“Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.”
I’ve had this quote and post saved as a draft for quite awhile, waiting for a photo that would go along with it – and as I went through the remaining infrared photos from May and June, this one jumped right at me:
It was one of these “I can’t believe this!” moments, and extremely fleeting: the clouds were burning off really fast in the afternoon, and mere minutes later, there was nothing left of them. I was very happy that I was able to find a camera position where I could line up clouds and tree like this, avoiding the old fence fragments on the pasture, or any other disturbing foreground element for that matter.
Also, with regards to the infrared photos from that day, this is about the only frame that works – I was using the Canon 16-35/2.8 (instead of the 17-40/4) and it has such an extreme infrared hotspot that most of the other photos are not really usable. I didn’t really notice it in the viewfinder and/or display unfortunately. This particular exposure was made at f/2.8 (which is why the foreground is a bit unsharp), and the hotspot isn’t visible at this aperture, thankfully. I guess luck was on my side on that day! (should’ve bought a lottery ticket;-)Thanks for reading! You can stay up to date with my blogposts and subscribe via email (the subscription form opens in a new browser window/tab). It's easy as pie! :-)
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