Sheepscot Village

© Guy D. Biechele

Sheepscot Village

Roy Cox 7/22/2002 10:08:29 AM

Nice Work. Roy Cox #6757

Damian P. Gadal 7/22/2002 1:07:33 PM

The setting says it all... Nice! #9938

Kathleen Clemons 7/22/2002 1:07:44 PM

This is lovely! If you have a minute, could you explain the technique? #9939

Guy D. Biechele 7/29/2002 9:32:31 PM

Thank you all for your comments. Kathleen, I take my infrared photos with a digital camera. The equipment includes a digital camera that is sensitive to infrared light (I use a Nikon Coolpix 800 for my infrared photos), and an infrared filter. This photo was taken using a Hoya R72 IR filter. A tripod is also a must as the exposures are usually long. Scenes involving water, a mix of vegetation and skys with clear areas and clouds often make for dramatic shots. If you search the web for "Infrared Photography" you will find many interesting sites on this subject.
I hope this information helps.
+Guy #10319

Kathleen Clemons 7/30/2002 4:53:35 AM

Thanks for the info, Guy. :) #10334

Piper Lehman 8/6/2002 9:04:58 PM

Congrats, Guy. I love this shot. I have yet to delve into the strange but beautiful world of infrared. You make me want to get busy. #10715

Mark Oxley 8/6/2002 11:00:35 PM

Congrats Guy. When I first saw this shot I thought it was a winter landscape then noticed that it was taken using infrared. Very good use of the technique. #10782

Shelley Sanders 8/7/2002 1:04:38 AM

Congrats Guy on the contest, your one-of-a-kind IR's are such a joy to view. The thumbnail doesn't do this justice, it's now my favorite of your IR shots. The scene is so cozy, real appealing. #10811

Gerda Grice 8/7/2002 1:08:28 AM

Many congratulations, Guy, on your win here with Sheepscot Village. I don't normally like IR pictures, but I love this one! It's beautiful. -Gerda #10814

Adam Bolt 8/7/2002 2:09:05 AM

Now this is my kind of shot.
Just beautiful, congratulations on the win
Cheers Adam #10820

Carolyn M. Fletcher 8/7/2002 7:03:03 AM

Congrats, Guy. This is a wonderful shot. #10854

Mike Hollman 8/7/2002 9:44:14 PM

Hi Guy, Great shot! Congratulations.

Best wishes,

Mike Hollman #10960

Penny Duncan 8/7/2002 10:09:26 PM

I saw this on another site and you got my vote for POM. I LOVE this photo. Outstanding! #10964

Robert Brent 8/8/2002 11:13:05 AM

Congrats Guy!
Well worth the recognition my friend !
keep up the great work :) #11019

Donna R. Moratelli 8/9/2002 4:16:33 PM

Hi Guy, Just had a chance to take a look at all of the winning photos and this is one of my favorites! Congratulations on this work of art! #11143

Guy D. Biechele 8/9/2002 8:39:43 PM

Thank you all, for your generous comments. They are much appreciated.
Best Regards,
Guy #11157

Katherine Chan 8/16/2002 5:25:24 PM

Just beautiful and dramatic! Congrats for the well-deserved win! #11709

Gunther Allen 9/4/2004 11:24:49 PM

I love this piece- Congratulations on your win! Miss seeing your work--SmartEagle is now Hope to see your work there too! -G #756383

Wayne Nolting 9/18/2004 8:01:24 AM

WOW, I first thought it was a winter scene until I saw the leaves on the trees and the tall grass, then suspected it was an infrared shot, which you confirmed in your comments. Very impressive scenery with the infrared effect.

I have Canon Digital Rebel (which I love) and was wondering if there is any way to simulate this infrared effect with a camera that does not have infrared capabilities or by using some digital effects or filters?

Guy D. Biechele 9/18/2004 9:31:30 AM

Wayne, thank you for your comments.
I use and older Nikon CP800 with a Hoya R72 infrared filter for my digital photography, because the camera has such great sensitivity to infrared light.
You may be able to use this same filter on your Canon and get good results. You would have to try a filter and see if it works. Some digital cameras have additional filters inside which block infrared light.
If you want to go the route of a digital effects filter I know that there are some available. Fred Miranda has a PhotoShop action for sale that mimics the effect of an infrared photo. It is available at

I have not tried this action, however I have used his noise reduction actions and his BW Pro Workflow plugin with good success.
I hope that this information helps. #789368

William C. Raco 9/6/2005 3:19:59 PM

Wow, this is outstanding, Guy!
Fabulous IR work!


Guy D. Biechele 9/8/2005 5:46:39 AM

Thank you commenting, Bill! I was lucky, all the right elements for a dramatic IR came together in this scene.

+Guy #1813561

Sherri Conley 1/24/2006 4:56:03 AM

This is just such a gorgeous photo, Guy! I've really enjoyed browsing your gallery ~ it's very inspirational! #2330189

Guy D. Biechele 1/24/2006 5:47:28 AM

Sherri, thank you for taking the time to look through my gallery, and for the kind words. They are appreciated. #2330344

Lisa R. Buffington 2/27/2007 6:26:39 AM

Guy, Amazing image. Beautiful scene and great composition. Lisa #4000654

Guy D. Biechele 2/27/2007 10:50:20 AM

Thanks for your comments, Lisa! #4001714

Joni Earley 11/15/2007 6:13:04 AM

Omygosh. I LOVE IR and you've done such a beautiful job here with it. The colors and composition are just stunning! #5077038

Patrick R. McMullen 12/15/2008 10:03:23 AM

I like it Guy. #6895273

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Late afternoon IR.

Uploaded on 7/22/2002 12:34:30 AM Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner

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