Hidden Lake Gardens in infrared

As a fine art photographer I am always exploring new venues for expressing myself and if you have visited my website you already know that my medium of choice has always been infrared film. A couple a years ago I transitioned into digital infrared and am now solidly working with my Nikon D70 digital camera for all of my infrared work.

For a fine art photographer the difference between working with infrared film and digital infrared is pretty dramatic. With film I was recording visible and infrared light (which is invisible to the naked eye). The image was completely without color and my goal was to create a soft dreamy image with an edgy quality. With digital infrared I am only recording infrared light. The images are therefore softer and more subtle. In addition I can record some color in my images if I choose to. This has opened up a whole new avenue to explore and I can now use color to affect the mood and narrative of the image.

Here is a sampling from the first group of images created at Hidden Lake Gardens and the surrounding countryside last fall. The gardens are in Tipton Michigan and they beautiful in every season. If you visit make sure to see the Bonsai and Hosta gardens as well as the Conservatory. I plan to make many trips back and will continue to make images there.


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