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February 22, 2013

Slate: Another pair of eyes

(Continued)

But in the infrared things are different.

Using an IR filter means very little visible light gets into the camera at best, so any sense of actual color you see in a video is probably added afterward for artistry; Hurtleff has several fine art infrared prints on his site, and in some the sky is blue. Scientifically that’s a bit of a stretch, but artistically the effect can’t be denied. It’s eerily beautiful.

It’s a reminder that everyday, all the time, you are surrounded by invisible information. We are all blind to it . . . unless, of course, we have science. With that, we can literally see better the true nature of the world around us . . . and we can find there is more beauty there than normally meets the eye.

 

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