Eagle Rock on the PCT (11 photos)

Part two of the back country trip a week ago (first part: the Cottonwood). Infrared photos from a hike to Eagle Rock, on a portion of the Pacific Crest Trail that leads through a part of the former Rancho San Jose Del Valle (an old Mexican land grant), near Warner Springs in San Diego’s back country.

It was a bright and sunny day so I left the “normal” camera in the car and only brought the infrared beast along. I went for a more “traditional” look here with black & white photos, but I think it’s easy to see just how different the infrared photos are from normal photos – in particular, the “black sky” effect that is very popular in black & white landscape photography essentially “just happens” with infrared (with a standard photographic process, it is essentially the result of using a red/orange filter so that no blue light reaches the film/sensor).

Because I can’t make up my mind and color infrared looks so utterly and otherworldly fantastic, I do have some color photos from that day as well – most of them are different photos and throwing them together just feels wrong, so I’ll split them into a separate blog post. Stay tuned. :-)

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2 Responses

  1. Beautiful series Alex. I really enjoyed “Elderberry and Trail”, “Boulders & Elderberry” and “Buckwheat Vista.” The effect that IR has on the Manzanita tree is out-of-this-worldly cool! :)

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