Galveston Live Oak In Infrared
Photograph - Fine Art
A 21st Century false color infrared photograph (IR) of a Royal Live Oak in Galveston Texas. The green leaves are excellent reflectors of infrared light and come out white in the photograph. Photograph made with a 590 nm Nikon D3300 IR converted camera.
The name live oak comes from the fact that evergreen oaks remain green and "live" throughout winter, when other oaks are dormant and leafless. The name is used mainly in North America, where evergreen oaks are widespread in warmer areas along the Atlantic coast from southeast Virginia to Florida, west along the Gulf Coast to Louisiana and Mexico, and across the southwest to California. The live oak tree is a southern symbol of strength. It is often planted in historical cities for their character and appearance. They can live for hundreds of years and They are the broadest spreading of the oaks producing an abundance of shade.
The function of Infrared Photography (like Black and White Photography) is not to render the world as we see it, but rather to use light, dark and false color to enhance texture and composition. The invisible infrared light has a profound influence on the texture of the sky and clouds that is not seen in visible light photography.
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