Infrared Timelapse Photography of Oregon

Ever wonder what’s happening just beyond our perception? Timelapse photographer Sam Forencich has begun to explore the subtleties in light and color that lie just beyond our eyesight:

With a Nikon D750 and Canon 5D Mark II converted to capture infrared wavelengths, Forencich has captured hours of surreal, psychedelic footage of the roads and landscapes he holds dearest. Condensing the footage down to seven minutes, he and his team have worked together to expand viewers’ imaginations in “Invisible Oregon.” Stills from the short film reveal just how incredible the world can appear through a different set of lenses:


infrared mountains

blue-infrared mountaintop


Combining science and aesthetics in this fantastic experiment, it’s hard not to be captivated by the wonders of the west portrayed in stark, supernatural colors.

“…time-lapse and infrared photography do, in a metaphorical sort of way, extend our sensory abilities so we can imagine a world beyond ours. Ultimately I think this is what draws us to these forms, not to solve the mystery, but to flirt with [its] boundaries.”

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