Hi-Def Pics – 12 Beautiful Photos of Infrared Trees

As some of you probably know by my previous posts, I’m fascinated by trees. There’s something really soothing and calming about them to me. Here is a a selection of 12 beautiful infrared trees. Some of these images have undergone heavy post-processing, and all of these examples display the names of the photographers, along with links to their websites. In infrared photography, the film or image sensor used is sensitive to infrared light. Because everyday objects reflect infrared in proportions that differ sharply from that of visible light, the tonal relationships are wildly unexpected. Such near-infrared techniques used in photography give subjects an exotic, antique look. Green vegetation becomes white, whereas human skin becomes pale and ghostly.

Roie Galitz (top), MichiLauke (above 2)

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Steve Castle

Cavagna Ottavio

Bruna Marchioro

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Scott Pruett

Musin Yohan

Mark Bond



January 20, 2017

Floating Cabin Lets Nature-Lovers Sleep in the Treetops of Sweden

If you’ve ever dreamed of cuddling up in a contemporary treehouse, the 7th Room Treehotel may be your new favorite getaway. Designed by Snøhetta—a design office that dabbles in landscaping, architecture, interiors, and brand design—the floating bungalow is tucked away in Northern Sweden and perfectly positioned for a sweeping view of the Northern Lights. The 7th Room is elevated by twelve 10-meter stilts and is beautifully built around the towering trunk of a pine tree.

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January 20, 2017

19 Most Creative Water Fountains From Around the World

Water fountains have a long place in our history. Dating back to the Ancient Roman times, these reservoirs were first designed with a purely practical purpose—for holding precious drinking water and bathing. These early fountains were uncovered, free standing, and placed along the street for public consumption. (Wealthier folks also had them in their homes.)

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