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Infra-Red Springtime in Ottawa, No. 1 by Max Buchheit

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Infra-Red Springtime in Ottawa, No. 1 by 

Springtime at the Arboretum in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. We had a late spring there, and trees just started to show new foliage. Taken in true infra-red and rendered as a duotone.

Also appears in the calendar Reflections of the Seasons

Date: April-May , 2009
Tech note: Tech note: taken with a Fuji S9500 and a 720nm IR filter . Exposure was 15 sec at f5.6 and focal length was 28mm. A tripod was used. Processed with CS2. Some vignette correction.

Max is a semi-retired 60+ boomer science guy, currently living in Ottawa, Canada’s capital. Growing up with photography and art in his family, he was self-taught ever since he developed his own films at the age of 13. “I do it for the sheer joy of creating an image regardless of whether it pleases, stuns or provokes”, he says. He likes to experiment and is currently exploring pinhole, Infra-red, panoramic, and high dynamic range photography.

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  • Corey Bigler
    Corey Bigleralmost 6 years ago


  • Max Buchheit
    Max Buchheitalmost 6 years ago

    Thank you!

  • Lorraine Creagh
    Lorraine Creaghalmost 6 years ago

    Love the tone. Great shot.

  • Max Buchheit
    Max Buchheitalmost 6 years ago

    Thank you very much, Lorraine.

  • linda858100
    linda858100almost 6 years ago

    great image

  • Paul Lavallee
    Paul Lavalleealmost 6 years ago

    They are both stunning, but I like this one better. The color temp is more infrared, the black river and reflection are great, and I like the composition of the half tree on the right of the frame.

  • Thanks Paul. I thought out the composition more on this one and I was pleased the image turned out well. I chose the toning colour to break away from sepia while enhancing the feel of “new” springtime green.

    – Max Buchheit

  • toby snelgrove  IPA
    toby snelgrove...almost 6 years ago

    ooooh … great application of infrared … nicely composed … great work

  • Thank you Toby – I appreciate your comments. This was one of my earlier ones that just “made my day”, happily.

    – Max Buchheit

  • Antanas
    Antanasalmost 6 years ago

    effective…. well done

  • jwinman
    jwinmanalmost 6 years ago

    so surreal… love it! well framed and great exposure!

  • Eva & Klaus WW
    Eva & Klaus WWalmost 6 years ago

    Absolutely great work!!!

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