1. This infrared image was featured by the American Southwest group on January 14, 2009.
  2. This image was featured by the Amazing Graves group on January 14, 2009.
  3. This image was featured by the Route 66 group in July, August, & September 2008.

It was warm but windy afternoon in New Mexico, with a storm brewing off the east. This is a infrared shot of the ruins of an old church and cemetery near Santa Rosa, just a few miles from Route 66.

Minolta Dimage 7 resting on a bean bag on fence post; Lens 28-200 Zoom; Hoya Infrared R72 Filter; 1/30 second; Focal Length 28mm; Apeture & ISO Unknown

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  • Tim Denny
    Tim Dennyabout 6 years ago

    Very nice B&W, great cloud affect.

  • DaisyLadiE
    DaisyLadiEabout 6 years ago

    This is lovely. Also being Spanish it was interesting for me too. The clouds tell the story in the sky. The church tells the story of the land. The trees are swaying to the rhythm of the wind. The Black and White affect make it so mysterious.

  • Farmncamera
    Farmncameraabout 6 years ago

    This is wonderful! I love it….and you should be very proud of how well it turned out! A perfect specimen of infrared… All the details..are fascinating….and I have looked a long time at this. I don’t know a thing about how you do this, but maybe you can tell me some time, how it is done.. :) xx

  • savosave
    savosaveabout 6 years ago

    nice image,like the sky

  • Curtiss Simpson
    Curtiss Simpsonabout 6 years ago

    Beautiful love the dramatic sky !

  • Irish
    Irishabout 6 years ago

    WOW…I love the B&W also!

  • AlwaysCandice
    AlwaysCandiceabout 6 years ago

    This is beautiful. The flat front of the church is a great texture contrast to the fluffiness of the clouds. Black and white was a great choice.

  • Michael Gatch
    Michael Gatchabout 6 years ago

    oh wow, so dramatic and I just love black and white.

  • MKWhite
    MKWhiteabout 6 years ago

    Excellent IR photo !! The textures and contrast between the sky and the ground are amazing :)

  • Charles Howarth
    Charles Howarthalmost 6 years ago

    A fantastic use of IR Patricia. It suis the subject matter perfectly and makes for a dramatic and attention grabbing image.

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