I traveled a fair amount again this year and my infrared converted Nikon D300 comes with me. I thought I’d finish up 2016 with my favorite infrared images from my travels throughout this year.
Zion National Park (left), Barcelona, Spain (right)
Santa Maddalena Val di Funes, Italy
Lago di Carezza, Italy (left), Passo Gaiu, Italy (right)
Passo Sella, Italy
Las Fallas in Valencia, Spain
Barcelona (left), Mineral de Pozos, Mexico (right)
Val d’Orcia, Tuscany, Italy
Near Cortona, Tuscany, Italy
Passo Giau, Dolomites, Italy
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On Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), I styled a photo shoot with two young women who are also good friends. I did all the make-up myself and chose a location here in Mineral de Pozos, Mexico. The San Pedro ruins provided the perfect backdrop for my shoot. Alejandra and Malenii were terrific models. My previous post shows the medium format color images from the shoot. This post features the digital infrared images using a Supercolor IR filter.
These images are available as fine art prints and licensing.
Camera: Nikon D300 (IR conversion)Editing Software: Adobe Lightroom, Adobe Photoshop
There is something mystical about the large cemeteries in Europe. There is so much history buried there from famous composers and political figures to movies stars and rock stars. Père Lachaise Cemetery is the largest cemetery in Paris and is the resting place of over a million people including Chopin, Rossini, Edith Piaf, Jim Morrison, Marcel Marceau and Sarah Bernhardt. As you can imagine, if you’re a photographer, there is no way you can cover it in one afternoon (which was all the time I had during my first visit there). I look forward to spending more time there during my trip to Paris next month.
I tend to shoot cemeteries in infrared mainly because of IR’s ability to highlight both the vegetation and the textures of the masonry and statuary. Here’s a few images from Père Lachaise I took last year.
The new home of our art gallery, Mineral de Pozos in central Mexico, is filled with textures and colors that makes it a joy to photograph. One of the best ways to capture these textures is through HDR photography. These series of images were shot in Pozos and processed using HDR Efex Pro from Nik software. Some of the images are 3 shots at exposures 1 stop apart and some of them are single exposures.
The left image is a reflection in the window (you can see me near the bottom). The right image is a multiple exposure combined in my Nikon D300 camera.
This is night time at Posada de Los Minas, a beautiful boutique hotel in Pozos. It’s one of our favorite places to gather for freshly prepared food in their courtyard restaurant.
I have a soft spot for the village dogs in Pozos. I have started a whole series of photographs of these dogs.
Pozos is magical at night… Note the little black village dog in the shot too.
Pozos has a great panteon (cemetary).
Ruins…. beautiful ruins everywhere in Pozos.