Small Places, a small project in digital infrared photography

Infrared photograph, details of pine growing in an abandoned gravel pit.
“Glowing” Infrared photograph, details of pine growing in an abandoned gravel pit. Click here to purchase a print for $20 postage paid.

Wandering through tens of thousands of acres of protected land in the hills of the Northern half of Worcester County, Massachusetts, I enjoy knowing what surrounds me. I immerse myself in the environment as I explore with my ears, eyes, binoculars and cameras in a multitude of small, in-between spaces in the woods, trails, and roadsides of reservations, sanctuaries, watersheds, parks, and state forests. Infrared photographs often capture better my sense of delight in the dances of light and shadow I see in my travels.

Infrared photograph, details of pine growing in an abandoned gravel pit.
“Opened” Infrared photograph, details of pine growing in an abandoned gravel pit. Click here to purchase a print for $20 postage paid.

For this series, I spent some time shooting in a small area in an old gravel pit, primarily pictures of one scrubby pine.

Infrared photograph, details of pine growing in an abandoned gravel pit.
“Reaching” Infrared photograph, details of pine growing in an abandoned gravel pit. Click here to purchase a print for $20 postage paid.

 

“Spiraling Light” Infrared photograph, details of pine growing in an abandoned gravel pit. Light and shadow seem to spiral down the radiating needles of the branch. Click here to purchase a print for $20 postage paid.

 

Infrared photograph, details of pine growing in an abandoned gravel pit. A broad leaf is captured on the tip of a pine branch.
“Branch Tips” Infrared photograph, details of pine growing in an abandoned gravel pit. A broad leaf is captured on the tip of a pine branch. Click here to purchase a print for $20.00 postage paid.

 

Infrared photograph, details of pine growing in an abandoned gravel pit.
“Twisting” Infrared photograph, details of pine growing in an abandoned gravel pit. Click here to purchase a print for $20 postage paid.