Saturday, January 31, 2009

January Street Scene

DSCF1765xx, originally uploaded by jhhymas.

Buildings often look better in infrared, than they would in color. This is one of the beautiful edifices near downtown Palo Alto.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Oh, those recurrent sheep

DSCF1349panocrp, originally uploaded by jhhymas.

More from that farm in Plumas County. I think sheep will be easier to draw than horses, if I ever start my sketchbook.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Painted salmon and cream

DSCF1575, originally uploaded by jhhymas.

Is this what they call Carpenter's Gothic? I have to look up these styles again. The beloved History Park, source of great subjects for infrared.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

On the Porch

On the Porch, originally uploaded by jhhymas.

I like the ones like this that only have a little clue (white leaves in foreground) that they even belong in this blog. The lady in the hat was an extra benefit--I had to shoot fast!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Waiting for customers in January sun

I Wish I had more time to work with these empty white chairs and these reflections on a Palo Alto sidewalk. Reflections are often clearer than you expected in infrared images.

Saturday, January 17, 2009


CloudPanorama1, originally uploaded by jhhymas.

This is a Photomerge of five photos, uncropped. Naturally, when something turns out OK, you scream to yourself: Why didn't I take MORE! MORE! MORE!

Friday, January 16, 2009

This made me feel like one of those street photographers!

Bored and waiting outside a store, I saw her, she looked so ripe and healthy. I felt almost like Weegee. I think the infrared gives this kind of grab shot a soft quality.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Feather River Canyon

DSCF1482xxx, originally uploaded by jhhymas.

I am becoming quite fond of these infrared photos when I give them a warmer tone. I still don't understand how people get all the colors, but I like these, anyway,

Tuesday, January 6, 2009


DSCF1494xx, originally uploaded by jhhymas.

This truck is now a docent at San Jose History Park. See how infrared photography brings out his subtle hard-won patina!

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Empire Firehouse at San Jose History Park

DSCF1512clrtemp, originally uploaded by jhhymas.

White building. dark infrared sky and fluffo clouds. Happiness!

Friday, January 2, 2009

Old Bricks

DSCF1549xxx, originally uploaded by jhhymas.

Another trip to the Heritage Park.