North Basin (infrared)

Hey, hey, it must be infrared day!

Since the fridge is currently based in St. Louis it was only a matter of time before I got around to posting an arch photo or two (it is the ‘portal to adventure’, after all).

AND my wedding ring is laying around there somewhere. Or was, anyway. I had read infrared film is most sensitive to photosynthesis in the spring and fall – here’s the math:

cold weather + boney fingers + limited attention span = OOPS! If anyone spots something shiny in this photo (besides, you know, a giant metallic monument) please let me know.

About this image: scanned sepia toned print made from 35mm Kodak High Speed Infrared film – lightly manipulated

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38 thoughts on “North Basin (infrared)

  1. I’m beginning to think you don’t take ANY bad photos, but then I remind myself you’re only likely to post the best of the bunch. (hahah) That said, this one is truly SUPERB. And the way the trees are placed you can’t even see the other side of the arch — leading me to believe that arch is in fact a rainbow. And that’s yet another pot of gold I’ll never find..

    Please tell Annabelle I am looking forward to her starting her own blog – so we get another artist, her work and perspectives. You two are great.

  2. okay…I vote this as my most favoritists so far!! 🙂

    my hubby lost his ring within our first year of marriage. we did replace it though, and this one has lasted 17 years!

    • Thank you very much, J.G. – I’m very happy to hear that!

      We replaced mine with the ‘very cheap’ variety, which so far has managed to stay put… (I’m keeping my boney fingers crossed)
      🙂

  3. Ahhhhh springtime in the STL! (btw where is spring this year!???!?) So pretty. It was a good day expect for the whole missing ring thing.

    Here’s how our luck goes… that day Bob lost his wedding ring, but I found a 20 dollar bill on the ground… (I think we used the 20 to buy him his new ring) *sigh*

    P.S. I would like to start my blog one of theses days! I will definitely do a guest post on here at some point too! 🙂

  4. Dude, this is as cool as the other side of the pillow. The comp rocks, yet another fav. The Arch looks like it stops at the top of the trees, so cool. I am both humbled and inspired by your craft.

  5. Really like this pic. Love the way the arch disappears into the trees, and the surrealism of the image is very interesting. That’s largely because of the IR film I suppose?

    • I’m happy to hear you liked it!
      You’ve got it, Binky – the combination of IR and filter(s) tends to make vegetation appear very light (among other things) – interesting effect(s), I think…
      I have a few more I.R. shots to share in the future…
      🙂

  6. I was going to say surreal and I see that others have had the same feeling about this photo. Guess you’ll have to get a new ring though, I don’t see it 😀

  7. Truly amazing. But why is your fridge in St. Louis? Depending where you live it must be a long way to go for a beer.
    You: “Get me a beer please love”
    Her: “OK see you when I get back from St. Louis”

    • You definitely have to go again, Megan (it would make great material for Best of Fates)! I know you would enjoy it – and there are these tiny egg-like pods you sit in to ride up to the top… very odd.

      Thank you so very much for stopping by, Megan! 🙂

  8. I have just been back-tracking some of your
    earlier postings and this one is definitely a wicked
    offering SIG, it is excellent my fine friend…

    Androgoth

    • Why thank you very much, A.G.!
      I’m always happy to hear someone has enjoyed something I’ve posted
      (but even more-so when they’ve taken the time to dig though my dusty archives, too)!
      I hope you have a great one, sir!
      🙂

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