Joshua Tree Infrared

Infrared photo of rocks near White Tank, Joshua Tree National Park, California, February 2017.

Three infrared photos from my visit to Joshua Tree National Park in February, with and thanks to my friend T. M. Schultze. We were expecting far more sunny conditions than we actually had, and I did not get the “epic/classic” photo of a Joshua Tree against a blue sky in infrared that I had hoped for (the blue sky would turn pretty much black, and the Joshua Tree would turn almost white in infrared of course), so even these three images now feel a little bit like “leftovers” I like them enough to show them here.

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Truckhaven Rocks in Infrared

Truckhaven Rocks in Infrared, Anza Borrego Desert State Park, California

Joe and I went for a short visit to Anza Borrego today and after meeting with our friend Peter for a late breakfast we made some photos. :-) We went back to Truckhaven Rocks, an area that we had last visited in 2013. It was brutally clear and sunny day so I left the “normal” camera behind an only brought the infrared converted D200.

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West Side Road (Infrared)

Engelmann Oak and the West Side Road trail, with Cuyamaca Peak in the distance. Near Ramona, California, January 2017.

West Side “Road” is a hiking trail on Cleveland National Forest land that starts at the very end of the San Diego Country Estates area near Ramona. It’s very close to the super-popular Cedar Creek Falls trailhead – and receives very little attention.

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Morning fog at 4S Ranch in Infrared (4 photos)

Infrared photo of Eucalyptus Hills in morning fog at 4S Ranch, San Diego, California. June 2016.

Yes, I still have more infrared photos to post. :-) These four are from a morning visit to 4S Ranch – I used to walk Toni in that particular area more often when we still lived closer, and it’s especially lovely in fog. Since the question “what does fog look like in infrared?” needed to be answered, I took the opportunity to go there one morning in June when it was particularly foggy.

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Elfin Forest in infrared (3 photos)

Infrared photo of a Rocky Passage of Escondido Creek at the Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve, Escondido, California. June 2016.

On my quest to find out “what do things look like in infrared?” I visited Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve near Escondido early in June. The riparian areas down by Escondido Creek are actually fairly similar to Los Peñasquitos Canyon, but I think the creek crossings are far more photogenic, so I went back to make some photos of flowing water, dragging the shutter as usual, but in infrared of course.

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Tabletop Reef in Infrared (6 photos)

The tide pools of Tabletop Reef in infrared false color, at Seaside State Beach, Solana Beach, California

A visit to the tide pools of Tabletop Reef at Seaside State Beach (South Cardiff State Beach) was mandatory of course, when I had Shannon Johnson‘s infrared-converted Sony A7r to play with. :-) If you’re not a regular follower of my blog and photography – this is the coastal area that I photograph most often by far, as I often go there for walks with Toni and bring the camera*.

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