This Gorgeous Timelapse Of Australia's Bushland Isn't Monochrome -- It's Infra-Red

Australia is as beautiful as it is rugged. While some areas may explode in colour and life after seasonal rains, others can be equally inhospitable during droughts. To capture this dichotomy, acrylic artist Phil Ryan teamed with photographer Glen Ryan in Karst Country.

For the project, the two Ryans travelled to locales in and around Kosciuszko National Park in south-eastern NSW, including Wee Jasper, Blue Waterholes and Yarrangobilly, Phil creating vibrant paintings of the areas' plant and wildlife while Glen generated contrasting images of the rugged and overwhelming landscape. The show runs through this weekend at the Belconnen Arts Centre. [Karst Country]


    Well I don't want to be a pedant here. Oh all right I do want to be a pedant otherwise I wouldn't bother writing this. It is monochrome, what. It's a monochrome representation of the infra red part of the spectrum. And also might be an idea on a tech blog to mention how it was shot (astronomical version of a camera?)

    ...but monochom(e) would have had twice the sharpness!

    Seriously though, some amazing imagery combined with some nice ambient music.
    +1 for Aussie Art!

    Just a quick tech note on the timelapse ... it kinda is technically both monochrome and IR ... as noted above ... I think the title is trying to say it's not just traditional monochrome imagery using the visible spectrum but is something a little different.

    Anyways whatever its called it was shot using IR filters on Nikon lenses on RED Digital Cinema cameras .... nothing modified, just filtered.


    Glen Ryan

    Trivia alert. A 'karst', as in 'Karst Country' from the video is a geological formation also found on Mars. The reason that the trees look white is due to the 'cloud effect' which has nothing to do with clouds but is named after the first person to discover that's how they look in infra- red.

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