I had driven past this tree in West Seattle many times before arriving on a day where the light, clouds, and wind were just right (yes, I do carry my camera with me most of the time). A 20 second exposure was required because of my dark IR filter. This allowed me to capture some amazing movement blur in the clouds.
Cemetery Tree – 2007
F/5.0 – 20sec. – 200/ISO
Nikon D80 – Hoya R72 IR Filter
I use an infrared filter (Hoya R72) on my digital camera to transform ordinary places into unique winterscapes. With the infrared filter, green leaves and grass that reflect the infrared light spectrum appear as bright white. A long exposure is often required for the images creating an appearance of movement in the clouds and trees.