Trees Photographed in Infrared [PICS]


Photo by Steve Castle

It's no secret, we like trees. Yes, we've even been known to hug one or...six. But trees photographed using infrared not only look huggable but also magical, and somewhat edible! I half expect to see Oompa Loompas amongst the candy-like forest.

Below is an infrared photo of a tree along with its natural counterpart:

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With infrared photography, a film or image sensor sensitive to infrared light is used which blocks out most of the visible light spectrum. With foliage this creates a "wood effect." It makes tree leaves and grass as reflective as snow. The effect is named after infrared pioneer Robert W. Wood and not the trees themselves. Enjoy and watch out for the Oompa Loompas!

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