Pedernales River In Infrared
Photograph - Fine Art
This is a 21st Century false color infrared (IR) photograph of rugged cypress trees along the banks of the Pedernales River near Johnson City, Texas inside Pedernales Falls State Park. The Pedernales is a a tributary of the Colorado River approximately 106 miles long in central Texas. The name "Pedernales", first used in the middle 18th century, comes from a Spanish word for the flint rocks characteristic of the riverbed. The river has a close association with the Texas Hill Country, tied to the history of the region and emblematic of its geography. Along its route it flows over numerous rugged limestone escarpments as it winds eastward, passing along the south side of the ranch of President Lyndon B. Johnson, who grew up in nearby Stonewall, south of the river. The trees and countryside along this river are rugged with bold character to match the people of the region.
In Greek mythology, Styx is a river and deity that forms the boundary between Earth and the Underworld. The mysterious light in this image presents to me a solemn mood of standing on the bank of the River Styx.
Infrared Photography is an interpretation of reality with light not seen with the human eye in the near-infrared energy range. Ever since the first infrared photographs appeared over a century ago, the aesthetic has fascinated viewers with its otherworldly images. Making regular landscapes seem psychedelic and alien, the style is currently undergoing a resurgence in popularity as digital cameras have allowed a new generation to experiment with capturing different infrared wavelengths. Photograph made with a 590 nm internal infrared converted Nikon D3300.
Copyright (c) 2018 Norman Gabitzsch. All Rights Reserved. Houston Photographer
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