Infrared photography interests me with its surreal-looking landscapes, objects, and people. But all those pale in comparison to IR aerial photography. Topography becomes abstract, clouds and shadows ethereal and elusive, and the scratches man has made on earth seem insignificant.
Infrared Earthscapes Majestic Views
I have taken many such photographs and shared some in the past. To present them in a unified way I have been working on a publication and this slideshow. There will be more about the publication as it becomes ready for printing. For now, open your mind, sit back for about 8-9 minutes and listen to meditative music, and enjoy the wonder of Infrared Earthscapes.
Digital Magazine Preview
As the print version of the IR Earthscapes publication is getting ready, I have been working to have a digital version available as well. Instead of simply replicating the print magazine on the computer screen, I wanted to create an electronic document that used the attributes of the digital medium. To account for the emitted light, the background is darker; to accommodate the aspect ratio of computer monitors, its layout is in landscape orientation; and it will have on-screen navigation to skip to the next/previous pages. Here is a preview of the digital edition of Infrared Earthscapes magazine.
Printed Bound Folio
I hinted at a printed version of the photographs presented in the slideshow Infrared Earthscapes. Here is a preview of the printed magazine. It is much abridged but will give an idea of its contents consisting of three sections. You can flip the pages either by dragging the corners or by clicking on the corners.
Technical note for the interested
I used a Canon G7 camera modified for infrared sensitivity to take all the photographs in this collection from the window of planes as I flew between Providence and Salt Lake City in the last few years. They were recorded mostly as RAW format images and processed to reflect my sensibilities.