If one has a camera converted to capture infrared-ONLY images, many roads open up to exercise your creativity..In this instance, I chose to do a "channel-swap" in Photoshop CC2015, giving me the blue sky and water..I have another version of this done totally in Black and White.. As far as which one I like most, it's a "toss-up" depending upon my mood at the time of viewing.
This is another infrared image from 7/5/15 of Clark Pond in Stockbridge, MA, with enhanced processing to create a very "SOFT and LUMINOUS" effect ..I think I've succeeded, so much so that I printed this image out to 12x18" on a metallic paper in preparation for framing. This print seems to GLOW!
Locals here in the Lawrence MA area will remember when this iconic restaurant adjacent to the Merrimack River falls was a very busy place!..If I remember correctly, it was actually open 24 hours/day during the weekends. They made the BEST steak tip sandwich you could find. It has since become the "Three-Dog-Diner", and I have a feeling that it may no longer be open. I also remember SAM'S having a booth for many years making their great sandwiches at the TOPSFIELD FAIR!..Nothing's "forever"!!
Here's yet another Lawrence MA "landmark" on the "canal" at the beginning of Canal Street in the city..Was in business since 1929 serving up foot- long franks, fried seafood and other fare. Changed hands the last 4 or 5 years, and is no longer called "Lawton's".
Image created with my infrared converted camera.. I "saw" this as a Black and White Image in my mind's eye.
There is one landmark that can be seen most anywhere within the City of Lawrence, This view done with an infrared photographic technique that was taken from Merrimack street along the canal looking "west" toward the "TOWER" which is also adjacent to the current" NEW BALANCE Factory Shoe Outlet Store" ..I believe that their shoes were actually made in these adjacent buildings, before sending production "overseas" quite a few years ago.
View of the South Church Andover, with Cemetery behind it in full Fall colors Mid October 2015. A gorgeous sunny day!
When I'm looking for local color in the Fall, I'm usually certain to find it on the grounds of the West Parish Cemetery Chapel..This day with a GREAT pond reflection of the Chapel rear , courted by the beautiful maples of Fall in October of 2015
Fall color can often be a hit or miss situation here in New England, but one can get "lucky" in most cemetery settings. I don't know why, but that's where I've been fortunate enough to capture some scenes like this one, which happened immediately following an overnight rain and windstorm as the clouds were just breaking up around 10:30 AM, and I was there with my camera. I recently printed this on out to 10x18 inches on a "METALLIC" surface paper which REALLY Makes this image "POP"!!. .I'll shortly be mounting, matting and framing it for sale!
I came upon this scene while I was looking for some Fall foliage color, and I surely found it here in Andover on or about October 19th, 2015. Makes for a VERY IMPRESSIVE 10x18" print that "pops off the page"!!
The clouds in this sky were magnificent Christmas day 2015. I elected to use my Infrared dedicated camera with a wide-angle lens to really bring out this awesome sky!.. And..I do believe this method I used allowed me to accomplish just that! This image was taken from the North side the lanai attached to the residence of my stepson and his family.
In Mid February of 2016, we had an unusually warm Day with Temperatures in the 60's. I though it migh be a great opportunity to shoot some infrared photography on the oceanfront in RYE NH..This image was captured with a camera that has been converted just for "infrared", and sees things differently than we do with our own eyes using a conventional camera. The resulting colors you see here came out of a post processing regimen for that kind of image..The reproduction you see here is not able to show the full dimension and color that you would see by viewing this image once it has been mounted, double matted and framed,..I have done just that, and have this picture ready to go to a buyer who is looking for a unique piece of art for display.
This is one of a series of images I made on an unusually warm day in February, 2016, on the Rocky and Beautiful section of the Atlantic seacoast in Rye NH. Photographed with a special camera dedicated to creating FAUX color infrared images..This was one of my favorites, and has been printed , matted and framed and the results are GORGEOUS!
This image, another of my favorites captured on the Rocky NH seacoast in February 2016 as a FAUX colored Infrared creation done with a camera and myself dedicated to to the evolution of this gorgeous landscape. Image has been mounted, matted and framed by yours truly, and ready to enhance a special place on the wall of your home or office!
Many stories have been told about this "iconic" uninhabited house on the edge of the marshland in Newbury MA.. There are even many more painters and artists that have placed their skills on defining this place in their "mind's eye", and it appears for the moment at least, that will continue..There's also been "talk" that this place may be taken down and or sold.. Time will decide its "fate"..In the meantime, I had to do my own artistic assessment of this lonely place, and decided that I would make a FAUX- colored Infrared photograph for "my own" reality, which is what you see before you.. I have printed, double matted and custom framed it for sale, and Think it would make an interesting historic print for that special wall in your home or office!
A pretty much "straight " interpretation of this iconic house In Newbury MA on the Plum Island Turnpike. Who knows how much longer it will be there? Some are trying to save it, and some want it torn down as of this writing..At least I've "captured" the image for posterity.
Another version of this abandoned house in Newbury MA, where my vision took me to monochrome.
On June 17th 2017. this massive thunderstorm was fast approaching the Hellcat section of the Parker River National Wildlife Reserve on Plum Island MA..I had all I could do to take one or 2 quick pictures with my Infrared converted Nikon before the torrential rains came down!.. this image was the "KEEPER!!"