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Infrared image from converted Canon EOS 30D IR-only camera. Taken in natural light.
Shot with Lensbaby 2.0.
FEATURED IN: Moody & Evocative and PostCard Style

Artist Statement:
Dreams catch us in sleep and sometimes when we are awake. They enrich, mystify, and enlarge our perspective. Sometimes we even capture their essence in our work. These images bring the feeling of confinement and release through blue blurs at an abandoned prison in Santa Fe, NM.

Artist Bio:
Rene Hales started photographing using 35mm film in 1990. She has progressed to work incorporating digital elements, but has returned in part to the darkroom to add handson elements to her images. Rene feels that part of the joy of creating the images is getting your hands in the process. Recent work has appeared in a two-person show “Botanicals” at the M. S. Rezny Gallery in Lexington (2009). She also sponsored an Alternative Processes Photography Exhibition at the Berea Arts Council in 2009.

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My work has appeared in shows in Kentucky and has been purchased by Georgetown College, ORCCA Inc & The Saint Joseph Women’s Center.


I also have galleries on a PBASE site at

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  • Mark Ramstead
    Mark Ramsteadabout 6 years ago

    Works really well.

  • MtnMan, thanks for your comment.—Rene

    – Rene Hales

  • Archetipo
    Archetipoabout 6 years ago

    Great, great shot! Beautiful work!

  • Luca, thanks so much for your comment.—Rene

    – Rene Hales

  • Mark Bauschke
    Mark Bauschkeabout 6 years ago

    Very stylish mood – like a memory

  • photosource, thanks for your very kind comment.—Rene

    – Rene Hales

  • ideasinmotion
    ideasinmotionabout 6 years ago

    lovely person…..very intinate yet as if she is moving on….some kind of feeling…YES! like amemory as photosource said.

  • Thank you. Yes, I love the using the Lensbaby for that sort of real, but not real memory feeling.—Rene

    – Rene Hales

  • Annie Austin
    Annie Austinabout 6 years ago

    great shot, you do a great job with your images, i would love to have your skills

  • Annie, I’m blushing. Thank you.—Rene

    – Rene Hales

  • avalyn
    avalynover 4 years ago

    very evocative capture…..and I do LOVE New Mexico!

  • Avalyn, thank you for viewing and commenting.—Rene

    – Rene Hales

  • mscott207
    mscott207over 4 years ago

    great work….really cool shot. beautifully done!

  • Thank you so much for the feature. A really nice surprise.—Rene

    – Rene Hales

  • Brad McEvoy
    Brad McEvoyover 3 years ago

    This is excellent, a really nice blur.

  • Brad, thank so much. I appreciate the comment.

    – Rene Hales

  • Peter Denniston
    Peter Dennistonover 3 years ago

    Wonderful shot has a dream like quality.

  • Peter, thank you so much for looking and commenting. I appreciate it.

    – Rene Hales

  • Mel Brackstone
    Mel Brackstoneover 3 years ago

    Oh I SO want to use my lensbaby with an IR DLSR! So far I’m stuck with my converted powershot pro1…..Love this!

  • Mel, thanks for your wonderful coment. Yes, Lensbaby + IR is great fun.

    – Rene Hales

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