One of the trees I came across had some strange growth to its trunk. Looks as if it got broken at some point but then continued to grow regardless. I was surprised its still alive.
I guess life wont stop till it reaches the top, or something else brings it down to the forest floor before it can break through the dense forest canopy. The light can be seen shining through the tree leaves above.
|Camera Model||Lumix GH3, modified by LifePixel for Full Spectrum|
|Lens||Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12mm-50mm|
|Filter||850nm Infrared Passthrough filter|
|Shutter Speed||1/320 sec|
|Location||North Georgia USA.|
Its possible the cause of the strange trunk growth is because of vines like the above. They tend to grow up the tree and strangling it. Or sometimes the vine gets too large in the tree top and causes the branches to break.
I like seeing vines growing on tree trunks in infrared. The trunk does not reflect much light but the vine does.
Other trees were growing at an angle, but not with the abrupt twists that the tree in the first picture had.
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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.
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