Rope swing on an old tree - Infrared Photography

in treetuesday •  23 days ago  (edited)

I don't come across many rope swings, so when I do I tend to stop and take some pictures. This setup was on a hike and I noticed it walking by it on the trail. The tree was sloped so easy to walk up, though the water level was pretty low. Id wait for the water to be higher before swinging in there.

These photos are my posts for #treetuesday


Camera ModelLumix GH3, modified by LifePixel for Full Spectrum
LensOlympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12mm-50mm
Filter720nm Infrared Passthrough filter
Shutter Speed1/200 sec
Film Speed800
SpectrumInfrared (IR)
Wavelength720 nanometers
LocationWildcat Creek Campground, Georgia USA.


The area was part of the creek that ran through this Dawsonville Wildlife Management Area. The water was calm at the moment but im sure it flows well when rain is happening.


The rope swing looks pretty strong, good rope was used and it looks like a healthy tree. Its hard to see the size of the tree in this picture but its pretty big.


Some downed trees off along the trail, giving animals a way to cross the creek without having to swim across.


The tree canopy was dense, only small patches of sunlight coming through. It was quite shaded in the rope swing area having to use my 720 nanometer filter.


The light coming through the tree leaves have a bright white look, due to the infrared light they are reflecting back. They do not use green or infrared/uv light in many cases, so the plant reflects it so it does not damage the plant. We only see this as green leaves or as bright white in infrared.

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I take pictures with a special camera. Its a Mirrorless DSLR that has been modified by Life Pixel to see light in other wavelengths. This allows my camera to see light in the Infrared [IR] around 1300 NM wavelength, through the visual spectrum and into the Ultraviolet A and B wavelengths roughly into the 300 NM wavelength.

I carry many filters on me to make the photos you see in my blog, these filters screw on my lens and help me isolate certain wavelengths for certain scenes. These filters can be IR / UV pass-through filters to assist me get a natural photo taking out the UV and IR light. Or I may use a Infrared pass-through filter capture just IR light. I can do the same with UV light as well, though I need some better filters which they can cost a few hundred dollars for true Ultraviolet pass through filters. So for right now I have B + W 403 bandpass filters that still allow some IR light in, due to their cheaper material.

There are also exotic glasses made of sapphire and germanium I am open to working with to replace my silica glass hot mirror with a material that allows even longer wavelengths of infrared to enter my cameras sensor. Special sensors, lenses and filters of that material would be needed as well, so it would be a big project but one that may give some even more unique photography results.

Addresses below to help me buy better camera equipment and support me to travel to locations to do photo and video and overall great blogs in new places. I would be happy to list some of the contributors in my posts for donations that help me along the way.


For more information on how I do my photography I have a short video on that:

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@clitadias ah apprecated.

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@timourick thanks alot

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This set of images is like dreaming

@momzillanc it sure is, I feel many of my infrared and ultraviolet photos are quite surreal.

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