Tuesday, February 3, 2009
Another Part of the Spectrum
These shots are all from Elmwood Cemetery in Northeast KC. It is the resting place for some of Kansas City's elite from the last two centuries. These images were taken using the infrared spectrum. It requires a special filter and a spectrum friendly sensor which some of the newest digital cameras don't possess. Green shows white in black and white and pink in color. Interestingly bees and other insects use the infrared portion of the spectrum to find the centermost point of flowers. Blooms have colors for us in visible light and colors for insects in infrared. The last image, taken by Bjorn Rorslett, shows the difference.