Saturday, May 11, 2013

110/365: IR/Lev VI - Kensho

I like the joy, the implicit bliss and oneness with nature implicit in this image. During the class critique of the final projects, the subject of spirituality in my images came up. To my thinking, spirituality cannot be avoided in most infrared photography, regardless of whether it is false-color or monochrome. The Wood Effect characteristic of infrared turns foliage white, and white is a powerfully symbolic color for rebirth, the afterlife, supernatural, etc. It can be very subtle or very overt, but I believe it's always present. Couple that with subjects floating in the air, seemingly defying gravity, such connotations are inescapable.

infrared, Canon 50D, levitation, kensho, zen, levitating man, Lisa On Location Photography, New Braunfels, San Antonio, San Marcos, Austin

Camera: Canon 50D 720nm infrared modified
Lens: Canon EF-S 10-22mm
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