Public Library. #nyc #publiclibrary #infraredflash #landmarks #newyorkcityphotography
This was shot at the end of a night of wandering around the city. Dawn had not yet appeared. I was using a #Weegee
sort of rig, but modified for the digital world. The flash had been modified to only emit infrared light.
The camera had been modified to only be sensitive to the same wavelength. In short, you could use infrared in relative darkness.
Of course the subject and idea is way different from any #Weegee
work, and he was using a 4x5 camera, and flash bulbs coated to only emit light in the infrared spectrum.
The fascinating thing (of course) is that real infrared (as opposed to post processing filters) captures what you can't see with your own eyes. In that way, it's no different than a telephoto lens which also shows things you could never see with your unaided eyes.