A brief hello again! The week has been a very sultry and stormy one here, a dramatic end to our official summer. This image was taken in near infrared late on Saturday afternoon as a storm was building – I love the way clouds render in near IR 🙂 🙂 It is also my submission for Monochrome Madness – week 51 (and a special week coming up next week) hosted by the ever hard working Leanne Cole and published tomorrow (AEDT).
As always click in for more detail. Taken on a modified Nikon D90
This was taken last week in one of the Chardonnay blocks at work – the lush green canopy was just too perfect not to take in near infrared 🙂
Robyn from Captivate Me included me in the B&W Challenge where you post 5 consecutive B&W images and nominate a person to take up the challenge with each post, so this is my Day 5 of 5 (lol – I got there eventually!!). In turn, today I am nominating earthSTILLS. I must stress, this is NOT a have to participate challenge but something that might be fun, but only if you have the time and/or inclination and feel comfortable with it.
Taken on a modified Nikon D90. Click for a larger view.
This is an image that I am chasing – it isn’t there yet, but it is a start, a line of thought one might say 🙂 It is taken in a huge pine plantation which I need to explore more…the original inspiration came from an image by world renowned photographer Jim Brandenburg.
Robyn from Captivate Me included me in the B&W Challenge where you post 5 consecutive B&W images and nominate a person to take up the challenge with each post, so this is my Day 4 of 5. In turn, today I am nominating Ben from Aperture64. I must stress, this is NOT a have to participate challenge but something that might be fun, but only if you have the time and/or inclination and feel comfortable with it.
Taken in near IR on a modified Nikon D90.
I thought I would share an image of the new spring growth at work (taken just over a week ago), which is going at what seems like a rate of knots. This is from the block that has the longest rows – each is approximately 222 metres (242 yards) long – a lot of walking and far easier on a quad bike if you are in a hurry!
Taken on a converted Nikon D90 in near infrared. Click in for a larger view.
This is an image of the Avenue of Honour at Macedon. An important part of Australian culture, there are 547 known avenues in Australia. Each tree represents a person who saw or died in wartime service, generally in the First World War. The planting of this one was initially finished in August 1918 – you can read the local newspaper article here. Also this is my submission for the 35th Monochrome Madness hosted by Leanne Cole and posted Wednesday mornings (ADST)
Taken on Nikon D90 converted to near infrared. Click in for larger view.
It is hard to believe that this is the 33rd week of Monochrome Madness, hosted and curated by the ever hard working Leanne Cole and initiated by Leanne and Laura Macky. It seems to grow every week with wonderful monochrome images from all around the globe. This is my submission for this week – a side view of part of the 100 metre long Wisteria Avenue at Alowyn Gardens.
Captured in near infrared on a modified Nikon D90
I took this image last Friday about 30 minutes after sunrise. The sky was amazing as there was a weather front coming through which produced these wonderful cloud formations 🙂
As always click for a larger view. Taken in near infrared on a converted D90
This image was taken at Alowyn Gardens and is a series of Wisteria tunnels or walkways. I shall go back (very soon) when the Wisteria blooms for a colour image…lining up the image was hard enough let alone planting and constructing it 🙂
I missed the deadline for MMC 30 this week, but do check it out 🙂
I’ve been too busy to really play with the near IR camera but now I have a week off…I found the website for this garden, Alowyn Gardens, in Yarra Glen, and immediately thought of IR for the topiary (I have a BIG weakness for formal gardens!)…so here is the first of a few 🙂 Also my entry for Monochrome Madness, week 29 hosted by Leanne Cole.
As always click in for a larger view.
Another rushed post, and whilst on the topic of rushed, I apologise for not answering comments at the mo, but I do read them and very much appreciate them – things will get back to normal in a week or so 🙂 This is an upward view of Ghost Gums which are native to my part of the world here in SE Australia. I love their white trunks and the foliage now highlighted in near infrared. Also this is my submission for the 27th Monochrome Madness curated by the ever hard working Leanne Cole 🙂