Looking at the Low End

Image Infrared photography reveals a world invisible to the naked eye.

By Richard Kadrey


Photography by Richard Kadrey

For the human eye, the lowest visible wavelengths are red light measuring about 700 nanometers (nm). Below that, infrared radiation runs from about 750nm down to 1mm. When photographed in this part of the spectrum, leaves and grass glow with energy, as if the entire natural world is lined with fiber optics. ...

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