Joshua Tree In Infrared
Photograph - Fine Art Photography
Yucca brevifolia is a plant species belonging to the genus Yucca. It is tree-like in habit, which is reflected in its common names: Joshua tree, yucca palm, tree yucca, and palm tree yucca, however it is not a tree at all but rather a member of the Lily family. It is native to the arid southwestern United States, specifically California, Arizona, Utah, and Nevada, where it is confined mostly to the Mojave Desert between 400 and 1,800 m (1,300 and 5,900 ft) elevation.
The name Joshua tree was given by a group of Mormon settlers crossing the Mojave Desert in the mid-19th century. The tree's unique shape reminded them of a Biblical story in which Joshua reaches his hands up to the sky in prayer.
This 21st Century photograph was made near Las Vegas, Nevada with an infrared converted Nikon D3300. Infrared Photography is an interpretation of what we think is reality. 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. Since young green (chlorophyll abundant) leaves are an excellent, uniform reflector of Infrared light they come out white in the infrared spectrum.
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