Infrared Test Shots from Joshua Tree NP
Visitors to my gallery often ask about the otherworldly lighting effects they notice in my Infrared Trees Collection. So, to demonstrate the differences, I recently made some test shots during my recent visit to Joshua Tree National Park. I photographed several scenes from the same vantage point in both infrared and full color raw. I converted the color raw file to monochrome to see how it compared to the infrared exposure. Check these out and be sure to scroll all the way down to see what the original scenes looked like in color.
All photos were made with my Sony Nex-7 which has had its sensor converted to full-spectrum capture. The full-spectrum conversion, done by LifePixel, allows me to use one camera to capture both full color raw and infrared digital files. I highly recommend Lifepixel’s website for a wealth of useful information about digital infrared photography.
The original color capture versions can be seen at the bottom of this post.
Click on any of these to see an enlarged view.
And, in case you were wondering what the scenes looked like before converting the files: