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dmfalk

Out of curiosity....

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OK, I know some of you, my +watchers, have actually seen my infrared photos and videos, uploaded to Flickr and YouTube, respectively. To those who have, thank you, even if you don't comment- I appreciate the viewings. :)

But I really wanna know, just out of curiosity, how many of you are actually interested in my infrared endeavours?

Curious skunkie is curious... :)

d.m.f.
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Added: 5 years, 1 month ago
 
LupineAssassin
5 years, 1 month ago
You know I like what you post. ;)
dmfalk
5 years, 1 month ago
I know, but you're not required to like everything! :)

d.m.f.
LupineAssassin
5 years, 1 month ago
I succeed where others fail. ;) *HUGS*
dmfalk
5 years, 1 month ago
Still, I wouldn't think less of you (or anyone) if you don't like, or not interested in something of mine.

I'm much more interested in making others smile or laugh than wholesale agreement.

d.m.f.
CyberCornEntropic
5 years, 1 month ago
I admit that photos don't really strike me as much as other types of art do, but looking at the world through wavelengths outside of the normal human range of vision is at least educational and illuminating.
dmfalk
5 years, 1 month ago
As I've said before, for me, it came about from the fact I can see something most people can't, having been a cataract patient: I can see ultraviolet light as a "fourth" primary colour. This got me interested in how the world looks through other parts of the electromagnetic spectrum, especially UV (familiar territory), but more recently, infrared, particularly because most cameras these days are digital and the CMOS/CCD sensors are ridiculously sensitive to near-infrared, requiring filters meant to block it...and yet, many photographers have actually treaded into what was once a very difficult and expensive form of photography. (Infrared film- expensive, prone to ruin, and very difficult to shoot... Digital photography eliminates all of that, even when fighting the filter, if the filter hasn't been removed, preferably by a professional.)

Ironically, by regular doctor, Stephen Kamelgarn, is a semiprofessional photographer, who also works with infrared photography. :) He has an online gallery, somewhere.

But yes, beauty and inspiration is where you find it. :)

d.m.f.
CyberCornEntropic
5 years, 1 month ago
I think it's been found that there are a handful of women (I don't know about any men) who naturally have trichromatic vision -- that is, they can see a little bit further into the ultraviolet range of light than those of us with regular dichromatic vision -- so you do have company.  I don't remember the particulars of the article offhand, though.
dmfalk
5 years, 1 month ago
This is my condition: aphakia.

d.m.f.
DOtter
5 years, 1 month ago
I played around a bit with infrared film in college. I should scan the slide I took of the world's coldest icicle, it's pretty *ahem* cool. But IR and UV are just a curiosity for me, not something I'm really into. I still like your photos, though.
dmfalk
5 years, 1 month ago
*smiles* :) Well, one of the most misunderstood things about infrared photography, both film and CMOS/CCD-based, is that the medium isn't sensitive to thermal infrared, but just the portion just below visible light (about 760-1200nm, whereas the entire infrared spectrum can go down to as low as at least 300,000nm (just above the microwave spectrum)). This is why some call it "near" infrared, because it's near the visible spectrum. I prefer "optical" infrared, because it behaves the same way as optical light, focusable by lenses and mirrors. Some also use the term "reflected", for the same reason.

And you'd be surprised how many do confuse it with thermal infrared! (A lot!)

But yes, seeing things in a whole different light certainly gives a fresh perspective! ;)

d.m.f.
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