reflector of infrared light which is abundant in the direct sunlight. On top of all of that I had an R72 Infrared filter in front of the lens which cut a lot of the visible light…maybe more than you wanted to know. 🙂

      1. Well golly, I never guessed any of that! Again, that’d be because I don’t know anything about infrared. In fact I’ve been thinking about buying an ultraviolet light for several purposes, and got confused about infrared & ultraviolet. But that’s probably more than you wanted to know, too!

      2. I think of each being just beyond the visible light part of the spectrum, ultraviolet on the blue/violet end and infrared on the red end. Any more than that I go back to my old physics books. You have to be a little careful with ultraviolet light as some frequencies and intensities can cause eye and skin damage. We have one somewhere that we used to attract moths at night. Not too successful…we got a lot of mosquitoes though!

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