Charlie and I went for a nice long hike on Saturday. I took my converted Infrared Camera but took the filters off from it.
I thought it would be interesting to see how it photographed without the nm spectrum filters on it. I used the snow to get a white balance. I like how the snow is white and the shadows are cool while the trees, bark, and foliage has a slight red tint to it.
That said, the lighting was different too. The camera was able to take in much more light than any normal camera.
Parts of the creek were frozen. These little strange holes were in the ice. I have noticed them several times in parts of the creek. I looked up Ice Stars and got a lot of different information about them. I know they appear in the creek after rain/snow/freeze/and more rain and snow and freezing. I always assumed it was because this part of the creek had water flowing up from tiny springs below.
I imagine on Sunday, that will change and the wildlife will be out feeding before the next weather system moves in Sunday night.
We are to get up to an inch of rain Sunday night and Monday. Heavy rain on top of the snow and ice we have will create some flash flooding and a hard run off of melting snow.
Thankfully, I don't have to go anywhere and I can hike down to the creek to watch the run off.
Charlie enjoyed our Saturday hike.