Zion Canyon (IR)

Utah, USA, 22nd October 2014.

Infrared, Landscape, Photography, Southwest Canyonlands, Travel, USA, Utah, Zion Canyon

Whose eyes are these?

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Infrared, Landscape, Photography, Southwest Canyonlands, Travel, USA, Utah, Zion Canyon

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Infrared, Landscape, Photography, Southwest Canyonlands, Travel, USA, Utah, Zion Canyon

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Infrared, Landscape, Photography, Southwest Canyonlands, Travel, USA, Utah, Zion Canyon

Why do they see this way?

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Infrared, Landscape, Photography, Southwest Canyonlands, Travel, USA, Utah, Zion Canyon

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Infrared, Landscape, Photography, Southwest Canyonlands, Travel, USA, Utah, Zion Canyon

Whose head am I in?

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Infrared, Landscape, Photography, Southwest Canyonlands, Travel, USA, Utah, Zion Canyon

What kind of animal sees the world this way?

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Infrared, Landscape, Photography, Southwest Canyonlands, Travel, USA, Utah, Zion Canyon

… with such an extended spectral response …

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Infrared, Landscape, Photography, Southwest Canyonlands, Travel, USA, Utah, Zion Canyon

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Infrared, Landscape, Photography, Southwest Canyonlands, Travel, USA, Utah, Zion Canyon

… and sometimes such clarity …

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Infrared, Landscape, Photography, Southwest Canyonlands, Travel, USA, Utah, Zion Canyon

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Infrared, Landscape, Photography, Southwest Canyonlands, Travel, USA, Utah, Zion Canyon

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Infrared, Landscape, Photography, Southwest Canyonlands, Travel, USA, Utah, Zion Canyon

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Infrared, Landscape, Photography, Southwest Canyonlands, Travel, USA, Utah, Zion Canyon

Or is it the world that has changed?

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Infrared, Landscape, Photography, Southwest Canyonlands, Travel, USA, Utah, Zion Canyon

… leaving me as the reflection of my own perceptions?

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Infrared, Landscape, Photography, Southwest Canyonlands, Travel, USA, Utah, Zion Canyon

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8 comments on “Zion Canyon (IR)

  1. Amazing… thank you so much for sharing.
    Emma 🙂

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  2. leecleland says:

    These wonderful images make me realise how much I rely on colour to define a subject and then don’t really see the detail. An interesting series to wake up the senses.

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    • Murray Foote says:

      Yes, that’s an interesting comment, Lee. One thing that’s often involved in processing IR images is swapping the red and blue channels. That helps with generating blue skies, for example. One thing that occurs to me is that if someone had the red and blue receptors switched in their eyes (if it could work like that) then no-one would know. They would look at red and say “that is red” but see it as blue. Vice-versa for blue. Similarly all the different hues that involve red or blue they would be able to identify and name but they would see as quite different colours. As it is, the nature of our sight changes as we age, it’s largely a product of our brains and no-one can be entirely sure that they see exactly the same way as others.

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      • leecleland says:

        That’s a very different way to think Murray but I get the line of thought. We call ‘red’ red because we are told that is what it is from birth but who is to say my red is the same as your red. I could get twisted in knots just thinking about this but it is an interesting concept. Still like the images very much.

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