Sunlight on the forest floor - Infrared Photography

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As I walk past the trail head moving into the tree lines, most of the sunlight at the base of the trail is covered by the trees all around. These trees really do fill an area where nearly no direct sunlight will touch the forest floor.

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Camera ModelLumix GH3, modified by LifePixel for Full Spectrum
LensOlympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12mm-50mm
Filter850nm Infrared Passthrough filter
Aperturef/3.5
Shutter Speed1/800 sec
Film Speed1600
SpectrumInfrared (IR)
Wavelength850 nanometers
LocationDawsonville, Georgia USA.

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Though in some regions of the forest direct sunlight does travel to the ground. Some Ferns enjoying that extra sunlight. They are usually happy with mostly shade, so this must be a treat for them.

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A less dense patch of Ferns, along with some spots of sunlight coming through down to where the ground dwelling plants live.

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My friend joined me on this hike, in front of him light was shining though the trees onto the trail ahead of us.

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Many downed trees covered the forest, great growing material for new saplings. Some Sword Ferns were spotted in a less dense patch but large none the less.

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Sometimes its just filtered sunlight coming in, thin leaves on trees will give the area a partly lighted appearance. It can give the forest a green hue to it due to the light shining through the tree leaves.

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I take pictures with a special camera. Its a Mirrorless DSLR that has been modified by Life Pixel to see light in other wavelengths. This allows my camera to see light in the Infrared [IR] around 1300 NM wavelength, through the visual spectrum and into the Ultraviolet A and B wavelengths roughly into the 300 NM wavelength.

I carry many filters on me to make the photos you see in my blog, these filters screw on my lens and help me isolate certain wavelengths for certain scenes. These filters can be IR / UV pass-through filters to assist me get a natural photo taking out the UV and IR light. Or I may use a Infrared pass-through filter capture just IR light. I can do the same with UV light as well, though I need some better filters which they can cost a few hundred dollars for true Ultraviolet pass through filters. So for right now I have B + W 403 bandpass filters that still allow some IR light in, due to their cheaper material.

There are also exotic glasses made of sapphire and germanium I am open to working with to replace my silica glass hot mirror with a material that allows even longer wavelengths of infrared to enter my cameras sensor. Special sensors, lenses and filters of that material would be needed as well, so it would be a big project but one that may give some even more unique photography results.

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Now that's what I call a "real woods".

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@manorvillemike they sure are.. it can be a little intimidating but I do enjoy my time out there.

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