Infrared Mountain Scene...from somewhere in the Tetons.

On this trip to the Tetons, I took a lot more gear than I've taken in the past.  One of those pieces of gear was my Canon 40D that was converted to infrared by Lifepixel

On our first day in Grand Teton National Park, we were pretty much just scouting and venturing around when we came across this scene.  I'm not sure we even knew where we were, but we did pass a sign that said something about Bridger-Teton National Forest...so I'm sure that's where we were...I'm sure of it.

This was a beautiful scene, and we knew it once we first came upon it.  There was a stream, great trees decorated with fall color, mountains, cows....how could it not be great?  Well, I wanted to capture it in a different way than I normally would, so I put my Tamron 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD Lens on that converted Canon 40D and fired off a few frames.  Since I was hand holding, and depth of field wan't an issue since everything was so far away, I went with an aperture setting of F/8.  I also bumped the ISO a tad to 400.  This gave me a shutter speed of 1/160th of a second.  Since it was shot at 60mm, and that lens was equipped with Tamron's VC Technology, I had no doubts I could hand hold and get a nice crisp image. 

There is a little bit of extra post processing that goes into getting these infrared RAW files to turn out looking like infrared shots, but I do believe the extra effort is worth it.

I really like how this image turned out, and I'm glad I shot it because I may not be able to find my way back to it! ;)