Friday, October 10, 2008

Where Edwin Markham wrote The Man with the Hoe

I took this with my first infrared camera; I broke the switch when I took it to Greece, I suppose I should try to get it repaired. I liked using it. And it had a viewfinder, which my current one does not. This house is what Edwin Markham's mother didn't have to have as an empty nest, since he lived with her. The foliage at the top is part of the huge oak tree that stands in front of the house at its current location in San Jose History Park.


Anonymous said...

Infra red camera? Oh I know you told me about them but it didn't dawn on me what the results might look like until you mentioned it in the email and I came over here to see your new blog. It is nice and different for me to see. I am trying to think what looks like it or these results using the same equipment and the only thing I can think of is making a color picture black and white and then making it in reverse or a negative. I will have to try it to see if it works.

June said...

Ah, but the difference is that the leaves stay like in the negative and the rest of the stuff is closer to the positive version, making it oddly offbeat. You can do it with a filter, but it is a lot trickier, from what I read and one of these converted cameras can be had quite reasonably on eBay.
Try it, I think you need another hobby! June