Escape Into Infrared

Graceful Coast Live Oaks line the Green Valley Truck Trail at the Blue Sky Ecological Reserve, Poway, California; November 2022. (infrared photo)

Recently, infrared fine art photographer Rain Hayes talked about her work and techniques to our photo club and it was highly enjoyable. With her complete dedication to infrared photography, she has made it her own in a way that I had not seen before. Rain described looking into the electronic viewfinder of her converted mirrorless camera like peeking into a portal to another world and a form of escapism.

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Foggy Morning with Sycamores

Sycamores and sage scrub in morning fog, Rancho Bernardo, California; November 2021.

At the lower elevation where we live, we get some autumnal moods from the Sycamores, Cottonwoods and Willows — splashes of color in an otherwise still pretty brown landscape, with no immediate relief in sight as most of November is now forecast to stay both drier and warmer than normal.

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