Dave Higgins Photography

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Posts tagged ‘infrared’

Infrared photos can have a beautiful, dreamlike quality. Cemeteries on a sunny day can offer a sense of peaceful beauty. But put them both together and the results can be somewhat spooky…

Chapel – Oakwood Cemetery, 9/6/2009

“Behold The Open Door” – Geneva, 6/5/2009

Grieving Woman – Albany Rural Cemetery, 5/23/2009

Mausoleum – Albany Rural Cemetery, 5/23/2009

Broken Pillar – Albany Rural Cemetery, 5/23/2009

Shaker Cemetery – Colonie, 7/1/2010

“Oliver” – Oakwood Cemetery, 9/6/2009

High Cross – Albany Rural Cemetery, 5/23/2009

Mausoleum with Roads – Albany Rural Cemetery, 5/23/2009

Tracy Mausoleum – Oakwood Cemetery, 9/6/2009

Crematorium – Oakwood Cemetery, 9/6/2009

All photographs are © Dave Higgins and “Dave Higgins Photography,” 2011; all rights reserved.

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Modern science tells us at the most basic level everything is simultaneously an individual (particle) and part of a collective (wave). However, we can never see both of these qualities at the same time: how we look at something will determine whether we see it as one or the other. Furthermore, what we see of an individual thing can be shaped by its relationship to the collective.

This sounds rather abstract and esoteric; but there are examples of this principle everywhere in our day-to-day life. For instance, it’s something I’ve been exploring by photographing leaves…

Leaves – Christman Santuary, 8/30/2009

Leaves and Forest – Christman Sanctuary, 8/30/2009

Trunk and Leaves – Thacher Park, 8/16/2009

Hidden Trunk – Lawson Lake, 7/3/2010

Right Branch – Lawson Lake, 7/3/2010

Left Branch – Lawson Lake, 7/3/2010

Tree Silhoutte – Lawson Lake, 7/3/2010

Maples – Christman Sanctuary, 8/30/2009

All photographs are © Dave Higgins and “Dave Higgins Photography,” 2011; all rights reserved.

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I like to explore the relationships between natural and human-made structures. Here are some examples:

 

Branches & Railings - Geneva, NY 6/2009

 

Reeds and Bridge - Geneva, NY 6/2009

 

Geneva, NY 6/2009

 

Creamery - Santanoni Preserve, 7/2009

 

Geneva Hall, Hobart College - Geneva, NY 6/2009

 

Garden Wall - Geneva, NY 6/2009

 

East Stairs, Capitol - Albany, NY 9/2009

 

Creamery, Side - Santanoni Preserve, 7/2009

 

Porch Detail - Santanoni Preserve, 7/2009

 

Brick Wall - Geneva, NY 6/2009

 

Stick Ball - Geneva, NY 6/2009

 

All photographs are © Dave Higgins and “Dave Higgins Photography,” 2009; all rights reserved.

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Back in the 1970′s I spent some time taking black and white infrared photographs at Green Lakes State Park in Fayetteville, NY. Those photographs became known as my “Isles of Light” series – my most successful series of photographs as far as other viewers were concerned. It was a featured exhibit at Soho Photo in New York City, and photos from that series appeared in various other exhibits.

These photographs remind me of that “Isles of Light” series. Some of them were taken at the Christman Sanctuary, which offers scenic walks through fields and woods and along the Bozenkill.

 

Forest Light - Lawson Lake, 7/3/2010

 

Poison Ivy - Lawson Lake, 7/3/2010

Leaves & Trees - Christman Sanctuary, 8/30/2009

 

 

Witch-Hazel - Lawson Lake, 7/3/2010

 

 

Forest - Christman Sanctuary, 8/30/09

 

 

Leaves and Shadows - Lawson Lake, 7/3/2010

Sedge & Stream- Christman Sanctuary, 8/30/2009

Hemlocks - Christman Sanctuary, 8/30/2009

 

 

Life In Rock - Thacher Park, 8/16/2009

Red Pines - Christman Sanctuary, 8/30/2009

All photographs are © Dave Higgins and “Dave Higgins Photography,” 2009 & 2010; all rights reserved.

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