Colorado Plateau Photo Odyssey 20: Zion in Infrared

Infrared Zion SP13-52-Edit

Infrared at Zion Canyon National Park seemed like an intriguing idea, but in practice it proved difficult and not entirely satisfactory. With infrared, you have many less tones to work with. In Zion Canyon, it was difficult to differentiate the foliage from the canyon walls. Overly dark skies were an additional problem. Here are some samples from Zion, starting near the far end of the canyon and working toward the entrance:

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The two following pics are an example of “false color” IR and black and white:

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Zion Infrared B+W-1

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I also tried some infrared at the Kolob Canyon section of the park:

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Infrared Zion B+W SP13-2

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Kolob Canyon Infrared SP13-2-Edit