The Advantage of Infrared from a Plane

Yesterday and today I was in Sydney for an Autodesk press event and, as usual, I took my converted for IR Canon 350D with me, and the results were interesting.
When you fly there is a great desire to take photographs from the plane. Unfortunately too often the result is like that shown below, too blue and hazy (I shot this with my mobile phone camera as the only normal camera I had with me).

Photography by Wayne J. Cosshall

Haze is substantially a UV and blue end of the spectrum effect. So when you shoot in infrared, which blocks all this. So the result, shot immediately after the color one above, is this.

Infrared aerial photography by Wayne J. Cosshall

Below are other shots taken through the dirty plane window. They illustrate the motto Shoot First, Think Later. Thinking might have told me not to bother, but the results are worth it.

Infrared aerial photography by Wayne J. Cosshall

Infrared aerial photography by Wayne J. Cosshall

Infrared aerial photography by Wayne J. Cosshall

Infrared aerial photography by Wayne J. Cosshall

Infrared aerial photography by Wayne J. Cosshall

Infrared aerial photography by Wayne J. Cosshall

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3 Responses to “The Advantage of Infrared from a Plane”

  1. MauricioMay 21, 2009 at 10:14 am #

    stunning!
    congratulations!

  2. MauricioMay 21, 2009 at 10:14 am #

    stunning!
    congratulations!

  3. WayneMay 21, 2009 at 1:40 pm #

    Thanks

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