Ultraviolet and Infrared Photography - Cool Springs overlook

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After visiting the lake at this park, I drove up to the overlook and explored the area. It was a clear morning with only a couple clouds in the sky. The morning was still mild but with the sun coming up on the overlook it did get hot quick.

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Camera ModelLumix GH3, modified by LifePixel for Full Spectrum
LensOlympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12mm-50mm
FilterB+W UV Black (403) Filter
Aperturef/3.5
Shutter Speed1/160 sec
Film Speed200
SpectrumUltraviolet-A and Infrared (UVA and IR)
Wavelength320 to 385 nm and 750 nanometers
LocationFort Mountain State Park GA, USA.

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Looking out over the mountains, I get lost counting the tress, thousands lining the hills and look like a single life form from far away.

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Pine trees dotted the ridge lines, more noticeable during the winter. But in the late spring, when I took the pictures everything was in a rush to grow.

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I really love the view, hoping one day to capture a storm coming in over the mountains. Would make for impressive footage I think.

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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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Was the top left circle the sun or just an artifact?

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@mytechtrail it's a lens flare caused by the filter. Theres two actually.

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