Infrared View of Yosemite from Olmsted Point

October 19, 2016

Olmsted Point & Half Dome IR (1)

Photographer: John Kupersmith
Summary Author: John Kupersmith

The photo above shows an infrared view of Yosemite National Park in California. This late afternoon shot is looking southwest from Olmsted Point, in the Yosemite high country, toward Half Dome in the distance. An infrared camera renders foliage as white and darkens the clear sky; the tonality of the rocks is close to what you'd see in a normal black and white photo. The granitic outcrop in the foreground shows large joints in a crosshatch pattern as well as numerous scratches and chatter marks caused by glaciers passing over the rock's surface during the last ice age. Boulders at lower left are erratics dropped by receding glaciers. Photo taken on October 5, 2016.
Photo Details: Camera Maker: Panasonic; Camera Model: DMC-G5; Lens: LUMIX G 14/F2.5 II; Focal Length: 14mm (35mm equivalent: 28mm); Aperture: ƒ/8.0; Exposure Time: 0.0050 s (1/200); ISO equiv: 160; Software: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.7 (Macintosh); infrared conversion by LifePixel.